Goshen County

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Goshen County, Wyoming

2125 E 'A' St PO Box 160
Torrington, WY 82240
Phone: (307) 532-4051
Fax: (307) 532-7375
goshencounty.org

On the southeastern border of WY, northeast of Cheyenne; created Feb 9, 1911 from Platte and Laramie counties. Name Origin: For Goshen Hole Valley, which was probably named for the Biblical Egyptian home of the Israelites before the Exodus; generally interpreted as 'land of abundance or plenty.'

Area (sq mi):: 2232.16 (land 2225.32; water 6.84) Population per square mile: 5.50
Population 2005: 12,243 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.40%; 1990-2000 1.30% Population 2000: 12,538 (White 89.10%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 8.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 5.80%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 40.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,965; median household $32,228; Population below poverty level: 13.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,561-$25,786
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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