Goshen County is a county located in the U.S.
state of Wyoming.
of 2000, the population was 12,538. Its county seat
is Torrington .
Goshen County was organized in 1911.
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 2,232 square miles
(5,781 km²), of which, 2,225 square miles
(5,764 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles
(18 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 12,538
people, 5,061 households, and 3,426 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 5,881 housing
units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The
racial makeup of the county was 93.83% White
, 0.20% Black
or African American
, 0.86% Native American
, 0.20% Asian
, 0.12% Pacific Islander
, 3.65% from
, and 1.14%
from two or more races. 8.83% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 38.2% were of
German, 10.4% English, 8.0% American and 8.0% Irish ancestry
according to Census 2000.
There were 5,061 households out of which 28.60% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples
living together, 7.70% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families.
27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the
age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from
45 to 64, and 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,228, and
the median income for a family was $40,297. Males had a median
income of $27,713 versus $17,584 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$15,965. About 9.70% of families and 13.90% of the population were
below the poverty line
16.30% of those under age 18 and 12.50% of those age 65 or