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Overview

Introduction to Worland, Wyoming

Worland, Wyoming, in Washakie county, is 125 miles S of Billings, Montana and 333 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. As of the year 2000 census, 5,250 people lived in Worland.

Worland History

Worland was first settled in 1900, and the city was incorporated in 1906. It was originally located on the western side of the Big Horn River. Its founders later moved the city to the eastern side of the river because railroad tracks were laid in this area. It was named after settler C. Worland.

Worland and nearby Attractions

  • Washakie Museum
  • Evans Shopping Center
  • Hot Springs State Park
  • Wyoming Dinosaur Center & Dig Sites
  • Boysen State Park
  • Ten Sleep Pioneer Museum

Things To Do In Worland

The Washakie Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Sanders Park provides several recreational opportunities. The Wyoming Dinosaur Center & Dig Site, the Hot Springs County Historical Museum and the Ten Sleep Pioneer Museum are all accessible from Worland as well. The city hosts the Bluegrass Festival every August.

Worland Transportation

Flights are available from Riverton Regional Airport.

Worland Higher Education

Some of the closest colleges and universities are Montana State University-Billings, the University of Wyoming and Casper College.

People

Total Population 5,416
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,361
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,432
% Above Poverty Level 84.7%
% Below Poverty Level 15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 11 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.6%
Median Gross Rent $589
Median House Value $129,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.3%
US/American 0%
English 13.6%
Irish 8.9%

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

Worland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 125 miles S of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 333 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Washakie
Standard Zip Codes 82401
P.O. Box Zip Codes 82430
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.016
Longitude -107.954

Worland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WORLAND
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 60 F
Jul Temp 55 to 90 F
Oct Temp 31 to 62 F
Annual Precip 8 inches
Station WORLAND MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 63 F
Jul Temp 57 to 91 F
Oct Temp 33 to 63 F
Annual Precip 7.9 inches
Station BLACK MOUNTAIN
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 14.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Manderson 110 $48,500

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

Worland Public Libraries

Library
Washakie County Library System
1019 COBURN AVE
Worland, Wyoming
(307) 347-2231
Library Web Site

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Worland Hospitals

WASHAKIE MEDICAL CENTER - CAH
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
400 SOUTH 15 STREET
(307) 347-3221
Emergency Service: Yes

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Worland High Schools

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WORLAND HIGH SCHOOL
801 SOUTH 17TH STREET
307-347-2412
Serves 433 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

WYOMING BOY'S SCHOOL
1550 HIGHWAY 20 SOUTH
307-347-6144
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 73 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

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