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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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Demographics

People

Total Population6,759
Male Share of the Population54.5%
Female Share of the Population45.5%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+3,020
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married48.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,851
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$7,432
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,043

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,500
% Above Poverty Level81.6%
% Below Poverty Level18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$136,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.3%
Irish14.4%
English12.4%
Italian2.5%
Scottish2.4%
Polish2%
French Except Basque1.9%
Danishn1.8%
Norwegian1.4%
Russian1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Czech1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Arab0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
German0.3%
African0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Torrington Almanac

CategoryValue
County Goshen County
Standard Zip Codes82240
Phone Area Codes307
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude42.06
Approximate Longitude-104.18

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)

StationTORRINGTON EXP FARM
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp10 to 40 F
Apr Temp31 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 89 F
Oct Temp30 to 65 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches
StationMITCHELL 5 E
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 37 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp58 to 87 F
Oct Temp33 to 65 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationLA GRANGE
Distance29.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 41 F
Apr Temp31 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 90 F
Oct Temp32 to 66 F
Annual Precip16.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Laramie214$62,500
Lingle686$61,711
Yoder161$54,063

Torrington Public Libraries

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

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Torrington Hospitals

St Joseph's Children's Home
(Non-profit)
South 82240, 1419 Main St
(307) 532-4197
Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
2000 Campbell Drive
(307) 532-4181

Torrington Public Schools

Lincoln Elementary
1402 East P St
ZIP: 82240
(307) 532-4003
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Saint Joseph's Children's Home
1419 Main St
ZIP: 82240
(307) 532-4197
Other
Torrington High School
2400 West C St
ZIP: 82240
(307) 532-7101
High
Total Enrollment 362
Torrington Middle School
2742 West E St
ZIP: 82240
(307) 532-7014
Middle
Total Enrollment 259
Trail Elementary
1601 East M St
ZIP: 82240
(307) 532-5429
Primary
Total Enrollment 246

Torrington Private Schools

St Joseph's Children's Home
1419 Main St
ZIP: 82240
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
Valley Christian School
2441 East E St
ZIP: 82240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
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