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Rawlins, Wyoming
City
Downtown Rawlins
Downtown Rawlins
Location in Carbon County and the state of Wyoming.
Location in Carbon County and the state of Wyoming.
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Carbon
Area
 • Total 8.28 sq mi (21.45 km2)
 • Land 8.24 sq mi (21.34 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 6,834 ft (2,083 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,259
 • Estimate (2012) 9,113
 • Density 1,123.7/sq mi (433.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 82301
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-63900
GNIS feature ID 1593213
Website www.rawlins-wyoming.com

Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 9,259 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Carbon County. It was named for Union General John Aaron Rawlins, who camped in the locality in 1867.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 612
1880 1,451 137.1%
1890 2,235 54.0%
1900 2,317 3.7%
1910 4,256 83.7%
1920 3,969 −6.7%
1930 4,868 22.7%
1940 5,531 13.6%
1950 7,415 34.1%
1960 8,968 20.9%
1970 7,855 −12.4%
1980 11,547 47.0%
1990 9,380 −18.8%
2000 8,538 −9.0%
2010 9,259 8.4%
Est. 2015 9,040 −2.4%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,259 people, 3,443 households, and 2,206 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,123.7 inhabitants per square mile (433.9/km2). There were 3,960 housing units at an average density of 480.6 per square mile (185.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.7% White, 1.1% African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 9.2% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.3% of the population.

There were 3,443 households of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.7% male and 45.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,538 people, 3,320 households, and 2,237 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,153.4 people per square mile (445.5/km²). There were 3,860 housing units at an average density of 521.4 per square mile (201.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.86% White, 0.81% African American, 1.46% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 8.28% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.05% of the population.

There were 3,320 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 111.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,600, and the median income for a family was $42,137. Males had a median income of $33,179 versus $22,580 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,887. About 10.4% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over.

Geography

Rawlins is located in Carbon County, Wyoming. Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
(41.790397, -107.234297).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.28 square miles (21.45 km2), of which, 8.24 square miles (21.34 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water. The city is approximately 6800 feet (2073 m) above sea level.

Climate

Rawlins' climate is semi-arid (Köppen climate classification BSk).

Climate data for Rawlins Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 56
(13.3)
58
(14.4)
68
(20)
77
(25)
88
(31.1)
97
(36.1)
98
(36.7)
98
(36.7)
95
(35)
81
(27.2)
70
(21.1)
57
(13.9)
98
(36.7)
Average high °F (°C) 33.4
(0.78)
37.1
(2.83)
45.5
(7.5)
55.1
(12.83)
65.7
(18.72)
77.9
(25.5)
85.3
(29.61)
83.8
(28.78)
73.3
(22.94)
59.8
(15.44)
42.9
(6.06)
34.6
(1.44)
57.87
(14.37)
Daily mean °F (°C) 23.0
(-5)
26.1
(-3.28)
33.8
(1)
41.6
(5.33)
50.9
(10.5)
61.3
(16.28)
67.9
(19.94)
66.5
(19.17)
56.9
(13.83)
45.5
(7.5)
31.5
(-0.28)
24.1
(-4.39)
44.09
(6.718)
Average low °F (°C) 12.5
(-10.83)
15.1
(-9.39)
22.1
(-5.5)
28.0
(-2.22)
36.1
(2.28)
44.6
(7)
50.5
(10.28)
49.2
(9.56)
40.5
(4.72)
31.1
(-0.5)
20.1
(-6.61)
13.5
(-10.28)
30.28
(-0.958)
Record low °F (°C) −36
(-37.8)
−36
(-37.8)
−23
(-30.6)
−11
(-23.9)
11
(-11.7)
21
(-6.1)
32
(0)
28
(-2.2)
8
(-13.3)
−7
(-21.7)
−23
(-30.6)
−35
(-37.2)
−36
(-37.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.56
(14.2)
0.52
(13.2)
0.65
(16.5)
1.06
(26.9)
1.49
(37.8)
0.93
(23.6)
0.90
(22.9)
0.81
(20.6)
0.82
(20.8)
0.86
(21.8)
0.65
(16.5)
0.49
(12.4)
9.74
(247.4)
Source #1: NOAA (normals, 1971–2000)
Source #2: The Weather Channel (Records)

Transportation

Highways

Interstate highways:

I-80.svg I-80

  • East-west interstate running from New York City, NY to San Francisco, CA. I-80 runs south of Rawlins. The I-80 business loop runs through Rawlins, following Cedar Street before turning north onto Third Street, and then west onto Spruce Street.

US routes:

US 30.svg US 30

  • Runs concurrent with 1-80. The US-30 business loop also runs concurrent with the I-80 business loop.

US 287.svg US 287

  • Runs through Rawlins on east Cedar Street before moving north onto North Higley Boulevard (the 287 bypass).

Wyoming state highways:

WY-71.svg WYO 71

  • Starts at CR401 near Teton Reservoir and travels through southern parts of Rawlins until ending at Wyoming 78 near I-80 exit 214.

WY-78.svg WYO 78

  • Wyoming Highway 78, also known as South Higley Boulevard, begins at the Wyoming State Penitentiary south of Rawlins, until ending at Wyoming 71 near 1-80 exit 214.

WY-789.svg WYO 789

  • Runs concurrent with the I-80 business loop via Spruce Street before turning north on Third Street. Wyoming 789 meets US 287 north of town, where it runs concurrent with this highway.

Scheduled bus service

Scheduled bus service is offered by Greyhound Bus Lines.

Airport

The city of Rawlins is served by Rawlins Municipal Airport (Harvey Field).

"Rawlins Red"

"Rawlins Red" is a red pigment containing hematite, an oxide of iron that was mined near Rawlins. Paint containing Rawlins Red has anti-rust properties and is thought to have been used as the original paint on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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