Overview

Medicine Bow is a small town that sits on the high plains of southeastern Wyoming over 6000 feet above sea level.

Medicine Bow is the kind of place where just about everyone knows everyone and every place is within walking distance. The schools and the community are safe as evidenced by low crime rates. Housing prices, rents and property taxes are affordable.

Medicine Bow has a relatively cold, windy climate with a short growing season of a little over 3 months. Winter temperatures bottom out in January with average temperatures below 20F. In July, the average temperature is around 65F. While there are lots of cold days, there are also many sunny ones as well. The wind in and around Medicine Bow is harvested for electrical energy.

Most visitors come to Medicine Bow for outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting and camping. There is an annual Fishing Derby on East Allen Lake held every Father’s Day weekend.

Demographics

People

Total Population349
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens35.8%
Employed Population 16+116
Age of the Population59

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher5%
Median Earnings25+$43,095
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,708
% Above Poverty Level78.8%
% Below Poverty Level21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home20.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone43.6%
Median Gross Rent$550
Median House Value$102,700

Ancestry

German44.4%
English29.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.5%
Irish15.2%
Russian10.9%
Scottish7.2%
French Except Basque4.6%
Norwegian4%
Welsh3.7%
Dutch3.7%
Swedish2.3%
Italian1.7%
Czech1.4%
Canadian1.1%
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Medicine Bow Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCarbon County
Standard Zip Codes82329
Phone Area Codes307
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.89
Approximate Longitude-106.2

Medicine Bow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMEDICINE BOW
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp26 to 56 F
Jul Temp48 to 84 F
Oct Temp28 to 60 F
Annual Precip10.9 inches
StationSHIRLEY BASIN
Distance33 miles
Jan Temp-2 to 27 F
Apr Temp19 to 48 F
Jul Temp41 to 79 F
Oct Temp20 to 54 F
Annual Precip10 inches
StationSEMINOE DAM
Distance40.6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 30 F
Apr Temp28 to 54 F
Jul Temp53 to 84 F
Oct Temp32 to 58 F
Annual Precip13.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elk Mountain192$46,500
Hanna765$51,957
Rock River151$44,875

Medicine Bow Public Schools

Medicine Bow Elementary
302 Sage St
ZIP: 82329
(307) 379-2345
Primary
Total Enrollment 22
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