Medicine Bow, Wyoming facts for kids
- For the mountain range, see Medicine Bow Mountains. For the mountain peak, see Medicine Bow Peak.
|Medicine Bow, Wyoming|
Aerial view of Medicine Bow and surrounding area
Location in Carbon County and the state of Wyoming.
|• Total||3.46 sq mi (8.96 km2)|
|• Land||3.46 sq mi (8.96 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||6,565 ft (2,001 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||277|
|• Density||82.1/sq mi (31.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1591446|
Medicine Bow is located at(41.897668, -106.202796).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.46 square miles (8.96 km2), all of it land.
A post office called Medicine Bow has been in operation since 1869. The community was named after the Medicine Bow River.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the town was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $35,156. Males had a median income of $41,250 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,420. About 10.3% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.5% of those sixty five or over
As of the census of 2010, there were 284 people, 125 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 82.1 inhabitants per square mile (31.7/km2). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 52.6 per square mile (20.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.1% White, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.
There were 125 households of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.79.
The median age in the town was 49.3 years. 20.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 25.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 53.5% male and 46.5% female.
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