Park County is a county located in the U.S.
state of Wyoming.
population was 25,786 at the 2000 census
. The county seat is Cody.
contains the majority of Yellowstone National Park's total area, including more than 53% of its land
Park County was created on February 15, 1909
, and given the
descriptive name as location of the Yellowstone National Park
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 6,969 square miles
(18,048 km²), of which, 6,942 square miles
(17,981 km²) of it is land and 26 square miles
(68 km²) of it (0.37%) is water.
Park County, Wyoming is one of the few counties in the United
States to border its namesake in another state--in this case, Park
As of the census
of 2000, there were 25,786
people, 10,312 households, and 7,094 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 11,869 housing
units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The
racial makeup of the county was 96.46% White
, 0.09% Black
or African American
, 0.47% Native American
, 0.44% Asian
, 0.05% Pacific Islander
, 1.41% from
, and 1.08%
from two or more races. 3.72% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 26.3% were
and 13.3% English
ancestry according to Census 2000
There were 10,312 households out of which 30.10% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples
living together, 7.10% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families.
26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the
age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from
45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,829, and
the median income for a family was $41,406. Males had a median
income of $33,452 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$18,020. About 8.40% of families and 12.70% of the population were
below the poverty line
16.60% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or
Park County is a mecca for tourists
attractions abound, including the Buffalo Bill
Historical Center, the Cody Stampede Rodeo, and
the western museum, Old Trail Town.
- " Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent
Data." U.S. Census Bureau.
- Joseph Nathan Kane, The American Counties (4th Ed.),
(The Scarecrow Press, 1983), p271, p480