Ranchester, Wyoming

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Population in 2017: 974 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +38.9%
Males: 498  (51.2%)
Females: 476  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Wyoming median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 82839.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,566 (it was $36,094 in 2000)
Ranchester:

$57,566
WY:

$60,434

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,890 (it was $15,421 in 2000)

Ranchester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $195,563 (it was $83,500 in 2000)
Ranchester:

$195,563
WY:

$214,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $213,527; detached houses: $206,907; mobile homes: $310,099

Median gross rent in 2017: $789.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ranchester: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.0%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Ranchester, WY (2010)
    • 75388.1%White alone
    • 627.3%American Indian alone
    • 313.6%Hispanic
    • 70.8%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ranchester, Wyoming as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ranchester is 922 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (31.4%), American (19.1%), English (14.8%), Italian (10.6%), Irish (9.9%), Polish (7.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3760 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 1,619 people per square mile   (low).

Ranchester, Wyoming map

7 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.0%
Wyoming:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,491 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,164 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (90.3 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (365.3 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (829.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Dayton, WY (2.3 miles ),
Parkman, WY (2.7 miles),
Sheridan, WY (3.6 miles ),
Big Horn, WY (4.3 miles),
Wyola, MT (4.3 miles),
Tongue River, MT (5.0 miles),
Story, WY (5.1 miles ),
Lodge Grass, MT (5.5 miles )

Latitude: 44.91 N, Longitude: 107.16 W

Distribution of median household income in Ranchester, WY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ranchester, WY in 2017
Ranchester satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Wyoming:

3.8%
Most common industries in Ranchester, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.8%)
  • Rail transportation (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.6%)
  • Health care (23.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Ranchester, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (11.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)

Average climate in Ranchester, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ranchester, Wyoming average temperatures Ranchester, Wyoming average precipitation Ranchester, Wyoming humidity Ranchester, Wyoming wind speed Ranchester, Wyoming snowfall Ranchester, Wyoming sunshine Ranchester, Wyoming clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.3. This is about average.

City:

65.3
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.17. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.17
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.324. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.324
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.44
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Ranchester-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 4% smaller 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 173.2 miles away from Ranchester 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 332.5 miles away from the city 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 176.2 miles away from Ranchester center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 77.0 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 240.2 miles away from Ranchester center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 75.3 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 Sheridan County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ranchester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ranchester:

  • SHERIDAN VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 11 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • BILLINGS CLINIC SHERIDAN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • WESTVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • NMC CONTINUE CARE OF SHERIDAN (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • SHERIDAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ranchester:

  • Sheridan College (about 15 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 91 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Casper College (about 150 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Black Hills State University (about 165 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Montana State University (about 197 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 204 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 241 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ranchester:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Tongue River Fire Protection District - Ranchester Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Hotel: Ranchester Motel (350 E.dayton Road Us Hwy 14).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ranchester and their reported violations in the past:

RANCHESTER, TOWN OF (Population served: 855, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-12-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2009)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Wyoming:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

75.6%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.9%
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: 1.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Ranchester (2011 data):

  • Cowboy State Bank: at 515 Dayton Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $40.9 mil, Deposits: $36.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Cowboy State Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ranchester:

Marital status in Ranchester, WY
  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Ranchester:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Wyoming average:

9.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ranchester, WY (based on Sheridan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,2224
Evangelical Protestant3,57731
Mainline Protestant3,2668
Other1,5168
None16,535-
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: 8
Sheridan County:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sheridan County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Sheridan County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
This county:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

9.99 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sheridan County:

8.2%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sheridan County:

22.9%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ranchester:

43.7%
Wyoming:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Ranchester:

28.8
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.2%
Wyoming:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.8%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.0%
State:

34.9%

General health condition:
This city:

58.0%
Wyoming:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.6%
Wyoming:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ranchester, WY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 2$5,531$33,1860$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,889$29,3340$0
Financial Administration 1$2,342$28,1040$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,657$31,8845$1,680
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,657$31,8840$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,120$37,4400$0
Sewerage 1$3,565$42,7800$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,376$76,5122$585
Water Supply 0$0 1$2,980
Totals for Government 10$31,137$37,3648$5,245

Ranchester government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $386,000 ($396.30)
    Regular Highways: $118,000 ($121.15)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($11.29)
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000 ($6.16)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $232,000 ($238.19)
    Central Staff Services: $207,000 ($212.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000 ($162.22)
    Water Utilities: $152,000 ($156.06)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($113.96)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($82.14)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($56.47)
    General Public Buildings: $47,000 ($48.25)
    Public Welfare - Other: $27,000 ($27.72)
    Health - Other: $11,000 ($11.29)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($8.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($2.05)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($2.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $45,000 ($46.20)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($6.16)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($5.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $439,000 ($450.72)

Ranchester government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $171,000 ($175.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000 ($142.71)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($82.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $349,000 ($358.32)
    Other: $1,000 ($1.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $73,000 ($74.95)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($8.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $210,000 ($215.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $280,000 ($287.47)
    Other: $124,000 ($127.31)
    Highways: $13,000 ($13.35)
  • Tax - Property: $71,000 ($72.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,000 ($7.19)
    Other: $2,000 ($2.05)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.03)

Ranchester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $715,000 ($734.09)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $143,000 ($146.82)

6.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Wyoming average:

7.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, WY  0.50% ($44,619 average AGI)
from Campbell County, WY  0.46% ($63,158)
from Natrona County, WY  0.31% ($56,128)


6.37% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Wyoming average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Campbell County, WY  0.41% ($50,314 average AGI)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.31% ($33,333)
to Albany County, WY  0.22% ($22,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ranchester:

  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • 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)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ranchester:

  • KZZS (98.3 FM; STORY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KYTI (93.7 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KZWY (94.9 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • K244CK (96.7 FM; COWLEY, ETC., WY; Owner: CONNECTION COMMUNICATIONS ASSOC., INC.)
  • KZMQ-FM (100.3 FM; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KSUW (91.3 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KLGT (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • K269DE (101.7 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • K285CE (104.9 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)

TV broadcast stations around Ranchester:

  • K26BE (Channel 26; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)

Ranchester fatal accident list:

Mar 6, 2005 09:25 AM, 3rd Ave West, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 207ft / 62.5mTotal length
  • $2,109,000Total costs
  • 34,887Total average daily traffic
  • 5,381Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,136Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ranchester, WY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 141980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ranchester, WY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ranchester)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Ranchester, Railway St (Lat: 44.910222 Lon: -107.162278), Type: Mast, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WNEI858,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2149.20 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/2010, Expiration Date: 08/08/2020, Cancellation Date: 05/31/2011, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4958, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • RANCHESTER, 2.8 Mi N Of Fivemile Reservoir & 4.4 Mi E Of Us Rt 87, Barker County Road (Lat: 44.992500 Lon: -107.253333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WPJB355,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • LITTLE BIG H, 1703 State Highway 345 (Lat: 44.914472 Lon: -107.059667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQRN628,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2013, Expiration Date: 06/25/2023, Certifier: Steven A Regitz, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • RANCHESTER, Se 1/4 Se 1/4 S 9, T 57 N, R 86 W (Lat: 44.921167 Lon: -107.230333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 116.4 m, Overall height: 118 m, Call Sign: WQVX537,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 06/08/2015, Expiration Date: 06/08/2025, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • RANCHESTER TOWER, Alongside Interstate 90 (Lat: 44.915972 Lon: -107.162361), Type: Tank, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQXU510,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz... (+14 more), Grant Date: 06/13/2016, Expiration Date: 06/13/2026, Certifier: Preston Schilling, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • ADMIN BUILDING, 1116 Big Horn Dr (Lat: 44.906389 Lon: -107.175444), Type: Building, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQXU511,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17755.0 MHz, 17755.0 MHz, 17755.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/13/2016, Expiration Date: 06/13/2026, Certifier: Preston W Schilling, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • RANCHESTER, Alongside I90 (Lat: 44.915972 Lon: -107.162417), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WRAJ209,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/01/2017, Expiration Date: 12/01/2027, Certifier: Preston W Schilling, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ranchester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3F-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4AC176B SER (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 35462 , Serial Number: 6366, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 12/19/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Gary T Laya, Po Box 6, Ranchester, WY 82839
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5276Y , Serial Number: T18208176, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 10/31/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 08/21/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Padlock Ranch Co, 8420 Us Highway 14, Ranchester, WY 82839

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of fires - 31 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ranchester, WY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (71.2%), and Structure Fires (14.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ranchester, WY
    • 12671.2%Outside Fires
    • 2614.7%Structure Fires
    • 2111.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 42.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ranchester, WY
Most common first names in Ranchester, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John973.2 years
James571.8 years
Robert466.2 years
Dorothy374.0 years
Florence377.0 years
Helen385.3 years
Frank384.3 years
Carl369.7 years
George374.7 years
Paul380.4 years
Most common last names in Ranchester, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnston679.3 years
Johnson573.6 years
Prill579.0 years
Schilling585.4 years
Aksamit380.3 years
Bocek379.7 years
Kawulok379.6 years
Jolovich371.1 years
Osgard386.0 years
Scott365.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ranchester, WY
  • 48.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.9%Coal or coke
  • 14.7%Wood
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 3.0%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ranchester, WY
  • 45.9%Electricity
  • 34.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.9%Wood
  • 7.1%Coal or coke


Ranchester compared to Wyoming state average:

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

Ranchester on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most cars per house, population 500+"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Joseph Mcphie (4)
  • Jason Todd (2)
  • Walton F. Smith (1)
  • Rantec Corporation (1)
  • Clifford O. Clevenger (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2020.