Wamsutter, Wyoming

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Population in 2013: 481 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +84.3%
Males: 277  (57.6%)
Females: 204  (42.4%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 82336.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,855 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Wamsutter:

$60,855
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,197 (it was $18,943 in 2000)

Wamsutter town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,448 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Wamsutter:

$90,448
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $190,896; Detached houses: $196,240; Mobile homes: $188,511

Median gross rent in 2012: $617.

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Wamsutter races chart
  • White alone - 337 (74.7%)
  • Hispanic - 89 (19.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wamsutter: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.5%), German (16.3%), Irish (10.7%), French (8.1%), Czech (2.0%), Norwegian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.31 square miles.

Population density: 366 people per square mile   (very low).

Wamsutter, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Wamsutter:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wamsutter town:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 66.9%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

69 residents are foreign born (3.2% Europe).

This town:  19.8%
Wyoming:  3.1%



According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wamsutter, Wyoming as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wamsutter to the number of sex offenders is 464 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $400 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.6%)

Wamsutter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (168.7 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (199.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (606.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Table Rock, WY (4.6 miles) , Rawlins, WY (6.3 miles ), Point of Rocks, WY (6.5 miles) , Bairoil, WY (6.7 miles) , Sinclair, WY (6.7 miles ), Baggs, WY (6.9 miles ), Dixon, WY (7.0 miles) , Superior, WY (7.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $152,700
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $152,700
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $152,700
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $152,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,600
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $12,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $144,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $177,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 107.98 W

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

4.2%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (41%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (28%)
  • Extraction workers (15%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)

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

Average climate in Wamsutter, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Wamsutter-area historical earthquake activity is near Wyoming state average. It is 121% 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 241.6 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 338.8 miles away from Wamsutter center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 232.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 502.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 171.1 miles away from Wamsutter 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) earthquake occurred 250.0 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 Sweetwater County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wamsutter:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 66 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Casper College (about 117 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 126 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 128 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 151 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 169 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 171 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wamsutter:

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Notable location: Wamsutter Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Solo Oil (312 McCormick), Sagebrush Motel (312 McCormick), Wamsutter Motel (175 McCormick).

Court: Wamsutter Trailer Court Llc (385 Murray).

Sweetwater 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 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.76
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.303. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.303
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.2

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

WAMSUTTER, TOWN OF (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2010), Fed FAO issued (AUG-30-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2011), Fed FAO issued (AUG-30-2012)
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.9%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.1%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
7 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

Wamsutter compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (60%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wamsutter town (based on Sweetwater County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.33%
Here: 56.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents47.6%27.8%7.8%2.6%2.3%
Congregations8.3%30.0%11.7%3.3%3.3%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.4%1.4%5.5%
Congregations5.0%3.3%5.0%1.7%28.3%
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: 6
Sweetwater County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Sweetwater County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Sweetwater County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sweetwater County:

28.7%
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
Other Government Administration 2$7,587$45,5226$3,907
Health 0$0 5$1,050
Sewerage 1$4,091$49,0920$0
Water Supply 2$5,968$35,8080$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,082$24,4923$5,014
Totals for Government 7$21,728$37,24814$9,971

Wamsutter government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $121,000 ($251.56)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($16.63)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($108.11)
    Police Protection: $48,000 ($99.79)
    Financial Administration: $47,000 ($97.71)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($76.92)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($56.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($37.42)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($22.87)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($12.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($10.40)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($4.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $216,000 ($449.06)
    Health - Other: $117,000 ($243.24)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($31.19)
    Central Staff: $7,000 ($14.55)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($2.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $94,000 ($195.43)

Wamsutter government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($4.16)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($4.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $79,000 ($164.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($41.58)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($12.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($10.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $278,000 ($577.96)
    General Support: $278,000 ($577.96)
    Highways: $20,000 ($41.58)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($41.58)
    Public Utilities: $14,000 ($29.11)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.08)

Wamsutter government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $70,000 ($145.53)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $629,000 ($1307.69)

8.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
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 Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($45,032 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.34% ($36,759)
from Albany County, WY  0.24% ($30,925)


8.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.41% ($33,943 average AGI)
to Natrona County, WY  0.30% ($42,720)
to Laramie County, WY  0.24% ($51,225)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wamsutter:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRAI (550 AM; 5 kW; CRAIG, CO; Owner: WILD WEST RADIO, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRKK (1360 AM; 5 kW; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET B/CING CO. OF WY, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Wamsutter fatal accident list:

Nov 20, 1981 09:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 18, 1978 12:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wamsutter)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Table Rock Field 5 Mi S (Lat: 41.566083 Lon: -108.394278), Call Sign: KOK738
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2011, Expiration Date: 08/12/2021, Certifier: Marc Coventry
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 1 Mi N & 300 W Jct I 80 & Crooks Gap Rd (Lat: 41.675250 Lon: -107.977583), Call Sign: WGM314
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/29/2011, Expiration Date: 01/14/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2012
    Registrant: Lockard & White, Inc., 3007 Earl Rudder Fwy, Ste. 100, College Station, TX 77845, Phone: (281) 586-5741, Fax: (979) 217-8815, Email:
  • 1 Mi N & 300 W Int I 80 & Wamsutter Crooks Gap Rd (Lat: 41.675250 Lon: -107.977583), Call Sign: WGN527
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.065 MHz, 153.080 MHz, 153.395 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/31/2011, Expiration Date: 03/12/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2012
    Registrant: Lockard & White, Inc., 3007 Earl Rudder Fwy, Ste. 100, College Station, TX 77845, Phone: (281) 586-5741, Fax: (979) 217-8815, Email:
  • 1 Mi N 300 W Jct I80 & Crooks Gap Rd (Lat: 41.675250 Lon: -107.977583), Call Sign: WNAB513
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/01/2004, Expiration Date: 06/14/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/07/2012
    Registrant: Lockard & White, Inc., 3007 Earl Rudder Fwy, Ste. 100, College Station, TX 77845, Phone: (281) 586-5741, Fax: (979) 217-8815, Email:
  • 14.7 Sm Ssw Of Wamsutter (Lat: 41.467889 Lon: -108.031306), Call Sign: WQGA384
    Assigned Frequencies: 218.250 MHz, 218.450 MHz, 218.750 MHz, 218.500 MHz, 218.250 MHz, 218.450 MHz, 218.500 MHz, 218.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2006, Expiration Date: 11/27/2016, Certifier: Robert Mott
    Registrant: Goldberg Godles Wiener & Wright, 1229 19th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036-2413, Phone: (202) 429-4900, Fax: (202) 429-4912, Email:
  • Lat: 41.672500 Lon: -107.981083, Call Sign: WQIJ587
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/2008, Expiration Date: 02/27/2018, Certifier: Leroy Williams
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE7LBB, Licensee ID: L01245947
    Grant Date: 02/13/2007, Expiration Date: 02/13/2017, Certifier: Michael D Carter
    Registrant: Michael D Carter, Wamsutter, WY 82336

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Wamsutter

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wamsutter, WY

Businesses in Wamsutter, WY

  • FedEx: 1
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