Ranchester, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 701. Estimated population in July 2005: 717 (+2.3% change)
Males: 339 (48.4%), Females: 362 (51.6%)

Sheridan County

Zip code: 82839

Median resident age: 36.7 years
Median household income: $36,094 (year 2000)
Median house value: $94,100 (year 2000)

Races in Ranchester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.2%)
  • American Indian (7.4%)
  • Hispanic (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Other race (1.3%)

Ancestries: German (28.4%), Irish (18.0%), English (12.6%), Norwegian (10.0%), Polish (4.9%), United States (4.1%).

Elevation: 3760 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Map of Ranchester, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Ranchester

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ranchester town

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+2.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Ranchester:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SHERIDAN COUNTY (about 16 miles; SHERIDAN, WY)
  • JOHNSON CO MEMORIAL HOSP (about 54 miles; BUFFALO, WY)
  • SOUTH BIG HORN COUNTY HOSPITAL-CAH (about 67 miles; GREYBULL, WY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Ranchester:

  • SHERIDAN COUNTY (about 17 miles; SHERIDAN, WY; ID: SHR)
  • WORLAND MUNI (about 86 miles; WORLAND, WY; ID: WRL)
  • BILLINGS LOGAN INTL (about 113 miles; BILLINGS, MT; ID: BIL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Ranchester:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY (about 49 miles; BUFFALO, WY; ID: BYG)
  • FORT SMITH LANDING STRIP (about 60 miles; FORT SMITH, MT; ID: 5U7)
  • FAIRGROUNDS AIRPARK (about 64 miles; HARDIN, MT; ID: F02)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ranchester:

  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS (about 108 miles; BILLINGS, MT; Full-time enrollment: 3,105)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 151 miles; CASPER, WY; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 230 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; FT enrollment: 3,190)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 239 miles; LARAMIE, WY; FT enrollment: 9,665)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN (about 264 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; FT enrollment: 10,380)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 279 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; FT enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 322 miles; CHADRON, NE; FT enrollment: 2,144)

Public primary/middle schools in Ranchester:

  • TONGUE RIVER ELEMENTARY (Students: 166; Location: 124 DAYTON ST.; Grades: KG – 05)
  • TONGUE RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 1251 DAYTON ST.; Grades: 06 – 08)