Arapahoe, Wyoming

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Arapahoe, Wyoming
Census-designated place
St. Stephen's Mission Church on the Wyoming Wind River Reservation features cultural designs by Arapaho artist Raphael Norse.[1]
St. Stephen's Mission Church on the Wyoming Wind River Reservation features cultural designs by Arapaho artist Raphael Norse.[1]
Location of Arapahoe, Wyoming
Location of Arapahoe, Wyoming
Arapahoe, Wyoming is located in the US
Arapahoe, Wyoming
Arapahoe, Wyoming
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°58′48″N 108°26′44″W / 42.98000°N 108.44556°W / 42.98000; -108.44556Coordinates: 42°58′48″N 108°26′44″W / 42.98000°N 108.44556°W / 42.98000; -108.44556
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Fremont
 • Total 27.8 sq mi (72.1 km2)
 • Land 27.6 sq mi (71.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 5,003 ft (1,525 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,656
 • Density 59/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 82510
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-03000[3]
GNIS feature ID 1584915[4]

Arapahoe is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,656 at the 2010 census.[2] A Catholic mission was founded here in 1884. St Stephen's Mission Church, located near Arapahoe, is part of the Catholic mission.[5]


Arapahoe is located in central Fremont County at 42°58′48″N 108°26′44″W / 42.98000°N 108.44556°W / 42.98000; -108.44556 (42.979965, -108.445510),[6] in the southeastern part of the Wind River Indian Reservation. It is bordered to the north by the city of Riverton, the largest city in Fremont County. It is 8 miles (13 km) from the center of Arapahoe (at the Arapahoe School) northeast to the center of Riverton, via Rendezvous Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Arapahoe CDP has a total area of 27.8 square miles (72.1 km2), of which 27.6 square miles (71.6 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), or 0.68%, is water.[2]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Arapahoe has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[7]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,766 people, 440 households, and 371 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 56.3 people per square mile (21.7/km²). There were 498 housing units at an average density of 15.9/sq mi (6.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 18.01% White, 0.11% African American, 80.58% Native American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.15% of the population.

There were 440 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 23.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.96 and the average family size was 4.32.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 41.6% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $22,679, and the median income for a family was $24,659. Males had a median income of $25,119 versus $16,607 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,943. About 35.5% of families and 45.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.3% of those under age 18 and 36.5% of those age 65 or over.


The majority of Arapahoe is served by Fremont County School District #38. A small portion of the CDP is located within the boundaries of Fremont County School District #25.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jackson, Wyoming Information - Headed "for Jackson Hole?". 
  2. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Arapahoe CDP, Wyoming". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "St. Stephen's Indian Mission - Bishop McGovern". Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-14. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Arapahoe, Wyoming