Thayne, Wyoming

According to biotionary, Thayne, Wyoming is a small town located in Star Valley in Lincoln County. It is the county seat and has a population of approximately 500 people. The town was founded in 1884 by Mormon pioneers and named after Thayne Smith, an early settler.

The town is surrounded by mountains and provides stunning views of the surrounding area. The main street of Thayne is lined with historic buildings that have been preserved for over one hundred years. The city also has a variety of unique shops, restaurants, and businesses that cater to visitors as well as locals.

The landscape around Thayne is dominated by rolling hills and meadows filled with wildflowers and wildlife. In the summer months, visitors can enjoy hiking trails that traverse through some of the most picturesque scenery in Wyoming. The nearby Salt River offers fishing opportunities for those who are interested in angling for game fish such as rainbow trout and brown trout.

According to bittranslators, the nearby Greys River provides excellent kayaking opportunities during the summer months as well as white water rafting trips for those looking for an adrenaline rush. Winter activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and more!

Nature lovers will be delighted by the abundance of wildlife in the area including moose, elk, deer, antelope, eagles and other birds of prey. Birdwatchers can observe many species from bald eagles to bluebirds to golden eagles from various spots along the river or atop one of the nearby mountainsides.

For those looking to explore further out from Thayne there are plenty of scenic drives within an hour’s drive away including Jackson Hole National Park or Yellowstone National Park which offer unparalleled views that cannot be found anywhere else on earth!

Thayne offers a peaceful environment with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained no matter what time of year it is! With its beautiful mountain views and abundance of outdoor activities it’s no wonder why this charming small town continues to attract visitors year after year.

Population: 341. Estimated population in July 2020: 357 (+4.7% change)
Males: 170 (49.9%), Females: 171 (50.1%)

Lincoln County

Zip code: 83127

Median resident age: 26.1 years
Median household income: $31,875
Median house value: $89,500

Races in Thayne:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (43.4%), German (18.8%), Scottish (15.8%), Norwegian (9.4%), Swedish (8.2%), United States (8.2%).

Land area: 0.7 square miles

Thayne, Wyoming


For population 25 years and over in Thayne

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thayne town

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +72 (+26.8%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Thayne:

  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL (about 42 miles; JACKSON, WY)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Thayne:

  • JACKSON HOLE (about 51 miles; JACKSON, WY; Abbreviation: JAC)
  • IDAHO FALLS RGNL (about 84 miles; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Abbreviation: IDA)
  • POCATELLO REGIONAL (about 110 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Abbreviation: PIH)

Other public-use airports nearest to Thayne:

  • AFTON MUNI (about 16 miles; AFTON, WY; Abbreviation: AFO)
  • ALPINE (about 19 miles; ALPINE, WY; Abbreviation: 46U)
  • ALLEN H TIGERT (about 44 miles; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Abbreviation: U78)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thayne:

  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 76 miles; REXBURG, ID; Full-time enrollment: 8,670)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 93 miles; POCATELLO, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,057)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 108 miles; LOGAN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 16,384)
  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 136 miles; OGDEN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 12,112)
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (about 159 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 19,866)
  • SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 167 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 11,896)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-UTAH CAMPUS (about 168 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,021)

Public primary/middle school in Thayne:

  • HOLDAWAY ELEMENTARY (Students: 267; Location: 250 VAN NOY PARKWAY; Grades: KG – 03)