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Welcome to Gillette ...

The city of Gillette is located in Campbell County<1> (at the time of its founding, Gillette was located in Crook County) and is the County Seat for Campbell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gillette has a population of 32,100 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gillette.

Gillette is 4,600 feet [1,402 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Gillette is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Gillette lies within the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Gillette: 82716<4>

Websites for Gillette ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gillette had an population of 32,100 people. This is an increase of 10.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 63.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gillette had a population of 29,087 people (or 63.05% of the total population of Campbell County). This makes Gillette the county's most populous community.

The population of Gillette represents 5.16% of the total population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,087 people, the population of Gillette increased 48.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,646 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gillette.

Communities Also Named Gillette ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Gillette - they are located in Florida, New Jersey and Ohio.

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

Communities near Gillette ...

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

  • Antelope Valley-Crestview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope Valley-Crestview
    • Antelope Valley-Crestview lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Gillette.
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  • Sleepy Hollow
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    • Sleepy Hollow lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Gillette.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rozet
  • Pleasantdale
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    • Pleasantdale lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Gillette.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantdale
  • Adon
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    • Adon lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Gillette.
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  • Moorcroft
  • Recluse
  • Pine Haven
  • Carlile
  • Wright

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 Gillette. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gillette.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gillette. 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 Gillette.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gillette. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gillette.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gillette ...

Looking for more information about Gillette? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gillette, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gillette.

Adding Gillette to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gillette in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Gillette was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Gillette on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gillette.

The official website for Gillette:

The official website for Campbell County:

The official website for State of Wyoming:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Campbell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gillette.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gillette - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Gillette). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gillette or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gillette) 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 Gillette. 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 GilletteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gillette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2874, Longitude: -105.4941    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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