Introduction to Powell, Wyoming

Powell, Wyoming, in Park county, is 73 miles S of Billings, Montana and 396 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. There are 5,373 residents in the city.

Powell History

The Blackfeet, Crow, and Shoshone Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present-day town of Powell. It was named in honor of John Wesley Powell, an explorer and the director of the Geological Survey of the United States. The first post office of the city was established on January 23, 1908. It was originally incorporated in 1910 as a part of the Big Horn County. In 1911, it became a part of the newly-formed Park County.

Powell and nearby Attractions

  • Homesteader's Museum
  • Buffalo Bill Boyhood Home
  • Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village & Museum
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Buffalo Bill State Park

Things To Do In Powell

The Homesteader's Museum provides insight into the area’s history. The Buffalo Bill Boyhood Home, Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village & Museum, the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Buffalo Bill State Park are all nearby as well. Local festivals include Mayfest, the Park County Fair and Octoberfest.

Powell Transportation

Billings Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Powell Higher Education

Northwest Community College is the local college. Montana State University-Billings, Casper College and Montana State University-Bozeman are all nearby.


Total Population 6,408
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,216
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 36.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $66,173
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $715
Median House Value $161,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 14.9%

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

Powell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles S of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 396 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Park
Standard Zip Codes 82435
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.753
Longitude -108.756

Powell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 30 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 84 F
Oct Temp 29 to 59 F
Annual Precip 6.9 inches
Station DEAVER
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 29 F
Apr Temp 29 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 88 F
Oct Temp 29 to 62 F
Annual Precip 5.5 inches
Station CLARK 3 NE
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 35 F
Apr Temp 28 to 59 F
Jul Temp 52 to 85 F
Oct Temp 27 to 62 F
Annual Precip 7.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Clark (82435)

Mantua (82435)

Odonnell Spur (82435)

Willwood (82435)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Byron 620 $55,625
Cowley 831 $85,694
Deaver 172 $70,625
Frannie 134 $50,208
Lovell 2,361 $53,583

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

Powell Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(307) 754-2267
Emergency Service: Yes

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Powell High Schools

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Serves 490 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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