Campbell County, Wyoming

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Campbell County, Wyoming
Map of Wyoming highlighting Campbell County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Founded 1911
Seat Gillette
Largest city Gillette
Area
 • Total 4,807 sq mi (12,450 km2)
 • Land 4,803 sq mi (12,440 km2)
 • Water 4 sq mi (10 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 46,133
 • Density 9.6/sq mi (4/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.ccgov.net

Campbell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,133,[1] making it the third-most populous county in Wyoming. Its county seat is Gillette.[2]

History[edit]

Campbell County was created on February 21, 1911 with land detached from Crook County and Weston County.[3]

Campbell County was named either for John Allen Campbell, a governor of the Wyoming Territory or for Robert Campbell, an early trapper, who was a fur trader associated with William Henry Ashley.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,807 square miles (12,450 km2), of which 4,803 square miles (12,440 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10 km2) (0.1%) is water.[5]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 5,233
1930 6,720 28.4%
1940 6,048 −10.0%
1950 4,839 −20.0%
1960 5,861 21.1%
1970 12,957 121.1%
1980 24,367 88.1%
1990 29,370 20.5%
2000 33,698 14.7%
2010 46,133 36.9%
Est. 2012 47,874 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1870-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 33,698 people, 12,207 households, and 9,008 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 13,288 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.06% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 3.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.3% were of German, 11.4% English, 11.0% Irish, 8.5% American and 6.2% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 12,207 households out of which 43.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.80% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% were non-families. Of 12,207 households, 785 were unmarried partner households: 675 heterosexual, 52 same-sex male, and 58 same-sex female.

20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.00% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 32.30% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 5.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 105.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $76,576, and the median income for a family was $53,927. Males had a median income of $41,814 versus $21,914 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,063. About 5.60% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.70% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Long, John H. (2006). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Retrieved 2011-09-06. 
  4. ^ Urbanek, Mae (1988). Wyoming Place Names. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87842-204-8. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns". Wyoming Department of Administration & Information, Division of Economic Analysis. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 44°14′N 105°33′W / 44.24°N 105.55°W / 44.24; -105.55