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

Population2000201020202025
Upton9431,1001,037995

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4776462
5-9765955
10-14757065
15-19755755
20-24745852
25-29716659
30-34707070
35-39534545
40-44595253
45-49856862
50-54737869
55-59758775
60-64495954
65-69475758
70-74495861
75-79302936
80-84353237
85+272626
18+819800772
Median Age384343

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Population by Race

Upton2020
Total1,037.000
White Alone93.830
Black Alone1.060
American Indian Alone1.830
Asian Alone0.580
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.870
Two or More Races1.830
Hispanic Origin2.990
Diversity Index17.000

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households383467449434
Housing Units486539539544
Owner Occupied Units360343
Renter Occupied Units8990
Vacant Units90110

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Home Value

Upton20202025
Median Home Value$192,958$209,583
Average Home Value$230,556$246,720
<$50,0002218
$50,000 - $99,9993124
$100,000 - $149,9996655
$150,000 - $199,9997163
$200,000 - $249,9995860
$250,000 - $299,9992932
$300,000 - $399,9994649
$400,000 - $499,99967
$500,000 - $749,9993035
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later3
2000-200913
1990-1999118
1980-198993
1970-1979121
1960-196934
1950-195946
1940-194956
1939 or Before81

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Income
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Income

Upton20202025
Median Household$56,586$60,077
Average Household$73,415$79,767
Per Capita$31,306$34,498

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Household Income Base

Upton2020
<$15,00043
$15,000 - $24,99946
$25,000 - $34,99932
$35,000 - $49,99965
$50,000 - $74,999104
$75,000 - $99,99957
$100,000 - $149,99964
$150,000 - $199,99923
$200,000+13

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+414
In-County Residents298
Out-of-County Residents116
Drive Alone315
Carpooled31
Public Transport16
Work at Home49
Less than 5 minutes79
5-9 minutes92
10-14 minutes19
15-19 minutes0
20-24 minutes16
25-29 minutes23
30-34 minutes9
35-39 minutes4
40-44 minutes0
45-59 minutes69
60-89 minutes51
90+ minutes3
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees298
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt2
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction59
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/Warehouse0
Information11
  
Finance & Insurance15
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn6
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other9
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services45
HealthCare/Social Assist50
Arts/Entertainment/Rec2
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs17
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places17
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin10
Auto Repair/Maintenance4
Public Administration Emp40

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Educational Attainment (25+)

Upton2020
Some High School48
Graduated High School268
Associates Degree70
Bachelor's Degree78
Graduate Degree45

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses51
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus9
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 Bus0
Information Bus2
  
Finance & Insurance Bus5
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus4
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus1
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus3
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus5
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus3
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus3
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus9
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus3
Public Administration Bus4

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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