Introduction to Lander, Wisconsin

Lander, Wyoming, in Fremont county, is 172 miles E of Idaho Falls, Idaho and 289 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The city has a population of 6,867.

Lander History

Lander was named in honor of transcontinental explorer Frederick W. Lander. It became the Cowboy Line’s westward terminus of the Chicago and North Western Railway. This originated the slogan "where rails end and trails begin."

Lander and nearby Attractions

  • Lander Children's Museum
  • Sinks Canyon State Park
  • Pioneer Association Museum of the American West
  • Hot Springs State Park
  • Fremont County Pioneer Museum
  • Boysen State Park

Things To Do In Lander

The shoppers must visit the Squaw Creek Shopping Center. Some of the notable locations in the community include Sinks Canyon State Park, Sinks Canyon State Park, and Lander Pioneer Museum. The history buffs must visit museums like Hot Springs County Historical Museum, Wyoming Dinosaur Center & Dig Sites, Pioneer Association Museum of the American West, and Fremont County Pioneer Museum, which would enhance their knowledge about the history of the place. The local festivals include Wyoming State Winter Fair in the month of March and Chokecherry Festival in the month of August.

Lander Transportation

Riverton Regional Airport is nearby.

Lander Higher Education

Higer education can be pursued at Casper College, Utah State University or at Idaho State University.


Total Population 7,758
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 3,418
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $68,589
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $739
Median House Value $198,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.4%
US/American 0%
English 17.3%
Irish 14.7%

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

Lander Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 172 miles E of Idaho Falls, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 289 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Fremont
Standard Zip Codes 82520
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.833
Longitude -108.73

Lander Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 33 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13.4 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 24 F
Apr Temp 16 to 45 F
Jul Temp 37 to 76 F
Oct Temp 20 to 52 F
Annual Precip 15.5 inches
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 53 to 85 F
Oct Temp 33 to 60 F
Annual Precip 7.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

South Pass City (82520)

Sweetwater Station (82520)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hudson 517 $56,250
Riverton 10,915 $61,771

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

Lander Public Libraries

Fremont County Library System
Lander, Wyoming
(307) 332-5194
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Lander Hospitals

(307) 332-4420
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lander High Schools

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Serves 656 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

A Non-traditional School
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 20 students.

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