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Welcome to Thermopolis ...

The town of Thermopolis is located in Hot Springs County<1> and is the County Seat for Hot Springs County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thermopolis has a population of 2,763 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Thermopolis is 4,330 feet [1,320 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Thermopolis is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Thermopolis is within the boundaries of the (307) area code.

The ZIP codes for Thermopolis: 82430, 82443<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thermopolis had an population of 2,763 people. This is a decrease of 8.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thermopolis had a population of 3,009 people (which is 62.53% of the total population of Hot Springs County). This makes Thermopolis the county's most populous community.

The population of Thermopolis represents 0.53% of the total population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,009 people, the population of Thermopolis decreased 5.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,172 people).

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

Communities near Thermopolis ...

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

  • Kirby (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
    • Kirby lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Thermopolis and is located in Hot Springs County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirby<6>
  • Lucerne (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucerne
    • Lucerne lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Thermopolis and is located in Hot Springs County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucerne
  • Gebo (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gebo
    • Gebo was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Thermopolis and is located in Hot Springs County
  • Winchester (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Thermopolis and is located in Washakie County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Hamilton Dome (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Neiber (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neiber
    • Neiber was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the north of Thermopolis and is located in Washakie County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Neiber. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
  • Owl Creek (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owl Creek
    • Owl Creek lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Thermopolis and is located in Hot Springs County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owl Creek
  • South Flat (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Flat
    • South Flat lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Thermopolis and is located in Washakie County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Flat
  • McNutt (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
    • McNutt lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the north of Thermopolis and is located in Washakie County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McNutt. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
  • Airport Road (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Road
    • Airport Road lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Thermopolis and is located in Washakie County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Road have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Road

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

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Thermopolis. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Thermopolis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thermopolis ...

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

Adding Thermopolis to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Thermopolis was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Thermopolis on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1937).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Thermopolis on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Thermopolis

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

The official website for Hot Springs County: www.hscounty.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 Hot Springs, 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 Thermopolis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thermopolis - 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 Thermopolis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Thermopolis 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thermopolis) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thermopolis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThermopolisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thermopolis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6462, Longitude: -108.2120    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<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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