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Population in 2010: 828. Population change since 2000: -6.7%
Males: 467  (56.4%)
Females: 361  (43.6%)

Median resident age:  54.2 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 82832, 82842.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,159 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Story:

$36,159
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,022

Story CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $295,938 (it was $121,500 in 2000)
Story:

$295,938
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $419,289; Detached houses: $419,289

Median gross rent in 2012: $811.

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  • White alone - 802 (96.9%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Story: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (22.3%), German (16.0%), French (10.4%), United States (10.2%), Irish (7.8%), Italian (6.8%).

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: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Story CDP:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 2.4%

9 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.0%
Wyoming:  2.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,875 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,284 (0.6%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (350.0 miles , pop. 554,636).

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 July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Wyoming:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (28%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (25%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Story-area historical tornado activity is near Wyoming state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/26/1959, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the Story place center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 8/2/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 54.1 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Story-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 2/25/1993 at 03:44:15, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 ML, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/31/1992 at 01:40:14, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/16/1993 at 07:26:04, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from Story center
On 12/23/1991 at 20:32:27, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 ML, 3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Story, WY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Story:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 116 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 2,629)
  • Casper College (about 125 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • Black Hills State University (about 150 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • Montana State University (about 216 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 9,518)
  • University of Wyoming (about 236 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 248 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 264 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)

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
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average.
City:

22.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.66
U.S.:

9.59

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

FORT PHIL KEARNEY ST HIST SITE (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WAGON BOX INN (Population served: 103, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CHUCKWAGON COUNTRY STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PINEY CREEK GROCERY (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Story that have no violations reported:

  • WAGON BOX RV PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.4%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Story, WY

Story compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value above 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Story travel time to work - commute


Story mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.60%
Here46.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents43.2%9.8%7.6%6.8%5.8%
Congregations9.4%3.1%12.5%3.1%3.1%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents4.2%3.3%3.0%2.9%13.6%
Congregations3.1%3.1%3.1%9.4%50.0%
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: 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%

8.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Wyoming average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Campbell County, WY  0.61% ($43,313 average AGI)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.33% ($41,750)
from Natrona County, WY  0.31% ($32,559)


7.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,303 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.40%
Wyoming average:

8.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Campbell County, WY  0.54% ($47,466 average AGI)
to Albany County, WY  0.41% ($16,068)
to Johnson County, WY  0.40% ($28,744)

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 drivers: 1


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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