Ranchester, Wyoming

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Ranchester, Wyoming

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Comparative Profile of Ranchester, Wyoming

Comparing Ranchester 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
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
People Above Poverty 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Short Commute Times 4 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 4
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
People Living Alone 5 4

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Ranchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 89 miles SE of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 374 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Sheridan
Standard Zip Codes 82839, 82844
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.908
Longitude -107.162

Ranchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 33 F
Apr Temp 30 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 85 F
Oct Temp 30 to 60 F
Annual Precip 14.7 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 33 F
Apr Temp 30 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 87 F
Oct Temp 30 to 62 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Station SHELL
Distance 40.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 29 F
Apr Temp 30 to 60 F
Jul Temp 52 to 87 F
Oct Temp 29 to 62 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches
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Ranchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 701 100%
Male 339 48.4%
Female 362 51.6%
Under 18 211 30.1%
18+ 490 69.9%
65+ 78 11.1%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.08
White 629 89.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 45 6.4%
Other 9 1.3%
Mixed Race 17 2.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 30 4.3%

Estimated Ranchester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 717
Growth 16
Growth % 2.3%

Ranchester 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 25.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
Irish 13.5%
English 10.2%
Norwegian 9.5%
US/American 5.3%
Polish 5.1%
Danish 2.2%
Italian 1.8%
Dutch 1.3%
Swiss 1.1%
Welsh 1.1%
Scandinavian 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
British 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Northern European 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Acme (82839)
Wolf (82844)

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)
Ranchester 701 $46,389
Dayton 678 $41,500
Sheridan 15,804 $40,106
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