Sublette County, Wyoming

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Sublette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is a sparsely populated rural county in western Wyoming, along the Green River. It has an area of 4,883 square miles (12,650 km2) and a population of 5,920 as of 2000. The county seat is situated in Pinedale.

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History

Sublette County was organized in 1921.

Historically, the area was important to the fur trade, and the county itself takes its name from one of Wyoming's early fur traders, William L. Sublette. Today the county celebrates its fur trade heritage with the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,936 square miles (12,783 km²), of which 4,883 square miles (12,646 km²) is land and 53 square miles (137 km²) (1.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Although the Bridger National Forest and the Teton National Forest have been administratively combined into the Bridger-Teton National Forest, it is important to note that the county contains portions of both original forests.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,920 people, 2,371 households, and 1,707 families residing in the county. Since 2000, however, an oil boom has increased the population by at least 1,000. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0/km²). There were 3,552 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.48% White, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.7% were of German, 17.5% English, 11.0% American and 10.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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