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Fremont County, Wyoming

Fremont County is a county located in the State of Wyoming. It was named in honor of John C. Fremont, general, explorer, and politician. As of 2000, the population is 35,804. Its county seat is Lander6.

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History Fremont County was organized in 1884.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 23,998 km² (9,266 mi²). 23,782 km² (9,182 mi²) of it is land and 216 km² (84 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.90% water.

Demographics As of the census1 of 2000, there are 35,804 people, 13,545 households, and 9,481 families residing in the county. The population density is 2/km² (4/mi²). There are 15,541 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 76.49% White, 0.12% African American, 19.68% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 4.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,545 households out of which 32.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% are married couples living together, 10.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% are non-families. 25.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the county the population is spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,503, and the median income for a family is $37,983. Males have a median income of $30,620 versus $19,802 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,519. 17.60% of the population and 13.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.70% are under the age of 18 and 12.50% are 65 or older.

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