Wamsutter, Wyoming

Wamsutter, Wyoming is a small town situated along Interstate 80 in the southwest corner of the state. It’s a great place to visit for its spectacular natural beauty, as well as its rich history and culture. The landscape is mainly desert, with rolling hills and canyons stretching out in all directions. Wildlife is abundant here, including pronghorn antelope, mule deer, coyotes, and prairie dogs. The nearby Red Desert provides breathtaking views of the surrounding area. See health-beauty-guides for top counties in Wyoming.

The town itself is quite small but has many amenities for visitors to enjoy. There are several restaurants and cafes serving up delicious regional cuisine like wild game burgers and homemade pies. There are also plenty of gas stations and convenience stores to make sure you never run out of fuel or supplies while visiting. Wamsutter also boasts a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping and more. The nearby Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area offers stunning vistas of the area’s rugged terrain while providing access to numerous outdoor activities such as boating and canoeing on the reservoir or hiking through the canyon walls. For those looking for some adventure off the beaten path they can explore some of Wyoming’s best-kept secrets such as Wild Horse Canyon or Fossil Butte National Monument which are both within an hour’s drive from Wamsutter.

Population: 261. Estimated population in July 2020: 265 (+1.5% change)
Males: 142 (54.4%), Females: 119 (45.6%)

Sweetwater County

Zip code: 82336

Median resident age: 33.3 years
Median household income: $35,625
Median house value: $65,000

Races in Wamsutter:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.9%)
  • Hispanic (13.0%)
  • Other race (3.1%)
  • American Indian (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (26.8%), Irish (16.1%), United States (10.3%), English (9.2%), Danish (5.0%), Dutch (5.0%).

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Wamsutter, Wyoming


Wamsutter is a small town located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The population of Wamsutter was estimated to be 983 in 2019, making it one of the smallest towns in the state. The majority of the population is made up of Native Americans and whites, with a small percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics. The median age for residents is 33 years old, and the median household income is $46,000. Most residents are employed in either the natural gas industry or the local ranching industry. There are also many small businesses in town that provide goods and services to locals and travelers alike. Education is provided by a local elementary school, and there are also several churches in Wamsutter. Despite its small size and limited resources, Wamsutter has a strong sense of community spirit that draws people together to celebrate holidays, support local causes, and enjoy each other’s company.

For population 25 years and over in Wamsutter

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wamsutter town

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

5.0% Foreign born (4.2% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+8.8%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Wamsutter:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, THE – CAH (about 81 miles; CRAIG, CO)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wamsutter:

  • ROCK SPRINGS-SWEETWATER COUNTY (about 75 miles; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Abbreviation: RKS)
  • YAMPA VALLEY (about 99 miles; HAYDEN, CO; Abbreviation: HDN)
  • RIVERTON REGIONAL (about 101 miles; RIVERTON, WY; Abbreviation: RIW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wamsutter:

  • DIXON (about 56 miles; DIXON, WY; Abbreviation: 9U4)
  • RAWLINS MUNI (about 56 miles; RAWLINS, WY; Abbreviation: RWL)
  • SHIVELY FIELD (about 82 miles; SARATOGA, WY; Abbreviation: SAA)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wamsutter:

  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 144 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 151 miles; LARAMIE, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,665)
  • COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE (about 156 miles; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,400)
  • MESA STATE COLLEGE (about 183 miles; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,415)
  • COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 193 miles; Fort Collins, CO; Full-time enrollment: 22,684)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER (about 211 miles; BOULDER, CO; Full-time enrollment: 25,355)
  • WESTERN STATE COLLEGE COLORADO (about 217 miles; GUNNISON, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,199)

Public primary/middle schools in Wamsutter:

  • DESERT ELEMENTARY (Students: 36; Location: MURRAY & SWANSON; Grades: KG – 05)
  • DESERT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: MURRAY AND SWANSON; Grades: 06 – 08)