Powder River, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 44. Population change since 2000: -13.7%
Males: 23  (52.3%)
Females: 21  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  53.5 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 82648

Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,271 (it was $40,804 in 2000)
Powder River:

$66,271
WY:

$59,882

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $52,498 (it was $32,782 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $175,967 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Powder River:

$175,967
WY:

$209,500
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Powder River: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (37.3%), Irish (37.3%), Dutch (11.8%), German (11.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5715 feet

Land area: 5.91 square miles.

Population density: 7.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Powder River, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Powder River:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 28.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 75.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powder River CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 35.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 28.2%
  • Divorced: 35.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Powder River CDP:  0.7% ($500)
Wyoming:  0.7% ($627)

Powder River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (172.3 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (241.9 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (712.8 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Hells Half Acre, WY (2.7 miles ), Vista West, WY (5.5 miles ), Bessemer Bend, WY (5.5 miles) , Homa Hills, WY (5.7 miles ), Red Butte, WY (5.7 miles ), Mills, WY (5.8 miles ), Bar Nunn, WY (5.8 miles ), Hartrandt, WY (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 43.03 N, Longitude: 106.99 W

Powder River household income distribution Powder River home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Powder River, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Powder River-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Wyoming state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 211.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 348.8 miles away from Powder River center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 218.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from Powder River center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 288.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Natrona County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Powder River topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powder River:

  • Casper College (about 37 miles; Casper, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,770)
  • Sheridan College (about 120 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 138 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 140 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 153 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 176 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Black Hills State University (about 186 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)

Public elementary/middle school in Powder River:

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Reservoirs: T E C Reservoir (A), Burlington Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Natrona County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  45.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.7
Wyoming average:

10.0

Powder River travel time to work - commute Powder River mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Powder River CDP (based on Natrona County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,30646
Catholic7,8243
Mainline Protestant5,26616
Other5,02613
Orthodox2351
Black Protestant1231
None47,670-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Natrona County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Natrona County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Natrona County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Natrona County:

25.0%
Wyoming:

24.4%

7.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Wyoming average:

8.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Converse County, WY  0.42% ($34,119 average AGI)
from Fremont County, WY  0.27% ($35,543)
from Albany County, WY  0.27% ($31,679)


6.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Wyoming average:

8.16%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Natrona County:

0.04%
Wyoming average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Converse County, WY  0.29% ($37,284 average AGI)
to Albany County, WY  0.26% ($18,759)
to Laramie County, WY  0.22% ($44,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powder River:

  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKTL (1400 AM; 1 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVOC (1230 AM; 1 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powder River:

  • K219CA (91.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMGW (96.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRVK (107.9 FM; MIDWEST, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWYY (95.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUWC (91.3 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KMLD (94.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MT. RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209CS (89.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KASS (106.9 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KCSP-FM (90.3 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CTERS, INC.)
  • KQLT (103.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHOC (102.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KTRS-FM (104.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWYW (99.1 FM; LOST CABIN, WY; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $755,000Total costs
  • 2,193Total average daily traffic
  • 439Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,441Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Powder River Sub 1 Mi Se (Lat: 43.023028 Lon: -106.965889), Call Sign: WNFL311, Licensee ID: L00097088
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHzGrant Date: 04/15/1999, Expiration Date: 06/16/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2002Registrant: Tri State Generation And Transmission Association Inc, Denver, CO 80233, Phone: (303) 452-6111
  • L3 MOBILES, Lat: 43.032667 Lon: -106.966139, Call Sign: WPDI220
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.770 MHzGrant Date: 09/24/2013, Expiration Date: 10/04/2023Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Powder River, WY, Lat: 42.779111 Lon: -107.082000, Call Sign: WQAY273
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, 956.443 MHzGrant Date: 07/23/2014, Expiration Date: 08/25/2024, Certifier: Joseph ListengartRegistrant: Sourcegas Distribution LLC, 655 East Millsap Road, Suite 104, Fayetteville, AR 72703, Phone: (877) 404-7207, Fax: (479) 582-7802, Email:
  • Waltman, WY, 10.6 Miles Wnw Of (Lat: 43.070833 Lon: -107.190750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 16.2 m, Call Sign: WQJV411
    Assigned Frequencies: 10627.5 MHzGrant Date: 01/12/2009, Expiration Date: 01/12/2019, Certifier: Alan S HinmanRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:
  • Gas Hills, WY, 14.6 Miles Wnw Of (Lat: 43.041889 Lon: -107.275111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 26.5 m, Call Sign: WQJY665
    Assigned Frequencies: 10562.5 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 02/18/2019, Certifier: Alan S HinmanRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: BEECH C35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2007D , Serial Number: D-3357, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/1956
    Registrant (Partnership): Cattle Co LLP Dem, Po Box 24, Powder River, WY 82648
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2441P , Serial Number: 22-2812, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1956
    Registrant (Partnership): Cattle Co Lp Dem, Po Box 24, Powder River, WY 82648
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3351Z , Serial Number: 22-7291, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 01/19/1960
    Registrant (Partnership): E M Cattle Co LLP D, Po Box 24, Powder River, WY 82648
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 57795 , Serial Number: 18-7709133, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1977
    Registrant (Partnership): Cattle Co LLP Dem, Po Box 24, Powder River, WY 82648

Powder River compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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