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Cody is a city in Park County, Wyoming and named after William Frederick Cody, primarily known as Buffalo Bill, from William Cody's part in the creation of the original town. The population was 8,835 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Park CountyGR6. Park County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Buffalo Bill Cody William Frederick Buffalo Bill Cody (February 26, 1994 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, buffalo hunter and showman. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Park County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ...


Cody is served by Yellowstone Regional Airport. Yellowstone Regional Airport (IATA: COD, ICAO: KCOD), located in Cody, Wyoming, is the only commercial airport in Park County. ...

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Geography

Location of Cody, Wyoming

Cody is located at 44°31′24″N, 109°3′26″W (44.523244, -109.057109)GR1. Image File history File links WYMap-doton-Cody. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.7 km² (9.5 mi²). 24.0 km² (9.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (2.52%) 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Cody's elevation is about 5016 ft (1,500 m) above sea level. The main part of the city is split across two levels, separated by about 60 feet (18 m).


The Shoshone River flows through Cody in a fairly deep canyon. There are four bridges over this river in the Cody vicinity, one at the north edge of town that allows travel to the north, and one about 5 miles (8 km) east of Cody that allows passage to Powell and the areas to the north and east. The other two are west of town; one allows access to the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, and the other is used by fishermen in Shoshone Canyon and as access to the Buffalo Bill Dam. Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the western states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. ...


Cody is located at the western edge of the Bighorn Basin, a depression surrounded by the Big Horn, Wind River, and Absaroka ranges. At the western edge of Cody, a deep canyon formed by the "north fork" of the Shoshone River provides the only passage to Yellowstone's Eastern Entrance. At its mouth and rising above Cody are Rattlesnake Mountain on the north side and Cedar Mountain on the south side. Most of Cody has a spectacular view of Heart Mountain, whose 8000 ft (2,400 m) peak is 9 miles (14 km) directly north of Cody, and the Carter Mountains, which form a line with peaks at about 12,000 ft (3,700 m), some 15 miles (24 km) to the south. The Bighorn Basin in Wyoming The Bighorn Basin is a plateau region, approximately 100 mi (160 km) wide, in north central Wyoming in the United States. ... The Bighorn Mountains are shown highlighted in red in the western United States The Bighorn Mountains are a mountain range in northern Wyoming in the United States, forming a spur from the Rocky Mountains extending approximately 200 miles (320 km) northward on the Great Plains. ... The Wind-Bighorn rivers The Wind River is the name applied to the upper reaches of the Bighorn River in Wyoming in the United States. ... The Absaroka Range is shown highlighted on a map of North America The Absaroka Range is a mountain range, a sub-range on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains stretching for about 150 mi (240 km) across the Montana-Wyoming border, and forming the eastern boundary of Yellowstone National... Heart Mountain is an 8123-foot (2476 m) peak just north of Cody in the U.S. state of Wyoming, sticking up from the floor of the Bighorn Basin. ...


Culture

near Cody, Wyoming
near Cody, Wyoming

Themes surrounding Cody's pioneer and Cowboy and Western history are common in the cultural events and activities in the area. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a large and modern facility located near the center of the city, and contains large collections, and is a favorite stopping point for tourists passing through the town, on their way to or from Yellowstone. During the summer, a re-enactment of a wild-west shoot-out takes place next to the Irma Hotel, another historical site still open for business with a hotel and restaurant, which forms the nucleus of the town. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1787 KB) Road near Cody Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1787 KB) Road near Cody Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a complex of museums displaying artifacts and art of the American West located in Cody, Wyoming. ... The Irma Hotel is a landmark in Cody, Wyoming. ...


Cody is one of the premier towns for rodeo. In the months of June, July, and August, Cody has a rodeo every night. It also hosts the Cody Stampede Rodeo, a large event centered around the weekend of July 4th. Steer roping Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Tucson, AZ. Rodeo is a traditional North American sport with influences from the history of Mexican vaqueros (cowboys) and American cowboys. ...


One of the biggest weekends of the year celebrates the Old West and Cowboy culture with the annual Cody Old West Show & Auction. It happens every 4th weekend in June and attracts visitors from all around the world with an interest in Cowboy and Native American artifact and antiques.


Industry

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The primary industry in Cody is tourism. Hotels, restaurants and shops cater to travelers coming to visit the West and Yellowstone Park. Cody has several art galleries, and seems a magnet for artists. Some fairly famous painters and artists live in the area, and galleries feature things that vary from paintings to statues. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2539x1691, 2965 KB) Other versions N/A File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cody, Wyoming User:CGP Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2539x1691, 2965 KB) Other versions N/A File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cody, Wyoming User:CGP Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ...

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Another industry is western style furniture, with several small furniture makers producing custom pieces. An example would be Santos Furniture. All of these businesses seem to seek out unique local woods and craft them into useful works of art. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2103x1402, 1690 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cody, Wyoming User:CGP Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2103x1402, 1690 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cody, Wyoming User:CGP Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... A Shaker rocker, or rocking chair. ...


Another notable example would be Norseman Design, which does totally custom furniture, promising never to produce exact copies of anything they make, whether it be desks, conference tables, chairs, or beds—each the result of hundreds of hours of work by highly skilled wood crafters and artists.


The oil industry seems to wax and wane over the years in the Cody area. Marathon Oil at one time had a large refinery just across the river on the north end of town, but it has since been dismantled and almost all traces of its existence are now gone. The office building is still there, and forms a large facility on the upper level of Cody, next to the post office. Celotex is a large factory that produces Sheetrock or plaster board for construction. Just to the south of Cody are large deposits of gypsum, which are being mined for the plant. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), based in Houston, Texas, is a worldwide oil and natural gas exploration and production company. ... Drywall (also called gypsum board, GWB, plasterboard, SHEETROCK® and Gyproc®) is a building material consisting of gypsum formed into a flat sheet and sandwiched between two pieces of heavy paper. ... Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. // Heating gypsum to between 100°C and 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. ...


Another large business is the Y Tex Corp, which produces plastic ear tags for cattle, goats, sheep, etc. These tags are distributed all over the world, and their bright orange, green, red, yellow and blue tags with large black numbers can be seen gracing cattle almost anywhere.


A large contribution to the local economy are the local farmers and ranchers. The local climate does not often treat them kindly, but these hard-working, innovative businessmen have endured and are a strong presence in the area. Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... A Ranch is an area of land, including buildings and structures, given primarily to the grazing of livestock on rangeland. ...


The Park County school system is another large employer in the area. Cody currently has three elementary schools that house kindergarten through the fifth grade, a middle school for sixth to eighth grade, and a four year high school.


Climate

The weather in the Big Horns are highly variable. Large temperature swings are always possible. Cold winters normally bring average lows of 10 °F (-12 °C). and hot summers can bring record 100 °F (38 °C). The humidity of the air is usually 30% or less, which is fairly dry. Precipitation averages 9 inches (229 mm) of rain per year, making the surrounding area a semi-arid desert. During the summer months of June, July and August, if it does snow, it is usually brief and melts quickly. Such events are not frequent, but there are sudden and drastic shifts in weather conditions.


Cody enjoys about 300 days of sunshine per year.


Wind is almost a constant presence in the Cody area and the Big Horn Basin in general. The air flow in the Basin is turbulent, but during the winter, most storms seem to move in from the north-northwest. During the summer, it is not unusual to see storms move in from the southwest. Throughout a normal day, winds can be experienced as coming from almost any direction, mostly from the north and west, but sometimes from the south and east. The Canyon at the west end of Cody seems to funnel rain and wind across the city from the west. The winds can be quite strong at 30 to 40 mph (50 to 60 km/h) and last for several days.


Because of the dryness of the climate, the entire area is laced with irrigation canals, holding ponds, laterals, and drops. The Buffalo Bill Dam between Rattlesnake and Cedar mountains forms a large reservoir about 10 miles (16 km) to the west of Cody. This reservoir (among others) feed a large system for irrigation water distribution. The Ashokan Reservoir, located in Ulster County, New York, USA. It is one of 19 that supplies New York City with drinking water. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,835 people, 3,791 households, and 2,403 families residing in the city. The population density was 367.6/km² (952.3/mi²). There were 4,113 housing units at an average density of 171.1/km² (443.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.90% White, 0.10% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... 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. ...


There were 3,791 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,450, and the median income for a family was $40,554. Males had a median income of $31,395 versus $19,947 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,813. About 9.4% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 11.0% 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. ...


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Cheyenne Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Location in Wyoming Coordinates: County Laramie County Founded 1867 Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area    - City 57. ...

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Grand Teton | Powder River Country | Yellowstone This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Grand Teton is the highest mountain within Grand Teton National Park. ... The Powder River Country is depicted in red on a map of the western United States The Powder River Country refers to an area of the Great Plains in northeastern Wyoming in the United States. ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. ...

 Cities 

Buffalo • Casper • Cheyenne • Evanston • Gillette • Green River • Jackson • Laramie • Riverton • Rock Springs • Sheridan A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Buffalo is a city located in Johnson County, Wyoming. ... Downtown Casper Casper is a city located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Location in Wyoming Coordinates: County Laramie County Founded 1867 Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area    - City 57. ... Evanston is a city in Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. ... Gillette is a city located in Campbell County, Wyoming. ... Green River is a city located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. ... Jackson is a town located in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, Wyoming. ... Downtown Laramie Laramie is a city located in Albany County, Wyoming, and is the county seat of that county. ... Riverton is a city located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Rock Springs is a city located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. ... Sheridan is a city located in Sheridan County, Wyoming. ...

 Counties 

Albany • Big Horn • Campbell • Carbon • Converse • Crook • Fremont • Goshen • Hot Springs • Johnson • Laramie • Lincoln • Natrona • Niobrara • Park • Platte • Sheridan • Sublette • Sweetwater • Teton • Uinta • Washakie • Weston List of 23 counties in the U.S. state of Wyoming: Categories: | ... Albany County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Big Horn County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Converse County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Crook County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Fremont County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Goshen County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Hot Springs County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Johnson County is a county located in the north central of the state of Wyoming. ... Laramie County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Image:Map of Wyoming highlighting Natrona County. ... Niobrara County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Park County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Platte County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Sheridan County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Sublette County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Sweetwater County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Teton County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Uinta County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Washakie County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Weston County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ...

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Welcome to City of Cody Wyoming Home page (514 words)
Cody’s population of nearly 9000 residents receive services from the City of Cody including electricity, solid waste, water, wastewater, raw water, police protection, parks, recreation and much more.
Cody is led by a Governing Body of six Councilmembers serving three wards and a Mayor, elected at-large.
Cody is a thriving community focused on serving the needs of the stable population base as well as the hundreds of thousands of annual visitors who travel from around the world to experience the beauty and culture of this mountainous area.
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Cody Wyoming is located in the Big Horn Basin of Northwestern Wyoming, just east of Yellowstone National Park.
Rich in history, Cody's Buffalo Bill Historical Center affords visitors and residents an in-depth view of the Old West, historical insights into the Plains Indians, an unrivaled collection of Western Art, the largest collection of firearms (including the Winchester collection) in the world, and opened the Natural History center in the Spring of 2002.
Cody was founded in 1896 by William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and is known as the Rodeo Capital of the World.
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