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Overview

Introduction to Sheridan, Wyoming

Sheridan, Wyoming, in Sheridan county, is 102 miles SE of Billings, Montana and 364 miles N of Denver, Colorado.

City History

Sheridan is the county seat of Sheridan County, which was organized in 1888. The city is named in honor of General Philip H. Sheridan, the Union cavalry leader who served during the American Civil War. The Sheridan Inn, which is a National Historical Landmark, was established in May, 1893. Sheridan is the hometown of John B. Kendrick, the Governor of Wyoming from 1915 - 1917; Jim Benepe, who won the 1988 Beatrice Western Open; and Brad Anderson, the CEO of Best Buy.

Sheridan and nearby Attractions

  • Sheridan Inn National Historical Landmark
  • Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum
  • Tongue River Reservoir State Park
  • Trail End State Historic Site
  • Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Things To Do In Sheridan

The Bradford Brinton Memorial Museum and the Trail End State Historic Site provides insight into the history of Bradford. The Bighorn National Forest is nearby as well. Local golf courses include Powder Horn, the Kendrick Golf Course, Sheridan Country Club and the Buffalo Golf Club. The city hosts the Big West Arts Festival, Don King Days, the Sheridan County Fair, Celebrate the Arts, the Sagebrush Cowboy Gathering, and the Sheridan County Rodeo annually.

Sheridan Transportation

Sheridan County Airport is nearby.

Sheridan Higher Education

The city is home to Sheridan College. Montana State University-Billings, Black Hills State University and Casper College are all nearby as well.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,816
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+8,386
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31%
Median Earnings25+$37,887
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,414
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,936

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,559
% Above Poverty Level92.2%
% Below Poverty Level7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone35.7%
Median Gross Rent$795
Median House Value$211,500

Ancestry

German18%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
Irish13%
English12%
Norwegian4.1%
Polish3.1%
French Except Basque2.4%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Swedish1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Dutch1.2%
African1.1%
Czech0.9%
Finnish0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Russian0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Basque0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Sheridan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sheridan County
Standard Zip Codes82801
Phone Area Codes307
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude44.79
Approximate Longitude-106.95

Sheridan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSHERIDAN AP
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp10 to 33 F
Apr Temp30 to 58 F
Jul Temp52 to 85 F
Oct Temp30 to 60 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationSHERIDAN FIELD STN
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp7 to 33 F
Apr Temp30 to 58 F
Jul Temp53 to 87 F
Oct Temp30 to 62 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationCLEARMONT 5 SW
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp4 to 30 F
Apr Temp29 to 57 F
Jul Temp52 to 84 F
Oct Temp28 to 59 F
Annual Precip14.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dayton815$83,403
Ranchester1,112$70,667

Sheridan Public Libraries

Sheridan County Public Library System
335 WEST ALGER ST
Sheridan, Wyoming
(307) 674-8585

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Sheridan Hospitals

Memorial Hospital Of Sheridan County
(Proprietary)
1401 West 5th Street
(307) 672-1044
Sheridan Memorial Hospital
1401 W 5th St
(307) 672-1000
Va Medical Center - Sheridan
(Government - Federal)
1898 Fort Rd

Sheridan Public Schools

Ft. Mackenzie
620 Lewis St
ZIP: 82801
(307) 673-8730
High
Total Enrollment 37
Henry A. Coffeen Elementary
1301 Avon St
ZIP: 82801
(307) 674-9333
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Highland Park Elementary
2 Mydland Rd
ZIP: 82801
(307) 672-2113
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Meadowlark Elementary
1410 Desmet Ave
ZIP: 82801
(307) 672-3786
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
Normative Services
5 Lane Lane
ZIP: 82801
(307) 674-6878
Other
Sagebrush Elementary
1685 Hillpond Drive
ZIP: 82801
(307) 672-9059
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Sheridan High School
1056 Long Drive
ZIP: 82801
(307) 672-2495
High
Total Enrollment 971
Sheridan Junior High School
500 Lewis St
ZIP: 82801
(307) 672-9745
Middle
Total Enrollment 679
The Wright Place
620 Lewis St
ZIP: 82801
(307) 673-8730
Middle
Total Enrollment 20
Woodland Park Elementary
1010 East Woodland Park Rd
ZIP: 82801
(307) 674-7937
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Wyoming Girls School
3500 Big Horn Ave
ZIP: 82801
(307) 674-7476
High

Sheridan Private Schools

Holy Name Catholic School
121 S Connor St
ZIP: 82801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
Martin Luther Grammar School
1325 Burton St
ZIP: 82801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Normative Services Academy
5 Lane Ln
ZIP: 82801
Secondary
Total Enrollment 77
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