Kirby, Wyoming

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Kirby is a town in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 57 at the 2000 census. The town was home to a coal mining camp in the early 1900s along with the nearby camps of Crosby and Gebo.



Kirby is located at 43°48′11″N 108°10′49″W / 43.80306°N 108.18028°W / 43.80306; -108.18028 (43.803003, -108.180310)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 57 people, 29 households, and 14 families residing in the town. The population density was 524.5 people per square mile (200.1/km²). There were 37 housing units at an average density of 340.5/sq mi (129.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.74% White, 3.51% Asian, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.02% of the population.

There were 29 households out of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.3% were non-families. 48.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 40.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 78.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 62.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $18,750 versus $30,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,137. There were 18.2% of families and 12.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.


Public education in the town of Kirby is provided by Hot Springs County School District #1. Schools in the district include Ralph Witters Elementary School (grades K-5), Thermopolis Middle School (grades 6-8), and Hot Springs County High School (grades 9-12).

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