Goshen County, Wyoming


Goshen County, Wyoming

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


map size = 200
founded year = 1911
seat wl = Torrington | area_total_sq_mi =2232
area_water_sq_mi =7
area percentage = 0.31%
census yr = 2000
pop = 12538
density_km2 =2
web = goshencounty.org
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Goshen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population was 12,538. Its county seat is TorringtonGR|6.

History

Goshen County was organized in 1911.

Geography

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

Adjacent counties

* Niobrara County, Wyoming - north
* Platte County, Wyoming - west
* Laramie County, Wyoming - south
* Banner County, Nebraska - southeast
* Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska - east
* Sioux County, Nebraska - east

National protected area

* Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 12,538 people, 5,061 households, and 3,426 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 5,881 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). 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. 38.2% were of German, 10.4% English, 8.0% American and 8.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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.

Communities

City

*Torrington

Towns

*Fort Laramie
*La Grange
*Lingle
*Yoder

Census-designated places

*Hawk Springs
*Huntley
*Veteran

Other community

*Jay Em

References

External links

* [http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WY/Goshen/state.html National Register of Historic Places listing for Goshen Co., Wyoming]


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