Moorcroft, Wyoming

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Moorcroft, Wyoming

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 8% Moorcroft Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Moorcroft, Wyoming

Comparing Moorcroft 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
Male Share of the Population 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Age of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 5
Senior Citizens 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
College Educated Adults 6 3
Median Family Income 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 6 4
Short Commute Times 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 8
Low Property Crime 7 8

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Moorcroft Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 86 miles W of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 313 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Crook
Standard Zip Codes 82721
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.263
Longitude -104.949

Moorcroft Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 31 F
Apr Temp 27 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 86 F
Oct Temp 29 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13.9 inches
Station UPTON
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 31 to 61 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
Station WESTON 1 E
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 38 F
Apr Temp 30 to 61 F
Jul Temp 54 to 88 F
Oct Temp 31 to 63 F
Annual Precip 13.3 inches
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Moorcroft Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 807 100%
Male 403 49.9%
Female 404 50.1%
Under 18 220 27.3%
18+ 587 72.7%
65+ 79 9.8%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.04
White 792 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.4%

Estimated Moorcroft Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 845
Growth 38
Growth % 4.7%

Moorcroft 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
German 36.6%
US/American 14.3%
English 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
Dutch 5.1%
Irish 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
Danish 3%
Swedish 2.8%
Scottish 2.8%
European 2.1%
Norwegian 2%
Italian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Icelander 1.3%
Czech 1.3%
Finnish 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Greek 0.7%
Polish 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Carlile (82721)
Oshoto (82721)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Moorcroft 807 $41,484
Pine Haven 222 $46,250
Upton 872 $39,091
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Moorcroft High Schools (2004)

Serves 148 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

Moorcroft Colleges

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