Wamsutter, Wyoming

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Population in 2017: 484 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +85.4%
Males: 264  (54.5%)
Females: 220  (45.5%)
Median resident age:

33.2 years
Wyoming median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 82336.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,818 (it was $35,625 in 2000)
Wamsutter:

$56,818
WY:

$60,434

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,575 (it was $18,943 in 2000)

Wamsutter town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $64,407 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Wamsutter:

$64,407
WY:

$214,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $68,237; detached houses: $188,631; mobile homes: $62,662

Median gross rent in 2017: $730.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wamsutter: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
(2.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Wamsutter, WY (2010)
    • 33774.7%White alone
    • 8919.7%Hispanic
    • 132.9%American Indian alone
    • 92.0%Two or more races
    • 30.7%Black alone

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



According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wamsutter, Wyoming as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wamsutter is 200 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (24.1%), English (22.7%), American (10.8%), Irish (3.9%), Canadian (3.4%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.31 square miles.

Population density: 368 people per square mile   (very low).

Wamsutter, Wyoming map

49 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America).

This town:

12.4%
Wyoming:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $345 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $212 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 107.98 W

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

4.0%
Wyoming:

3.8%
Most common industries in Wamsutter, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (24.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.8%)
  • Truck transportation (13.0%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.3%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (38.4%)
  • Truck transportation (20.2%)
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (30.0%)
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (11.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Wamsutter, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.6%)
  • Extraction workers (8.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (28.3%)
  • Extraction workers (15.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.1%)
  • Electricians (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (11.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (10.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)

Average climate in Wamsutter, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 39.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.27. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.27
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.10. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.10
U.S.:

19.64

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 Wamsutter 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 the city 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 the city 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 (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 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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Points of interest:

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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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Wamsutter:

Marital status in Wamsutter, WY
  • Never married: 10.4%
  • Now married: 74.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.3%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Wamsutter:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Wyoming average:

9.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wamsutter
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wamsutter, WY (based on Sweetwater County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other7,99317
Catholic7,0075
Evangelical Protestant4,34235
Mainline Protestant1,3688
Orthodox1951
None22,901-
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: 6
Sweetwater County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sweetwater County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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.
Wyoming:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

6.1%
State:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sweetwater County:

28.7%
State:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.9%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wamsutter:

41.1%
Wyoming:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Wamsutter:

29.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.7%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wamsutter:

8.5%
Wyoming:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wamsutter:

6.7
Wyoming:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.5%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
Wamsutter:

54.1%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.9%
Wyoming:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wamsutter, WY Residents
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
Water Supply 2$5,968$35,8080$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,082$24,4923$5,014
Sewerage 1$4,091$49,0920$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 5$1,050
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 7$21,728$37,24814$9,971

Wamsutter government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $602,000 ($1243.80)
    Water Utilities: $412,000 ($851.24)
    Regular Highways: $105,000 ($216.94)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($37.19)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $313,000 ($646.69)
    Water Utilities: $150,000 ($309.92)
    Regular Highways: $110,000 ($227.27)
    Police Protection: $104,000 ($214.88)
    Financial Administration: $77,000 ($159.09)
    General Public Buildings: $44,000 ($90.91)
    Sewerage: $40,000 ($82.64)
    Health - Other: $38,000 ($78.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($70.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,000 ($61.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($47.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($33.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($51.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($37.19)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($28.93)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($24.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($24.79)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($6.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $348,000 ($719.01)

Wamsutter government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $45,000 ($92.98)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($57.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $138,000 ($285.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $783,000 ($1617.77)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($45.45)
    General Revenue - Other: $18,000 ($37.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($351.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $284,000 ($586.78)
    Other: $98,000 ($202.48)
    Highways: $64,000 ($132.23)
  • Tax - Property: $76,000 ($157.02)
    Public Utilities Sales: $22,000 ($45.45)
    Other: $17,000 ($35.12)
    Other License: $3,000 ($6.20)

Wamsutter government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $350,000 ($723.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $309,000 ($638.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,000 ($84.71)

Wamsutter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,000 ($37.19)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,360,000 ($4876.03)

5.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
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 Natrona County, WY  0.24% ($44,000 average AGI)
from Uinta County, WY  0.22% ($66,447)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.21% ($45,371)


7.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.44% ($41,868 average AGI)
to Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($78,200)
to Laramie County, WY  0.25% ($50,000)

Businesses in Wamsutter, WY

  • FedEx: 1

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, Wyoming
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents12
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Wyoming average
  • Fatal accident count1597
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents2146
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons658
  • Fatalities1875
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents4172
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents86
See more detailed statistics of Wamsutter fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 44.7mTotal length
  • 49,361Total average daily traffic
  • 23,201Total average daily truck traffic
  • 69,598Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of reported fires - 36 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Wamsutter, WY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.4%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (34.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wamsutter, WY
    • 9940.4%Outside Fires
    • 8534.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3915.9%Other
    • 229.0%Structure Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wamsutter, WY
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wamsutter, WY
  • 77.8%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wamsutter, WY
  • 86.9%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Electricity


Wamsutter compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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