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Overview

Introduction to Douglas, Wisconsin

Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse county, is 115 miles N of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 210 miles N of Denver, Colorado. About 5,288 people live in Douglas.

Douglas History

Douglas was founded when the Union Pacific Railroad established a rail station here in 1886. It originally served the surrounding cattle ranches and its cowboys, railway crews and US Army troops. The community was named in honor of U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas.

Douglas and nearby Attractions

  • Guernsey State Park
  • Salt Creek Museum
  • Glendo State Park
  • Nicolaysen Art Museum
  • Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum
  • Fort Casper Museum

Things To Do In Douglas

Local museums include the Fort Casper Museum, the Salt Creek Museum and the Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Douglas Community Golf Course or at Golf Wyoming. The Fort Fetterman State Historic Site, Spearhead Ranch and the Glenrock Paleontological Museum are all accessible from Douglas as well. The Wyoming State Community Fair is celebrated in Douglas every August.

Douglas Transportation

Natrona County International is the nearest major airport.

Douglas Higher Education

People

Total Population 6,272
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,388
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 51%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $36,828
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,612
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,454

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,750
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 40%
Median Gross Rent $621
Median House Value $184,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.1%
US/American 0.4%
English 11.7%
Irish 17.7%

Douglas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 115 miles N of Cheyenne, Wyoming (center to center)
Nearest Large City 210 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Converse
Standard Zip Codes 82633
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.759
Longitude -105.381

Douglas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station DOUGLAS AVIATION
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 37 F
Apr Temp 30 to 58 F
Jul Temp 54 to 86 F
Oct Temp 30 to 62 F
Annual Precip 12.5 inches
Station GLENROCK 5 ESE
Distance 21 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
Station GLENROCK 14 SSE
Distance 23 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, Douglas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bill (82633)

Orin (82633)

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

Douglas Public Libraries

Library
Converse County Library System
300 WALNUT
Douglas, Wyoming
(307) 358-3644

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Douglas Hospitals

MEMORIAL HOSP OF CONVERSE COUNTY - CAH
(Government - Local)
111 SOUTH 5TH STREET PO BOX 1450
(307) 358-2122
Emergency Service: Yes

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Douglas High Schools

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1701 HAMILTON
307-358-2940
Serves 557 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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