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Encyclopedia > Rawlins, Wyoming

Rawlins is a city located in Carbon County, Wyoming. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,538. It is the county seat of Carbon County6.


Location of Rawlins, Wyoming

Rawlins is located at 41°47'25" North, 107°14'3" West (41.790397, -107.234297)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.2 km˛ (7.4 mi˛). 19.2 km˛ (7.4 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,538 people, 3,320 households, and 2,237 families residing in the city. The population density is 445.5/km˛ (1,153.4/mi˛). There are 3,860 housing units at an average density of 201.4/km˛ (521.4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 85.86% White, 0.81% African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 8.28% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. 21.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,320 households out of which 33.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% are married couples living together, 10.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% are non-families. 26.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 112.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,600, and the median income for a family is $42,137. Males have a median income of $33,179 versus $22,580 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,887. 13.7% of the population and 10.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.2% of those under the age of 18 and 17.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Regions of Wyoming
Powder River Country
State Capital: Cheyenne
Largest Cities

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


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

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.790397&longitude=-107.234297&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.790397&lon=-107.234297&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-107.234297&lat=41.790397&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Rawlins, Wyoming: A Short History (611 words)
Carbon County, Wyoming is the County Seat of Carbon County.
The average mean temperature in Rawlins 42.5 degrees, with the average high temperature in the summer around 82 degrees, and the average low temperature in the winter of around 27 degrees.
General Rawlins drank of the water, and declared it was the best water he had ever tasted, and that if anything was ever named after him, he hoped it was a spring of water.
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