Fort Laramie, Wyoming

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Fort Laramie is a town in Goshen County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 243 at the 2000 census. The town is named after historic Fort Laramie, an important stop on the Oregon, California and Mormon trails as well as a staging point for various military excursions. The fort was located across the North Platte River from the current town, at the mouth of the Laramie River.

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History

In 1860 Fort Laramie served as a Pony Express station.

Geography

Fort Laramie is located at 42°12′48″N 104°31′2″W / 42.21333°N 104.51722°W / 42.21333; -104.51722 (42.213233, -104.517123).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 243 people, 119 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 916.7 people per square mile (347.5/km²). There were 149 housing units at an average density of 562.1/sq mi (213.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.65% White, 1.23% Native American, 2.06% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.53% of the population.

There were 119 households out of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.4% were non-families. 42.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

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