Lander, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 6,867. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,898 (+0.5% change)
Males: 3,352 (48.8%), Females: 3,515 (51.2%)

Fremont County

Zip code: 82520

Median resident age: 40.2 years
Median household income: $32,397 (year 2000)
Median house value: $97,300 (year 2000)

Races in Lander:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.9%)
  • American Indian (7.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (26.6%), English (16.3%), Irish (12.4%), United States (8.1%), Scottish (4.6%), French (3.8%).

Elevation: 5355 feet

Land area: 4.4 square miles

Map of Lander, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Lander

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lander city

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +343 (+5.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Lander:

  • LANDER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (1320 BISHOP RANDALL DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Lander:

  • RIVERTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; RIVERTON, WY)
  • HOT SPRINGS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 66 miles; THERMOPOLIS, WY)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SWEETWATER COUNTY (about 91 miles; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lander:

  • RIVERTON REGIONAL (about 25 miles; RIVERTON, WY; ID: RIW)
  • ROCK SPRINGS-SWEETWATER COUNTY (about 89 miles; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; ID: RKS)
  • WORLAND MUNI (about 94 miles; WORLAND, WY; ID: WRL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Lander:

  • HUNT FIELD (about 3 miles; LANDER, WY; ID: LND)
  • SHOSHONI MUNI (about 52 miles; SHOSHONI, WY; ID: 49U)
  • HOT SPRINGS CO-THERMOPOLIS MUNI (about 68 miles; THERMOPOLIS, WY; ID: THP)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lander:

  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 169 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS (about 201 miles; BILLINGS, MT; FT enrollment: 3,105)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 215 miles; REXBURG, ID; FT enrollment: 8,670)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 218 miles; LARAMIE, WY; FT enrollment: 9,665)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 234 miles; LOGAN, UT; FT enrollment: 16,384)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN (about 244 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; FT enrollment: 10,380)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 249 miles; POCATELLO, ID; FT enrollment: 10,057)

Schools

Public high schools in Lander:

  • LANDER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 656; Location: 1005 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PATHFINDER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: WSTS, SMITH COTTAGE # 98; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Lander:

  • STARRETT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 863 SWEETWATER; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • SOUTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 275; Location: 615 POPO AGIE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 272; Location: 626 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 265; Location: 350 SMITH STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SUNRISE SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 465 LINCOLN ST; Grades: KG – 12)

Private primary/middle school in Lander:

  • LANDER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 32; Location: 875 FREMONT STREET; Grades: KG – 5)

Libraries

Library in Lander:

  • FREMONT COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $742,453; Location: 451 NORTH 2ND ST; 159,503 books; 4,027 audio materials; 3,174 video materials; 235 serial subscriptions)