Guernsey, Wyoming

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Guernsey, Wyoming
Town
Location of Guernsey, Wyoming
Location of Guernsey, Wyoming
Coordinates: 42°16′2″N 104°44′35″W / 42.26722°N 104.74306°W / 42.26722; -104.74306Coordinates: 42°16′2″N 104°44′35″W / 42.26722°N 104.74306°W / 42.26722; -104.74306
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Platte
Area[1]
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 4,354 ft (1,327 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,147
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,171
 • Density 1,124.5/sq mi (434.2/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 82214
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-34320[4]
GNIS feature ID 1589181[5]
Website http://townofguernseywy.us/

Guernsey is a town in Platte County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,147 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Guernsey is located at 42°16′2″N 104°44′35″W / 42.26722°N 104.74306°W / 42.26722; -104.74306 (42.267251, -104.743187).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2), of which, 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

State Marker and Register Cliff
Oregon Trail ruts near Guernsey

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 274
1920 372 35.8%
1930 656 76.3%
1940 603 −8.1%
1950 721 19.6%
1960 800 11.0%
1970 793 −0.9%
1980 1,512 90.7%
1990 1,155 −23.6%
2000 1,147 −0.7%
2010 1,147 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,147 people, 504 households, and 315 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,124.5 inhabitants per square mile (434.2/km2). There were 581 housing units at an average density of 569.6 per square mile (219.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 3.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.1% of the population.

There were 504 households of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 44.6 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,147 people, 504 households, and 312 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,067.3 people per square mile (413.9/km²). There were 612 housing units at an average density of 569.5 per square mile (220.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.54% White, 0.17% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 3.75% from other races, and 3.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.11% of the population.

There were 504 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,758, and the median income for a family was $38,958. Males had a median income of $37,778 versus $17,656 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,897. About 7.6% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 19.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education in the town of Guernsey is provided by Platte County School District #2. Campuses serving the town include Guernsey-Sunrise Elementary School (grades K-6) and Guernsey-Sunrise Junior/Senior High School (grades 7-12).

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.