Washakie County, Wyoming

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

2,243 sq mi (5,809 km²)

3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.12%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

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

History Edit

Washakie County was organized in 1911 and named after the head chief of the Shoshone people, Chief Washakie, who became an ally of the US Government.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,809 km² (2,243 sq mi). 5,802 km² (2,240 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,289 people, 3,278 households, and 2,310 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 3,654 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.22% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 6.21% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 11.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the county the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,943, and the median income for a family was $42,584. Males had a median income of $31,633 versus $21,028 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,780. About 10.00% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.10% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 43°55′N 107°41′W / 43.91, -107.68

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