Bairoil, Wyoming

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Bairoil, Wyoming
Town
Location of Bairoil, Wyoming
Location of Bairoil, Wyoming
Coordinates: 42°14′23″N 107°33′33″W / 42.23972°N 107.55917°W / 42.23972; -107.55917Coordinates: 42°14′23″N 107°33′33″W / 42.23972°N 107.55917°W / 42.23972; -107.55917
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Sweetwater
Area[1]
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 6,877 ft (2,096 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 106
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 108
 • Density 75.2/sq mi (29.0/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 82322
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-04885[4]
GNIS feature ID 1585058[5]

Bairoil is a town in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 106 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Bairoil was formed by former sheep rancher Charles M. Bair around 1916. Bair was the first to drill oil in this area and started the Bair Oil Company for which the town was named. The post office was established in 1924 and the town was eventually incorporated in 1980.[6] A hang-gliding world record was set in 1989 by Kevin Christopherson, who rode an updraft 287 miles (462 km) from Bairoil to North Dakota.[7]

Geography[edit]

Bairoil is located at 42°14′23″N 107°33′33″W / 42.23972°N 107.55917°W / 42.23972; -107.55917 (42.239590, -107.559273).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bairoil has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[9]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 106 people, 49 households, and 27 families residing in the town. The population density was 75.2 inhabitants per square mile (29.0/km2). There were 68 housing units at an average density of 48.2 per square mile (18.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.0% White, 1.9% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 7.5% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.7% of the population.

There were 49 households of which 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.9% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the town was 49 years. 17% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.8% were from 25 to 44; 41.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 54.7% male and 45.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 97 people, 42 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 109.0 people per square mile (42.1/km²). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 87.7 per square mile (33.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.12% of the population.

There were 42 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $31,875. Males had a median income of $38,125 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,030. There were 8.0% of families and 4.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 11.1% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Public education in the town of Bairoil is provided by Carbon County School District #1. Zoned campuses include Rawlins Elementary School (grades K-5), Rawlins Middle School (grades 6-8), and Rawlins High School (grades 9-12).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ http://www.webtourist.net/touristinformation/about-bairoil-wy_usa.html
  7. ^ http://www.ultimatewyoming.com/sectionpages/sec5/bairoil.html
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Bairoil, Wyoming