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Ranchester, Wyoming

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Welcome to Ranchester ...

The town of Ranchester is located in Sheridan County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ranchester has a population of 1,048 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Ranchester is 3,760 feet [1,146 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Ranchester is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Ranchester is located in the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Ranchester: 82839<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ranchester had an population of 1,048 people. This is an increase of 22.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 49.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ranchester had a population of 855 people. This makes Ranchester the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Ranchester represents 0.15% of the population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 855 people, the population of Ranchester increased 21.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 701 people).

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

Communities Also Named Ranchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Ranchester - it's located in Florida.

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

Communities near Ranchester ...

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

  • Sheridan [Sheridan County]
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    • Sheridan [Sheridan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Ranchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,095 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<6>
  • Dayton [Sheridan County]
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    • Dayton [Sheridan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Ranchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<6>
  • Kleenburn [Sheridan County]
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    • Kleenburn [Sheridan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Ranchester
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  • Parkman [Sheridan County]
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    • Wolf [Sheridan County]
    • Beckton [Sheridan County]
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      • Beckton [Sheridan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Ranchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckton
    • Decker [Big Horn County]
    • Big Horn [Sheridan County]
    • Wyola [Big Horn County]
    • Burgess Junction [Sheridan County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ranchester ...

Looking for more information about Ranchester? 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 Ranchester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ranchester.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Sheridan County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sheridan County:

The official website for State of Wyoming:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Sheridan, 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 Ranchester.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ranchester - 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 town (such as Ranchester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ranchester 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ranchester) 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 Ranchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RanchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ranchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9088, Longitude: -107.1641    
<6>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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