The Hartville town jail
The Sunrise Mine Glory Hole
Hartville is Wyoming's oldest incorporated town, and the Miner's and Stockmen's Bar in Hartville is the oldest operating bar in the state. The first settlers here were miners digging out gold, iron, silver, copper and onyx.
About 1 mile east of Hartville is what's left of Sunrise, the site of a copper mine that became an open pit iron mine in 1898. Sunrise was a company town (which means folks went to Hartville for their "entertainment") with its own store, hospital, doctor, church, school and the first YMCA built in the state of Wyoming. The mine at Sunrise was in operation until demand dropped off in 1980 and the mine closed.
Sunrise is now officially a ghost town (and private property) while Hartville does still have some residents (mostly retired miners), a few open businesses and some of the original stone buildings still standing.
Mine offices at the Sunrise Mine
High School or Higher: 81.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.5%
Estimated Median Household Income: $17,500
Estimated Median Home Value: $72,600
Median Resident Age: 51.0 Years
Population Density: 244 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Hartville: 81.0
Unemployed (March 2011): 6.4%
Population Demographics: 2010
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||54|
|65 & over||18|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||4|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||58|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0|
|Two or more||0|