Cody Wyoming City Info

Cody Wyoming Real Estate, over the past few years, has been a hotbed of activity - both from a slow influx of new residents, to visitors who are investing in 2nd homes away from the crowded masses ofthe big cities. Well known as the eastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Cody WY fits comfortably into the 'small western town with big city attitude' designation. Boasting varied lodging opportunities, fine dining, and world class museums and western activities, Cody quickly fills the bill for any tourist or future resident looking to establish roots in the community.

Located in northwestern Wyoming, seat of Park County, Cody features several well-seasoned realtors to assist you in your real estate search. Looking for a small cabin in the prairie? Or, rather, searching for an abode in the peaks of the nearby mountains? Never fear, Cody has a well-seasoned crop of realtors to help with your every need.
  • Cody is located in northwestern Wyoming, seat of Park County, about 50 mi east of Yellowstone Park.

  • Cody is located 5018 ft above sea level in a region of ranches and irrigated farmland.

  • In 1901 guide and scout Buffalo Bill, whose full name was William Frederick Cody, founded the town, and it was incorporated in the same year.

  • Local sites of historic interest include artifacts and other remains of Yuma culture, dating back more than 7000 years, and Colter's Hell, discovered by John Colter of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, in which several cones of an extinct geyser basin are discernible.

  • Also in Cody are the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, which contains Native American relics and Buffalo Bill’s personal effects, and the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, devoted to works depicting the Old West by 19th-century artists.

  • The annual Cody Stampede developed from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

  • Population (1990) 7,897; (2000) 8,835.

Average weather in Cody, Wyoming
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temp. (°F) 24.7 29.7 37.1 44.6 53.2 62.3 68.9 67.6 58.0 47.7 34.3 26.6
High temperature (°F) 34.9 40.5 48.5 56.7 65.5 75.6 82.9 81.4 71.0 59.5 43.9 36.5
Low temperature (°F) 14.5 18.9 25.7 32.5 40.9 49.0 54.8 53.8 44.9 35.9 24.7 16.7
Precipitation (in) 0.5 0.3 0.5 1.1 2.0 1.6 1.2 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.3

 

Since its early settlement in the mid-19th century, Wyoming has had an economy based on its natural resources. Cattle ranching and coal mining became major economic activities in the late 19th century. Farming grew in importance in the early 20th century, and the fossil fuel industry was diversified as new deposits of petroleum and natural gas were discovered. Today, mining is the most important sector of the state economy, followed by transportation and utilities. Of growing importance to many communities, and the state as a whole, is the tourism industry. Visitors are attracted during the summer and fall by the state’s extensive national parks and forests, while in the winter many come to the state’s world-renowned ski resorts. The manufacturing sector, however, remains relatively undeveloped.

In 2000, 267,000 people held jobs in Wyoming. Some 37 percent held jobs in the service industries, which include many people catering to tourists. Another 24 percent worked in wholesale or retail trade; 8 percent in federal, state, or local government, including those in the military; 9 percent in construction; 4 percent in finance, insurance, or real estate; 7 percent in mining; 5 percent in farming (including agricultural services) or forestry; 6 percent in transportation or public utilities; and 5 percent in manufacturing. In 2000, 8 percent of Wyoming’s workers were members of a union.

The federal government owns one-half of the land in Wyoming. About 80 percent of Wyoming’s mineral resources are located on this federal land, which is open to private producers who pay a royalty on the riches they extract. The Wyoming state government receives about one-half of the federal royalties. Ranchers are also allowed to lease, and with special permission even fence, federal land to graze their herds.

Two of the most famous and spectacular parks in the United States are located in Wyoming. Yellowstone National Park, the largest and oldest in the nation, has most of its acreage in the state. Grand Teton National Park is located directly south of Yellowstone. The federal government also manages nearly 3.8 million hectares (9.3 million acres) of forestland in Wyoming. Four national forests, the Shoshone, Medicine Bow, Bridger-Teton, and Big Horn, lie wholly within the state. Five others, Targhee, Wasatch, Black Hills, Ashley, and Caribou, have additional acreage in other states. All nine forests permit hunting, fishing, picnicking, camping, and boating. In addition, Wyoming has a number of national recreation areas, wilderness areas, and wildlife preserves, the most famous of which is the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole. The magnificent Bighorn Canyon, near Lovell on the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains, is missed by many visitors, but is easily viewed from paved highways in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.