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Encyclopedia > Weston County, Wyoming
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Weston County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. Its county seat is Newcastle6.

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History

Weston County was organized in 1890.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,216 km˛ (2,400 mi˛). 6,210 km˛ (2,398 mi˛) of it is land and 6 km˛ (2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.09% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 6,644 people, 2,624 households, and 1,868 families residing in the county. The population density is 1/km˛ (3/mi˛). There are 3,231 housing units at an average density of 1/km˛ (1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 95.94% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 1.26% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 2,624 households out of which 31.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% are married couples living together, 7.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% are non-families. 25.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.88.


In the county the population is spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 103.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $32,348, and the median income for a family is $40,472. Males have a median income of $34,321 versus $18,640 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,366. 9.90% of the population and 6.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.30% of those under the age of 18 and 13.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Four Corners
  • Hill View Heights
  • Newcastle
  • Osage
  • Upton
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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Weston County, Wyoming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Weston County is a county located in the state of Wyoming.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $32,348, and the median income for a family is $40,472.
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