Washakie County, Wyoming

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Washakie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population was 8,289. Its county seat is Worland[1].

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History

Washakie County was organized in 1911 and named after the head chief of the Shoshone people, Chief Washakie, who became an ally of the US Government.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,243 square miles (5,809 km²), of which 2,240 square miles (5,802 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) (0.12%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,289 people, 3,278 households, and 2,310 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 3,654 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.22% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 6.21% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 11.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.1% were of German, 13.1% English, 9.9% Irish and 6.2% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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