Lovell, Wyoming

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Lovell, Wyoming
Town
Parade of vehicles from Civilian Conservation Corps Camp BR-7 in Lovell, Wyoming
Parade of vehicles from Civilian Conservation Corps Camp BR-7 in Lovell, Wyoming
Nickname(s): Rose Town of Wyoming
Motto: "The Rose City"
Location of Lovell, Wyoming
Location of Lovell, Wyoming
Coordinates: 44°50′12″N 108°23′32″W / 44.83667°N 108.39222°W / 44.83667; -108.39222Coordinates: 44°50′12″N 108°23′32″W / 44.83667°N 108.39222°W / 44.83667; -108.39222
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Big Horn
Area[1]
 • Total 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Land 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,832 ft (1,168 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,360
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,381
 • Density 2,145.5/sq mi (828.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 82431
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-47950[4]
GNIS feature ID 1591067[5]
Website Town of Lovell, Wyoming

Lovell is a town in Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 2,360 at the 2010 census.

Main street Lovell WY
Western side of the EJZ Bridge over Shoshone River, which carries County Road CN9-111 over the Shoshone River near Lovell in Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States.

History[edit]

Lovell was named for Henry Lovell, a local rancher.[6]

Built in 1925, the EJZ Bridge over Shoshone River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[7]

Geography[edit]

Lovell is located at 44°50′12″N 108°23′32″W / 44.83667°N 108.39222°W / 44.83667; -108.39222 (44.836787, -108.392180).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

Lovell experiences a temperate desert climate (Köppen BWk) with cold, dry winters and hot, slightly wetter summers.

Climate data for Lovell, Wyoming
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17)
71
(22)
78
(26)
88
(31)
97
(36)
103
(39)
106
(41)
105
(41)
99
(37)
89
(32)
72
(22)
66
(19)
106
(41)
Average high °F (°C) 29.1
(−1.6)
37.7
(3.2)
48.9
(9.4)
59.0
(15)
68.3
(20.2)
78.7
(25.9)
86.6
(30.3)
85.5
(29.7)
73.6
(23.1)
60.5
(15.8)
43.4
(6.3)
31.9
(−0.1)
58.6
(14.77)
Daily mean °F (°C) 16.9
(−8.4)
24.8
(−4)
35.7
(2.1)
45.1
(7.3)
54.9
(12.7)
64.2
(17.9)
70.5
(21.4)
68.7
(20.4)
57.1
(13.9)
45.6
(7.6)
31.0
(−0.6)
19.9
(−6.7)
44.53
(6.97)
Average low °F (°C) 4.7
(−15.2)
11.9
(−11.2)
22.4
(−5.3)
31.2
(−0.4)
41.5
(5.3)
49.7
(9.8)
54.3
(12.4)
51.8
(11)
40.6
(4.8)
30.6
(−0.8)
18.6
(−7.4)
7.8
(−13.4)
30.43
(−0.87)
Record low °F (°C) −39
(−39)
−35
(−37)
−20
(−29)
7
(−14)
18
(−8)
30
(−1)
38
(3)
32
(0)
17
(−8)
−8
(−22)
−27
(−33)
−38
(−39)
−39
(−39)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.24
(6.1)
0.16
(4.1)
0.33
(8.4)
0.59
(15)
1.21
(30.7)
0.99
(25.1)
0.75
(19)
0.60
(15.2)
0.75
(19)
0.65
(16.5)
0.24
(6.1)
0.23
(5.8)
6.74
(171)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000) [9]
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records) [10]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 2,360 people, 909 households and 605 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,145.5 inhabitants per square mile (828.4 /km2). There were 1,013 housing units at an average density of 920.9 per square mile (355.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 3.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.8% of the population.

There were 909 households of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age was 36 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 2,281 people, 896 households and 613 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,141.6 per square mile (823.1/km²). There were 1,013 housing units at an average density of 951.1 per square mile (365.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.93% White, 0.04% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 5.66% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.16% of the population.

There were 896 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.

29.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median household income was $30,745 and the median family income was $35,815. Males had a median income of $30,698 compared with $20,313 for females. The per capita income was $13,772. About 11.0% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Education[edit]

Public education in the town of Lovell is provided by Big Horn County School District #2. Lovell is home to Lovell Elementary School (grades K-5), Lovell Middle School (grades 6-8), and Lovell High School (grades 9-12).

Lovell High School is expected to total an average of 50 students per grade through the 2010-2011 school year.[11]

Media[edit]

Radio[edit]

Television[edit]

Religion[edit]

The dominant religion is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There are several other churches in town including Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Baptist. There is also a small group of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints living near town.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Don G. Despain - botanist and ecologist.
  • Kody Brown - polygamist reality TV personality (Sister Wives), who later moved to Lehi, Utah before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada with his four wives and seventeen children

In the media[edit]

The town was the center of a scandal in the 1980s when Dr. John Story was discovered to be sexually abusing patients. He was convicted on six separate charges of sexually assaulting his patients in 1985.[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. ^ "Profile for Lovell, Wyoming, WY". ePodunk. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Shoshone River Bridge". BridgeHunter.com. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Climatography of the United States NO.81". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Monthly Averages for Lovell, WY". The Weather Channel. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  11. ^ "2009-10 and 2010-11 ADM’s for Grades 9-12". Wyoming High School Activities Association. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  12. ^ WYOM Cases

Further reading[edit]

  • Olsen, Jack (1990). "Doc": The Rape of the Town of Lovell. New York: Dell. ISBN 0-440-20668-5. 

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