Introduction to Sheridan, Wyoming

Sheridan, Wyoming, in Sheridan county, is 102 miles SE of Billings, Montana and 364 miles N of Denver, Colorado.

City History

Sheridan is the county seat of Sheridan County, which was organized in 1888. The city is named in honor of General Philip H. Sheridan, the Union cavalry leader who served during the American Civil War. The Sheridan Inn, which is a National Historical Landmark, was established in May, 1893. Sheridan is the hometown of John B. Kendrick, the Governor of Wyoming from 1915 - 1917; Jim Benepe, who won the 1988 Beatrice Western Open; and Brad Anderson, the CEO of Best Buy.

Sheridan and nearby Attractions

  • Sheridan Inn National Historical Landmark
  • Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum
  • Tongue River Reservoir State Park
  • Trail End State Historic Site
  • Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Things To Do In Sheridan

The Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum and the Trail End State Historic Site provides insight into the history of Bradford. The Bighorn National Forest is nearby as well. Local golf courses include Powder Horn, the Kendrick Golf Course, Sheridan Country Club and the Buffalo Golf Club. The city hosts the Big West Arts Festival, Don King Days, the Sheridan County Fair, Celebrate the Arts, the Sagebrush Cowboy Gathering, and the Sheridan County Rodeo annually.

Sheridan Transportation

Sheridan County Airport is nearby.

Sheridan Higher Education

The city is home to Sheridan College. Montana State University-Billings, Black Hills State University and Casper College are all nearby as well.


Total Population 17,775
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,470
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 51.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $69,121
% Above Poverty Level 89.8%
% Below Poverty Level 10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $722
Median House Value $202,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 12.8%

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

Sheridan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 102 miles SE of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 364 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Sheridan
Standard Zip Codes 82801
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.797
Longitude -106.955

Sheridan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.2 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 6.5 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
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 30 F
Apr Temp 29 to 57 F
Jul Temp 52 to 84 F
Oct Temp 28 to 59 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dayton 903 $80,833
Ranchester 911 $58,750

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

Sheridan Public Libraries

Sheridan County Library
Sheridan, Wyoming
(307) 674-8585
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Sheridan Hospitals

(Government - Local)
1401 W 5TH ST
(307) 672-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

Sheridan VA Medical Center
1898 Fort Road
(307) 672-3473 or (866) 822-6714
Emergency Service:

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Sheridan High Schools

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Serves 714 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 125 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 96 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.7

A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 53 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

Sheridan Colleges

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