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

Population2000201020212026
Upton9431,1001,027992

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4776663
5-9766768
10-14755970
15-19755652
20-24744132
25-29717034
30-34707170
35-39537472
40-44594573
45-49855445
50-54737051
55-59758468
60-64498680
65-69475279
70-74494745
75-79303838
80-84351829
85+272622
18+819797755
Median Age384142

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Upton2021
Total1,027.000
White Alone93.670
Black Alone1.070
American Indian Alone1.950
Asian Alone0.490
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.880
Two or More Races1.950
Hispanic Origin2.920
Diversity Index17.200

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households383467442429
Housing Units486539514518
Owner Occupied Units377365
Renter Occupied Units6563
Vacant Units7289

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Upton20212026
Median Home Value$197,475$212,019
Average Home Value$229,455$240,959
<$50,0002118
$50,000 - $99,9993023
$100,000 - $149,9994336
$150,000 - $199,9999993
$200,000 - $249,9995352
$250,000 - $299,9994850
$300,000 - $399,9995565
$400,000 - $499,99944
$500,000 - $749,9992224
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later3
2000-200970
1990-1999132
1980-198982
1970-1979102
1960-196933
1950-195936
1940-194969
1939 or Before66

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Upton20212026
Median Household$55,133$64,508
Average Household$66,308$73,734
Per Capita$28,231$31,544

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Upton2021
<$15,00039
$15,000 - $24,99949
$25,000 - $34,99957
$35,000 - $49,99959
$50,000 - $74,99963
$75,000 - $99,99985
$100,000 - $149,99974
$150,000 - $199,9999
$200,000+7

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+494
In-County Residents337
Out-of-County Residents157
Drive Alone352
Carpooled38
Public Transport28
Work at Home60
Less than 5 minutes109
5-9 minutes101
10-14 minutes14
15-19 minutes0
20-24 minutes18
25-29 minutes47
30-34 minutes22
35-39 minutes4
40-44 minutes0
45-59 minutes61
60-89 minutes54
90+ minutes4
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees307
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt2
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction49
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
Information4
  
Finance & Insurance12
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn6
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other6
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services70
HealthCare/Social Assist49
Arts/Entertainment/Rec2
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs17
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places17
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin11
Auto Repair/Maintenance2
Public Administration Emp40

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Upton2021
Some High School33
Graduated High School286
Associates Degree62
Bachelor's Degree121
Graduate Degree49

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses49
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus8
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 Bus1
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus4
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus5
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus3
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus3
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus8
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus2
Public Administration Bus4

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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