- Sheridan County, Wyoming
Infobox U.S. County
county = Sheridan County
state = Wyoming
map size = 250
seat = Sheridan | area_total_sq_mi =2527
area_water_sq_mi = 2522
area percentage = 0.15%
census yr = 2000
pop = 26560
web = www.sheridancounty.com
Sheridan County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Wyoming. As of 2000, the population was 26,560. The county seat is Sheridan.GR|6
Sheridan County was organized in 1888.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,527 sq mi (6,545 km²) making it over 1000 square miles larger than the state of Rhode Island. 2,523 sq mi (6,535 km²) of it is land, and 4 sq mi (10 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 26,560 people, 11,167 households, and 7,079 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 10/sq mi (4/km²). There were 12,577 housing units at an average density of 5/sq mi (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.88% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.8% were of German, 12.3% English, 10.3% Irish, 7.1% American, 6.0% Norwegian and 5.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 11,167 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.60% were non-families. 30.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,538, and the median income for a family was $42,669. Males had a median income of $31,381 versus $20,354 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $19,407. About 8.60% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.
* [http://www.sheridancounty.com/ Sheridan County Web Page]
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