Converse County, Wyoming

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Converse County, Wyoming
Map of Wyoming highlighting Converse County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Founded 1888
Seat Douglas
Largest city Douglas
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,265 sq mi (11,046 km²)
4,255 sq mi (11,020 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 0.24%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

13,833
3/sq mi (1/km²)
Website www.conversecounty.org

Converse County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2010, the population was 13,833. Its county seat is Douglas[1].

History

Converse County was organized in 1888.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,265 square miles (11,046.3 km2), of which 4,255 square miles (11,020.4 km2) is land and 10 square miles (25.9 km2) (0.24%) is water.

Adjacent counties

File:Converse county Douglas.jpg
Landscape in Converse County

National protected areas

Major Highways

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890 2,738
1900 3,337 21.9%
1910 6,294 88.6%
1920 7,871 25.1%
1930 7,145 −9.2%
1940 6,631 −7.2%
1950 5,933 −10.5%
1960 6,366 7.3%
1970 5,938 −6.7%
1980 14,069 136.9%
1990 11,128 −20.9%
2000 12,052 8.3%
2010 13,833 14.8%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,052 people, 4,694 households, and 3,407 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 5,669 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.72% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.91% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.46% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. 5.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.6% were of German, 13.5% American, 12.2% English and 11.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,694 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. Of 4,694 households, 253 were unmarried partner households: 228 heterosexual, 12 same-sex male, and 13 same-sex female.

23.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.50% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,603, and the median income for a family was $45,905. Males had a median income of $36,443 versus $19,032 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,744. About 9.20% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 9.70% of those age 65 or over.

Populated places

City

Towns

Census-designated place

Other places

See also

References

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 42°58′N 105°30′W / 42.97°N 105.50°W / 42.97; -105.50

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