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Welcome to Torrington ...

The city of Torrington is located in Goshen County<1> (at the time of its founding, Torrington was located in Laramie County) and is the County Seat for Goshen County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Torrington has a population of 6,561 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Torrington is 4,100 feet [1,250 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Torrington is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Torrington, you will soon leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Torrington is located in the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Torrington: 82240<4>

Websites for Torrington ...

Official Website:   www.city-of-torrington.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.torringtonterritory.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Torrington had an population of 6,561 people. This is an increase of 0.92% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Torrington had a population of 6,501 people (which is 49.07% of the total population of Goshen County). This makes Torrington the county's most populous community.

The population of Torrington represents 1.15% of the population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,501 people, the population of Torrington increased 12.55% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,776 people).

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

Communities Also Named Torrington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Torrington - they are located in Alberta and Connecticut.

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

Communities near Torrington ...

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

  • Morrill [Scotts Bluff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrill
    • Morrill [Scotts Bluff County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Torrington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 873 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrill<7>
  • Lingle [Goshen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lingle
    • Lingle [Goshen County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Torrington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lingle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lingle<7>
  • Lyman [Scotts Bluff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
    • Lyman [Scotts Bluff County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Torrington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 321 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<7>
  • Fort Laramie [Goshen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Laramie
    • Fort Laramie [Goshen County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Torrington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Laramie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Laramie<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yoder [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yoder
      • Yoder [Goshen County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Torrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yoder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yoder<7>
    • Henry [Furnas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Furnas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Torrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<7>
    • Huntley [Goshen County]
    • Veteran [Goshen County]
    • Scoville [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scoville
      • Scoville [Scotts Bluff County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Torrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scoville
    • Stegall [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stegall
      • Stegall [Scotts Bluff County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Torrington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stegall have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stegall

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Torrington. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Torrington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Torrington ...

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

Adding Torrington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Torrington 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 Torrington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Torrington: www.city-of-torrington.org/

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 Goshen, 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 Torrington.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Torrington - 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 Torrington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Torrington 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- Torrington) 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 Torrington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TorringtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Torrington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0661, Longitude: -104.1844    
<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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