West River, Wyoming

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Population in July 2007: 303.
Males: 154  (51.1%)
Females: 149  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Wyoming median age:  36.2 years

Zip codes: 82401.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,599 (it was $46,750 in 2000)
West River:

$62,599
WY:

$59,882

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,392 (it was $19,238 in 2000)

West River CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $233,692 (it was $115,400 in 2000)
West River:

$233,692
WY:

$209,500
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  • Races in West River, WY (2000)

    West River races chart
    • 28990.0%White alone
    • 278.4%Hispanic
    • 30.9%Two or more races
    • 20.6%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West River: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.6%), English (24.3%), French (11.2%), Portuguese (10.0%), Irish (6.5%), Danish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 57.2 square miles.

Population density: 5.3 people per square mile   (very low).

West River,WY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in West River:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West River CDP:

  • Never married: 9.8%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

5 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.6%
Wyoming:

2.3%

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

West River CDP:  0.8% ($931)
Wyoming:  0.7% ($627)
West River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (120.0 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (329.9 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (763.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Washakie Ten, WY (1.9 miles ), Worland, WY (2.4 miles ), Airport Road, WY (2.6 miles ), Mc Nutt, WY (2.9 miles ), South Flat, WY (3.4 miles ), Manderson, WY (3.5 miles) , Winchester, WY (4.2 miles) , Basin, WY (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 44.10 N, Longitude: 107.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (28%)
  • Food and beverage stores (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Extraction workers (17%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (14%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Art and design workers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (25%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (19%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Secondary school teachers (14%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (7%)

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

Average climate in West River, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

West River-area historical earthquake activity is near Wyoming state average. It is 91% 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 136.2 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 289.2 miles away from West River 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 142.0 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 175.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 269.0 miles away from West River center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 546.4 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 Washakie County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West River:

  • WASHAKIE MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; WORLAND, WY)
  • BETHESDA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WORLAND, WY)
  • WORLAND HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WORLAND, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West River:

  • Sheridan College (about 70 miles; Sheridan, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 121 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Casper College (about 121 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 185 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Montana State University (about 186 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 191 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Black Hills State University (about 206 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)

Public elementary/middle school in West River:

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Reservoirs: Leithead Reservoir (A), Sand Butte Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Sixmile Creek (A), North Fork Tenmile Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Washakie 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 2013 was 56.4. This is better than average.

City:

56.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.9
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Wyoming:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  85.8%
Whole state:  67.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.7%
Whole state:  5.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.2%
Whole state:

11.4%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Wyoming average:

10.0

West River travel time to work - commute West River mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for West River CDP (based on Washakie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,33015
Other1,1304
Catholic8091
Mainline Protestant7575
Orthodox--
None4,507-
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: 3
Washakie County:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Washakie County:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Here:

19.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Washakie County:

23.9%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.2%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

51.7%
Wyoming:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
West River:

15.3%
Wyoming:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

4.8%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.2%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
This city:

60.1%
Wyoming:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
West River:

84.9%
Wyoming:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of West River, WY Residents

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,668 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Hot Springs County, WY  0.38% ($72,583 average AGI)
from Park County, WY  0.34% ($36,455)
from Campbell County, WY  0.31% ($21,300)


7.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
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 Park County, WY  0.71% ($16,130 average AGI)
to Natrona County, WY  0.58% ($22,789)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.40% ($24,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in West River:

  • KWOR (1340 AM; 1 kW; WORLAND, WY; Owner: KWOR, INCORPORATED)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • 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)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KROE (930 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: LOVCOM, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWYO (1410 AM; 5 kW; SHERIDAN, WY; Owner: KWYO AM, LLC)
  • KTHE (1240 AM; 1 kW; THERMOPOLIS, WY; Owner: CARJIM, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)

Strongest FM radio stations in West River:

  • K273AD (102.5 FM; WORLAND, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CASTING, INC)
  • KKLX (96.1 FM; WORLAND, WY; Owner: KWOR, INCORPORATED)
  • 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)
  • KWYW (99.1 FM; LOST CABIN, WY; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KDNO (101.7 FM; THERMOPOLIS, WY; Owner: CARJIM, LLC)
  • KWRR (89.5 FM; ETHETE, WY; Owner: BUSINESS COUNCIL OF THE NORTHERN ARAPAHO TRIBE)
  • KZZS (98.3 FM; STORY, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING, L.L.C.)
  • KUWP (90.1 FM; POWELL, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • K203BI (88.5 FM; WORLAND, WY; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 13m43ftTotal length
  • $520,000Total costs
  • 7,442Total average daily traffic
  • 906Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,566Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)

West River compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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