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

Population2000201020192024
Upton9431,1001,0721,040

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-4776665
5-9766258
10-14757269
15-19755957
20-24746054
25-29717062
30-34707375
35-39534746
40-44595355
45-49857165
50-54738073
55-59759278
60-64495959
65-69475860
70-74495964
75-79303137
80-84353237
85+272626
18+819828808
Median Age384343

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

Population by Race

Upton2019
Total1,072.000
White Alone94.300
Black Alone1.030
American Indian Alone1.680
Asian Alone0.560
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.840
Two or More Races1.590
Hispanic Origin3.080
Diversity Index16.500

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households383467456442
Housing Units486539527533
Owner Occupied Units358349
Renter Occupied Units9893
Vacant Units7191

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

Home Value

Upton20192024
Median Home Value$188,889$210,965
Average Home Value$219,236$248,991
<$50,0002116
$50,000 - $99,9993324
$100,000 - $149,9996350
$150,000 - $199,9998171
$200,000 - $249,9995957
$250,000 - $299,9992930
$300,000 - $399,9994657
$400,000 - $499,999710
$500,000 - $749,9992032
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later2
2000-200950
1990-199989
1980-198976
1970-1979138
1960-196928
1950-195963
1940-194942
1939 or Before86

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

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Income
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Income

Upton20192024
Median Household$59,578$62,969
Average Household$79,395$85,980
Per Capita$33,336$36,149

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

Household Income Base

Upton2019
<$15,00044
$15,000 - $24,99940
$25,000 - $34,99926
$35,000 - $49,99961
$50,000 - $74,999114
$75,000 - $99,99959
$100,000 - $149,99963
$150,000 - $199,99929
$200,000+19

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+429
In-County Residents330
Out-of-County Residents99
Drive Alone329
Carpooled33
Public Transport14
Work at Home32
Less than 5 minutes60
5-9 minutes146
10-14 minutes25
15-19 minutes4
20-24 minutes0
25-29 minutes19
30-34 minutes10
35-39 minutes3
40-44 minutes4
45-59 minutes87
60-89 minutes36
90+ minutes3
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees255
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt2
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction47
Manufacturing2
Wholesale Trade3
  
Retail Trade45
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers2
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip3
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
Information1
  
Finance & Insurance15
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn6
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other9
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing0
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 Admin13
Auto Repair/Maintenance4
Public Administration Emp9

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

Educational Attainment (25+)

Upton2019
Some High School31
Graduated High School271
Associates Degree53
Bachelor's Degree110
Graduate Degree65

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses50
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus1
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus8
Manufacturing Bus1
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus7
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus1
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
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 Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus5
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus4
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus0
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 Bus10
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus3
Public Administration Bus2

Source: ESRI, 2019-12-11

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