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Rawlins, Wyoming
—  City  —
Location of Rawlins, Wyoming
Coordinates: 41°47′25″N 107°14′3″W / 41.79028°N 107.23417°W / 41.79028; -107.23417
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Carbon
Area
 - Total 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 - Land 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,834 ft (2,083 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 8,538
 - Density 1,153.4/sq mi (445.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 82301
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-63900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1593213[2]
Website http://www.rawlins-wyoming.com

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.[3] It was named for Union General John Aaron Rawlins, who camped in the locality in 1867.[4]

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Geography

Rawlins is located at 41°47′25″N 107°14′3″W / 41.79028°N 107.23417°W / 41.79028; -107.23417 (41.790397, -107.234297).[5]

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 612
1880 1,451 137.1%
1890 2,235 54.0%
1900 2,317 3.7%
1910 4,256 83.7%
1920 3,969 −6.7%
1930 4,868 22.7%
1940 5,531 13.6%
1950 7,415 34.1%
1960 8,968 20.9%
1970 7,855 −12.4%
1980 11,547 47.0%
1990 9,380 −18.8%
2000 8,538 −9.0%
[6]

As of the census[1] 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

Education

Residents are zoned to schools in the Carbon County School District #1 [1].

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.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ Stewart, George R. (1970) American Place-Names, p. 401, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  6. ^ "Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns". Wyoming Department of State / U.S. Census Bureau. http://eadiv.state.wy.us/demog_data/cntycity_hist.htm. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  

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