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Ranchester, WY

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About Ranchester, WY

Ranchester, WY is located in Sheridan County in the state of Wyoming.

The total City Population for Ranchester is about 1,211 with about 578 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $252,876, which is roughly 22% higher than the Average Home Value of $197,164 for the state of Wyoming, and roughly 14% higher than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $60,208, which is roughly 17% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $50,254 for the state of Wyoming, and roughly 7% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Ranchester Population 1,211
Average Home Value $252,876
Median Household Income $60,208
Median Age 34.1
Unemployment Rate 2.8%
Politics 71.58% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.68
Male Population Estimate: 54.9%
Female Population Estimate: 45.1%
Median Age: 34.1
Male Median Age: 35.1
Female Median Age: 37.7

Racial Demographic Estimates



Sheridan County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
John Barrasso
U.S. Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
Mark Gordon
State governor
Mark Gordon
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 71.58%
Democratic: 24.43%
Libertarian: 2.05%
Other: 1.94%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Ranchester specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Sheridan County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Sheridan County: About 151.373 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Sheridan County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 47% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Ranchester is about 2.8%.

Wyoming is ranked #39 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 25.67 out of 100.

39th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 22.5

The average living wage for the state of Wyoming is $29.53/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Wyoming a minimum wage score of 14.03 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Wyoming a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Wyoming is $150.80, resulting in a UI benefit score of 14.45 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Wyoming does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Wyoming does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Wyoming does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Wyoming does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Wyoming does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Wyoming does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Wyoming does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Wyoming does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Wyoming does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Wyoming does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Wyoming does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Wyoming does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Wyoming does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Wyoming does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Wyoming does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Wyoming does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Wyoming does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Wyoming does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Wyoming does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Wyoming does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 82839
Latitude: 44.907500
Longitude: -107.167400
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 3704.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 307