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Median resident age:  45.0 years
Wyoming median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 82520

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,786 (it was $35,714 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$51,786
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,389

Sweetwater CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $182,495 (it was $86,900 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$182,495
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $317,670; Detached houses: $501,174; Mobile homes: $22,023

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  • White alone - 197 (95.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sweetwater: 163.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone




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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sweetwater CCD:  0.7% ($588)
Wyoming:  0.7% ($627)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (193.8 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (256.5 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (671.0 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Jeffrey City, WY (3.8 miles) , Arapahoe, WY (5.7 miles ), Riverton, WY (5.7 miles ), Hudson, WY (6.0 miles ), Bairoil, WY (6.0 miles) , Shoshoni, WY (6.3 miles ), Atlantic City, WY (6.4 miles) , Lander, WY (6.4 miles ).

Latitude: 42.68 N, Longitude: 107.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Wyoming:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)


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

Average climate in Sweetwater, Wyoming

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Earthquake activity:

Sweetwater-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/10/1992 at 15:40:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 17.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/6/1999 at 00:41:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 5/26/2000 at 21:58:46, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/1/1993 at 21:33:22, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1996 at 13:51:39, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 8/6/1998 at 18:22:07, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 63.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fremont County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweetwater:

  • Casper College (about 84 miles; Casper, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,078)
  • University of Wyoming (about 154 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 197 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Utah State University (about 208 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 12,584)
  • Utah State University-Regional Campuses and Distance Education (about 208 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 3,048)
  • Colorado State University (about 208 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 209 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)

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Notable locations in Sweetwater: Long Creek Ranch (A), Love Ranch (B), Lucky Mac Camp (C), Lucky Mac Uranium Mill (D), McIntosh Ranch (E), McKenzie Windmill (F), Murphy Ranch (G), Myers Ranch (H), Ore Ranch (I), Posey Ranch (J), Puddle Springs Ranch (K), Ramsey Homestead (L), Scarlett Ranch (M), Sherlock Homestead (N), Sherlock Shearing Pens (O), Logan Gulch Oil Well Number 2 (P), Logan Gulch Oil Well Number 1 (Q), Slide Windmill (R), Split Rock Ranch (S), Stratton Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Daley Lake (A), The Dry Lakes (B), Boggy Springs Pond (C), Soda Lakes (D), Carmody Lake (E), Campbell Lake (F), Woods Gulch Pond (G), Auer Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Magpie Creek (A), Long Creek (B), Antelope Creek (C), Alkali Creek (D), Lankin Creek (E), Jost Creek (F), Indian Grove Creek (G), Ice Slough (H), Horseshoe Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Fremont County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Wyoming:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  67.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  5.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

11.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.5%

Sweetwater compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sweetwater CCD (based on Fremont County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.07%
Here42.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents27.2%18.4%9.6%8.1%7.8%
Congregations13.5%13.5%9.5%6.8%4.1%
NameEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents6.8%4.3%3.2%2.3%12.4%
Congregations10.8%2.7%6.8%5.4%27.0%
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: 10
Fremont County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Fremont County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

9.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Fremont County:

26.0%
Wyoming:

24.4%

7.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Wyoming average:

9.04%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($241 average AGI)
Fremont County:

0.07%
Wyoming average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Natrona County, WY  0.49% ($35,955 average AGI)
from Sweetwater County, WY  0.27% ($47,500)
from Albany County, WY  0.25% ($34,394)


6.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
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 Natrona County, WY  0.49% ($33,154 average AGI)
to Albany County, WY  0.37% ($21,388)
to Sweetwater County, WY  0.19% ($34,577)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sweetwater:

  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOVE (1330 AM; 5 kW; LANDER, WY; Owner: FREMONT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KVOW (1450 AM; 1 kW; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS, LC)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sweetwater:

  • KTAK (93.9 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS, LC)
  • KTRZ (93.1 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KCWC-FM (88.1 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)
  • KWYW (99.1 FM; LOST CABIN, WY; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • K276DV (103.1 FM; EDEN, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • KDNO (101.7 FM; THERMOPOLIS, WY; Owner: CARJIM, LLC)
  • KWRR (89.5 FM; ETHETE, WY; Owner: BUSINESS COUNCIL OF THE NORTHERN ARAPAHO TRIBE)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Exxon Tower 27 Mi Ene Of Kemmerer (Lat: 41.881611 Lon: -110.047917), Overall height: 19.2 m, Call Sign: WNEM321
    Assigned Frequencies: 1935.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/31/2000, Expiration Date: 01/17/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/27/2003
    Registrant: Phone: (713) 656-1827



Sweetwater on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
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