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Saratoga, Wyoming
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 3.59 sq mi (9.30 km2)
 • Land 3.40 sq mi (8.81 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
Elevation
6,791 ft (2,070 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,690
 • Estimate 
(2012)
1,663
 • Density 497.1/sq mi (191.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
82331
Area code 307
FIPS code 56-68685
GNIS feature ID 1609150
Website http://www.saratoga.govoffice2.com/
DMJ Pick Bridge
Pick Bridge over the North Platte River, near Saratoga. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Saratoga is a town in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,690 at the 2010 census.

Saratoga is the home of the Steinley Cup microbrew competition, usually held in August at Veterans Island Park, a playground and picnic facility located on a small island in the North Platte River. There is also a public pool heated by a hot spring located in Saratoga. Saratoga is one of many western communities economically devastated by consolidation, automation and the changing business practices of multinational timber companies. The town's two largest employers now are the United States Forest Service and Carbon County School District No. 2, both public sector employers. The town's motto is, "Where The Trout Leap In Main Street." The local newspaper is the Saratoga Sun.

Geography and climate

Saratoga is located at 41°27′16″N 106°48′30″W / 41.45444°N 106.80833°W / 41.45444; -106.80833 (41.454474, -106.808413).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.59 square miles (9.30 km2), of which, 3.40 square miles (8.81 km2) of it is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) is water.

Climate data for Saratoga, Wyoming (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 34.2
(1.22)
36.8
(2.67)
46.0
(7.78)
56.0
(13.33)
66.0
(18.89)
76.2
(24.56)
82.7
(28.17)
81.0
(27.22)
71.6
(22)
58.9
(14.94)
42.9
(6.06)
34.1
(1.17)
57.2
(14)
Average low °F (°C) 12.0
(-11.11)
13.8
(-10.11)
21.8
(-5.67)
28.3
(-2.06)
36.4
(2.44)
44.3
(6.83)
50.4
(10.22)
48.7
(9.28)
39.9
(4.39)
30.0
(-1.11)
19.8
(-6.78)
11.9
(-11.17)
29.8
(-1.22)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.44
(11.2)
0.51
(13)
0.70
(17.8)
1.00
(25.4)
1.44
(36.6)
0.94
(23.9)
1.02
(25.9)
1.00
(25.4)
1.01
(25.7)
1.06
(26.9)
0.66
(16.8)
0.40
(10.2)
10.19
(258.8)
Snowfall inches (cm) 8.8
(22.4)
7.7
(19.6)
8.7
(22.1)
6.3
(16)
1.7
(4.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.0
(2.5)
3.7
(9.4)
8.9
(22.6)
7.9
(20.1)
54.7
(138.9)
Source: NOAA

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 557
1920 449 −19.4%
1930 567 26.3%
1940 810 42.9%
1950 926 14.3%
1960 1,133 22.4%
1970 1,181 4.2%
1980 2,410 104.1%
1990 1,969 −18.3%
2000 1,726 −12.3%
2010 1,690 −2.1%
Est. 2015 1,677 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,690 people, 802 households, and 474 families residing in the town. The population density was 497.1 inhabitants per square mile (191.9/km2). There were 979 housing units at an average density of 287.9 per square mile (111.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.4% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 2.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.

There were 802 households of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.9% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.62.

The median age in the town was 48.9 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 34.6% were from 45 to 64; and 21.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,726 people, 757 households, and 482 families residing in the town. The population density was 505.7 people per square mile (195.4/km²). There were 939 housing units at an average density of 275.1 per square mile (106.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.42% White, 0.12% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.11% of the population.

There were 757 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,135, and the median income for a family was $45,362. Males had a median income of $32,446 versus $20,489 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,376. About 8.4% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

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