Introduction to Casper, Wyoming

Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona county, is 142 miles NW of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 227 miles N of Denver, Colorado. The city has a population of 49,644.

Casper History

Caper is nicknamed "The Oil City," as it has a long history of cowboy culture and local oil booms. The city was founded at the time of the mass migration in the mid nineteenth century. A trading post and bridge were established in the area in 1859 by Louis Guinard.

Casper and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Caspar Museum
  • Edness K. Wilkins State Park
  • Nicolaysen Art Museum
  • Seminoe State Park
  • Salt Creek Museum
  • Fort Fetterman State Historic Site

Things To Do In Casper

Local parks include Washington Park, Hospital Park, Huber Park and the Fort Casper Historical Grounds. The Werner Wildlife Museum, the Tate Geological Museum, the Veterns Memorial Museum and the Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center all provide insights into area’s history. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Casper Municipal Golf Club. Casper hosts The Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo every July.

Casper Transportation

Natrona County International is the nearest major airport.

Casper Higher Education

Casper College is the local college. Others nearby include the University of Wyoming, Chadron State College and Aims Community College.


Total Population 58,817
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 30,363
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.1%
Median Earnings25+ $38,740
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,023
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,937


Median Family Income $71,203
% Above Poverty Level 89.5%
% Below Poverty Level 10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $832
Median House Value $182,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Casper Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 142 miles NW of Cheyenne, Wyoming (center to center)
Nearest Large City 227 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Natrona
Metro Area Casper
Standard Zip Codes 82601, 82604, 82609, 82615, 82630, 82646
P.O. Box Zip Codes 82602, 82605, 82638
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.866
Longitude -106.312

Casper Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 29 to 56 F
Jul Temp 53 to 87 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13 inches
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 56 to 89 F
Oct Temp 34 to 63 F
Annual Precip 12.1 inches
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 26 to 52 F
Jul Temp 50 to 81 F
Oct Temp 30 to 57 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Casper, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Allendale (82609)

Arminto (82630)

Hiland (82638)

Moneta (82604, 82638)

Natrona (82646)

Shirley Basin (82615)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bar Nunn 2,573 $83,000
Evansville 2,836 $38,864
Glenrock 2,593 $79,228
Mills 3,597 $50,227
Rolling Hills 487 $81,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Casper Public Libraries

Natrona County Library System
307 EAST 2ND
Casper, Wyoming
(307) 237-4935
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Casper Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1233 EAST 2ND ST
(307) 577-2188
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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Serves 1,266 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

Serves 223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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