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Van Tassell, Wyoming
Van Tassell from Hwy 20
Van Tassell from Hwy 20
Location in Niobrara County and the state of Wyoming.
Location in Niobrara County and the state of Wyoming.
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Niobrara
Area
 • Total 1.83 sq mi (4.74 km2)
 • Land 1.83 sq mi (4.74 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
4,741 ft (1,445 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 15
 • Estimate 
(2012)
15
 • Density 8.2/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
82242
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-79705
GNIS feature ID 1595915

Van Tassell is a town in Niobrara County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 15 at the 2010 census. It holds the distinction of being the least populous town in the least populous county of the least populous state in the U.S.

History

A post office was established at Van Tassell in 1910. The town was named for R. S. Van Tassell, a cattleman.

Geography

Van Tassell is located at 42°39′49″N 104°5′28″W / 42.66361°N 104.09111°W / 42.66361; -104.09111 (42.663612, -104.091149).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.83 square miles (4.74 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 170
1930 90 −47.1%
1940 82 −8.9%
1950 34 −58.5%
1960 15 −55.9%
1970 21 40.0%
1980 10 −52.4%
1990 8 −20.0%
2000 18 125.0%
2010 15 −16.7%
Est. 2015 15 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 15 people, 6 households, and 6 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.2 inhabitants per square mile (3.2/km2). There were 9 housing units at an average density of 4.9 per square mile (1.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.

There were 6 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.3% were married couples living together, and 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present. 0.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the town was 52.5 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.4% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 26.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 40.0% male and 60.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 18 people, 9 households, and 5 families residing in the town. The population density was 9.9 people per square mile (3.8/km²). There were 11 housing units at an average density of 6.0 per square mile (2.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.44% White and 5.56% Asian.

There were 9 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, and 44.4% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the town, the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 33.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 63.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,750, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,686. None of the population or the families were below the poverty line.

Highways

  • US 20.svg U.S. Highway 20 (Wyoming) - east-west route through Van Tassell.
  • WYO 159 (Van Tassell Rd.) - South Van Tassell Rd. becomes Wyoming State Route 159 to Torrington.
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