Weston County

Weston County, Wyoming

1 W Main St
Newcastle, WY 82701
Phone: (307) 746-4744
Fax: (307) 746-9505

On the northeastern border of WY; organized Mar 12, 1890 from Crook County. Name Origin: For John B. Weston, geologist and surveyor who located large anthracite deposits that eventually brought the railroad to WY

Area (sq mi):: 2400.07 (land 2397.86; water 2.21) Population per square mile: 2.80
Population 2005: 6,671 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 0.40%; 1990-2000 1.90% Population 2000: 6,644 (White 94.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,366; median household $32,348; Population below poverty level: 9.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,021-$31,370
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 21.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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When Upton High School in Wyoming switched from a traditional to a self-paced education model last year, Weston County School District Superintendent Summer Stephens' 15-year-old daughter reacted the way many students did.
One school, Runcorn's Weston County Primary received pounds 75,000 but not a single SEN pupil attends, the council report reveals.
Her parents enrolled her in a hunter-safety course before any serious hunting, and she began shooting competitively with the Weston County 4-H club when she was nine.
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Two schools near the plant, Weston Point Primary and Weston County Primary, were instructed to keep pupils indoors.