Bairoil, Wyoming

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Bairoil is a town in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 97 at the 2000 census.



Bairoil was formed by former sheep rancher Charles M. Bair around 1916. Bair was the first to drill oil in this area and started the Bair Oil Company for which the town was named. The post office was established in 1924 and the town was eventually incorporated in 1980.[3] A hang-gliding world record was set in 1989 by Kevin Christopherson, who rode an updraft 287 miles (462 km) from Bairoil to North Dakota.[4]


Bairoil is located at 42°14′23″N 107°33′33″W / 42.23972°N 107.55917°W / 42.23972; -107.55917 (42.239590, -107.559273)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 97 people, 42 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 109.0 people per square mile (42.1/km²). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 87.7/sq mi (33.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.12% of the population.

There were 42 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

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