Powell is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 6,314 at the 2010 census. Powell is an All-America City and home to Northwest College.
Powell was incorporated in 1909. Powell was named for John Wesley Powell, U.S. soldier, geologist and explorer. Powell post office was established January 23, 1908.
In 2013, the area was the subject of a piece of national legislation. The Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act (S. 130; 113th Congress), which was passed by both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, would transfer a piece of land from the Bureau of Land Management to the Powell Recreation District for continued use as a shooting range.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2), all of it land.
Powell experiences a desert climate (Köppen BWk) with cold, dry winters and hot, slightly wetter summers.
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,314 people, 2,463 households, and 1,449 families living in the city. The population density was 1,485.6 inhabitants per square mile (573.6/km2). There were 2,627 housing units at an average density of 618.1 per square mile (238.6/km2).