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Overview

Introduction to Torrington, Wyoming

Torrington, Wyoming, in Goshen county, is 71 miles NE of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 166 miles N of Denver, Colorado.

Torrington History

Torrington was founded and named by W.G. Curtis. It was named after Torrington, Connecticut. It was originally a watering and coaling station. The first post office of the city was established in 1889. It was surveyed by Ashland B. Smith on April 21, 1900. The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad was the first railroad to enter the city. Torrington was officially incorporated in 1908. It became the county seat of the newly formed Goshen County in 1911. The first courthouse was built in 1913.

Torrington and nearby Attractions

  • Homesteader's Museum
  • Fort Laramie National Historical Site
  • Western History Center
  • Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
  • Guernsey State Park

Things To Do In Torrington

Torrington offers easy access to several popular attractions, including the Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, the Western History Center and Guernsey State Park. The Homesteader's Museum provides insights into the area’s history. The Fort Laramie National Historical Site is less than half an hour's drive away.

Torrington Transportation

Cheyenne Airport is accessible from Torrington.

Torrington Higher Education

Eastern Wyoming College is located in Torrington. Chadron State College, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Wyoming are also nearby.

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People

Total Population 6,736
Male Share of the Population 54.1%
Female Share of the Population 45.9%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,024
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 45.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $31,354
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $7,969
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,197
% Above Poverty Level 79.1%
% Below Poverty Level 20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.6%
Median Gross Rent $658
Median House Value $134,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
US/American 0%
English 12.5%
Irish 15.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Torrington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 71 miles NE of Cheyenne, Wyoming (center to center)
Nearest Large City 166 miles N of Denver, Colorado
County Goshen
Standard Zip Codes 82240
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.062
Longitude -104.183

Torrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station TORRINGTON EXP FARM
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 40 F
Apr Temp 31 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 89 F
Oct Temp 30 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches
Station MITCHELL 5 E
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Station LA GRANGE
Distance 29.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 41 F
Apr Temp 31 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 90 F
Oct Temp 32 to 66 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Torrington, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Prairie Center (82240)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fort Laramie 210 $56,250
Lingle 649 $56,875
Yoder 74 $50,938

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Torrington Public Libraries

Library
Goshen County Library
2001 EAST A ST
Torrington, Wyoming
(307) 532-3411

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Torrington Hospitals

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CAH
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2000 CAMPBELL DRIVE
(307) 532-4181
Emergency Service: Yes

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Torrington High Schools

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TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
2400 WEST C STREET
307-532-7101
Serves 404 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

SAINT JOSEPH'S CHILDREN'S HOME
1419 MAIN STREET
307-532-4197
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 50 students.

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