Wyoming, Ohio

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Wyoming is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,261 at the 2000 census.

Wyoming has a renowned education program - the Wyoming City School District was ranked first in the State of Ohio on the 2004-2005 State Report Card, with an index score of 108.2. This includes Wyoming High School, a top ranked public high school.

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History

Wyoming is located in the Mill Creek Valley, which has provided a route from the Ohio River to points north since Native American times. In the early 19th century settlers in the territory developed Springfield Pike through what would become Wyoming. The completion of the Miami & Erie Canal in neighboring Lockland in the late 1820s opened the doors for growth and industry in that community. Many Lockland factory owners chose to build their homes in Wyoming. Significant growth in Wyoming did not occur until the Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad was put into service in 1851. Soon after, residential subdivisions were developed to take advantage of the access to and from Cincinnati that the train provided. On April 4, 1861, Colonel Robert Reily held a meeting in his home for the purpose of naming the village that had developed. The name "Wyoming" was selected because the village reminded early settlers of a beautiful spot in Pennsylvania that was called Wyoming. In 1874, Wyoming officially became a Village with 600 residents. Wyoming's leaders were progressive and by the 1890s had constructed a town hall, water works, electric light plant, sewerage, sidewalks, an amusement hall, and school buildings. In the1920s a planning commission and zoning regulations were adopted, and by 1946 the first Master Plan was adopted by the Village. In 1949, the village became a city of over 5,000 persons, implementing the city manager form of government in 1951. Seven elected Council members oversee City operations, while the City Manager and staff handle day-to-day details.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all of it land.

School

Wyoming is the number one public school in Ohio. The Wyoming Schools are a group of elementary, middle and high schools. There are three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. An elementary school teacher, has won the worlds longest drive contest more than his fair share of times.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,261 people, 3,047 households, and 2,404 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,865.9 people per square mile (1,107.5/km2). There were 3,172 housing units at an average density of 1,100.4/sq mi (425.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.53% White, 9.54% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

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