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Welcome to Bear River ...

The town of Bear River is located in Uinta County<1>.

The location of Bear River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Bear River: Bear Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bear River has a population of 500 people<3> (see below for details).

Bear River was established in 1868.

The community of Bear River is 6,530 feet [1,990 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Bear River is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Bear River lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Bear River: (307)

The ZIP code for Bear River: 82930<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bear River had an population of 500 people. This is a decrease of 3.47% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bear River had a population of 518 people. This makes Bear River the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Bear River represents 0.09% of the population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 518 people, the population of Bear River increased 8.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 476 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bear River.

Communities Also Named Bear River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Bear River - they are located in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Nova Scotia (2) and Prince Edward Island.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bear River.

Communities near Bear River ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bear River.

  • Evanston (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
    • Evanston lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Bear River and is located in Uinta County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<7>
  • Woodruff (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
    • Woodruff lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Bear River and is located in Rich County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<7>
  • Wahsatch (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahsatch
    • Wahsatch was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Bear River and is located in Summit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahsatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Argyle (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Bear River and is located in Rich County
  • Castle Rock (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the southwest of Bear River and is located in Summit County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Randolph (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
    • Randolph lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Bear River and is located in Rich County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<7>
  • Bridger (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
    • Bridger lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the east of Bear River and is located in Uinta County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
  • Piedmont (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont was located 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the southeast of Bear River and is located in Uinta County
  • Monte Christo (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monte Christo
    • Monte Christo was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the west of Bear River and is located in Cache County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Monte Christo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
  • Sage Creek (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek
    • Sage Creek was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the north of Bear River and is located in Rich County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sage Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bear River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bear River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bear River. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bear River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bear River. See our Newspapers Page for Bear River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bear River ...

Looking for more information about Bear River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bear River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bear River.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bear River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Uinta County: www.uintacounty.com/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Uinta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bear River.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bear River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Bear River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bear River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bear River) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bear River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3857, Longitude: -111.0272       In this case, the coordinates for Bear River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 

 

 


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