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Guernsey, Wyoming
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Location of Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming.
Location of Guernsey in Platte County, Wyoming.
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Platte
Area
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.65 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
4,354 ft (1,327 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,147
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,124
 • Density 1,096.59/sq mi (423.54/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
82214
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-34320
GNIS feature ID 1589181
Website http://townofguernseywy.us/

Guernsey is a town in Platte County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,147 at the 2010 census.

The town was named for C. A. Guernsey, a cattle rancher.

Geography

Guernsey is located at 42°16′2″N 104°44′35″W / 42.26722°N 104.74306°W / 42.26722; -104.74306 (42.267251, −104.743187).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2), of which, 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

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State Marker and Register Cliff
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Oregon Trail ruts near Guernsey

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 274
1920 372 35.8%
1930 656 76.3%
1940 603 −8.1%
1950 721 19.6%
1960 800 11.0%
1970 793 −0.9%
1980 1,512 90.7%
1990 1,155 −23.6%
2000 1,147 −0.7%
2010 1,147 0.0%
2019 (est.) 1,124 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,147 people, 504 households, and 315 families living in the town. The population density was 1,124.5 inhabitants per square mile (434.2/km2). There were 581 housing units at an average density of 569.6 per square mile (219.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 3.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.1% of the population.

There were 504 households, of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the town was 44.6 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

Highways

  • US 26.svg U.S. Highway 26
  • WYO 270 (Hartville Hwy)
  • WYO 317 (Lake Side Drive)

Airport

Camp Guernsey Airport serves the National Guard camp in Guernsey.

Education

Public education in the town of Guernsey is provided by Platte County School District #2. Campuses serving the town include Guernsey-Sunrise Elementary School (grades K-6) and Guernsey-Sunrise Junior/Senior High School (grades 7–12).

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

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