Hoback, Wyoming

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Hoback, Wyoming
Location of Hoback, Wyoming
Location of Hoback, Wyoming
Coordinates: 43°18′57″N 110°46′20″W / 43.31583°N 110.77222°W / 43.31583; -110.77222Coordinates: 43°18′57″N 110°46′20″W / 43.31583°N 110.77222°W / 43.31583; -110.77222
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Teton
 • Total 44.35 sq mi (114.9 km2)
 • Land 43.45 sq mi (112.5 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 5,879 ft (1,792 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,176
 • Density 27/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-37945[2]
GNIS feature ID 1600345[3]

Hoback is a census-designated place (CDP) in Teton County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,176 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson, WY–ID Micropolitan Statistical Area. The town is named for John Hoback, a mountain man who guided the Astor party through the area in 1811.


Hoback is located at 43°18′57″N 110°46′20″W / 43.31583°N 110.77222°W / 43.31583; -110.77222 (43.315714, -110.772129).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 44.35 square miles (114.9 km²), of which, 43.46 square miles (112.5 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.32 km²) of it (2.0%) is water.[5]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,453 people, 577 households, and 386 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 8.2 people per square mile (3.2/km²). There were 678 housing units at an average density of 3.8/sq mi (1.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.77% White, 0.62% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.83% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.62% of the population.

There were 577 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 117.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $64,679, and the median income for a family was $80,387. Males had a median income of $36,613 versus $35,023 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,753. None of the families and 3.3% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 8.6% of those over 64.


Public education in the community of Hoback is provided by Teton County School District #1.


Hoback—or Hoback Junction—has a cultural consciousness distinct from the town of Jackson 13 miles to the north. This is evidenced in the commonly seen bumper sticker 'Hoback Nation' in the area. There are also rumors of a small group of philosophic spirits seeking to develop a place-based philosophic practice.


  1. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "2010 Wyoming Place Names". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2012.