Wheatland, WY, the county seat and largest town in Platte County, provides easy access to scenic and recreational areas. Set amid farms and ranches, the town has a nine-hole public golf course, city parks with a free camping area, a swimming pool and tennis courts, Laramie Peak Museum, library, bowling alley, movie theater and fairgrounds. Good roads lead east to the Grayrocks Reservoir or west to the mountain parks.

A family-centered community, Wheatland supports many church and civic activities. Primarily an agricultural community, Wheatland boasts a large, clean industrial plant and many small businesses. For a community of this size, Wheatland is proud of the medical facilities at the Platte County Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home. Doctors aren't in short supply in this forward thinking community.

Recreational opportunities abound, with outdoor activities at the top of the list. Fishermen can get to fishing sites located just a couple of minutes from town, either at Wheatland Reservoir, Grayrocks Reservoir, or the Laramie River. The Platte County Fair & Rodeo tops the list of major events, usually held the second full week of August. The Platte County Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Summer Fun Fest and Antique Tractor Pull ending with a street dance, at the Town's 40-acre Lewis Park, the second Saturday in July. Other activities range from Contemporary Quilt Festivals, Art and Craft Shows, Stars of Tomorrow, Casino Night, Wheatland Jaycee Fireworks, Platte County Bike Race, Octoberfest/Moonlight Madness, Town and Country Appreciation Night dance, Christmas Lighting Ceremony, Knowledge Bowl, to the highly charged and enthusiastic high-school athletics events. Those who like college football or basketball can drive just a little over an hours time and watch the University of WY games.


  • Population: 3,548 (year 2000)
  • Elevation: 4748 feet
  • County: Platte
  • Land area: 4.2 square miles
  • Zip code: 82201
  • Median resident age: 42.9 years
  • Median household income: $35,208 (year 2000)
  • Median house value: $84,300 (year 2000)
  • Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (63.7 miles, pop. 53,011)
  • Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (161.0 miles, pop. 554,636)

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Wheatland Schools

Public High School

Wheatland High School
1207 13th Street
345 Students
Grades 9-12

Public Primary & Middle Schools

Wheatland Middle School
2600 W. Mariposa Parkway
185 Students
Grades 6-8

West Elementary School
201 20th Street
340 Students
Grades 3-5

Libbey Elementary School
1207 13th Street
231 Students
Grades K-2

Sibylee Elementary School
3284 State Highway 34
2 Students
Grades K-8

Wheatland Weather Patterns

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temp. (°F) 28.5 32.5 39.4 46.7 55.9 65.7 72.0 70.3 60.8 50.0 37.4 29.8
High Temp. (°F) 40.9 45.4 53.5 61.8 71.0 82.0 88.9 87.4 78.2 66.2 50.1 42.1
Low Temp. (°F) 16.0 19.5 25.3 31.5 40.7 49.4 55.0 53.1 43.3 33.7 24.5 17.5
Precipitation (in) 0.2 0.3 0.6 1.5 2.5 2.0 1.8 1.3 1.3 0.9 0.5 0.3

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