Ralston, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 280. Population change since 2000: +20.2%
Males: 189  (67.7%)
Females: 91  (32.3%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 82440.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,098 (it was $40,893 in 2000)
Ralston:

$31,098
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,935 (it was $22,320 in 2000)

Ralston CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,513 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Ralston:

$119,513
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $135,825; Detached houses: $166,087; Mobile homes: $54,352
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Ralston races chart
  • White alone - 262 (93.6%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (3.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ralston: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.6%), German (19.7%), Dutch (17.4%), Irish (14.6%), French (8.2%), Italian (6.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4558 feet

Land area: 5.64 square miles.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (very low).

Ralston, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Ralston:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ralston CDP:

  • Never married: 37.9%
  • Now married: 30.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 29.4%

10 residents are foreign born (4.3% North America).

This place:  4.3%
Wyoming:  3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $777 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $527 (0.5%)

Ralston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (76.0 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (389.2 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (792.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Powell, WY (2.6 miles ), Garland, WY (3.4 miles) , Cody, WY (4.0 miles ), Deaver, WY (4.3 miles) , Byron, WY (4.4 miles ), Frannie, WY (4.7 miles ), Cowley, WY (4.8 miles ), Lovell, WY (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 44.71 N, Longitude: 108.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Ralston household income distribution Ralston home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.1%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (72%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (22%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (59%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

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

Average climate in Ralston, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ralston, Wyoming average temperatures Ralston, Wyoming average precipitation Ralston, Wyoming humidity Ralston, Wyoming wind speed Ralston, Wyoming snowfall Ralston, Wyoming sunshine Ralston, Wyoming clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Ralston-area historical earthquake activity is below Wyoming state average. It is 25% 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 88.2 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 247.4 miles away from Ralston center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 91.6 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 169.9 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) earthquake occurred 260.1 miles away from Ralston center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 526.6 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 Park County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Ralston:

  • POWELL VALLEY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; POWELL, WY)
  • POWELL VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; POWELL, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ralston:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 77 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 96 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 125 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 157 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Casper College (about 183 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 217 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Idaho State University (about 219 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

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Reservoir: Ralston Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Eaglenest Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park 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 2012 was 28.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.14
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.2%
(25.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.9%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ralston compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ralston travel time to work - commute Ralston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ralston CDP (based on Park County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.97%
Here: 46.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents28.1%19.9%8.2%7.6%5.6%
Congregations10.0%18.0%4.0%4.0%4.0%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaConservative Baptist Association of AmericaOther
Adherents5.5%5.4%5.3%2.5%11.7%
Congregations8.0%6.0%4.0%6.0%36.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Park County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

0.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Park County:

6.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

15.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Park County:

22.0%
Wyoming:

24.4%

7.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,471 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.64%
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 Big Horn County, WY  0.51% ($33,067 average AGI)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.37% ($34,465)
from Albany County, WY  0.21% ($77,375)


7.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
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 Yellowstone County, MT  0.46% ($26,604 average AGI)
to Big Horn County, WY  0.33% ($30,526)
to Albany County, WY  0.29% ($19,059)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ralston:

  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KODI (1400 AM; 1 kW; CODY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ralston:

  • KUWP (90.1 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KCGL (104.1 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • KTAG (97.9 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, LLC)
  • K233AC (94.5 FM; CODY, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KLZY (92.5 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KZMQ-FM (100.3 FM; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • K244CK (96.7 FM; COWLEY, ETC., WY; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ralston:

  • K47AD (Channel 47; CODY, ETC., WY; Owner: PARK COUNTY)
  • K55CA (Channel 55; CODY, ETC., WY; Owner: PARK COUNTY)

Ralston fatal accident list:

Apr 2, 1983 05:45 PM, 14a, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC7FLY, Licensee ID: L00877968
    Grant Date: 06/14/2004, Expiration Date: 09/09/2014, Certifier: Kelly J Burgener
    Registrant: Kelly J Burgener, Box 691, Ralston, WY 82440

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BENSON JON B SPECIAL (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A50 SERIES (50 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4089K , Serial Number: JB3, Year manufactured: 1965
    Registrant (Individual): George C Benson, P O Box 746, Ralston, WY 82440
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6397J , Serial Number: 28-4812, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1968
    Registrant (Individual): D Martin Mike, Po Box 711, Ralston, WY 82440

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Ralston, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry284.5 years
Donald267.5 years
George274.0 years
Paul270.5 years
Robert281.0 years
Most common last names in Ralston, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith383.3 years
Barnes276.5 years
Dillon280.0 years
Emery275.0 years
Hlavacheck281.6 years
Rodriguez283.0 years
Sinks280.0 years
Sowards284.0 years
Strite278.0 years
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