Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming

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Population in 2013: 1,527 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +96.8%
Males: 809  (53.0%)
Females: 718  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 83127.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,957 (it was $47,981 in 2000)
Star Valley Ranch:

$60,957
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,161 (it was $28,635 in 2000)

Star Valley Ranch CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $283,539 (it was $158,500 in 2000)
Star Valley Ranch:

$283,539
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $260,372; Detached houses: $260,372

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,059.

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  • White alone - 1,423 (94.7%)
  • Hispanic - 51 (3.4%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)

Races in Star Valley Ranch detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Star Valley Ranch: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.5%), English (18.5%), Irish (8.0%), United States (6.5%), French (5.1%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 12.7 square miles.

Population density: 120 people per square mile   (very low).

Star Valley Ranch,WY real estate house value index trend

Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Star Valley Ranch:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Star Valley Ranch CDP:

  • Never married: 13.3%
  • Now married: 70.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

66 residents are foreign born (1.2% North America).

This place:  4.2%
Wyoming:  3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,688 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,216 (0.5%)

Star Valley Ranch satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (64.5 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (376.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (656.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Freedom, WY (1.8 miles ), Etna, WY (2.1 miles) , Thayne, WY (2.1 miles ), Bedford, WY (2.4 miles) , Nordic, WY (2.7 miles ), Turnerville, WY (3.1 miles) , Alpine, WY (3.6 miles ), Auburn, WY (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $245,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.98 N, Longitude: 110.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Star Valley Ranch household income distribution Star Valley Ranch home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (12%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Printing workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (16%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)

Work and jobs in Star Valley Ranch: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming

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Earthquake activity:

Star Valley Ranch-area historical earthquake activity is above Wyoming state average. It is 218% 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 110.8 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 161.3 miles away from Star Valley Ranch 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 378.3 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 102.1 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 14.0 miles away from Star Valley Ranch 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) earthquake occurred 117.7 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 Lincoln County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Star Valley Ranch topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Star Valley Ranch:

  • ACCESS HOME CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; THAYNE, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Star Valley Ranch:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 72 miles; Rexburg, ID; Full-time enrollment: 30,522)
  • Idaho State University (about 75 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)
  • Utah State University (about 97 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 131 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Weber State University (about 134 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • University of Utah (about 160 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 161 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)

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Lincoln 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 Star Valley Ranch and their reported violations in the past:

STAR VALLEY RANCH, TOWN OF (Population served: 2,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 31 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.5%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.2%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Star Valley Ranch compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Star Valley Ranch travel time to work - commute Star Valley Ranch mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Star Valley Ranch CDP (based on Lincoln County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.35%
Here: 71.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents76.8%15.8%3.1%1.8%2.6%
Congregations61.8%11.8%8.8%2.9%14.7%
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: 4
Lincoln County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lincoln County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Lincoln County:

8.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

21.6%
Wyoming:

24.4%
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
Financial Administration 1$1,942$23,3040$0
Other Government Administration 7$27,764$47,5950$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$576
Police - Other 1$3,398$40,7760$0
Streets and Highways 4$8,437$25,3110$0
Water Supply 3$12,901$51,6040$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,357$40,2840$0
Totals for Government 17$57,799$40,7991$576

Star Valley Ranch government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $259,000 ($169.61)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($15.72)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($13.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($5.24)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($4.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,000 ($11.13)

Star Valley Ranch government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $271,000 ($177.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $94,000 ($61.56)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($2.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $363,000 ($237.72)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.65)

Star Valley Ranch government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $386,000 ($252.78)

7.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,921 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
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 Teton County, WY  0.66% ($46,146 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.39% ($42,958)
from Sweetwater County, WY  0.29% ($37,444)


8.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
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 Teton County, WY  0.62% ($43,795 average AGI)
to Sweetwater County, WY  0.42% ($47,500)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.37% ($28,609)

Strongest AM radio stations in Star Valley Ranch:

  • KRSV (1210 AM; 5 kW; AFTON, WY; Owner: WESTERN WYOMING RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; 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)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZNI (1260 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSOS (800 AM; 10 kW; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Owner: SIMMONS-SLC, LS, LLC)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Star Valley Ranch:

  • K275AB (102.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • KCHQ (102.1 FM; DRIGGS, ID; Owner: TED W. AUSTIN, JR.)
  • KUWJ (90.3 FM; JACKSON, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KJAX (93.3 FM; JACKSON, WY; Owner: CATHEDRAL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • K209BO (89.7 FM; TETONIA, ID; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KMTN (96.9 FM; JACKSON, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZJH (95.3 FM; JACKSON, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K249CW (97.7 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • K280EG (103.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-IDAHO)
  • K296EJ (107.1 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY T.V. ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Star Valley Ranch:

  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K05GJ (Channel 5; THAYNE, ETC., WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY COMMUNITY)
  • K07PB (Channel 7; THAYNE, ETC., WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY COMMUNITY)
  • K12LI (Channel 12; THAYNE, ETC., WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY COMMUNITY)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KC6VUS, Licensee ID: L00310247
    Grant Date: 05/14/2001, Expiration Date: 05/28/2011, Certifier: Ron M Greer
    Registrant: Ron M Greer, Hc 62 Box 7398, Star Valley Ranch, WY 83127
  • Call Sign: KF7TBG, Licensee ID: L01677258
    Grant Date: 12/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/13/2021, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2012, Certifier: Christopher D Snow
    Registrant: Christopher D Snow, Hc 62 Box 7362, Star Valley Ranch, WY 83127
  • Call Sign: W7CDS, Previous Call Sign: KF7TBG, Licensee ID: L01677258
    Grant Date: 01/04/2012, Expiration Date: 01/04/2022, Certifier: Christopher D Snow
    Registrant: Christopher D Snow, Hc 62 Box 7362, Star Valley Ranch, WY 83127

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185E (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 185Z , Serial Number: 1851363, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/04/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas W Case, Hc 62 Box 7101, Star Valley Ranch, WY 83127

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