Upton Fast Facts

Ranching, mining, manufacturing and the BNSF Railway. These are typical industries in the state of Wyoming.  However, take a closer look at the Town of Upton and you will see that this small town is anything but typical!

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Northeast Wyoming at State Hwy. 16 and Hwy. 116, 15 miles southeast of Interstate 90, and 29 miles northwest of Hwy. 85, the Heartland Express from Canada to Mexico.

Year-Round Fun

Upton is surrounded by the beautiful Black Hills -- Devils Tower National Monument, and Keyhole State Park and Reservoir in northeast Wyoming, and Terry Peak, Spearfish Canyon, and Deadwood in southwest South Dakota.  There are a variety of recreational activities to enjoy year-round. 

Upton Assets


Tiger Transfer, Upton Logistics Center/BNSF Certified Transload Facility

  • 600+ acres industrial rail-served business park
  • Full-service transload service
  • ‘Shovel ready’ for new development

Upton Municipal Airport

  • FAA approved – access to Tiger Transfer

Upton Gun Club

  • Competition grade outdoor range, 22 caliber indoor range and classroom supports multiple youth gun clubs, high school team, and regional competitions

Goose Landing

  • Event center, camping and RV park

Cedar Pines Golf Club

  • 9-hole golf course

Outdoor swimming pool

City Park

Community Center

Senior Center

Red Onion Museum

WORKFORCE: WY We Do Distance – for Good Jobs!

  • Commuting is a way of life in Wyoming and South Dakota, so employers access a sizeable workforce. 
  • Upton Workforce Population: 245,269  (Workforce Area: NE Wyoming + SE South Dakota)
Northeast WyomingSouthwest South Dakota
Cities: Gillette, Moorcroft, Sundance, Newcastle, UptonCities: Rapid City, Summerset, Sturgis, Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Lead-Deadwood, Custer
Northeast Counties: Campbell (46,140), Crook (7,450), Weston (6,967)Southwest Counties: Pennington (111,729), Meade (28,294), Lawrence (25,741), Butte (10,222), Custer (8,726)

US Census Data Estimates 7/1/2018


  • 1,100


  • Wyoming K-12 education system was ranked 6th in nation by the National Education Quality Report, September 2019.  Upton High School offers college accredited courses and technical training.
  • Higher Education: University of Wyoming, Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Western Dakota Tech, technical college