Medicine Bow, Wyoming

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Medicine Bow, Wyoming

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.

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Medicine Bow Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 274 100%
Male 132 48.2%
Female 142 51.8%
Under 18 51 18.6%
18+ 223 81.4%
65+ 66 24.1%
Median Age 50.9
Average Family Size 2.6
White 268 97.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 1.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.7%

Estimated Medicine Bow Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 265
Growth -9
Growth % -3.3%

Medicine Bow 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 18.9%
German 16.5%
US/American 12.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
Irish 9.6%
European 6%
Scotch-Irish 5.2%
Swedish 4.8%
Greek 3.2%
French Canadian 2.4%
Czech 2%
Norwegian 1.2%
Hungarian 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Dutch 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Slovak 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
Russian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
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Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Medicine Bow 274 $35,156
Elk Mountain 192 $46,042
Hanna 873 $39,219
Rock River 235 $31,250
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