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Encyclopedia > Washakie County, Wyoming
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Washakie County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population is 8,289. Its county seat is Worland6.

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History

Washakie county was organized in 1911.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,809 km˛ (2,243 mi˛). 5,802 km˛ (2,240 mi˛) of it is land and 7 km˛ (3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.12% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,289 people, 3,278 households, and 2,310 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km˛ (4/mi˛). There are 3,654 housing units at an average density of 1/km˛ (2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 90.22% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 6.21% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 11.47% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 3,278 households out of which 32.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% are married couples living together, 7.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% are non-families. 26.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.00.


In the county the population is spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $34,943, and the median income for a family is $42,584. Males have a median income of $31,633 versus $21,028 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,780. 14.10% of the population and 10.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.10% of those under the age of 18 and 12.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Airport Road
  • Mc Nutt
  • South Flat
  • Ten Sleep
  • Washakie Ten
  • West River
  • Winchester
  • Worland
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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Washakie County, Wyoming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Washakie County is a county located in the state of Wyoming.
In the county the population is spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,943, and the median income for a family is $42,584.
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