Sublette County, Wyoming

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Sublette County, Wyoming
Map of Wyoming highlighting Sublette County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Founded 1921
Seat Pinedale
Largest city Pinedale
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

4,936 sq mi (12,784 km²)
4,883 sq mi (12,647 km²)
53 sq mi (137 km²), 1.08%
 - (2010)
 - Density

2/sq mi (1/km²)

Sublette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is a sparsely populated rural county in western Wyoming, along the Green River. It has an area of 4,883 square miles (12,650 km2) and a population of 10,247 as of 2010. The county seat is situated in Pinedale.


Sublette County was organized in 1921.

Historically, the area was important to the fur trade, and the county itself takes its name from one of Wyoming's early fur traders, William L. Sublette. Today the county celebrates its fur trade heritage with the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,936 square miles (12,783 km²), of which 4,883 square miles (12,646 km²) is land and 53 square miles (137 km²) (1.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Although the Bridger National Forest and the Teton National Forest have been administratively combined into the Bridger-Teton National Forest, it is important to note that the county contains portions of both original forests.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 1,944
1940 2,778 42.9%
1950 2,481 −10.7%
1960 3,778 52.3%
1970 3,755 −0.6%
1980 4,548 21.1%
1990 4,843 6.5%
2000 5,920 22.2%
2010 10,247 73.1%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,920 people, 2,371 households, and 1,707 families residing in the county. Since 2000, however, an oil boom has increased the population by at least 1,000. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0/km²). There were 3,552 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.48% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.7% were of German, 17.5% English, 11.0% American and 10.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,371 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 5.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 28.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,044, and the median income for a family was $45,000. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $21,109 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,056. About 7.40% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.40% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Populated places


Census-designated places

Media references

  • In 2007, Alexandra Fuller reported on the rising crime rate, influx of roughnecks and methamphetamine, the decline in ranching, and environmental damage associated with recent oil boom. See Fuller, Alexandra Letter from Wyoming: Boomtown Blues, The New Yorker p. 35 (February 5, 2007).
  • In 1965, Berton Roueché described his wonderful trip along the Green River that set out from the Circle S Ranch in Cora, Wyoming in Subletter County with the ranch's foreman Thomas Scholebo. See Roueche, Berton, Reporter at Large: Something About a River, The New Yorker p. 105 (October 23, 1965).

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Coordinates: 42°46′N 109°55′W / 42.76°N 109.92°W / 42.76; -109.92

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