“Western” means different things to different people, and in Sheridan and the surrounding area you’ll find communities that honor their frontier past while embracing their multifaceted future. The area’s rich agricultural heritage remains alive in the many working and recreational ranches in the area, and our striking scenery and abundant wildlife remains unspoiled by the push of big-city development. Our community culture is growing as artisans flock to the area. Our natural resources industry is expanding with the development of new technologies, and our new high tech business park and high-level connectivity infrastructure is bringing in technology businesses.
Our Weather. The weather is somewhat typical for the northern Rocky Mountain region, with fairly cold winters and warm summers. Wintertime highs average in the mid-30s, with occasional cold snaps dropping the mercury below zero. Summertime highs generally range from the mid-80s to mid-90s, cooling off considerably at night. Sheridan itself is about 3,700 feet in elevation (one of the lowest areas in Wyoming), and generally does not receive the winds that other parts of the state experience. Precipitation averages about 15 inches per year, with most falling in the form of snow (72 inches per year). The average growing season is 199 days.
Sheridan County Airport
Airport property and facilities – (307) 674-4222
Other airports in the area, each about 2 hours driving time from Sheridan:
Logan International Airport, Billings, Montana (BIL)
Natrona County International Airport, Casper, WY (CPR)
Bus Service to/from Sheridan
Location of Sheridan bus stop – outside of Exxon/Red Eagle gas/convenience store on E. Brundage Lane (at Exit 25 off of Interstate 90), open 24/7. This is not a ticketing station.
Jefferson Bus Lines – Two routes that stop in Sheridan – Rapid City, SD to/from Billings, MT and Denver, CO to/from Billings, MT. Riders could connect to other locations from any of these three cities. Schedule information and tickets can be obtained by phone at the Rapid City terminal, (605) 348-3300 or (800) 451-5333 or online at www.jeffersonlines.com.
Bus Service within Sheridan & Sheridan County
The Sheridan Senior Center provides door-to-door local transportation for all ages, seven days a week. In addition to rides within Sheridan, daily trips are available to Big Horn, Dayton, and Ranchester. Also, for medical appointments only, ask about trips to Billings (every Wednesday), Casper and Buffalo. Rides must be scheduled by 3:00 pm the day before the trip. Lower rates for seniors age 60 and over. (307) 672-2240.
Demographic Data from the 2010 U.S. Census
Population by Incorporated Town
Projections for 2012, by the State of Wyoming Economic Analysis Division, are shown on the individual community pages.
Other Demographics for Sheridan County
The current population is 50% male, 50% female.
The median age is 41.9 years.
By race and Hispanic origin, the population is 95% white, 1% American Indian, <1% black, <1% Asian, and the remainder being all other races or two or more races.
In the 2010 census, there were 12,360 households in Sheridan County, up from 11,167 in the 2000 census.
Sheridan Quick Facts