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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020222027
Upton8651,009875841

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Population by Age

Population201020222027
0-4685351
5-9635047
10-14735855
15-19644846
20-24594844
25-29625550
30-34646057
35-39453939
40-44574444
45-49805654
50-54886456
55-59827160
60-64494944
65-69415050
70-74395254
75-79242832
80-84302936
85+222122
18+759680656
Median Age414344

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Population by Race

Upton2022
Total875.000
White Alone92.910
Black Alone0.340
American Indian Alone0.570
Asian Alone0.340
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.800
Two or More Races5.030
Hispanic Origin2.060
Diversity Index16.900

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Growth Rate

Upton2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%-1%
Households0%-1%
Families0%-1%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020222027
Households368449401386
Housing Units453502452439
Owner Occupied Units283270
Renter Occupied Units119116
Vacant Units5153

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Home Value

Upton20222027
Median Home Value$196,774$228,000
Average Home Value$241,933$273,704
<$50,0001712
$50,000 - $99,9992621
$100,000 - $149,9994039
$150,000 - $199,9996249
$200,000 - $249,9993025
$250,000 - $299,9994043
$300,000 - $399,9993436
$400,000 - $499,99932
$500,000 - $749,9992940
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later3
2000-200975
1990-1999167
1980-198988
1970-1979101
1960-196923
1950-195913
1940-194922
1939 or Before148

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Income
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Income

Upton20222027
Median Household$60,345$70,880
Average Household$72,034$81,261
Per Capita$31,245$35,121

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Household Income Base

Upton2022
<$15,00033
$15,000 - $24,99941
$25,000 - $34,99949
$35,000 - $49,99949
$50,000 - $74,99958
$75,000 - $99,99984
$100,000 - $149,99973
$150,000 - $199,9999
$200,000+6

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+554
In-County Residents417
Out-of-County Residents137
Drive Alone455
Carpooled44
Public Transport12
Work at Home30
Less than 5 minutes152
5-9 minutes172
10-14 minutes15
15-19 minutes0
20-24 minutes17
25-29 minutes37
30-34 minutes26
35-39 minutes0
40-44 minutes0
45-59 minutes60
60-89 minutes42
90+ minutes3
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees307
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt2
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction33
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade3
  
Retail Trade42
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers2
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores28
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations10
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str2
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse4
Information11
  
Finance & Insurance12
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn6
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other6
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing3
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv3
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services70
HealthCare/Social Assist54
Arts/Entertainment/Rec2
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs17
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places17
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin11
Auto Repair/Maintenance2
Public Administration Emp40

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

Educational Attainment (25+)

Upton2022
Some High School25
Graduated High School242
Associates Degree57
Bachelor's Degree110
Graduate Degree42

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses52
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus6
Manufacturing Bus0
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus6
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus1
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus2
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus2
  
Finance & Insurance Bus4
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus3
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus1
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus5
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus6
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus3
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus3
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus9
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus2
Public Administration Bus4

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-16

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