Wheatland, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 3,548. Estimated population in July 2005: 3,464 (-2.4% change)
Males: 1,676 (47.2%), Females: 1,872 (52.8%)

Platte County

Zip code: 82201

Median resident age: 42.9 years
Median household income: $35,208 (year 2000)
Median house value: $84,300 (year 2000)

Races in Wheatland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.8%)
  • Hispanic (6.5%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (29.3%), Irish (15.3%), English (12.1%), United States (4.7%), Dutch (4.2%), Norwegian (4.0%).

Elevation: 4748 feet

Land area: 4.2 square miles

Map of Wheatland, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wheatland

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wheatland town

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

2.4% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.3% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +318 (+9.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Wheatland:

  • PLATTE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (201 14TH ST, PO DRAWER 848)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Wheatland:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 54 miles; TORRINGTON, WY)
  • UNITED MEDICAL CENTER (about 64 miles; CHEYENNE, WY)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF CONVERSE COUNTY (about 68 miles; DOUGLAS, WY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wheatland:

  • CHEYENNE (about 64 miles; CHEYENNE, WY; ID: CYS)
  • LARAMIE REGIONAL (about 72 miles; LARAMIE, WY; ID: LAR)
  • WESTERN NEB. RGNL/WILLIAM B. HEILIG FIELD (about 97 miles; SCOTTSBLUFF, NE; ID: BFF)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wheatland:

  • PHIFER AIRFIELD (about 3 miles; WHEATLAND, WY; ID: EAN)
  • CAMP GUERNSEY (about 22 miles; GUERNSEY, WY; ID: 7V6)
  • THOMAS MEMORIAL (about 33 miles; GLENDO, WY; ID: 76V)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wheatland:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 63 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 110 miles; CASPER, WY; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO (about 116 miles; GREELEY, CO; FT enrollment: 10,983)
  • COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 116 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,684)
  • AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 117 miles; GREELEY, CO; FT enrollment: 3,722)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER (about 139 miles; BOULDER, CO; FT enrollment: 25,355)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 145 miles; CHADRON, NE; FT enrollment: 2,144)

Schools

Public high school in Wheatland:

  • WHEATLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 336; Location: 1207 13TH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Wheatland:

  • WHEATLAND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 2600 WEST MARIPOSA; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LIBBEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 232; Location: 1207 13TH ST.; Grades: KG – 02)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 218; Location: 201 20TH; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • SIBYLEE ELEMENTARY (Students: 2; Location: 3284 STATE HIGHWAY 34; Grades: KG – 08)

Private primary/middle school in Wheatland:

  • GOLDEN RULE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 1452 CIDER; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Wheatland:

  • PLATTE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $221,848; Location: 904 9TH ST; 55,951 books; 709 audio materials; 1,660 video materials; 82 serial subscriptions)