Sundance, Wyoming

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Sundance, Wyoming
Town
City limit sign.
City limit sign.
Location of Sundance, Wyoming
Location of Sundance, Wyoming
Coordinates: 44°24′19″N 104°22′20″W / 44.40528°N 104.37222°W / 44.40528; -104.37222Coordinates: 44°24′19″N 104°22′20″W / 44.40528°N 104.37222°W / 44.40528; -104.37222
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountyCrook
Area[1]
 • Total3.06 sq mi (7.93 km2)
 • Land3.05 sq mi (7.90 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation4,738 ft (1,444 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,182
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,213
 • Density387.5/sq mi (149.6/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code82729
Area code(s)307
FIPS code56-74195[4]
GNIS feature ID1603438[5]
 
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Sundance, Wyoming
Town
City limit sign.
City limit sign.
Location of Sundance, Wyoming
Location of Sundance, Wyoming
Coordinates: 44°24′19″N 104°22′20″W / 44.40528°N 104.37222°W / 44.40528; -104.37222Coordinates: 44°24′19″N 104°22′20″W / 44.40528°N 104.37222°W / 44.40528; -104.37222
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountyCrook
Area[1]
 • Total3.06 sq mi (7.93 km2)
 • Land3.05 sq mi (7.90 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation4,738 ft (1,444 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,182
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,213
 • Density387.5/sq mi (149.6/km2)
Time zoneMountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code82729
Area code(s)307
FIPS code56-74195[4]
GNIS feature ID1603438[5]

Sundance is a town in and the county seat of Crook County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,182 at the 2010 census. The town is named for the Sun Dance ceremony practiced by several North American Indian Nations.

Sundance in popular culture[edit]

After his release from the Sundance Jail in 1888, Harry Longabaugh acquired the moniker the Sundance Kid, which entered the popular imagination in the 1969 movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which won several Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay. Robert Redford, who portrayed Longabaugh in the movie, later named the Sundance Ski Resort, near Provo, Utah, and the Sundance Film Festival after this character. A sign visible from I-90 proclaims that Sundance is "where the kid got his name."

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890515
1900294−42.9%
1910281−4.4%
192032816.7%
193036912.5%
194068585.6%
195089330.4%
19609081.7%
19701,05616.3%
19801,0872.9%
19901,1394.8%
20001,1611.9%
20101,1821.8%
1890-2010 census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,182 people, 532 households, and 326 families residing in the town. The population density was 387.5 inhabitants per square mile (149.6 /km2). There were 606 housing units at an average density of 198.7 per square mile (76.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 532 households of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.7% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the town was 47.5 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.5% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 24% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,161 people, 476 households, and 318 families residing in the town. The population density was 582.2 people per square mile (225.3/km²). There were 545 housing units at an average density of 273.3 per square mile (105.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.64% White, 1.64% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 476 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,029, and the median income for a family was $50,598. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,300. About 3.2% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Geography and climate[edit]

Sundance is located at 44°24′19″N 104°22′20″W / 44.40528°N 104.37222°W / 44.40528; -104.37222 (44.405230, −104.372131)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.06 square miles (7.93 km2), of which, 3.05 square miles (7.90 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Sundance experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with higher precipitation than the semi-arid regions surrounding it due to its location in the Black Hills.

Climate data for Sundance, Wyoming
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °F (°C)65
(18)
66
(19)
77
(25)
84
(29)
101
(38)
101
(38)
105
(41)
101
(38)
99
(37)
89
(32)
77
(25)
65
(18)
105
(41)
Average high °F (°C)30.8
(−0.7)
35.7
(2.1)
44.5
(6.9)
54.5
(12.5)
65.5
(18.6)
76.6
(24.8)
84.5
(29.2)
83.2
(28.4)
72.2
(22.3)
59.6
(15.3)
41.8
(5.4)
32.8
(0.4)
56.81
(13.77)
Daily mean °F (°C)19.1
(−7.2)
24.1
(−4.4)
32.6
(0.3)
42.1
(5.6)
52.4
(11.3)
62.4
(16.9)
69.2
(20.7)
68.0
(20)
57.3
(14.1)
45.6
(7.6)
30.3
(−0.9)
21.5
(−5.8)
43.72
(6.52)
Average low °F (°C)7.3
(−13.7)
12.5
(−10.8)
20.7
(−6.3)
29.6
(−1.3)
39.2
(4)
48.2
(9)
53.9
(12.2)
52.7
(11.5)
42.3
(5.7)
31.6
(−0.2)
18.8
(−7.3)
10.1
(−12.2)
30.58
(−0.78)
Record low °F (°C)−39
(−39)
−42
(−41)
−24
(−31)
−11
(−24)
−28
(−33)
25
(−4)
30
(−1)
31
(−1)
0
(−18)
−17
(−27)
−23
(−31)
−40
(−40)
−42
(−41)
Precipitation inches (mm)0.69
(17.5)
0.68
(17.3)
0.97
(24.6)
2.29
(58.2)
2.76
(70.1)
3.07
(78)
2.13
(54.1)
1.65
(41.9)
1.31
(33.3)
1.56
(39.6)
0.94
(23.9)
0.73
(18.5)
18.78
(477)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000)[8]
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records)[9]

Education[edit]

Public education in the town of Sundance is provided by Crook County School District #1. Zoned campuses include Sundance Elementary School (grades K-6) and Sundance Secondary School (grades 7–12).

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