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Encyclopedia > Platte County, Wyoming
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Platte County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population is 8,807. Its county seat is Wheatland6.

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History

Platte County was organized in 1911.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,467 km˛ (2,111 mi˛). 5,400 km˛ (2,085 mi˛) of it is land and 67 km˛ (26 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.23% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,807 people, 3,625 households, and 2,494 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km˛ (4/mi˛). There are 4,528 housing units at an average density of 1/km˛ (2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 96.18% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 5.28% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 3,625 households out of which 30.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% are married couples living together, 6.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% are non-families. 27.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.92.


In the county the population is spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $33,866, and the median income for a family is $41,449. Males have a median income of $31,484 versus $19,635 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,530. 11.70% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.90% of those under the age of 18 and 12.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Chugcreek
  • Chugwater
  • Glendo
  • Guernsey
  • Hartville
  • Lakeview North
  • Slater
  • Westview Circle
  • Wheatland
  • Y-O Ranch
Regions of Wyoming
Powder River Country
State Capital: Cheyenne
Largest Cities

Casper | Laramie | Rock Springs | Gillette | Sheridan | Green River | Evanston | Riverton | Jackson

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


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