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The Cities and communities of Carbon County, Wyoming *




Elk Mountain, Elmo, Encampment (same as Grand Encampment)

Fort Steele



McFadden, Medicine Bow, Muddy Gap

Rawlins (County Seat), Riverside, Ryan Park

Saratoga, Savery, Seminoe Dam, Sinclair


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Information & Facts about Carbon County, Wyoming

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Carbon County, Wyoming Official website

Carbon County Courthouse
415 West Pine Street
Rawlins, WY 82301

Rawlins is the County Seat

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1870 - 1,368
1880 - 3,438

1890 - 6,857
1900 - 9,589
1910 - 11,282
1920 - 9,525
1930 - 11,391
1940 - 12,644
1950 - 15,742
1960 - 14,937
1970 - 13,354
1980 - 21,896
1990 - 16,659
2000 - 15,630
2010 - 15,885

2010 - 2 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 39 years

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south-central Wyoming on the Colorado border

Neighboring Counties:
West - Sweetwater County
Northwest - Fremont County
North - Natrona County
Northeast - Converse County
East - Albany County
Southeast - Jackson County, Colorado
South - Routt County, Colorado
Southwest - Moffat County, Colorado

Location and direction page for many government places in the county

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The state is considered, as a whole, as a semi-arid place.

Average annual rainfall: 11 inches
Average annual snowfall: 58.2 inches

Average Summer high: 82.8 degrees F.
Average Winter low: 9.9 degrees F.

Number of sunny days: 223 days per year

A weather page for the county. Also try this weather page for Carbon County.

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Other Facts and Figures:

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 8,307

Median Household Income:
2000 - $36,060
2009 - $50,117

Median Family Income:
2000 - $41,991

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $18,375

Median House Value:
2000 - $69,000
2009 - $132,313

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Carbon County was founded on 16 Dec 1868 when it was carved from Laramie County in Dakota Territory. On 19 May 1869, the Wyoming Territory was organized and it became a county in thie territory on this date. The county was named for the abundance of coal deposits within its boundaries. In 1888, Natrona County was founded from Carbon County lands. By 1911, the boundaries were set.

Here is a history page for Carbon County

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Land Area: 7,896 square miles
Water Area: 68 square miles
Total Area: 7,964 square miles

Carbon County is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


Saratoga - 6,785 feet above sea level
Arlington - 7,707 feet above sea level
Average elevation - 6,850 feet above sea level

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US GenWeb Project page for Carbon County, Wyoming
Genealogy Trails page for the County.
Cemetery records for Carbon County.
Linkpendium page for Carbon County.

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Carbon County Library System
215 West Buffalo Street
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone: 307-328-2618

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Carbon County School District 1
P.O. Box 160
615 Rodeo Street
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone: 307-328-9200
Serving Rawlins, Baggs, Baroil

Carbon County School District 2
P.O. Box 1530
315 N. 1st St.
Saratoga, WY 82331
Phone: 307-326-5271
Serving Saratoga, Encampment, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow

Carbon County Higher Education Center
Western Wyoming Community College Outreach
705 Rodeo Street
Rawlins, WY 82301
Toll-free: 800-487-4612
Phone: 307-328-9204

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Carbon County Economic Development Corporation
215 W. Buffalo Street, Suite 304
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone: 307-324-3836

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Organizations & Groups

Rawlins-Carbon County Chamber of Commerce
519 W. Cedar St.
P.O. Box 1331
Rawlins, WY 82301
Toll-free: 800-935-4821
Phone: 307-324-4111

Saratoga-Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce
Serving the North Platte Valley
including Encampment, Riverside and Saratoga
P.O. Box 1095
Saratoga, Wyoming 82331
Phone: 307-326-8855

Carbon County Visitors Council
P.O. Box 1017
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone: 307-324-3020
Toll-free: 800-228-3547

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Attractions & Other Information

Carbon County Museum
904 W. Walnut
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone: 307-328-2740

Carbon County Fair

Explore Carbon County website

Independence Rock State Historic Site

Medicine Bow Museum
P.O. Box 187
Medicine Bow, WY 82329
Phone: 307-379-2383

Rawlins Main Street

The Wyoming Frontier Prison

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