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Overview

Introduction to Casper, Wyoming

Casper, Wyoming, in Natrona county, is 142 miles NW of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 227 miles N of Denver, Colorado. The city has a population of 49,644.

Casper History

Caper is nicknamed "The Oil City," as it has a long history of cowboy culture and local oil booms. The city was founded at the time of the mass migration in the mid nineteenth century. A trading post and bridge were established in the area in 1859 by Louis Guinard.

Casper and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Caspar Museum
  • Edness K. Wilkins State Park
  • Nicolaysen Art Museum
  • Seminoe State Park
  • Salt Creek Museum
  • Fort Fetterman State Historic Site

Things To Do In Casper

Local parks include Washington Park, Hospital Park, Huber Park and the Fort Casper Historical Grounds. The Werner Wildlife Museum, the Tate Geological Museum, the Veterns Memorial Museum and the Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center all provide insights into area’s history. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Casper Municipal Golf Club. Casper hosts The Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo every July.

Casper Transportation

Natrona County International is the nearest major airport.

Casper Higher Education

Casper College is the local college. Others nearby include the University of Wyoming, Chadron State College and Aims Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population59,397
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+30,647
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married48.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.9%
Median Earnings25+$38,080
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,881
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,701

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,211
% Above Poverty Level89.3%
% Below Poverty Level10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$837
Median House Value$189,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.7%
Irish13.1%
English9%
Italian3.9%
Norwegian3.7%
Scottish2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Polish2.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
Dutch1.6%
Danishn1.1%
Welsh1.1%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.4%
Finnish0.3%
African0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
German0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Casper Almanac

CategoryValue
County Natrona County, Carbon County
Standard Zip Codes82601, 82604, 82609, 82630, 82646, 82615, 82638
P.O. Box Zip Codes82602, 82605
Phone Area Codes307
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude42.83
Approximate Longitude-106.32

Casper Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCASPER NATRONA CO AP
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp53 to 87 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip13 inches
StationGLENROCK 5 ESE
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 37 F
Apr Temp32 to 59 F
Jul Temp56 to 89 F
Oct Temp34 to 63 F
Annual Precip12.1 inches
StationGLENROCK 14 SSE
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp26 to 52 F
Jul Temp50 to 81 F
Oct Temp30 to 57 F
Annual Precip15.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bar Nunn2,682$81,458
Evansville2,880$42,457
Glenrock2,607$79,779
Mills3,677$50,804
Rolling Hills383$87,500

Casper Public Libraries

Natrona County Public Library
307 EAST 2ND ST
Casper, Wyoming
(307) 237-4935

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Casper Hospitals

Wyoming Recover Llc
(Proprietary)
231 South Wilson
(307) 265-3791
Wyoming Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1233 East 2nd Street
(307) 577-7201
Wyoming Behavioral Health
(Proprietary)
2521 East 15th Street
(307) 237-7444
Uhs Of Wyoming
(Non-profit)
2521 East 15th Street
(307) 237-7444
Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital Llc
(Proprietary)
5715 East 2nd Street
(307) 265-0005
Mountain View Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
6550 East 2nd Street
(307) 995-8100

Casper Public Schools

Bar Nunn Elementary
2050 Siebke Drive
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Casper Classical Academy
900 South Beverly
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-3160
Middle
Total Enrollment 374
Crest Hill Elementary
4445 South Poplar
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Dean Morgan Junior High School
1440 South Elm
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-2500
Middle
Total Enrollment 839
Frontier Middle School
900 South Beverly
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-2300
Middle
Total Enrollment 161
Grant Elementary
1536 Oakcrest Ave.
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 223
Natrona County High School
930 South Elm
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-1700
High
Total Enrollment 1706
North Casper Elementary
1014 North Glenarm St
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Park Elementary
140 West 9th St
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Roosevelt High School
140 East K St
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-1400
High
Total Enrollment 133
Sagewood Elementary
2451 Shattuck Ave
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 315
Willard Elementary
129 North Elk St
ZIP: 82601
(307) 253-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
C Y Junior High School
2900 Cyclone Dr
ZIP: 82604
(307) 253-2700
Middle
Total Enrollment 753
Cottonwood Elementary
1230 W 15th St
ZIP: 82604
(307) 253-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Ft. Caspar Academy
4100 W. 38th St
ZIP: 82604
(307) 253-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Mountain View Elementary
400 North 3rd Ave
ZIP: 82604
(307) 253-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 228
Oregon Trail Elementary
6332 Buckboard Rd
ZIP: 82604
(307) 253-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Paradise Valley Elementary
22 Magnolia
ZIP: 82604
(307) 253-4584
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Poison Spider Elementary
14200 Poison Spider Rd
ZIP: 82604
(307) 253-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 186
Red Creek Elementary
15651 Highway 487
ZIP: 82604
(307) 473-1224
Primary
Total Enrollment 7
Southridge Elementary
1600 West 29th St
ZIP: 82604
(307) 253-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Centennial Junior High School
1421 Waterford
ZIP: 82609
(307) 253-2900
Middle
Total Enrollment 684
Kelly Walsh High School
3500 East 12th St
ZIP: 82609
(307) 253-2000
High
Total Enrollment 1747
Manor Heights Elementary
3201 East 15th St
ZIP: 82609
(307) 253-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Pineview Elementary
639 Payne Ave
ZIP: 82609
(307) 253-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Summit Elementary School
2210 Waterford St
ZIP: 82609
(307) 253-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
University Park Elementary
600 North Huber Drive
ZIP: 82609
(307) 253-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Verda James Elementary
701 Carriage Lane
ZIP: 82609
(307) 253-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Woods Learning Center
500 South Walsh Drive
ZIP: 82609
(307) 253-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 158
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
2521 East 15th St
ZIP: 82609
(800) 457-9312
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Casper Private Schools

Mountain Road Christian Academy
2657 Casper Mountain Rd
ZIP: 82601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Mount Hope Lutheran School
2300 Hickory St
ZIP: 82604
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
St Anthony Tri-parish Catholic School
1145 W 20th St
ZIP: 82604
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 239
Wyoming Behavioral Institute
2521 E 15th St
ZIP: 82609
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
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