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Encyclopedia > Uinta County, Wyoming
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Uinta County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population is 19,742. Its county seat is Evanston6.

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History

Unita County was organized in 1869.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,407 km˛ (2,088 mi˛). 5,391 km˛ (2,082 mi˛) of it is land and 15 km˛ (6 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.28% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,742 people, 6,823 households, and 5,144 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km˛ (10/mi˛). There are 8,011 housing units at an average density of 1/km˛ (4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 94.32% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.86% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 5.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 6,823 households out of which 44.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% are non-families. 20.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.31.


In the county the population is spread out with 33.50% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 7.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 103.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $44,544, and the median income for a family is $49,520. Males have a median income of $37,500 versus $21,450 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,994. 9.90% of the population and 7.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.90% of those under the age of 18 and 7.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Carter
  • Evanston
  • Fort Bridger
  • Lonetree
  • Lyman
  • Mountain View
  • Robertson

External link

  • Photographic virtual tour of Uinta County. (http://www.Untraveledroad.com/USA/Wyoming/Uinta.htm)
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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Bridger Valley, Uinta County, Wyoming History (4095 words)
The Uinta County State Bank, a branch of the Stockgrowers Bank of Evanston, is housed in a neat brick building, with William Newton as cashier.
Between Mountainview and Lyman is the ranch of one of the foremost citizens of the county, H. Taylor.
Herbert Taylor, then superintendent of schools for the county, tells in her interesting way of a visit to a school in the Bridger Valley that was held in a one-room building which had served its original purpose as a chicken house and had been donated by the owner.
Uinta County, Wyoming Genealogy (403 words)
The Territory of Wyoming was organized by Act of Congress in the year 1868, with the boundaries of the present state.
As originally divided, its four counties, extending from Montana on the north to the Colorado and Utah lines on the south, were Laramie, Albany, Carbon and Carter.
In its derivation Carter County stood alone among not only the counties of Wyoming but of the nation as well, for it was composed of portions of the three great western accessions of the United States.
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