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Overview

Medicine Bow is a small town that sits on the high plains of southeastern Wyoming over 6000 feet above sea level.

With a population of about 300, Medicine Bow is the kind of place where just about everyone knows everyone and everyplace is within walking distance. The schools and the community are safe as evidenced by low crime rates. Housing prices, rents and property taxes are affordable.

Medicine Bow has a relatively cold, windy climate with a short growing season of a little over 3 months. Winter temperatures bottom out in January with average temperatures below 20F. In July, the average temperature is around 65F. While there are lots of cold days, there are also many sunny ones as well. The wind in and around Medicine Bow is harvested for electrical energy.

Most visitors come to Medicine Bow for outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting and camping. There is an annual Fishing Derby on East Allen Lake held every Father’s Day weekend.

People

Total Population 237
Male Share of the Population 53.2%
Female Share of the Population 46.8%
Senior Citizens 32.5%
Employed Population 16+ 84
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 64.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.1%
Median Earnings25+ $43,125
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,667

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,375
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.9%
Median Gross Rent $519
Median House Value $79,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
US/American 0%
English 25.3%
Irish 11.4%

Medicine Bow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles NW of Cheyenne, Wyoming (center to center)
Nearest Large City 162 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Carbon
Standard Zip Codes 82329
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.895
Longitude -106.204

Medicine Bow 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 MEDICINE BOW
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 26 to 56 F
Jul Temp 48 to 84 F
Oct Temp 28 to 60 F
Annual Precip 10.9 inches
Station SHIRLEY BASIN
Distance 33 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 27 F
Apr Temp 19 to 48 F
Jul Temp 41 to 79 F
Oct Temp 20 to 54 F
Annual Precip 10 inches
Station SEMINOE DAM
Distance 40.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 53 to 84 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 13.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elk Mountain 133 $80,000
Hanna 798 $34,167
Rock River 250 $55,341
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