Purple Sage, Wyoming

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Purple Sage, Wyoming
Purple Sage, Wyoming is located in Wyoming
Purple Sage, Wyoming
Purple Sage, Wyoming
Location within the state of Wyoming
Coordinates: 41°32′55″N 109°19′43″W / 41.54861°N 109.32861°W / 41.54861; -109.32861
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.33 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Land0.33 sq mi (0.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
6,227 ft (1,898 m)
 • Total535
 • Density1,600/sq mi (630/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)307
FIPS code56-62812[2]
GNIS feature ID1853209[3]

Purple Sage is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 535 at the 2010 census.


Purple Sage is located at 41°32′55″N 109°19′43″W / 41.548512°N 109.328618°W / 41.548512; -109.328618Coordinates: 41°32′55″N 109°19′43″W / 41.548512°N 109.328618°W / 41.548512; -109.328618 (41.548512, -109.328618).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.[5]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 413 people, 131 households, and 99 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 445.8 people per square mile (171.5/km²). There were 160 housing units at an average density of 172.7/sq mi (66.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.22% White, 3.15% African American, 0.73% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 11.14% from other races, and 14.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.40% of the population.

There were 131 households out of which 50.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.56.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 36.3% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 36.8% from 25 to 44, 10.4% from 45 to 64, and 3.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 123.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,303, and the median income for a family was $45,156. Males had a median income of $27,014 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,394. About 6.1% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over.


Public education in the community of Purple Sage is provided by two school districts. Most of the CDP is served by Sweetwater County School District #1, with only a small portion being part of Sweetwater County School District #2.


  1. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2012.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "2010 Wyoming Place Names". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 11, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2012.