Bessemer Bend, Wyoming

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Population in 2010: 199.
Population change since 2000: +17.1%
Males: 133  (67.0%)
Females: 66  (33.0%)
Median resident age:

45.8 years
Wyoming median age:

38.1 years

Zip code: 82604

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,788 (it was $48,571 in 2000)
Bessemer Bend:

$65,788
WY:

$65,003

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,383 (it was $24,971 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $277,457 (it was $110,200 in 2000)
Bessemer Bend:

$277,457
WY:

$235,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $248,839; detached houses: $303,419; mobile homes: $89,922
March 2019 cost of living index in Bessemer Bend: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.8%
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Ancestries: American (22.4%), Scottish (20.0%), English (17.6%), German (17.6%), Dutch (10.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 128 people per square mile   (very low).

Bessemer Bend, Wyoming map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,293 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,051 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (142.3 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (214.6 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (705.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Red Butte, WY (2.4 miles ),
Vista West, WY (3.0 miles ),
Mills, WY (3.1 miles ),
Casper Mountain, WY (3.2 miles ),
Casper, WY (3.3 miles ),
Hartrandt, WY (3.6 miles ),
Bar Nunn, WY (3.7 miles ),
Evansville, WY (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.76 N, Longitude: 106.52 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Distribution of median household income in Bessemer Bend, WY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bessemer Bend, WY in 2019

Bessemer Bend satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.0%
Wyoming:

4.9%

Average climate in Bessemer Bend, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bessemer Bend, Wyoming average temperatures Bessemer Bend, Wyoming average precipitation Bessemer Bend, Wyoming humidity Bessemer Bend, Wyoming wind speed Bessemer Bend, Wyoming snowfall Bessemer Bend, Wyoming sunshine Bessemer Bend, Wyoming clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.3. This is better than average.

City:

53.3
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.65
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.50
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 11.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 4.32. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.32
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Bessemer Bend-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wyoming state average. It is 781% 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 241.7 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 376.9 miles away from Bessemer Bend center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 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 54.6 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 248.9 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) earthquake occurred 225.7 miles away from Bessemer Bend center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 308.5 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 Natrona County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bessemer Bend topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bessemer Bend:

  • SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • POPLAR LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF CASPER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • SHARON'S HOME HEALTH CASPER (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF CASPER (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • WYOMING KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CASPER, WY)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF WYOMING INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CASPER, WY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bessemer Bend:

  • Casper College (about 11 miles; Casper, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,770)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 110 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 112 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Sheridan College (about 141 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 146 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 161 miles; Rock Springs, WY; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (about 169 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 25,099)

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Natrona County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Wyoming:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.8%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.2%
Whole state:

7.1%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Bessemer Bend:

Marital status in Bessemer Bend, WY
  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 69.1%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in Bessemer Bend:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Wyoming average:

9.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bessemer Bend, WY (based on Natrona County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,30646
Catholic7,8243
Mainline Protestant5,26616
Other5,02613
Orthodox2351
Black Protestant1231
None47,670-
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: 9
Natrona County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Natrona County:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Natrona County:

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 55
Here:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Natrona County:

25.0%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
Wyoming:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.9%
Wyoming:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Bessemer Bend:

29.2
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bessemer Bend:

21.8%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bessemer Bend:

13.2%
Wyoming:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bessemer Bend:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bessemer Bend:

41.0%
Wyoming:

34.7%

General health condition:
This city:

55.7%
Wyoming:

56.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Bessemer Bend:

81.7%
State:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bessemer Bend, WY Residents

5.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Converse County, WY  0.34% ($44,727 average AGI)
from Albany County, WY  0.22% ($28,597)
from Campbell County, WY  0.21% ($53,029)


7.71% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.71%
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 Converse County, WY  0.35% ($58,154 average AGI)
to Laramie County, WY  0.33% ($58,063)
to Albany County, WY  0.18% ($33,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bessemer Bend:

  • 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)
  • KKTL (1400 AM; 1 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVOC (1230 AM; 1 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHI (1210 AM; 10 kW; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bessemer Bend:

  • K219CA (91.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUWC (91.3 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • K209CS (89.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KMLD (94.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MT. RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMGW (96.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWYY (95.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KASS (106.9 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KCSP-FM (90.3 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CTERS, INC.)
  • KQLT (103.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHOC (102.5 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: MOUNT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KTRS-FM (104.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRVK (107.9 FM; MIDWEST, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bessemer Bend:

  • KTWO-TV (Channel 2; CASPER, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHANNEL 2, INC.)
  • KFNB (Channel 20; CASPER, WY; Owner: WYOMEDIA CORPORATION)
  • K06KH (Channel 6; CASPER, WY; Owner: CASPER COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • K26ES (Channel 26; CASPER, WY; Owner: WYOMEDIA CORP.)
  • KGWC-TV (Channel 14; CASPER, WY; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CASPER, LLC)
  • KCWY (Channel 13; CASPER, WY; Owner: SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K47HQ (Channel 47; CASPER, WY; Owner: MANNA MEDIA CORPORATION)

Bessemer Bend fatal accident list:

Apr 20, 2015 02:02 PM, Sr-220, Lat: 42.755286, Lon: -106.514664, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 2, 2007 02:30 PM, Sr-220, Lat: 42.759064, Lon: -106.509272, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 12, 2006 08:00 AM, Sr-220, Lat: 42.754380, Lon: -106.515080, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 12, 2003 08:30 PM, Sr-220, Lat: 42.717788, Lon: -106.537994, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jan 6, 2001 00:25 AM, Sr-220, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.2mTotal length
  • 8,397Total average daily traffic
  • 1,535Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,244Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • RedButteRanch, 8500 Bessemer Bend South (Lat: 42.746972 Lon: -106.524472), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WRJE454,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2020, Expiration Date: 08/17/2030, Certifier: Tim Meads, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$43,9701$43,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$40,4600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.00

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bessemer Bend, WY
  • 66.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.6%Wood
  • 12.7%Electricity


Bessemer Bend compared to Wyoming 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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