Fort Washakie, Wyoming

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Fort Washakie is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States, within the Wind River Indian Reservation and along U.S. Route 287. The population was 1,477 at the 2000 census.

Fort Washakie is named after nearby Fort Washakie, a U.S Army post established in 1869 and named after Chief Washakie in 1878.



Fort Washakie is located at 42°59′57″N 108°54′42″W / 42.99917°N 108.91167°W / 42.99917; -108.91167 (42.999137, -108.911782)[3]. It is in the foothills of the Wind River Range and just east of the Continental Divide.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.9 square miles (54.2 km²), none of which is covered with water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,477 people, 432 households, and 333 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 70.6 people per square mile (27.3/km²). There were 493 housing units at an average density of 23.6/sq mi (9.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.62% Native American (mostly Eastern Shoshone), 5.89% White, 0.07% African American, 0.68% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.25% of the population.

There were 432 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 29.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.29 and the average family size was 3.75.

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