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Overview

Introduction to Powell, Wyoming

Powell, Wyoming, in Park county, is 73 miles S of Billings, Montana and 396 miles NW of Denver, Colorado.

Powell History

The Blackfeet, Crow, and Shoshone Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present-day town of Powell. It was named in honor of John Wesley Powell, an explorer and the director of the Geological Survey of the United States. The first post office of the city was established on January 23, 1908. It was originally incorporated in 1910 as a part of the Big Horn County. In 1911, it became a part of the newly-formed Park County.

Powell and nearby Attractions

  • Homesteader's Museum
  • Buffalo Bill Boyhood Home
  • Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village & Museum
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Buffalo Bill State Park

Things To Do In Powell

The Homesteader's Museum provides insight into the area’s history. The Buffalo Bill Boyhood Home, Tecumseh's Old West Miniature Village & Museum, the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Buffalo Bill State Park are all nearby as well. Local festivals include Mayfest, the Park County Fair and Octoberfest.

Powell Transportation

Billings Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Powell Higher Education

Northwest Community College is the local college. Montana State University-Billings, Casper College and Montana State University-Bozeman are all nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,396
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+3,243
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.3%
Median Earnings25+$33,009
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$43,149

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,671
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$714
Median House Value$176,000

Ancestry

German32.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19%
Irish14.6%
English8.9%
Norwegian4.9%
Scottish4.6%
French Except Basque3.6%
Swedish3.1%
Dutch2.5%
Polish1.5%
Italian1.4%
Danishn1.1%
Swiss0.9%
Russian0.7%
Greek0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
African0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Powell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Park County
Standard Zip Codes82435
Phone Area Codes307
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude44.79
Approximate Longitude-108.73

Powell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOWELL FIELD STATION
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp6 to 30 F
Apr Temp30 to 58 F
Jul Temp53 to 84 F
Oct Temp29 to 59 F
Annual Precip6.9 inches
StationDEAVER
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp3 to 29 F
Apr Temp29 to 60 F
Jul Temp53 to 88 F
Oct Temp29 to 62 F
Annual Precip5.5 inches
StationCLARK 3 NE
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp4 to 35 F
Apr Temp28 to 59 F
Jul Temp52 to 85 F
Oct Temp27 to 62 F
Annual Precip7.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Byron586$58,333
Cowley858$80,750
Deaver177$72,250
Frannie109$50,250
Lovell2,347$56,406

Powell Hospitals

Powell Valley Hospital
(Non-profit)
777 Avenue H
(307) 754-2267

Powell Public Schools

Clark Elementary
363 Rd 1ab
ZIP: 82435
(307) 645-3241
Primary
Total Enrollment 9
Parkside Elementary
125 S Douglas St
ZIP: 82435
(307) 764-6182
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Powell High School
1151 E 7th St
ZIP: 82435
(307) 764-6181
High
Total Enrollment 447
Powell Middle School
369 E 3rd St
ZIP: 82435
(307) 764-6185
Middle
Total Enrollment 419
Shoshone Learning Center
140 N Ferris St
ZIP: 82435
(307) 764-6187
High
Total Enrollment 26
Southside Elementary
278 E Monroe St
ZIP: 82435
(307) 764-6183
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Westside Elementary
555 Grand St
ZIP: 82435
(307) 764-6184
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
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