Teton County, Wyoming

Teton County, Wyoming

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

map size = 250
founded = 1921
seat = Jackson | area_total_sq_mi =4222
area_water_sq_mi =214
area percentage = 5.07%
census yr = 2000
pop = 18251
density_km2 =1.758
web = www.tetonwyo.org

Teton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population is 18,251. Its county seat is JacksonGR|6. Teton County contains the affluent Jackson Hole skiing area. In addition, the county contains all of Grand Teton National Park and 40.4% of Yellowstone National Park's total area, including over 96.6% of its water area (largely in Yellowstone Lake). [cite web|url=http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-context=dt&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-CHECK_SEARCH_RESULTS=N&-CONTEXT=dt&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P001&-tree_id=4001&-transpose=N&-redoLog=false&-all_geo_types=N&-geo_id=06000US1604393910&-geo_id=06000US5602993850&-geo_id=06000US5603993905&-geo_id=14000US30031001400&-geo_id=14000US30067000600&-search_results=06000US5602993850&-_showChild=Y&-format=&-_lang=en&-show_geoid=Y|title=American FactFinder|publisher=United States Census Bureau|accessdate=2008-04-30] It has the second highest personal per capita income in the U.S. at $96,570, second only to Manhattan.cite web|url=http://www.bea.gov/regional/reis/drill.cfm?table=CA1-3&catable=CA1-3&lc=30&years=2005&rformat=display&areatype=LOCAL&sort=1|title=BLS county personal per capita income|accessdate=2008-08-26]

Teton County is part of the Jackson, WY-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Teton County was organized in 1921.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,222 square miles (10,934 km²), of which, 4,008 square miles (10,380 km²) of it is land and 214 square miles (554 km²) of it (5.07%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Park County (north)
*Fremont County (east)
*Sublette County (southeast)
*Lincoln County (south)
*Bonneville County, Idaho and Teton County, Idaho (southwest)
*Fremont County, Idaho (west)
*Gallatin County, Montana (northwest)

Teton County, Wyoming is one of the few counties in the United States to border its namesake in another state -- in this case, Teton County, Idaho.

National protected areas

* Bridger-Teton National Forest (part)
* Caribou-Targhee National Forest (part)
* Grand Teton National Park
* John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway
* National Elk Refuge
* Shoshone National Forest (part)
* Yellowstone National Park (part)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 18,251 people, 7,688 households, and 4,174 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 10,267 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.59% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.93% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 6.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 19.2% were of German, 14.2% English, 11.7% Irish and 6.7% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 7,688 households out of which 25.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.30% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.70% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.89.

Age range in the county was well distributed with 19.90% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 38.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 6.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 114.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $54,614, and the median income for a family was $63,916. Males had a median income of $34,570 versus $29,132 for females. The per capita income for the county was $38,260. About 2.80% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.70% of those under age 18 and 4.40% of those age 65 or over.

Populated places



Census-designated places

*Moose Wilson Road
*Rafter J Ranch
*South Park
*Teton Village

Other places



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