Community Profiles

The population on Upton, Wyoming is 1,100 with an additional 22,222 people within a 30 mile radius.

The ethnic makeup of the town is 95.99% white, 0.69% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

The median income for a household in the town is $31,053, and the median income for a family is $39,091.

Upton is a family oriented, pleasant place to live with five churches within the community and a Community Center. In 2010 a major downtown renovation was completed that included new pavement, sidewalks, decorative lighting and planters to give the downtown area a much needed facelift. We have a beautiful park located in the center of town. There is an outdoor swimming pool that is open daily from June through August. A branch of the Weston County Public Library is located in Upton. Upton also has a 9 hole golf course located at the edge of town, complete with a club house that serves food and drinks that is open from May through September.

Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the areas surrounding Upton. There is public land located just outside our backdoor for snowmobiling, ATV riding and hiking. Keyhole Reservoir is located approximately 30 minutes from Upton where fishing, boating and camping are available. Hunting is a big draw to the area, with plentiful opportunities to hunt antelope, deer, elk, turkey and other birds and small game.

School District Information

Upton is part of the Weston County School District #7. Upton has a K-8 elementary/middle school that was built in 1993. The Upton High School was built in 2002. During the 2010-2011 school year, Upton had 264 students in grades K-12. The average class size is 17.3 students. Upton's graduation rate was 93.5%. Weston County School District #7 has consistently met adequate yearly progress as required by the No Child Left Behind Act. Upton schools perform well on the state proficiency tests given to students each year.

Business Growth

The national recession has affected the workforce in North East Wyoming. Weston's County's current unemployment rate is 5.9% as of September 2009, which remains low compared to the national rate, however the region has experienced significant layoffs in the methane industry.

Utilities

Upton is fortunate to have an abundance of affordable energy. The Town of Upton provides its residents and businesses with electricity service, water, sewer and sanitation service. Source Gas provides natural gas service within the Town of Upton. Black Hills Power provides electricity in the city limits. Powder River Energy provides electric service in rural Weston County as well as the Upton Regional Industrial Site. This industrial rate is usually 30% less than anywhere else in the nation. Private propane providers and sanitation services are available outside the city limits.

Reduced Economic Development electrical rates may be negotiated, depending on the load demands and benefits to our community.

Upton

Population

Total Population

1,072

Population
Growth Rate

-0.28%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

16.500

Housing & Income

Households

456

Total Housing Units

527


Owner Occupied

358

Renter Occupied

98

Vacant

71

Median Home Value

$188,889


Average Home Value

$219,236

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.26%


Per Capita Income

1.63%

Income Projection

Median Household

$59,578 $62,969


Average Household

$79,395 $85,980


Per Capita

$33,336 $36,149

Workforce

Total Businesses

50

Total Employed

255

Workers 16+

429

HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

5

Employed

50

Construction Businesses

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Businesses

8

Employed

47

Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

7

Employed

45

Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

3

Employed

45

Food & Beverage Stores

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Businesses

2

Employed

28

Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

3

Employed

17

Some
High School

31

Graduated
High School

271

Associates
Degree

53

Bachelor's
Degree

110

Graduate
Degree

65

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

330

Non-Resident Commuters

99

Drive Alone

329

Carpooled

33

Public

14

Work At Home

32