Rawlins, Wyoming


Rawlins, Wyoming

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Rawlins, Wyoming
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Rawlins, Wyoming


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Wyoming
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Carbon

government_footnotes =
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leader_title =
leader_name = Kenneth C. Klouda
leader_title1 = Mayor
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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 19.2
area_land_km2 = 19.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 7.4
area_land_sq_mi = 7.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 8538
population_density_km2 = 445.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1153.4

timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 2083
elevation_ft = 6834
latd = 41 |latm = 47 |lats = 25 |latNS = N
longd = 107 |longm = 14 |longs = 3 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 82301
area_code = 307
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 56-63900GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1593213GR|3
website = http://www.rawlins-wyoming.com
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Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 8,538 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Carbon County.GR|6 It was named for Union General John Aaron Rawlins, who camped in the locality in 1867. [Stewart, George R. (1970) "American Place-Names", p. 401, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.]

Geography

Rawlins is located at coor dms|41|47|25|N|107|14|3|W|city (41.790397, -107.234297).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²), all of it land.

The city is approximately 6800 feet (2073 m) above sea level.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1870 = 612
1880 = 1451
1890 = 2235
1900 = 2317
1910 = 4256
1920 = 3969
1930 = 4868
1940 = 5531
1950 = 7415
1960 = 8968
1970 = 7855
1980 = 11547
1990 = 9380
2000 = 8538
footnote= [cite web | title = Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns | publisher = Wyoming Department of State / U.S. Census Bureau | url = http://eadiv.state.wy.us/demog_data/cntycity_hist.htm | accessdate = 2008-06-30 ] |
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,538 people, 3,320 households, and 2,237 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,153.4 people per square mile (445.5/km²). There were 3,860 housing units at an average density of 521.4/sq mi (201.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.86% White, 0.81% African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 8.28% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.05% of the population.

There were 3,320 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,600, and the median income for a family was $42,137. Males had a median income of $33,179 versus $22,580 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,887. About 10.4% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

*John J. Hickey - US Senator from Wyoming and a Governor of Wyoming.
*Mike Lansing - Professional baseball player.
*Larry Wilcox - Co-star of the popular 1970s TV show "CHiPs". Born in San Diego, he grew up in Rawlins.
*Jesse Garcia - Actor who starred in "Quinceañera".

Education

Residents are zoned to schools in the Carbon County School District 1 [http://www-rawlins.crb1.k12.wy.us/] .

Three separate elementary schools serve sections of Rawlins:
* Highland Hills Elementary School
* Mountain View Elementary School
* Pershing Elementary School

All residents are zoned to Rawlins Middle School and Rawlins High School; Rawlins also offers an alternative school, the Carbon County Co-operative High School.

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