Glenrock, Wyoming

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Glenrock is a town in Converse County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 2,231 at the 2000 census.

Glenrock, known as Deer Creek Station, had its beginning as a mail and stage station along the Oregon Trail. The station served as a relay and eating place and was a vital supply point for thousands of emigrants as they traveled westward. The discovery of oil in 1889 greatly contributed to the economy of central Wyoming and especially Glenrock.

Outdoor recreation opportunities are plentiful in the area surrounding Glenrock as the Laramie Mountains, Medicine Bow National Forest and the Platte River are nearby.

The Deer Creek Days Festival, Jamborees, and outdoor activities attract visitors to the town.

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Geography

Glenrock is located at 42°51′29″N 105°51′58″W / 42.85806°N 105.86611°W / 42.85806; -105.86611 (42.858145, -105.866170)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,231 people, 925 households, and 641 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,155.3 people per square mile (446.3/km²). There were 1,131 housing units at an average density of 585.7/sq mi (226.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.53% White, 0.31% African American, 1.61% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.81% of the population.

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