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Encyclopedia > Casper, Wyoming
City of Casper, Wyoming
The Bank Tower in Downtown Casper.
Location in Wyoming
Location in Wyoming
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Natrona County
Government
 - City Manager Thomas O. Forslund
Area
 - City  24.3 sq mi (62.8 km²)
 - Land  24.0 sq mi (62.0 km²)
 - Water  0.3 sq mi (0.8 km²)
 - Metro  5,376 mi² sq mi (13,923 km² km²)
Elevation  5,150 ft (1,569.7 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 49,644
 - Metro 66,533
Time zone MST (UTC)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC)
Website: http://www.casperwy.gov

Casper is the only city in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number of small towns and Casper suburbs. With a population of 49,644, Casper is the second largest city in Wyoming, after the capital city of Cheyenne with 53,011 inhabitants, according to the 2000 census. The city is located in east-central Wyoming off Interstate 25, and is the county seat of Natrona CountyGR6. The towns immediately adjacent to Casper are Mills, Wyoming Evansville, Wyoming, Bar Nunn, Wyoming and Mountain View. Unincorporated areas include Allendale, Dempsey Acres, Red Buttes, Indian Springs, and several other unincorporated areas of a similar nature. A bank tower above downtown Casper, Wyoming (taken Oct. ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias WY county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... List of 23 counties in the U.S. state of Wyoming: Categories: | ... Image:Map of Wyoming highlighting Natrona County. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Mountain Standard Time (MST) is UTC-7, Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) is UTC-6 The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn and winter, and by subtracting six hours during daylight saving time... ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Mountain Daylight Time or MDT is the Mountain Standard Time Zone (or MST) during Daylight Savings Time. ... ... Image:Map of Wyoming highlighting Natrona County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , County Laramie County Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City 57. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... Interstate 25 (abbreviated I-25) is an interstate highway in the western United States. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Image:Map of Wyoming highlighting Natrona County. ... Mills is a town located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Evansville is a town located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Bar Nunn is a town located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ...


The city is located at the foot of Casper Mountain, the north end of the Laramie Mountain Range, along the North Platte River. The city was established east of the former site of Fort Caspar, which was built during the mid-19th century mass migration of land seekers along the Oregon, California and Mormon trails. Emigrant tracks are still visible along the North Platte River north of town. The town itself was founded well after Ft. Casper had been closed by the U.S. Army and destroyed by Indian tribes subsequent to its abandonment. Casper itself was founded as an anticipated stopping point during railroad expansion, and was an early rival to Bessemer Wyoming and Douglas Wyoming in commerce. The lack of a railhead doomed Bessemer Wyoming in favor of Casper, although Douglas Wyoming, which also had a railhead, survives to the present day. The presence of a railhead caused Casper to figure as the starting off point for the "Invaders" in the Johnson County War, as the special chartered train carrying them up from Texas stopped at that point. Casper Mountain is a long mountain at the north end of the Laramie Mountains overlooking Casper, Wyoming along the North Platte River. ... Geography & Location The Laramie Mountain Range runs generally north and south along Interstate 25 from Cheyenne, Wyoming the state capital of Wyoming, to Douglas, Wyoming. ... The North Platte River The North Platte River is a tributary of the Platte River, approximately 680 mi (1,094 km) long, in the U.S. states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. ... Reconstructed buildings at the site of Fort Caspar Fort Caspar was a military post of the United States Army located in present-day Casper, Wyoming (which is named for the fort). ... The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... Main route of California Trail (thick red line), including Applegate-Lassen and Beckwourth variations (thinner red lines) The California Trail was a major overland emigrant route across the Western United States from Missouri to California in the middle 19th century. ... The Mormon Trail or Mormon Pioneer Trail is the 1,300 mile route that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled from 1846-1857. ...


Although relatively small by national standards, its location within the region makes Casper a center of banking and commerce. Since the discovery of crude oil in the region during the 1890s, Casper became the regional petroleum industry center, and oil has figured prominently in its history from nearly the onset. Oil was first discovered in the infamous Salt Creek Oil Field in 1889, approximately 40 miles (64 km) north of Casper, and the first refinery in Casper was built in 1895. The city has featured a refinery ever since, although various refineries have been built and closed over the years. As recently as the early 1980s, the city was near or home to three refineries. Only one remains today, which is actually located in the adjoining town of Evansville, Wyoming. The town was once significant in the Western sheep industry, although perhaps not to the same extent as some other regional cities. A meat packing plant was established in the neighboring city of Evansville in the 1930s, and was closed in the 1970s. The city has scheduled air service at Natrona County International Airport, a former army air base built during World War II. The current airport, having been built for World War Two bombers, has large runways and replaced a prior regional airport north of Casper which later became Bar Nunn. Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ) or crude oil is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... The Salt Creek Oil Field, located in Natrona County, approximately 40 mi (64 km) north of Casper, was at one time in the early 20th century the largest light crude oil field in the world. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Natrona County International Airport (IATA: CPR, ICAO: KCPR) is a public airport located northwest of Casper, Wyoming. ...


With the development of the Wyoming coal and uranium fields in recent decades, the city has continued its role as an important center for the energy industry. Casper and the rest of Wyoming is served by the Casper Star-Tribune, a newspaper with statewide circulation. Casper is also the site of Casper College. The city is home to the Casper Troopers, a drum and bugle corps in Drum Corps International. Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... A Sunday Edition of the Casper Star-Tribune The Casper Star-Tribune is a newspaper published in Casper, Wyoming. ... Casper College is a public community college located in Casper, Wyoming in the United States and was founded in 1945. ... Troopers [[|Troopers]] The Troopers are a Division I drum and bugle corps that competes in Drum Corps International. ... Drum Corps International (DCI), formed in 1972, is the non-profit governing body operating the North American drum and bugle corps circuit for junior corps, whose members are between the ages of 14 and 22. ...


Casper was the hometown of Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student who was murdered in Laramie during October 1998 in an apparent anti-gay hate crime that received international media attention. In January 2005 Shepard's former high school classmate Guy V. Padgett III was elected mayor of Casper, having earlier become the first openly gay elected official in Wyoming history when he was elected to the City Council in 2003. NBC newsman Pete Williams has also been a member of the Casper gay community, serving as news director for K2 News before moving on to national broadcasting. [citation needed] Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was fatally attacked near Laramie, on the night of October 6 – October 7, 1998 in what was widely reported by international news media as a savage beating because of his homosexuality. ... The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the Laramie and Snowy ranges. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... A Jewish cemetery in France after being defaced by Neo-Nazis. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Guy V. Padgett III (born 1977) is an American municipal politician from Wyoming. ... Pete Williams as Assistant Secretary of Defense at a press briefing, 1991. ... KTWO-TV, also known as K2, is an ABC affiliate based in Casper, Wyoming. ...

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Geography and Climate

Casper is located at 42°50′5″N, 106°19′30″W (42.834665, -106.325062)GR1. It sits at an average elevation of about 5100 to 5200 ft (just slightly lower than Denver). This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.8 km² (24.3 mi²). 62.0 km² (24.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (1.32%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 60 68 75 84 95 102 104 102 97 87 72 63
Norm High °F 32.3 37 46.9 56.1 66.4 78.8 86.8 85.3 73.4 59.5 42.6 33.6
Norm Low °F 12.2 16.4 23.1 29.3 37.9 46.6 53.2 51.8 41.7 31.8 21.3 14
Rec Low °F -40 -30 -21 -6 16 28 30 33 16 -3 -21 -41
Precip (in) 0.58 0.64 0.9 1.52 2.38 1.43 1.29 0.73 0.98 1.14 0.82 0.62
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 49,644 people, 20,343 households, and 13,141 families residing in the city. The population density was 800.3/km² (2,073.2/mi²). There were 21,872 housing units at an average density of 352.6/km² (913.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.03% White, 0.86% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.04% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 5.35% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 20,343 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


n the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,567, and the median income for a family was $46,267. Males had a median income of $34,905 versus $21,810 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,409. About 8.5% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Media

... This is a list of radio Markets in the United States ranked by Arbitron . ...

Famous people

  • Dick Cheney, Vice President of United States under George W. Bush, Secretary of Defense under George H.W. Bush, former CEO of Haliburton Company.
  • Mike Devereaux, professional baseball player with World Series rings with Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves
  • Tom Browning, former major league pitcher, threw perfect game with the Cincinnati Reds
  • Mike Lansing, former major league second baseman
  • Jonah F. Mitchell, writer, literary critic and essayist
  • Pete Williams NBC News correspondent, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
  • Ron Franscell, newspaperman and author of novels "Angel Fire" and "The Deadline," and "Fall," a nonfiction about a 1973 crime that rocked Casper
  • Jean Henry-Mead, photojournalist, researched and wrote the centennial history of Casper, Wyoming, titled, Casper Country: Wyoming's Heartland, ISBN 0-87108-738-3 (1987); Pruett Publishing; ISBN 1-931415-07-2 (2005) Medallion Books as well as other books about Wyoming.
  • Rev. James Reeb, Civil Rights activist murdered in Selma, Alabama in 1965.

Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... Halliburton Energy Services (NYSE: HAL) is a multinational corporation with operations in over 120 countries. ... Mike Devereaux autographed 1990 Upper Deck Mike Devereaux (born April 10th, 1963 in Casper, Wyoming) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth round of the 1985 amateur draft. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Categories: 1991 National League All-Stars | Cincinnati Reds players | Kansas City Royals players | Major league pitchers | 1960 births | Baseball stubs ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Mike Lansing (b. ... Pete Williams as Assistant Secretary of Defense at a press briefing, 1991. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... James Reeb (January 1, 1927 — March 11, 1965) was a white Unitarian minister from Boston, Massachusetts who, while marching for civil rights in Selma, Alabama, was beaten to death by segregationists ([1]). He was 38 years old. ...

Sports

The Wyoming Cavalry are a professional arena football team. ... The American Indoor Football Association (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League, later American Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... The Casper Rockies are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers Ballpark Coors Field (1995–present) Mile High Stadium (1993-1994) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants...

External links

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Suburbs

Mills | Evansville | Vista West | Red Butte | Mountain View Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wyoming. ... Mills is a town located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Evansville is a town located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Vista West is a census-designated place located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Red Butte is a census-designated place located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Mountain View is a census-designated place located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ...

Natrona County

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