Powell, Wyoming

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Powell is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 5,373 at the 2000 census. Powell is an All-America City and home to Northwest College.

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Geography

Powell is located at 44°45′32″N 108°45′30″W / 44.75889°N 108.75833°W / 44.75889; -108.75833 (44.758797, -108.758402).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.7 km²), all of it land.

History

Powell was incorporated in 1909.[4] Powell was named for John Wesley Powell, U.S. soldier, geologist and explorer.[5] Powell post office was established January 23, 1908.[6]

Demographics

As of the census [1] of 2000, there were 5,373 people, 2,083 households, and 1,272 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,442.3 people per square mile (556.2/km²). There were 2,249 housing units at an average density of 603.7/sq mi (232.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.44% White, 0.13% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.53% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.81% of the population.

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