Grand Encampment, Wyoming

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Grand Encampment is a town in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 443 at the 2000 census.



Known also as "Encampment", this town along the Colorado-Wyoming border was, at the turn of the twentieth century, a booming center of copper mining and smelting. At one point a sixteen-mile tramway was built to carry copper ore from the mountains into the town for smelting. This steam powered tramway was, at the time, the longest in the world.[2] A sharp drop in copper prices and disastrous fires drove the mining company into bankruptcy.[3] Mining operations ceased in the early twentieth century. A large sawmill operated in the town between 1950 and 1998.[4]


Grand Encampment is located at 41°12′30″N 106°47′28″W / 41.20833°N 106.79111°W / 41.20833; -106.79111 (41.208216, -106.791215)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 443 people, 209 households, and 137 families residing in the town. The population density was 277.1 people per square mile (106.9/km²). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 210.2/sq mi (81.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.52% White, 0.45% Native American, 0.68% Asian, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.64.

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