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Encyclopedia > Wheatland, Wyoming

Wheatland is a town located in Platte County, Wyoming. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,548.


Geography

Location of Wheatland, Wyoming

Wheatland is located at 42°3'14" North, 104°57'34" West (42.053917, -104.959460)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.0 km˛ (4.2 mi˛). 11.0 km˛ (4.2 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,548 people, 1,539 households, and 980 families residing in the town. The population density is 323.1/km˛ (837.6/mi˛). There are 1,764 housing units at an average density of 160.6/km˛ (416.4/mi˛). The racial makeup of the town is 96.00% White, 0.31% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 6.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 1,539 households out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% are married couples living together, 7.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% are non-families. 32.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.83.


In the town the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.8 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $35,208, and the median income for a family is $42,623. Males have a median income of $34,940 versus $20,185 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,069. 8.9% of the population and 6.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.9% of those under the age of 18 and 8.6% 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

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

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=42.053917&longitude=-104.95946&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=42.053917&lon=-104.95946&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-104.95946&lat=42.053917&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Platte County Wheatland, Wyoming (Counties) (217 words)
Platte County is in the SW region of Wyoming adjacent to Albany County, Goshen County, Laramie County, and Converse County.
Wheatland is the largest town in the county.
The county seat of Platte County, Wyoming, is Wheatland.
Wheatland, Wyoming - definition of Wheatland, Wyoming in Encyclopedia (385 words)
Wheatland, Wyoming - definition of Wheatland, Wyoming in Encyclopedia
Wheatland is a town located in Platte County, Wyoming.
Wheatland is located at 42°3'14" North, 104°57'34" West (42.053917, -104.959460)
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