Washakie County

Washakie County, Wyoming

PO Box 260
Worland, WY 82401
Phone: (307) 347-3131
Fax: (307) 347-9366

In north-central WY; created Feb 9, 1911 from Big Horn and Johnson counties. Name Origin: For Washakie (1804-1900), the Shoshone Indian chief and ally of the whites; meaning of name is uncertain but possibly 'rattler,' for the one he made and used to lead his men to battle

Area (sq mi):: 2242.75 (land 2240.06; water 2.69) Population per square mile: 3.50
Population 2005: 7,933 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.30%; 1990-2000 -1.20% Population 2000: 8,289 (White 86.20%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 11.50%; Asian 0.70%; Other 9.00%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,780; median household $34,943; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,678-$30,709
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 12.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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