- Wheatland, Wyoming
official_name = Wheatland, Wyoming
imagesize = 289px
image_caption = Wheatland City Limit Sign (June 2004)
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map_caption = Location of Wheatland, Wyoming
unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_sq_mi = 4.2
area_land_sq_mi = 4.2
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population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 3548
population_density_km2 = 323.4
population_density_sq_mi = 837.6
timezone = Mountain (MST)
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utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_m = 1448
elevation_ft = 4751
latd = 42 |latm = 3 |lats = 14 |latNS = N
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Wheatland is a town in and the
county seatof Platte County in southeastern Wyoming, United States.GR|6 The population was 3,548 at the 2000 census.
Wheatland is located at coor dms|42|3|14|N|104|57|34|W|city (42.053917, -104.959460)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²), all land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,548 people, 1,539 households, and 980 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 837.6 people per square mile (323.1/km²). There were 1,764 housing units at an average density of 416.4/sq mi (160.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.00% White, 0.31% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 1.89% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.54% of the population.
There were 1,539 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,208, and the median income for a family was $42,623. Males had a median income of $34,940 versus $20,185 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $19,069. About 6.9% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
The official newspaper of Wheatland is the Platte County Record Times, a weekly publication. It covers news of the whole county, and in July of 2008 has approximately 1,100 paid subscribers. The unofficial "alternative" newspaper of Wheatland is the Wheaterville News, an online publication covering all of Platte County, with separate sections for Glendo and Guernsey.
The bucking horse Steamboat was stabled in a barn in Wheatland. Steamboat is said to be the model for the bucking horse emblem that appears on the Wyoming state license plate and is the logo for the University of Wyoming.fact|date=September 2008
Noted people associated with Wheatland
Edward Bryant-Science Fiction and Fantasy author who went to school here.
Jim Geringer-Former governor of Wyoming born here
Floyd Shaman-Noted sculptor was born and raised in and around Wheatland.
Harold Hellbaum( 1926- 2007) - Former Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representativesoperated a farm-ranch near Chugwater
Freckles Brown(1921-1987) - PRCAWorld Champion Bull Rider
* [http://www.pcrecordtimes.com/v2_main_page.php Platte County Record Times]
* [http://www.wheaterville.com Wheaterville News]
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