Reliance, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 714. Population change since 2000: +7.4%
Males: 462  (64.7%)
Females: 252  (35.3%)
Median resident age:  30.8 years
Wyoming median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 82943.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $93,710 (it was $39,688 in 2000)
Reliance:

$93,710
WY:

$58,752

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,965 (it was $15,222 in 2000)

Reliance CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $45,957 (it was $38,800 in 2000)
Reliance:

$45,957
WY:

$195,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $58,253; Detached houses: $124,688; Mobile homes: $26,591

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,567.

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  • Races in Reliance, WY (2010)

    Reliance races chart
    • 60384.5%White alone
    • 8812.3%Hispanic
    • 131.8%Two or more races
    • 40.6%American Indian alone
    • 30.4%Black alone
    • 20.3%Other race alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Reliance: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.9%), Dutch (25.2%), English (13.6%), Irish (11.9%), Scottish (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6550 feet

Land area: 9.53 square miles.

Population density: 75 people per square mile   (very low).

Reliance,WY real estate house value index trend

Reliance, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Reliance:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Reliance CDP:

  • Never married: 13.7%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 22.5%

13 residents are foreign born

This place:

2.0%
Wyoming:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $554 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $216 (1.2%)

Reliance satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ogden, UT (145.6 miles , pop. 77,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (252.8 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (584.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: North Rock Springs, WY (1.7 miles ), Rock Springs, WY (2.3 miles ), Clearview Acres, WY (2.6 miles ), Purple Sage, WY (3.2 miles ), Arrowhead Springs, WY (3.3 miles) , Superior, WY (3.8 miles ), Green River, WY (4.1 miles ), Sweeney Ranch, WY (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 41.66 N, Longitude: 109.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Reliance household income distribution Reliance home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (44%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Retail trade (48%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (36%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (66%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Reliance, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Reliance-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wyoming state average. It is 166% 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 213.5 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 286.2 miles away from Reliance 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 439.3 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 169.8 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 118.2 miles away from Reliance 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 24.0 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 (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Reliance topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Reliance:

  • YOUNG AT HEART SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (Home Health Center, about 6 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 6 miles away; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)
  • HOSPICE OF SWEETWATER COUNTY (Hospital, about 6 miles away; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)
  • SAGE VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Reliance:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 6 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Utah State University (about 135 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 146 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • University of Utah (about 151 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Westminster College (about 152 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 153 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Western Governors University (about 155 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)

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Notable location: Reliance Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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 65.9. This is about average.

City:

65.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 2.73. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.73
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.9%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.0%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Wyoming average:

9.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Reliance 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:
Here:

48.5%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Reliance:

44.8%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Reliance:

21.3%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.8%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Reliance:

30.0%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
Wyoming:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Reliance:

77.4%
Wyoming:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Reliance, 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 Reliance:

  • KRKK (1360 AM; 5 kW; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET B/CING CO. OF WY, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Reliance:

  • 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)
  • KUWZ (90.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KYCS (95.1 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFRZ (92.1 FM; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • K217DY (91.3 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K204EC (88.7 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Reliance:

  • K25EE (Channel 25; MOUNTAIN VIEW, ETC., UT; Owner: DAGGETT COUNTY TELEVISION DEPT.)
  • KGWR-TV (Channel 13; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CASPER, LLC)
  • K35CN (Channel 35; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • MARTY JIMMERSON, Approx. 4 Miles East Of Rock Springs, Wy North Of I-80. (Lat: 41.653972 Lon: -108.686361), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 100.5 m, Registrant: 7134792083, Bstaley@americantower.Com, 3411 RICHMOND AVE., SUITE 400
  • MARTY JIMMERSON, Reliance (Lat: 41.723611 Lon: -108.822417), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 100.5 m, Registrant: 7134792097, Billy.Stephenson@americantower.Com, 3411 RICHMOND AVE., SUITE 400, Phone: (STE) PHE-NSON
  • MARTY JIMMERSON, Approx. 4 Miles East Of Rock Springs, Wy North Of I-80. (Lat: 41.653972 Lon: -108.686361), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 100.5 m, Registrant: 7134792083, , 3411 RICHMOND AVE., SUITE 400, Phone: (DEP) ART-MENT
  • Billy Stephenson, Reliance (Lat: 41.723611 Lon: -108.822417), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 100.5 m, Registrant: 7134792097, Billy.Stephenson@americantower.Com, 3411 RICHMOND AVE., SUITE 400, Phone: (STE) PHE-NSON
  • MARTY JIMMERSON, Approx. 4 Miles East Of Rock Springs, Wy North Of I-80. (Lat: 41.653972 Lon: -108.686361), Type: 106.3, Overall height: 100.5 m, Registrant: 7134792083, , 3411 RICHMOND AVE., SUITE 400, Phone: (DEP) ART-MENT

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 41.669667 Lon: -109.200111, Call Sign: WQAU931
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.6000 MHz, 49.3000 MHzGrant Date: 08/11/2004, Expiration Date: 08/11/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/11/2014, Certifier: Louis NagelRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Reliance West, 70 Reliance Road (Lat: 41.656833 Lon: -109.217361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 16.2 m, Call Sign: WQIJ348
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/2008, Expiration Date: 02/26/2018, Certifier: Alan S HinmanRegistrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8695, Email:
  • ROCKSPGS JC, 2.0 Miles Se Of (Lat: 41.656611 Lon: -109.159556), Overall height: 20.7 m, Call Sign: KOB63
    Assigned Frequencies: 4190.00 MHz, 4190.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/15/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2001Registrant: At&t Corp., 1200 Peachtree Street, Locn 5w23, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 810-4021, Fax: (404) 810-7349, Email:

Most common first names in Reliance, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John779.3 years
James569.8 years
Robert474.0 years
Clyde272.5 years
August276.0 years
Betty266.5 years
Beverly264.0 years
George273.5 years
Anna277.0 years
Henry273.5 years
Most common last names in Reliance, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meeks478.0 years
Bridgewater377.0 years
Kelley366.7 years
Garetto382.0 years
Henkle383.0 years
Flew383.0 years
Maestas345.0 years
Nalivka372.3 years
Wood386.0 years
Gutierrez271.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Reliance compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Reliance on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35"
  • #46 (82943) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries"
  • #53 (82943) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries"
  • #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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