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Natrona County, Wyoming

Natrona County is a county located in the State of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population is 66,533. Its county seat is Casper6.

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History Natrona County was organized in 1888.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 13,923 km² (5,376 mi²). 13,830 km² (5,340 mi²) of it is land and 93 km² (36 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.67% water.

Demographics As of the census1 of 2000, there are 66,533 people, 26,819 households, and 17,754 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (12/mi²). There are 29,882 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.15% White, 0.76% African American, 1.03% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.92% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. 4.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 26,819 households out of which 32.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% are married couples living together, 10.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% are non-families. 27.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,619, and the median income for a family is $45,575. Males have a median income of $33,524 versus $21,374 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,913. 11.80% of the population and 8.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 16.20% are under the age of 18 and 7.20% are 65 or older.

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