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Population in 2010: 828.
Population change since 2000: -6.7%
Males: 401  (48.5%)
Females: 427  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

54.0 years
Wyoming median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 82832, 82842.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,831 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Story:

$52,831
WY:

$60,434

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,366 (it was $20,053 in 2000)

Story CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $284,562 (it was $121,500 in 2000)
Story:

$284,562
WY:

$214,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $362,893; detached houses: $363,896

Median gross rent in 2017: $774.

March 2019 cost of living index in Story: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.4%
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  • Races in Story, WY (2010)
    • 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

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Ancestries: German (43.3%), Norwegian (15.5%), Irish (15.2%), English (11.5%), American (10.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5079 feet

Land area: 13.7 square miles.

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

Story, Wyoming map

9 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.0%
Wyoming:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,583 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,083 (0.5%)

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

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

4.0%
Wyoming:

3.8%
Most common industries in Story, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.7%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (7.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.1%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.9%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Private households (7.2%)
Most common occupations in Story, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Registered nurses (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (14.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.8%)
  • Construction laborers (7.0%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5.3%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.9%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (14.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Cashiers (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)

Average climate in Story, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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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 15.9 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 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.324
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.4
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 14.5 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 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.44
U.S.:

8.46

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 Story 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 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 188.6 miles away from Story 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 Story 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).
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:

See full list of schools located in Story

Points of interest:

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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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Story:

Marital status in Story, WY
  • Never married: 4.5%
  • Now married: 81.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

For population 25 years and over in Story:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Wyoming average:

9.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Story, 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
Here:

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.
Wyoming:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

9.99 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

8.2%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.9%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Story:

48.4%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.0%
Wyoming:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Story:

28.8
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.6%
Wyoming:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
Wyoming:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Story:

6.8
Wyoming:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

43.4%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
Story:

55.8%
Wyoming:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Story:

82.8%
State:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Story, WY Residents

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 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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 44.0mTotal length
  • $53,000Total costs
  • 35,584Total average daily traffic
  • 5,308Total average daily truck traffic
  • 48,283Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Story, WY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 141960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Story, WY

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

18 (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:

14 (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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/17/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Roger E Maertens, Po Box 363, Story, WY 82842
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 303SL , Serial Number: 1201-94, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 07/22/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 12/21/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Buffalo Aircraft Maintenance LLC, Po Box 85, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 10/01/1996
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Tim L Tromble, Po Box 192, Story, WY 82842, Other Owners: Jeri L Tromble
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 735PK , Serial Number: 18265576, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/07/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 06/23/2016
    Registrant (LLC): N735pk LLC, Po Box 277, Story, WY 82842
  • Aircraft: LUNBECK JOHN E AVID FLYER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 842WY , Serial Number: 548, Certificate Issue Date: 11/21/1995
    Registrant (Individual): John E Lunbeck, Po Box 302, Story, WY 82842

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Story, WY
  • 44.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.5%Coal or coke
  • 23.0%Electricity
  • 3.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Story, WY
  • 42.2%Wood
  • 31.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.6%Electricity


Story compared to Wyoming 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 significantly above 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.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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