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Sheridan County, Wyoming
SHERIDAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE.jpg
Sheridan County Courthouse
Flag of Sheridan County, Wyoming
Flag
Map of Wyoming highlighting Sheridan County
Location within the U.S. state of Wyoming
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location within the U.S.
Founded9 March 1888
Named for Philip Sheridan
Seat Sheridan
Largest citySheridan
Area
 • Total2,527 sq mi (6,545 km2)
 • Land2,524 sq mi (6,537 km2)
 • Water3.1 sq mi (8 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)30,210
 • Density12/sq mi (5/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/ −6
Website www.sheridancounty.com

Sheridan County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 29,116. [1] The county seat is Sheridan. [2] Its north boundary line abuts the south line of the state of Montana.

Sheridan County comprises the Sheridan, WY Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Sheridan County was created by the legislature of the Wyoming Territory on March 9, 1888. [3] The county was formed from a portion of Johnson County. Sheridan County was named for Philip Sheridan, a general in the American Civil War and controversial Indian fighter. [4]

A portion of Sheridan County was annexed in 1897 to create Big Horn County. Sheridan County boundary lines were also slightly altered in 1911, and again in 1929, after which it has retained its boundary lines to the present time.

Geography

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,527 square miles (6,540 km2), of which 2,524 square miles (6,540 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (0.1%) is water. [5]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,972
19005,122159.7%
191016,324218.7%
192018,18211.4%
193016,875−7.2%
194019,25514.1%
195020,1854.8%
196018,989−5.9%
197017,852−6.0%
198025,04840.3%
199023,562−5.9%
200026,56012.7%
201029,1169.6%
Est. 201730,210 [6]3.8%
US Decennial Census [7]
1870–2000 [8] 2010–2016 [1]

2000 census

As of the 2000 United States Census, [9] of 2000, there were 26,560 people, 11,167 households, and 7,079 families in the county. The population density was 10/sq mi (4/km²). There were 12,577 housing units at an average density of 5/sq mi (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.88% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 1.27% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.82% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.8% were of German, 12.3% English, 10.3% Irish, 7.1% American, 6.0% Norwegian and 5.1% Polish ancestry.

There were 11,167 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.60% were non-families. 30.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.

The county population contained 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,538, and the median income for a family was $42,669. Males had a median income of $31,381 versus $20,354 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,407. About 8.60% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 29,116 people, 12,360 households, and 7,701 families in the county. [10] The population density was 11.5 inhabitants per square mile (4.4/km2). There were 13,939 housing units at an average density of 5.5 per square mile (2.1/km2). [11] The racial makeup of the county was 95.4% white, 1.2% American Indian, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.5% of the population. [10] In terms of ancestry, 31.5% were German, 16.3% were Irish, 11.8% were English, 7.5% were American, 6.2% were Norwegian, and 5.1% were Polish. [12]

Of the 12,360 households, 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.7% were non-families, and 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 41.9 years. [10]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,141 and the median income for a family was $61,959. Males had a median income of $45,035 versus $30,780 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,756. About 5.2% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over. [13]

Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Government and infrastructure

The Wyoming Department of Family Services Juvenile Services Division operates the Wyoming Girls' School, located near Sheridan. [20] [21] The facility was operated by the Wyoming Board of Charities and Reform until that agency was dissolved as a result of a state constitutional amendment passed in November 1990. [22]

Sheridan County voters have been reliably Republican for decades. In only one national election since 1948 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [23]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 70.8% 10,266 20.2% 2,927 9.1% 1,317
2012 71.7% 10,267 25.3% 3,618 3.1% 437
2008 67.9% 10,177 29.8% 4,458 2.3% 346
2004 69.1% 9,689 29.0% 4,066 2.0% 274
2000 68.9% 8,424 27.2% 3,330 3.9% 482
1996 48.9% 5,892 38.1% 4,594 13.0% 1,560
1992 37.2% 4,303 35.8% 4,139 27.0% 3,123
1988 55.5% 5,980 43.2% 4,655 1.3% 143
1984 66.1% 7,460 32.3% 3,648 1.5% 171
1980 58.6% 5,649 31.5% 3,034 10.0% 963
1976 62.2% 5,382 37.1% 3,206 0.7% 64
1972 69.0% 6,432 30.8% 2,874 0.1% 12
1968 61.2% 5,163 31.5% 2,659 7.3% 612
1964 48.6% 4,491 51.4% 4,747
1960 60.1% 5,690 40.0% 3,786
1956 63.4% 5,546 36.6% 3,204
1952 67.6% 6,522 32.4% 3,124 0.1% 9
1948 48.7% 3,698 50.7% 3,852 0.7% 51
1944 49.6% 3,802 50.4% 3,862
1940 46.1% 3,814 53.7% 4,439 0.2% 15
1936 35.5% 2,726 61.6% 4,731 2.9% 223
1932 38.3% 2,738 59.7% 4,260 2.0% 144
1928 57.9% 3,616 41.0% 2,563 1.1% 71
1924 42.8% 2,530 18.8% 1,115 38.4% 2,272
1920 60.4% 2,645 27.2% 1,192 12.3% 540
1916 37.9% 1,914 57.6% 2,906 4.5% 228
1912 20.3% 862 38.8% 1,649 40.9% 1,737 [a]
1908 55.0% 2,158 39.2% 1,539 5.8% 227
1904 59.5% 1,905 33.4% 1,068 7.2% 229
1900 49.8% 1,018 48.2% 985 2.0% 41
1896 44.0% 877 55.4% 1,104 0.6% 11
1892 46.4% 509 53.7% 589

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 1,305 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 398 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 34 votes.

Further reading

  • Georgen, Cynde. In the Shadow of the Bighorns: A History of Early Sheridan and the Goose Creek Valley of Northern Wyoming. Sheridan, Wyoming: Sheridan County Historical Society, 2010. ISBN  978-0-9792871-7-6.
  • Georgen, Cynde. Snippets of Sheridan County History: 366 Newsy Little Stories from the First 125 Years of Sheridan County, Wyoming, 1888-2013. Sheridan, Wyoming: Sheridan County Historical Society, 2013. ISBN  978-0-9792871-8-3.

External links

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Long, John H. (2006). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  4. ^ Urbanek, Mae (1988). Wyoming Place Names. Missoula MT: Mountain Press Pub. Co. ISBN  0-87842-204-8.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  7. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns". Wyoming Department of Administration & Information, Division of Economic Analysis. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  10. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  14. ^ Acme WY Google Maps (accessed 13 January 2019)
  15. ^ Beckton WY Google Maps (accessed 13 January 2019)
  16. ^ Burgess Junction WY Google Maps (accesssed 13 January 2019)
  17. ^ Kleenburn WY Google Maps (accessed 13 January 2019)
  18. ^ Ucross WY Google Maps (accessed 13 January 2019)
  19. ^ Ulm WY Google Maps (accessed 13 January 2019)
  20. ^ Wyoming Girls’ School. Wyoming Department of Family Services. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  21. ^ Sheridan city, Wyoming. US Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  22. ^ About the Department of Corrections. Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  23. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 5 April 2018.


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