Fontenelle, Wyoming

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Fontenelle, Wyoming
CDP
Location of Fontenelle, Wyoming
Location of Fontenelle, Wyoming
Coordinates: 41°59′24″N 110°3′12″W / 41.99000°N 110.05333°W / 41.99000; -110.05333Coordinates: 41°59′24″N 110°3′12″W / 41.99000°N 110.05333°W / 41.99000; -110.05333
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Lincoln
Area
 • Total 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 6,490 ft (1,978 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 13
 • Density 3.6/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 83101
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-27650[2]
GNIS feature ID 1588605[3]

Fontenelle is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 13 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Fontenelle is located at 41°59′24″N 110°3′12″W / 41.99000°N 110.05333°W / 41.99000; -110.05333 (41.990006, −110.053420).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (8.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (3.90%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 19 people, 5 households, and 5 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5.5 people per square mile (2.1/km²). There were 8 housing units at an average density of 2.3/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White.

There were 5 households out of which 80.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 100.0% were married couples living together, and 0.0% were non-families. No 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 3.80 and the average family size was 3.80.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 42.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, and 21.1% from 45 to 64. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 72.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $0, and the median income for a family was $0. Males had a median income of $0 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $0. There are 100.0% of families living below the poverty line and 100.0% of the population, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Climate[edit]

Fontenelle experiences a semi-arid climate with short, warm summers and cold, long winters. Due to Fontenelle's high elevation and aridity, temperatures drop sharply after sunset. Nighttime temperatures in the summer are cool, and can even drop below freezing. Winter highs are usually freezing cold, and winter nights are often bitterly cold, with temperatures dropping below zero.

Climate data for Fontenelle, Wyoming.
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 52
(11)
57
(14)
71
(22)
79
(26)
83
(28)
94
(34)
100
(38)
95
(35)
88
(31)
81
(27)
67
(19)
57
(14)
100
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 26.1
(−3.3)
30.3
(−0.9)
40.4
(4.7)
51.3
(10.7)
61.4
(16.3)
72.4
(22.4)
82.2
(27.9)
80.3
(26.8)
69.7
(20.9)
56.7
(13.7)
38.7
(3.7)
27.2
(−2.7)
53.1
(11.7)
Average low °F (°C) −1.3
(−18.5)
1.9
(−16.7)
13.9
(−10.1)
22.0
(−5.6)
30.8
(−0.7)
38.7
(3.7)
45.2
(7.3)
42.8
(6)
32.9
(0.5)
22.1
(−5.5)
10.8
(−11.8)
−0.1
(−17.8)
21.6
(−5.8)
Record low °F (°C) −43
(−42)
−46
(−43)
−33
(−36)
−9
(−23)
6
(−14)
14
(−10)
21
(−6)
17
(−8)
4
(−16)
−8
(−22)
−29
(−34)
−46
(−43)
−46
(−43)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.26
(6.6)
0.29
(7.4)
0.37
(9.4)
0.73
(18.5)
1.16
(29.5)
0.91
(23.1)
0.61
(15.5)
0.69
(17.5)
0.79
(20.1)
0.58
(14.7)
0.36
(9.1)
0.26
(6.6)
6.99
(177.5)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved March 24, 2013.