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 Population6,349
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+3,226
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,229
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,625

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,868
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$776
Median House Value$182,400

Ancestry

German30.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
Irish11.2%
English8.9%
Norwegian6.4%
Scottish3.5%
Italian2.1%
Polish1.9%
Swedish1.8%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.2%
Danishn0.8%
Russian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Swiss0.5%
Slovene0.5%
Portuguese0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
African0.1%
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Powell Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyPark 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
Byron523$70,417
Cowley769$82,768
Deaver175$84,583
Frannie137$44,375
Lovell2,252$63,361

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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