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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Washakie County Law Enforcement will be out in force during the busy travel week of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
With the conclusion of the county fair and the increased traffic on (US) Highway 16, to and from the Rally, it makes sense to increase traffic enforcement, said Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness.
The policy states that public schools in Washakie County will teach "Darwin's theory of evolution .
The Washakie County soil survey (Iiams, 1983) was used as the basis of a predictive model for soils in neighboring Park County.
Land capability class for each soil series was assigned using the Washakie County soil survey and current official soil series descriptions listed on the NRCS website (USDA-NRCS, 1999).
In 2001, he graciously went above and beyond his normal responsibilities by conducting meat and food inspections in Washakie County.
1976) (basing claim on state constitution's education article); Washakie County Sch.