Van Tassell, Wyoming

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Population in 2013: 15 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.7%
Males: (50.0%)
Females: (50.0%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip code: 82242

Estimated median household income in 2012: $102,503 (it was $53,750 in 2000)
Van Tassell:

$102,503
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $42,471 (it was $17,686 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,350 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Van Tassell:

$34,350
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $41,966; Detached houses: $41,966
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Van Tassell: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Swiss (40.0%), Irish (20.0%), Scotch-Irish (20.0%), Welsh (20.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.83 square miles.

Population density: 8.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Van Tassell, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Van Tassell:

  • High school or higher: 103.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Van Tassell town:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.6%)

Van Tassell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (106.9 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (198.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (766.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Harrison, NE (3.3 miles ), Lusk, WY (4.4 miles ), Rawhide Creek, WY (4.8 miles ), Manville, WY (5.3 miles) , Crawford, NE (5.9 miles ), Fort Laramie, WY (6.2 miles ), Lingle, WY (6.2 miles ), Lance Creek, WY (6.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $140,000

Latitude: 42.66 N, Longitude: 104.09 W

Van Tassell household income distribution Van Tassell home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (67%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (33%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)

Average climate in Van Tassell, Wyoming

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Tornado activity:

Van Tassell-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Wyoming state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 52.9 miles away from the Van Tassell town center killed 2 people and injured 29 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1978, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Van Tassell-area historical earthquake activity is below Wyoming state average. It is 6% 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 353.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from Van Tassell center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 497.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from Van Tassell 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 360.2 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 Niobrara County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Van Tassell:

  • Chadron State College (about 57 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 108 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 114 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Casper College (about 115 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 120 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 121 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Black Hills State University (about 128 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)

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Notable location: Niobrara County Rural Fire District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Niobrara 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
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  100.0%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  0.0%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Van Tassell compared to Wyoming state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Van Tassell travel time to work - commute Van Tassell mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Van Tassell town (based on Niobrara County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.23%
Here: 49.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents30.5%16.9%15.4%13.8%23.5%
Congregations8.3%8.3%25.0%8.3%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: 1
Niobrara County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Niobrara County:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Niobrara County:

26.8%
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

Van Tassell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $27,000 ($1800.00)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($800.00)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($133.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($66.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($133.33)

Van Tassell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($133.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($66.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $84,000 ($5600.00)
    General Support: $42,000 ($2800.00)

Van Tassell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $167,000 ($11133.33)

9.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.64%
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 Laramie County, WY  1.28% ($28,417 average AGI)


9.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.05%
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 Goshen County, WY  1.19% ($27,636 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Van Tassell:

  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNEB (960 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: PANHANDLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOLT (1320 AM; 5 kW; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: TRACY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Van Tassell:

  • K208CB (89.5 FM; HARRISON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

TV broadcast stations around Van Tassell:

  • K23EU (Channel 31; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BROADAHL)
  • K33EM (Channel 33; COLUMBUS, ETC., NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • K65GE (Channel 65; COLUMBUS-FREMONT, NE; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • KDUH-TV (Channel 4; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; Owner: DUHAMEL BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, At R60 3.25 Mi S Of Us 20 (Lat: 42.613278 Lon: -104.123528), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WNTL538
    Assigned Frequencies: 2186.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/12/1996, Expiration Date: 11/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/09/2001
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S 16th St Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-7777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:

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