Sinclair, Wyoming

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Sinclair is a town in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The town was originally called Parco, after the Producers & Refiners Corporation (or PARCO) which founded the refinery and the company town.[3] It was renamed Sinclair after PARCO was acquired during the Great Depression by Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation. The original refinery, located in the center of the town, remains in use to this day. Sinclair's population was 423 at the 2000 census.



Sinclair is located at 41°46′51″N 107°7′1″W / 41.78083°N 107.11694°W / 41.78083; -107.11694 (41.780782, -107.116826)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 423 people, 168 households, and 115 families residing in the town. The population density was 174.0 people per square mile (67.2/km²). There were 211 housing units at an average density of 86.8/sq mi (33.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.22% White, 0.47% African American, 1.42% Native American, 0.95% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.60% of the population.

There were 168 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

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