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Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Map of Wyoming highlighting Sweetwater County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Founded 1867
Seat Green River
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

10,491 sq mi (27,172 km²)
10,425 sq mi (27,001 km²)
66 sq mi (171 km²), 0.63%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Sweetwater County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population was 37,613. Its county seat is Green River6.

History[edit | edit source]

Sweetwater County was organized in 1867.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 27,172 km² (10,491 sq mi). 27,001 km² (10,425 sq mi) of it is land and 171 km² (66 sq mi) of it (0.63%) is water. The largest county by area in Wyoming, it is larger than 6 states and is only 129sq mi (333km²) smaller than Massachusetts.

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 37,613 people, 14,105 households, and 10,099 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 15,921 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.62% White, 0.73% Black or African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.59% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. 9.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,105 households out of which 38.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 8.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,537, and the median income for a family was $54,173. Males had a median income of $45,678 versus $22,440 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,575. About 5.40% of families and 7.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.20% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 41°40′N 108°53′W / 41.66, -108.89

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