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Deaver, Wyoming
Location of Deaver in Big Horn County, Wyoming.
Location of Deaver in Big Horn County, Wyoming.
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Coordinates: 44°53′26″N 108°35′49″W / 44.89056°N 108.59694°W / 44.89056; -108.59694Coordinates: 44°53′26″N 108°35′49″W / 44.89056°N 108.59694°W / 44.89056; -108.59694
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Big Horn
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
4,108 ft (1,252 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 178
 • Estimate 
(2019)
181
 • Density 178.68/sq mi (69.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
82421
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-19530
GNIS feature ID 1587452

Deaver is a town in Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 178 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Deaver is located at 44°53′26″N 108°35′49″W / 44.89056°N 108.59694°W / 44.89056; -108.59694 (44.890439, −108.596860).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.

Deaver is located in a sheltered valley to the west of the Big Horn Mountains and has a cold desert climate (Köppen BWk), a very rare type of climate so far north in North America and due to its very shielded location from moisture-bearing winds. Winters are almost snowless despite being very cold, with a median snowfall of only 1.4 inches (3.6 cm), though as much as 12.1 inches (30.73 cm) fell in April 1973. In the summer, days can be hot but humidity is low and nights are pleasantly cool. The shielded location means that the very limited rainfall of around 5.5 inches (140 mm) is confined to late spring and early summer thunderstorms.

Climate data for Deaver, Wyoming (1971 to 2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17.2)
74
(23.3)
82
(27.8)
87
(30.6)
98
(36.7)
102
(38.9)
105
(40.6)
104
(40)
102
(38.9)
89
(31.7)
73
(22.8)
63
(17.2)
105
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 28.9
(-1.72)
37.7
(3.17)
49.9
(9.94)
60.4
(15.78)
70.2
(21.22)
80.4
(26.89)
87.5
(30.83)
86.1
(30.06)
74.4
(23.56)
61.7
(16.5)
43.0
(6.11)
31.7
(-0.17)
59.33
(15.181)
Average low °F (°C) 2.8
(-16.22)
9.6
(-12.44)
20.4
(-6.44)
29.0
(-1.67)
39.4
(4.11)
47.8
(8.78)
53.1
(11.72)
50.8
(10.44)
40.0
(4.44)
29.4
(-1.44)
16.0
(-8.89)
5.6
(-14.67)
28.66
(-1.856)
Record low °F (°C) −37
(-38.3)
−36
(-37.8)
−18
(-27.8)
6
(-14.4)
14
(-10)
27
(-2.8)
35
(1.7)
25
(-3.9)
17
(-8.3)
−6
(-21.1)
−23
(-30.6)
−38
(-38.9)
-38
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.17
(4.3)
0.10
(2.5)
0.24
(6.1)
0.35
(8.9)
1.10
(27.9)
0.99
(25.1)
0.75
(19.1)
0.59
(15)
0.56
(14.2)
0.38
(9.7)
0.16
(4.1)
0.13
(3.3)
5.52
(140.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 2.9
(7.4)
1.2
(3)
1.3
(3.3)
1.0
(2.5)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.5
(1.3)
0.4
(1)
1.5
(3.8)
1.5
(3.8)
10.5
(26.7)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 inch) 2.4 2.1 1.7 3.1 5.7 5.4 4.1 3.9 3.4 2.5 1.6 1.5 37.4
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 inch) 1.7 0.8 0.9 0.4 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.2 0.9 0.9 5.9
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 142
1930 85 −40.1%
1940 111 30.6%
1950 118 6.3%
1960 121 2.5%
1970 112 −7.4%
1980 178 58.9%
1990 199 11.8%
2000 177 −11.1%
2010 178 0.6%
2019 (est.) 181 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 178 people, 66 households, and 48 families residing in the town. The population density was 176.2 inhabitants per square mile (68.0/km2). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 83.2 per square mile (32.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.6% White, 2.8% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.

There were 66 households, of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.3% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the town was 39 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.6% were from 25 to 44; 33.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.4% male and 46.6% female.

Education

Public education in Deaver is provided by Big Horn County School District Number 1. The district operates Rocky Mountain Middle/High School in Cowley, and Rocky Mountain Elementary School in Cowley.

Deaver has a public library, a branch of the Big Horn County Library System.

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