Purple Sage, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 535. Population change since 2000: +29.5%
Males: 225  (42.1%)
Females: 310  (57.9%)
Median resident age:  24.1 years
Wyoming median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 82901.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,295 (it was $32,303 in 2000)
Purple Sage:

$54,295
WY:

$59,882

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,848 (it was $16,394 in 2000)

Purple Sage CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $35,633 (it was $28,000 in 2000)
Purple Sage:

$35,633
WY:

$209,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $61,254; Mobile homes: $67,836

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,152.

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  • Races in Purple Sage, WY (2010)

    Purple Sage races chart
    • 32660.9%White alone
    • 17432.5%Hispanic
    • 142.6%Black alone
    • 122.2%Two or more races
    • 81.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Purple Sage detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Purple Sage: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (16.4%), Dutch (15.7%), American (12.2%), Russian (10.1%), Norwegian (4.5%), Canadian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 0.93 square miles.

Population density: 577 people per square mile   (low).

Purple Sage,WY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Purple Sage:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Purple Sage CDP:

  • Never married: 65.5%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

155 residents are foreign born (18.1% Latin America).

This place:

18.1%
Wyoming:

3.6%

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

Purple Sage CDP:  2.6% ($717)
Wyoming:  0.7% ($627)
Purple Sage satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ogden, UT (138.4 miles , pop. 77,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (254.2 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (574.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Clearview Acres, WY (1.9 miles ), Rock Springs, WY (2.5 miles ), Green River, WY (2.7 miles ), North Rock Springs, WY (2.8 miles ), Arrowhead Springs, WY (3.1 miles) , Reliance, WY (3.2 miles ), James Town, WY (3.2 miles ), Sweeney Ranch, WY (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 41.55 N, Longitude: 109.33 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Purple Sage household income distribution Purple Sage home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (34%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (46%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (38%)
  • Sales and related occupations (29%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (31%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Purple Sage: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Purple Sage, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Purple Sage-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wyoming state average. It is 171% 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 219.2 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 286.5 miles away from Purple Sage center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 432.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 165.4 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 119.4 miles away from Purple Sage center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 16.2 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 Sweetwater County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Purple Sage topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Purple Sage:

  • YOUNG AT HEART SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)
  • MEM HOSP OF SWEETWATER COUNTY/DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SWEETWATER COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)
  • SWEETWATER COUNTY COMMUNITY NURSING SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)
  • HOSPICE OF SWEETWATER COUNTY (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)
  • SAGE VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GREEN RIVER, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Purple Sage:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 6 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Utah State University (about 130 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 139 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • University of Utah (about 142 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Westminster College (about 144 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 145 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Western Governors University (about 146 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)

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Sweetwater County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 66.3. This is about average.

City:

66.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.362. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.362
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.48
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.584. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.584
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 35.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 2.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.71
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 20.9%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.8%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Wyoming average:

9.5

Purple Sage travel time to work - commute Purple Sage mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Purple Sage CDP (based on Sweetwater County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other7,99317
Catholic7,0075
Evangelical Protestant4,34235
Mainline Protestant1,3688
Orthodox1951
None22,901-
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: 6
Sweetwater County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Sweetwater County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Sweetwater County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sweetwater County:

28.7%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Purple Sage:

45.1%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Purple Sage:

41.6%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.7%
Wyoming:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.6%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Wyoming:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.6%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
Purple Sage:

55.6%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Purple Sage:

80.5%
Wyoming:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Purple Sage, WY Residents

8.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
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 Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($45,032 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.34% ($36,759)
from Albany County, WY  0.24% ($30,925)


8.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
Wyoming average:

8.16%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.41% ($33,943 average AGI)
to Natrona County, WY  0.30% ($42,720)
to Laramie County, WY  0.24% ($51,225)

Strongest AM radio stations in Purple Sage:

  • KRKK (1360 AM; 5 kW; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET B/CING CO. OF WY, INC.)
  • KUGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMER (950 AM; 5 kW; KEMMERER, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Purple Sage:

  • KYCS (95.1 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUWZ (90.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KFRZ (92.1 FM; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • K299AG (107.7 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • KSIT (104.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG TICKET BROADCASTING COMPANY OF W)
  • KQSW (96.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET BROADCASTING CO OF WY)
  • K232CU (94.3 FM; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • K204EC (88.7 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Purple Sage:

  • K35CN (Channel 35; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K25EE (Channel 25; MOUNTAIN VIEW, ETC., UT; Owner: DAGGETT COUNTY TELEVISION DEPT.)
  • K22BK (Channel 22; ROCK SPRINGS, ETC., WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)
  • K18ER (Channel 18; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - TWO)
  • K20FA (Channel 20; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - TWO)
  • K30EQ (Channel 30; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - TWO)
  • K48FE (Channel 48; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - ONE)
  • K56FV (Channel 56; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - ONE)
  • K58EW (Channel 58; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - ONE)
  • K64EP (Channel 64; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - ONE)
  • K07PJ (Channel 7; DRY LAKE, ETC., WY; Owner: UPPER BEAR RIVER TV SERVICE)
  • K09MJ (Channel 9; DRY LAKE, ETC., WY; Owner: UPPER BEAR RIVER TV SERVICE)
  • K11MR (Channel 11; DRY LAKE, ETC., WY; Owner: UPPER BEAR RIVER TV SERVICE)
  • KGWR-TV (Channel 13; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CASPER, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $3,000Total costs
  • 28,960Total average daily traffic
  • 6,944Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,144Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Purple Sage compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Purple Sage on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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