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Encyclopedia > Fremont County, Wyoming
Fremont County, Wyoming
[[Image:|100px|Seal of Fremont County, Wyoming]]Seal (Detail)
Map of Wyoming highlighting Fremont County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Formed 1884
Seat Lander
Area
 - Total
 - Water

23,998 km² (9,266 mi²)
216 km² (84 mi²) 0.90%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

35,804
2/km² 
Website: www.fremontcounty.org

Fremont County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. It was named in honor of John C. Frémont, general, explorer, and politician. As of 2000, the population is 35,804. Its county seat is Lander6. Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Wyoming_highlighting_Fremont_County. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Lander is a city located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, 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. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... John C. Frémont John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813–July 13, 1890), born John Charles Fremon, was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the United States Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first Presidential candidate of a major... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Lander is a city located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... 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. ...

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History

Fremont County was organized in 1884. It is the historical home of the Wind River Indian Reservation, home of the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes of Native Americans. 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... Wind River Indian Reservation is a reservation shared by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes of Native Americans in central western Wyoming. ... Shoshone around their tipi, probably taken around 1890 Shoshone Indians at Ft. ... Scabby Bull, Arapaho 1806 Arapaho camp, ca. ... Native Americans is a term which has several different common meanings and scope, according to regional use and context. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 23,998 km² (9,266 mi²). 23,782 km² (9,182 mi²) of it is land and 216 km² (84 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.90% water. Elevations and climate range from desert at Boysen State Park to glaciers at 13,804-foot Gannett Peak, the highest point not only in Wyoming but in the three Central Rockies states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. It is the largest county in land size in the six Rocky Mountain States. The southern end of the county is traversed by the Oregon Trail and in the northwest corner lies Dubois, a gateway town for Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. The county seat is Lander and the largest community is Riverton, home of Central Wyoming College and the economic hub of the region. A large portion of the western edge of the county follows the Continental Divide at the crest of the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains, known for its vast wilderness areas and home of the largest glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains. 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 the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... Gannett Peak is the highest peak in Wyoming and straddles the boundary between Fremont and Sublette Counties. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... State nickname: Gem State Official languages English Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Senators Larry Craig (R) Mike Crapo (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 14th 216,632 km² 0. ... State nickname: Treasure State Official languages English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 381,156 km² 1 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 44th 902,195 2. ... The route of the Oregon Trail is shown in red in the western United States Map from The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... Dubois is the name of several people: Guillaume Dubois (1656-1723), French cardinal and statesman Lewis DuBois, American Revolutionary War commander Théodore Dubois (1837-1924), classical composer. ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. ... Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in western Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. ... This article is about the spacecraft type. ... Riverton, New Zealand, a small town at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand. ... This article is about continental divides in general terms. ... The Wind River Range is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Wind River Range is a sub-range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming in the United States. ... White Goat Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... Broadly, a wilderness area is a region where the land is left in a state where human modifications are minimal; that is, as a wilderness. ... Austrias longest glacier, the Pasterze, winds its 8 km (5 mile) route at the foot of Austrias highest mountain, the Grossglockner A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... White Goat Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 35,804 people, 13,545 households, and 9,481 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (4/mi²). There are 15,541 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 76.49% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 19.68% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 4.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 13,545 households out of which 32.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% are married couples living together, 10.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% are non-families. 25.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.10. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $32,503, and the median income for a family is $37,983. Males have a median income of $30,620 versus $19,802 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,519. 17.60% of the population and 13.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.70% of those under the age of 18 and 12.50% of those 65 and older are 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. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Arapahoe is a census-designated place located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Atlantic City is a census-designated place located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Boulder Flats is a census-designated place located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Crowheart is a census-designated place located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Dubois is a town located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Ethete is a census-designated place located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Fort Washakie is a census-designated place located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Hudson is a town located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Jeffrey City is a census-designated place located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Johnstown is a census-designated place located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Lander is a city located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Pavillion is a town located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Riverton is a city located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Shoshoni is a town located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... South Pass City is a census-designated place located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ...

External link

  • National Register of Historic Places listing for Fremont Co., Wyoming
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State of Wyoming
Governors Image File history File links Flag_of_Wyoming. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... List of Wyoming Governors Francis E. Warren Republican 1890 Amos W. Barber Republican 1890-1893 John E. Osborne Democratic 1893-1895 William A. Richards Republican 1895-1899 DeForest Richards Republican 1899-1903 Fenimore Chatterton Republican 1903-1905 Bryant B. Brooks Republican 1905-1911 Joseph M. Carey Democratic 1911-1915 John...

State capital:

Cheyenne Founded Incorporated 1867   County Laramie County Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - Total  - Water 57. ...

Regions:

Powder River Country 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. ...

Major cities:

Buffalo | Casper | Cheyenne | Evanston | Gillette | Green River | Jackson | Laramie | Riverton | Rock Springs | Sheridan | Buffalo is a city located in Johnson County, Wyoming. ... Downtown Casper Casper is a city located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Founded Incorporated 1867   County Laramie County Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - Total  - Water 57. ... Evanston is a city located in Uinta County, Wyoming. ... 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. ... 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 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. ... Goshen County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Hot Springs County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Location in the state of Wyoming Formed 1875 Seat Buffalo Area  - Total  - Water 10,812 km² (4,175 mi²) 22 km² (8 mi²) 0. ... 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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Fremont County, Wyoming - definition of Fremont County, Wyoming in Encyclopedia (380 words)
Fremont County is a county located in the state of Wyoming.
The racial makeup of the county is 76.49% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 19.68% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races.
In the county the population is spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
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