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Ranchester, Wyoming
Location of Ranchester, Wyoming
Location of Ranchester, Wyoming
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Sheridan
Government
 • Mayor Allan Moore
Area
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
3,763 ft (1,147 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 855
 • Estimate 
(2012)
898
 • Density 1,401.6/sq mi (541.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
82839, 82844
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-63755
GNIS feature ID 1593162

Ranchester is a town in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 855 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Ranchester is located at 44°54′30″N 107°9′46″W / 44.90833°N 107.16278°W / 44.90833; -107.16278 (44.908347, -107.162876).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 147
1930 155 5.4%
1940 189 21.9%
1950 251 32.8%
1960 235 −6.4%
1970 208 −11.5%
1980 655 214.9%
1990 676 3.2%
2000 701 3.7%
2010 855 22.0%
Est. 2015 940 9.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 855 people, 312 households, and 236 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,401.6 inhabitants per square mile (541.2/km2). There were 332 housing units at an average density of 544.3 per square mile (210.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.3% White, 7.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 312 households of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the town was 31.7 years. 32.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 701 people, 277 households, and 191 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,164.9 people per square mile (451.1/km²). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 481.9 per square mile (186.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.73% White, 6.42% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 2.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.28% of the population.

There were 277 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,094, and the median income for a family was $46,389. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $20,804 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,421. About 18.2% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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