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Sublette County
Pinedale, Wyoming
Map of Wyoming highlighting Sublette County
Location within the U.S. state of Wyoming
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Wyoming
Founded February 15, 1921(authorized)
1923 (organized)
Named for William Sublette
Seat Pinedale
Largest town Pinedale
Area
 • Total 4,936 sq mi (12,780 km2)
 • Land 4,887 sq mi (12,660 km2)
 • Water 49 sq mi (130 km2)  1.0%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 8,728
 • Estimate 
(2019)
9,831
 • Density 1.76823/sq mi (0.68272/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district At-large

Sublette County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 8,728. The county seat is Pinedale. It is a sparsely populated rural county in western Wyoming, along the Green River.

History

Sublette County was created February 15, 1921, with land detached from Fremont County and Lincoln County, and organized in 1923. Historically, the area was important to the fur trade, and the county itself takes its name from one of Wyoming's early fur traders, William Lewis Sublette. Today the county celebrates its fur trade heritage with the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale.

Geography

Wind River from 191
Wind River Range from US 191 just south of Daniel, Wyoming

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,936 square miles (12,780 km2), of which 4,887 square miles (12,660 km2) is land and 49 square miles (130 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Although the Bridger National Forest and the Teton National Forest have been administratively combined into the Bridger-Teton National Forest, it is important to note that the county contains portions of both original forests.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,944
1940 2,778 42.9%
1950 2,481 −10.7%
1960 3,778 52.3%
1970 3,755 −0.6%
1980 4,548 21.1%
1990 4,843 6.5%
2000 5,920 22.2%
2010 10,247 73.1%
2020 8,728 −14.8%
US Decennial Census
1870–2000 2010–2016

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,247 people, 3,906 households, and 2,594 families in the county. The population density was 2.1 inhabitants per square mile (0.81/km2). There were 5,770 housing units at an average density of 1.2 per square mile (0.46/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.2% white, 0.8% American Indian, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% black or African American, 3.7% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 31.8% were German, 22.0% were English, 11.3% were Irish, 6.3% were American, and 5.1% were Scottish.

Of the 3,906 households, 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.6% were non-families, and 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age was 38.3 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $70,147 and the median income for a family was $81,389. Males had a median income of $51,125 versus $31,940 for females. The per capita income for the county was $31,433. About 2.7% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated community

See also

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