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Encyclopedia > Cokeville, Wyoming

Cokeville is a town located in Lincoln County, Wyoming. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 506. Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ...

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Geography

Location of Cokeville, Wyoming

Cokeville is located at 42°5'6" North, 110°57'20" West (42.084940, -110.955684)GR1. Image File history File links WYMap-doton-Cokeville. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²). 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 506 people, 166 households, and 125 families residing in the town. The population density was 267.6/km² (693.2/mi²). There were 195 housing units at an average density of 103.1/km² (267.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.83% White, 0.40% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 2.0% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 2.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There were 166 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.66. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 37.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $31,705, and the median income for a family was $39,000. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,900. 10.4% of the population and 7.1% of families were below the poverty line. 15.9% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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. ...


History

The Shoshone Indians were the first inhabitants of the area. The first white man, Tilford Kutch, arrived in 1869, opened a trading post in 1873 and ran a ferry across Smiths Fork.


The year 1869 brought the completion of the transcontinental railroad. This didn't effect Cokeville much as the nearest rail was in Evanston, Wyoming, 70 miles south. Wagons were the primary form of transportation. The year 1882 brought the track to Cokeville and the sheep industry to new heights, earning the claim to fame in 1918 as "Sheep Capital of the World" with its claims of the most millionaires per capita in the United States. "Cokeville" has stood its ground long before 1910 when it became incorporated. 150 citizens were reported at the time. It has always stood with pride and gratitude and sometimes with a humble heart. Early cattle ranching vanished by 1921 when it completely gave way to the sheep industry because it was more profitable. September 11, 1920 brought the first airplane to Cokeville. A transcontinental railroad is a railway that crosses a continent, typically from sea to sea. Terminals are at or connected to different Oceans. ... Evanston is the name of several places in the United States of America: Evanston, Illinois Evanston, Indiana Evanston, Ohio Evanston, Wyoming This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Cokeville Elementary School was the target of a May 16, 1986 domestic terrorist attack bringing it to the attention of the world when it was taken hostage. In the end none of the 120+ hostages were killed. David Young, a deranged former policeman and his wife took over the school with a cache of weapons and a large bomb transported on a cart. The incident inspired the book When Angels Intervene to Save the Children on which the NBC movie To Save the Children was later based. A domestic terrorist is one who is a citizen of the country the acts of terrorism is directed against. ... The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, produced in the United States. ... NBC, the National Broadcasting Company, is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


In 1990, Cokeville High School made The USA Today being dubbed "Title Town" for the amazing amount of honors bestowed upon its athletic programs. USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ...


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Coordinates: 42.08494° N -110.955684° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

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Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (497 words)
Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located south of Cokeville, Wyoming, is centered on a 20-mile stretch of the Bear River and its associated wetlands and uplands.
Cokeville Meadows NWR was established to protect wetland and riparian habitat associated with the Bear River that is important to a diversity of migratory birds.
Cokeville Meadows NWR is a relatively new and growing Refuge with a limited staff.
Audubon: Issues & Actions (1093 words)
Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a 20-mile stretch of the Bear River and associated wetlands and uplands located south of Cokeville, Wyoming.
The purpose of Cokeville Meadows NWR is to preserve and protect wetland habitat for its waterfowl and other migratory bird values; for public education and interpretive values; and for public recreation values.
In addition, Cokeville Meadows NWR was historically recognized as the best redhead duck production area in the state and is situated on one of the main migration corridors for the species in their movement to the Texas Gulf Coast.
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