Goshen County, Wyoming

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Goshen County, Wyoming
Map of Wyoming highlighting Goshen County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of USA WY
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Founded 1911
Seat Torrington
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,232 sq mi (5,781 km²)

7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.31%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Goshen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population is 12,538. Its county seat is Torrington6.

History Edit

Goshen County was organized in 1911.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,781 km² (2,232 sq mi). 5,764 km² (2,225 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.31%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,538 people, 5,061 households, and 3,426 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (6/sq mi). There were 5,881 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.83% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.86% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 3.65% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 8.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,061 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,228, and the median income for a family was $40,297. Males had a median income of $27,713 versus $17,584 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,965. About 9.70% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 12.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 42°05′N 104°22′W / 42.09, -104.36

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