Story, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 828. Population change since 2000: -6.7%
Males: 497  (60.1%)
Females: 331  (39.9%)
Median resident age:  52.2 years
Wyoming median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 82832, 82842.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,656 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Story:

$43,656
WY:

$58,752

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,466 (it was $20,053 in 2000)

Story CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $310,444 (it was $121,500 in 2000)
Story:

$310,444
WY:

$195,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $373,843; Detached houses: $371,082

Median gross rent in 2013: $876.

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  • Races in Story, WY (2010)

    Story races chart
    • 80296.9%White alone
    • 141.7%Hispanic
    • 60.7%Two or more races
    • 40.5%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Story: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.3%), Norwegian (14.8%), Irish (13.4%), English (12.6%), French (5.8%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5079 feet

Land area: 13.7 square miles.

Population density: 60 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Story:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Story CDP:

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 73.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 1.6%

9 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.0%
Wyoming:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,669 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $991 (0.5%)

Story satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (115.4 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (339.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (812.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Big Horn, WY (2.8 miles) , Sheridan, WY (3.9 miles ), Buffalo, WY (4.3 miles ), Ranchester, WY (5.1 miles ), Clearmont, WY (5.1 miles) , Dayton, WY (5.2 miles ), Meadow Lark Lake, WY (5.6 miles) , Parkman, WY (5.7 miles) .

Latitude: 44.58 N, Longitude: 106.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

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

4.4%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Community and social service occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Story, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Story-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 6% 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 184.6 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 342.8 miles away from Story 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 188.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from Story center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 165.2 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 Sheridan County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Story topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Story:

  • SHERIDAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • WESTVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • NMC CONTINUE CARE OF SHERIDAN (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; SHERIDAN, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Story:

  • Sheridan College (about 14 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 116 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Casper College (about 125 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Black Hills State University (about 150 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 187 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Montana State University (about 216 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Chadron State College (about 230 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)

Public elementary/middle school in Story:

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Notable locations in Story: Thorn Rider Camp (A), Story Volunteer Fire and Rescue (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Story: Wagon Box Battle Monument (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Story Pines Inn LLC (46 North Piney Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Sheridan 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 46.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.95. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.95
U.S.:

9.14

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

WAGON BOX INN (Population served: 103, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.2%
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Story compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Wyoming average:

9.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Coal or coke (33%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Story CDP (based on Sheridan County data)

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
This 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
Sheridan County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sheridan County:

22.9%
Wyoming:

24.4%

7.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
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 Campbell County, WY  0.60% ($91,366 average AGI)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.36% ($50,643)
from Johnson County, WY  0.36% ($30,238)


7.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
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 Campbell County, WY  0.43% ($45,569 average AGI)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.39% ($38,130)
to Albany County, WY  0.32% ($23,105)

Strongest AM radio stations in Story:

  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBBS (1450 AM; 1 kW; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIML (1270 AM; 5 kW; GILLETTE, WY; Owner: GILLETTE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Story:

  • KZZS (98.3 FM; STORY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KSUW (91.3 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KLGT (92.9 FM; BUFFALO, 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.)
  • K269DE (101.7 FM; BUFFALO, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • K292DZ (106.3 FM; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: JAMES & SUSAN NOGA)
  • 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)
  • K210AM (89.9 FM; SHERIDAN, ETC., WY; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)

TV broadcast stations around Story:

  • K55BL (Channel 55; SHERIDAN, ETC., WY; Owner: WYOMING CHANNEL 2, INC.)
  • KSWY (Channel 7; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: SUNBELT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KSGW-TV (Channel 12; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)
  • K26BE (Channel 26; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)

Story fatal accident list:

Sep 23, 1982 03:10 PM, 340, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $39,000Total costs
  • 2,765Total average daily traffic
  • 200Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,637Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Story)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 10.3 Miles West Of (Lat: 44.556667 Lon: -107.092500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 19 m, Call Sign: WQBT669
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.270 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/10/2004, Expiration Date: 12/10/2014, Certifier: Dennis Zezas
    Registrant: Johnson County, 26 N. Desmet Avenue, Buffalo, WY 82834, Phone: (307) 684-2761, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Story)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2720W , Serial Number: 1027, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 02/18/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Roger E Maertens, Po Box 363, Story, WY 82842
  • Aircraft: BIPES GARY FIRESTAR (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503DCSI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 519WD , Serial Number: 519, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 09/07/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Brian Stenger, Po Box 486, Story, WY 82842
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5426P , Serial Number: 24-480, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 10/23/1958
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Tim L Tromble, Po Box 192, Story, WY 82842, Other Owners: Jeri L Tromble
  • Aircraft: LUNBECK JOHN E AVID FLYER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 842WY , Serial Number: 548
    Registrant (Individual): John E Lunbeck, Po Box 302, Story, WY 82842
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8559T , Serial Number: 52459, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 01/07/1960
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Orin R Young, Po Box 370, Story, WY 82842, Other Owners: Margaret E Young

Most common first names in Story, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1178.5 years
George874.8 years
James768.9 years
Robert665.2 years
Harold575.6 years
Frank586.0 years
Ruth481.2 years
William475.2 years
Fred478.2 years
Carl470.7 years
Most common last names in Story, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johns489.2 years
Peterson467.8 years
Huggins478.0 years
Smith472.3 years
Eychaner382.7 years
Harrison379.3 years
Campbell382.0 years
Husman379.3 years
Mcconaughy381.6 years
Redman382.4 years
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