Weston County, Wyoming


Weston County, Wyoming

Infobox U.S. County
county = Weston County
state = Wyoming




map size = 250
founded = 1890
seat = Newcastle | area_total_sq_mi =2400
area_water_sq_mi =2
area percentage = 0.09%
census yr = 2000
pop = 6644
density_km2 =1
web =
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Weston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Its county seat is NewcastleGR|6.

History

Weston County was organized in 1890.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,400 square miles (6,216 km²), of which, 2,398 square miles (6,210 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.09%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Crook County (north)
*Lawrence County, South Dakota (northeast)
*Pennington County, South Dakota (east)
*Custer County, South Dakota (southeast)
*Niobrara County (south)
*Converse County (southwest)
*Campbell County (west)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,644 people, 2,624 households, and 1,868 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 3,231 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.0% were of German, 13.0% English, 8.9% Irish and 7.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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

In the county the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 103.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,348, and the median income for a family was $40,472. Males had a median income of $34,321 versus $18,640 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,366. About 6.30% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 13.60% of those age 65 or over.

Populated places

City

*Newcastle

Town

*Upton

Census-designated places

*Hill View Heights
*Osage

Other place

*Four Corners

References


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