Cowley, Wyoming

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Cowley, Wyoming

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High Points

Cowley strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wyoming):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Cowley Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Cowley Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 19% Cowley Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Cowley, Wyoming

Comparing Cowley to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wyoming (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Racial Diversity 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Senior Citizens 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Age of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 9
College Educated Adults 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 8
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 5
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 2
Affordability of Rents 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
People Living Alone 2 1

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Cowley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 63 miles S of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 397 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Big Horn
P.O. Box Zip Codes 82420
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.883
Longitude -108.468

Cowley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LOVELL
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 29 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 87 F
Oct Temp 31 to 61 F
Annual Precip 6.7 inches
Station DEAVER
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 29 F
Apr Temp 29 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 88 F
Oct Temp 29 to 62 F
Annual Precip 5.5 inches
Station EMBLEM
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 31 to 60 F
Jul Temp 54 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 7.7 inches
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Cowley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 560 100%
Male 277 49.5%
Female 283 50.5%
Under 18 174 31.1%
18+ 386 68.9%
65+ 73 13%
Median Age 33.8
Average Family Size 3.19
White 545 97.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 12 2.1%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 3.4%

Estimated Cowley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 582
Growth 22
Growth % 3.9%

Cowley Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 27%
German 13.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
Swedish 6.9%
US/American 6.9%
Irish 5.8%
Italian 3.8%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Danish 3.5%
Norwegian 3.3%
European 3.1%
Welsh 2.4%
French Canadian 1.5%
Czech 1.3%
Russian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
British 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Dutch 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cowley 560 $39,722
Byron 557 $37,045
Deaver 177 $34,063
Frannie 209 $37,500
Lovell 2,281 $35,815
Powell 5,373 $34,877
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