Elk Mountain, Wyoming

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Elk Mountain, Wyoming
Aerial photo of Elk Mountain, looking northeast
Aerial photo of Elk Mountain, looking northeast
Location of Elk Mountain in Carbon County, Wyoming.
Location of Elk Mountain in Carbon County, Wyoming.
Elk Mountain, Wyoming is located in the US
Elk Mountain, Wyoming
Elk Mountain, Wyoming
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 41°41′11″N 106°24′52″W / 41.68639°N 106.41444°W / 41.68639; -106.41444Coordinates: 41°41′11″N 106°24′52″W / 41.68639°N 106.41444°W / 41.68639; -106.41444
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountyCarbon
Government
 • MayorMorgan Irene
Area
 • Total0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
7,264 ft (2,214 m)
Population
 • Total191
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
196
 • Density682.1/sq mi (263.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
82324
Area code(s)307
FIPS code56-24025[4]
GNIS feature ID1588236[5]

Elk Mountain is a town in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 191 at the 2010 census. The town shares its name with a mountain 7 miles (11 km) southwest of town.

Geography[edit]

Elk Mountain is located at 41°41′11″N 106°24′52″W / 41.68639°N 106.41444°W / 41.68639; -106.41444 (41.686517, -106.414535).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
191098
192089−9.2%
193054−39.3%
194010798.1%
195019683.2%
1960190−3.1%
1970127−33.2%
1980338166.1%
1990174−48.5%
200019210.3%
2010191−0.5%
Est. 2016196[3]2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 191 people, 76 households, and 58 families residing in the town. The population density was 682.1 inhabitants per square mile (263.4/km2). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 389.3 per square mile (150.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.4% White, 1.0% African American, and 0.5% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 76 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, 1.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.7% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% 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 2.95.

The median age in the town was 45.1 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 192 people, 74 households, and 52 families residing in the town. The population density was 676.5 people per square mile (264.8/km²). There were 116 housing units at an average density of 408.7 per square mile (160.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.83% White, 1.04% Native American, 2.08% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.21% of the population.

There were 74 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 120.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,313, and the median income for a family was $46,042. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,463. None of the families and 4.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 14.3% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Public education in the town of Elk Mountain is provided by Carbon County School District #2. Zoned campuses include Elk Mountain Elementary School (grades K-6) and H.E.M. Junior/Senior High School [1] (grades 7-12).

In Popular Media[edit]

Elk Mountain is the setting for Elk Mountain, a graphic novel by Jordan Clark, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Brittany Peer, and Vince Underwood, about the role superheroes play in the communities they defend, as well as how fears can tear communities apart.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Elk Mountain". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  9. ^ "Elk Mountain Comic". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-05-16.

Notable residents

Chompers

2006–Present