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Glendo, Wyoming
Looking east on A Street in Glendo, July 2010
Looking east on A Street in Glendo, July 2010
"Small in Number - Big in Heart"
Location of Glendo in Platte County, Wyoming.
Location of Glendo in Platte County, Wyoming.
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Platte
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
4,724 ft (1,440 m)
 • Total 205
 • Estimate 
 • Density 340.68/sq mi (131.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-32290
GNIS feature ID 1588932

Glendo is a town in Platte County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 205 at the 2010 census.


The town was incorporated in 1922. The California Trail, Oregon Trail and Mormon Trail passed south of Glendo. The Overland Stage Line also passed south of Glendo.

It was in a cabin near the town that William L. Carlisle, one of America's last train robbers, was captured in December 1919 after a shoot-out with the posse pursuing him.


Glendo is located at 42°30′11″N 105°1′31″W / 42.50306°N 105.02528°W / 42.50306; -105.02528 (42.503175, -105.025180).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 201
1940 162 −19.4%
1950 215 32.7%
1960 292 35.8%
1970 210 −28.1%
1980 367 74.8%
1990 195 −46.9%
2000 229 17.4%
2010 205 −10.5%
2019 (est.) 201 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 205 people, 101 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 386.8 inhabitants per square mile (149.3/km2). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 315.1 per square mile (121.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 1.0% Native American, 1.0% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 101 households, of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the town was 52.1 years. 17.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.6% were from 25 to 44; 40.9% were from 45 to 64; and 24.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Parks and recreation

Glendo State Park

Glendo is near Glendo State Park, one of several state recreation areas along the North Platte River in Wyoming. The park surrounds Glendo Reservoir, which is a popular location for water sports and fishing.


Public education in the town of Glendo is provided by Platte County School District #1. Glendo Schools, a K-12 campus, serves the town.

Glendo has a public library, a branch of the Platte County Public Library System.

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