Evansville, Wyoming

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Evansville, Wyoming
Motto(s): 
"The People Business"
Location of Evansville in Natrona County, Wyoming.
Location of Evansville in Natrona County, Wyoming.
Evansville, Wyoming is located in the US
Evansville, Wyoming
Evansville, Wyoming
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°51′28″N 106°15′33″W / 42.85778°N 106.25917°W / 42.85778; -106.25917Coordinates: 42°51′28″N 106°15′33″W / 42.85778°N 106.25917°W / 42.85778; -106.25917
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountyNatrona
Area
 • Total3.58 sq mi (9.27 km2)
 • Land3.54 sq mi (9.17 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
5,125 ft (1,562 m)
Population
 • Total2,544
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
2,953
 • Density718.6/sq mi (277.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
82636
Area code(s)307
FIPS code56-25765[4]
GNIS feature ID1588347[5]
WebsiteThe Town of Evansville Wyoming
Historical population
Census Pop.
1930174
194020618.4%
195039390.8%
196067872.5%
197083222.7%
19802,335180.6%
19901,403−39.9%
20002,25560.7%
20102,54412.8%
Est. 20162,953[3]16.1%
[6]

Evansville is a town in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. It is part of the Casper, Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,544 at the 2010 census.

Evansville is the location of the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery.

History[edit]

The town was named after W.T. Evans, a blacksmith.[7]

Evans settled in the area in 1902, and built a successful ranch. From 1918 to 1920, portions of the ranch were sold to the Socony-Mobil and Texas Oil Companies.[8]

Geography[edit]

Evansville is located at 42°51′28″N 106°15′33″W / 42.857798°N 106.259102°W / 42.857798; -106.259102 (42.857798, -106.259102).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.58 square miles (9.27 km2), of which, 3.54 square miles (9.17 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[1]

Pollution[edit]

In 2018, an area of contaminated groundwater that had been classified as a superfund site for three decades was partially removed from the EPA's National Priorities List.[10] Contaminants at the site include benzene and tetrachloroethene.[11] It is believed that the contamination at the Mystery Bridge/U.S. Highway 20 Superfund site was caused by industrial operations at a plant operated by Kinder Morgan and an industrial truck wash operated by Dow Chemical and Dowell-Schlumberger.[11][12]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,544 people, 967 households, and 637 families residing in the town. The population density was 718.6 inhabitants per square mile (277.5/km2). There were 1,109 housing units at an average density of 313.3 per square mile (121.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.8% White, 0.4% African American, 1.7% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 4.1% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.5% of the population.

There were 967 households of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the town was 29.1 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.2% were from 25 to 44; 19.9% were from 45 to 64; and 7.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,255 people, 848 households, and 561 families residing in the town. The population density was 879.7 people per square mile (340.1/km2). There were 918 housing units at an average density of 358.1 per square mile (138.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.07% White, 1.11% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 4.43% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.43% of the population.

There were 848 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town, the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 13.7% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,375, and the median income for a family was $28,603. Males had a median income of $26,536 versus $17,981 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,657. About 21.4% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.2% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education in the town of Evansville is provided by Natrona County School District #1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. 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 September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns". Wyoming Department of State / U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  7. ^ "Profile for Evansville, Wyoming". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
  8. ^ "Origin of Evansville". The Town of Evansville Wyoming. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ Richards, Heather. "Superfund site in Evansville partially removed from EPA priority list". Casper Star-Tribune Online. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  11. ^ a b Richards, Heather. "Superfund site in Evansville partially removed from EPA priority list". Casper Star-Tribune Online. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  12. ^ "EPA partially removes Superfund site in Wyoming off list". AP News. Retrieved 2018-09-15.