Wind River, Wyoming

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Population in July 2007: 24,157.
Males: 11,981  (49.6%)
Females: 12,176  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Wyoming median age:  36.2 years

Zip code: 82501

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,923 (it was $30,981 in 2000)
Wind River:

$44,923
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,329 (it was $14,666 in 2000)

Wind River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $170,524 (it was $81,200 in 2000)
Wind River:

$170,524
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $185,746; Detached houses: $211,797; Townhouses or other attached units: $135,882; In 2-unit structures: $99,106; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $459,098; Mobile homes: $91,867; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,444
Wind River races chart
  • White alone - 15,184 (65.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 6,253 (27.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1,191 (5.1%)
  • Two or more races - 428 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 46 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 29 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 17 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.03%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wind River: 257.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5592 feet

Land area: 3051.3 square miles.

Population density: 7.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Wind River, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Wind River:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wind River CCD:

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

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

Wind River CCD:  0.7% ($563)
Wyoming:  0.7% ($627)
Wind River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (172.7 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (294.3 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (690.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Johnstown, WY (1.7 miles ), Pavillion, WY (2.8 miles) , Ethete, WY (3.2 miles ), Riverton, WY (3.8 miles ), Arapahoe, WY (3.8 miles ), Hudson, WY (4.1 miles ), Fort Washakie, WY (4.1 miles ), Boulder Flats, WY (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 43.14 N, Longitude: 108.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Wind River household income distribution Wind River home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Wyoming:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

Average climate in Wind River, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Wind River-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wyoming state average. It is 129% 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 140.9 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 266.7 miles away from Wind 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 149.0 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 120.6 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 210.6 miles away from Wind River center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 491.8 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 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Wind River:

  • RIVERTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; RIVERTON, WY)
  • LITTLE WIND HOSPICE, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Hospital, about 14 miles away; RIVERTON, WY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF RIVERTON (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; RIVERTON, WY)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION - WIND RIVER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RIVERTON, WY)
  • WIND RIVER DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; FORT WASHAKIE, WY)
  • MORNING STAR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FORT WASHAKIE, WY)

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

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 112 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Casper College (about 119 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Sheridan College (about 141 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 165 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 184 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • Utah State University (about 189 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Idaho State University (about 193 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 10,350)

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Notable locations in Wind River: Mail Camp Ranger Station (A), Merriam Ranch (B), Paradise Valley Community House (C), Porter Cabin Cow Camp (D), Saint Lawrence Ranger Station (E), Riverton Country Club (F), Pilot Butte Power Plant (G), Shotgun Ranch (H), State Game and Fish Checking Station (I), Burgess Ranch (J), Delfelder (K), Holland Place (L), Laird (M), Neble (N), Wind River (O), Arapahoe Ranch (P), Bargee Ranch (Q), Boysen Camp (R), Bradford Ranch (S), Bull Lake Lodge (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wind River include: Saint Helen Church (A), Blessed Sacrament Church (B), Latter Day Saints Church (C), Missouri Valley Church (D), Saint James Church (E), Saint Edwards Church (F), Sunnyside Church (G), Union Church (H), Roberts Mission (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shakespare Cemetery (1), Red Man Cemetery (2), Wallowing Bull Cemetery (3), White Plume Cemetery (4), Willow Cemetery (5), Yellow Calf Cemetery (6), Hurtado Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Kagevah (A), Wilson Creek Lakes (B), Hidden Lake (C), Pie Lake (D), Kirkland Lake (E), Steamboat Lake (F), Upper Dinwoody Lake (G), Lydle Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McKee Grave Creek (A), McCaskey Drain (B), Marys Creek (C), Norkok Creek (D), Norkok Meadows Creek (E), Popo Agie River (F), Lost Creek (G), Little Wind River (H), Antelope Springs Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wind River: Diversion Dam Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fremont 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 59.9. This is better than average.

City:

59.9
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 0.823. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.823
U.S.:

6.575

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 0.870. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.870
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 37.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.22
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.0%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

21.0%
Whole state:

11.4%

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

10.1%
Whole state:

4.5%

People in group quarters in Wind River in 2010:

  • 210 people in state prisons
  • 206 people in college/university student housing
  • 110 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 24 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Wind River in 2000:

  • 129 people in state prisons
  • 123 people in nursing homes
  • 112 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 40 people in other group homes
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other types of correctional institutions

Wind River compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wind River CCD (based on Fremont County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.07%
Here: 42.1%
USA: 50.2%

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 Wind River:

  • KOVE (1330 AM; 5 kW; LANDER, WY; Owner: FREMONT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVOW (1450 AM; 1 kW; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS, LC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • 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.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wind River:

  • KDNO (101.7 FM; THERMOPOLIS, WY; Owner: CARJIM, LLC)
  • KWRR (89.5 FM; ETHETE, WY; Owner: BUSINESS COUNCIL OF THE NORTHERN ARAPAHO TRIBE)
  • KWYW (99.1 FM; LOST CABIN, WY; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KDLY (97.5 FM; LANDER, WY; Owner: FREMONT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCWC-FM (88.1 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)
  • K244DP (96.7 FM; LANDER, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • K276DV (103.1 FM; EDEN, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • KTAK (93.9 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS, LC)
  • KTRZ (93.1 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)

Wind River on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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