Thermopolis, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 3,172. Estimated population in July 2005: 2,905 (-8.4% change)
Males: 1,496 (47.2%), Females: 1,676 (52.8%)

Hot Springs County

Zip code: 82443

Median resident age: 43.5 years
Median household income: $29,205 (year 2000)
Median house value: $78,100 (year 2000)

Races in Thermopolis:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.4%)
  • American Indian (2.6%)
  • Hispanic (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (24.4%), English (20.7%), Irish (15.5%), United States (7.7%), Scottish (5.1%), Norwegian (4.7%).

Elevation: 4325 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Map of Thermopolis, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Thermopolis

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thermopolis town

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -98 (-3.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Thermopolis:

  • HOT SPRINGS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (150 E ARAPAHOE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Thermopolis:

  • WASHAKIE MEDICAL CENTER (about 30 miles; WORLAND, WY)
  • RIVERTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 45 miles; RIVERTON, WY)
  • SOUTH BIG HORN COUNTY HOSPITAL-CAH (about 61 miles; GREYBULL, WY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Thermopolis:

  • WORLAND MUNI (about 28 miles; WORLAND, WY; ID: WRL)
  • RIVERTON REGIONAL (about 45 miles; RIVERTON, WY; ID: RIW)
  • YELLOWSTONE REGIONAL (about 82 miles; CODY, WY; ID: COD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Thermopolis:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thermopolis:

  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 143 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS (about 145 miles; BILLINGS, MT; FT enrollment: 3,105)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 214 miles; LARAMIE, WY; FT enrollment: 9,665)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN (about 231 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; FT enrollment: 10,380)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 241 miles; REXBURG, ID; FT enrollment: 8,670)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 290 miles; LOGAN, UT; FT enrollment: 16,384)
  • COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 291 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,684)

Schools

Public high school in Thermopolis:

  • HOT SPRINGS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 331 PARK; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Thermopolis:

  • RALPH WITTERS ELEMENTARY (Students: 187; Location: 215 SPRINGVIEW; Grades: KG – 03)
  • THERMOPOLIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 1450 VALLEY VIEW DR.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LUCERNE INTERMEDIATE (Students: 93; Location: LUCERNE ROUTE; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • BIG HORN BASIN CHILDREN’S CENTER (Students: 10; Location: 250 E ARAPAHOE; Grades: KG – 12)

Libraries

Library in Thermopolis:

  • HOT SPRINGS COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $107,464; Location: 344 ARAPAHOE STREET; 43,521 books; 1,118 audio materials; 367 video materials; 54 serial subscriptions)