Bessemer Bend CDP, Wyoming
Population 162


Median Home Value
Half are $261,500 - $663,300
Median Year Housing Built
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income

The city of Bessemer Bend is a rural city located in central Wyoming near the North Platte River. It is one of 6 cities in Natrona County. While many may refer to Bessemer Bend as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP).

Bessemer Bend, WY is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Bessemer Bend, WY is a part of the Casper, WY Metro Area.



Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied


Median Owner Occupied Home Value


Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.



Median Household Income


Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.


Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings


Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Bessemer Bend, WY generally make around 21740% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.


Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Bessemer Bend, WY, 21% of people are neither employed or looking for work.



Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
Children 10-17
Young Adult Singles
Middle Aged and Married


The climate estimates use Bessemer Bend, WY weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at CASPER NATRONA CO AP.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 50% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are lower than 72% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 89% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

State2013 ACSWY
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0088677
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0001178
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS8
State FIPS2013 ACS56
Place FIPS2013 ACS06407
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusBessemer Bend CDP
Name2013 ACSBessemer Bend CDP, Wyoming
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779807
Place ANSI2010 Census02407833
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US5606407
GEOID2013 ACS5606407
Population2010 Census199
Population2013 ACS162
Housing Units2010 Census87
Housing Units2013 ACS71
Land Area2013 ACS1.6 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS103.1 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[42.717355,-106.539396], [42.771273,-106.49799],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS42.757453606537, -106.52375455178
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census04