Teton County is a county located in the U.S.
state of Wyoming.
of 2000, the population was 18,251. Its county seat
is Jackson .
County contains the affluent Jackson Hole skiing area. In addition, the county contains all of
National Park and 40.4% of Yellowstone National Park's total area, including over 96.6% of its water
area (largely in Yellowstone
It has the
per capita income in the U.S. at $132,728, surpassing Manhattan with $120,790.Teton County is part
of the Jackson, WY-ID Micropolitan
Teton County was organized in 1921.
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 4,222 square
), of which,
4,008 square miles (10,380 km²) of it is land and
214 square miles (554 km²) of it (5.07%) is water.
County, Wyoming is one of the few counties in the United States to
border its namesake in another state -- in this case, Teton
As of the census
of 2000, there were 18,251
people, 7,688 households, and 4,174 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 10,267 housing
units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The
racial makeup of the county was 93.59% White
, 0.15% Black
or African American
, 0.53% Native American
, 0.54% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 3.93% from
, and 1.22%
from two or more races. 6.49% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 19.2% were of
German, 14.2% English, 11.7% Irish and 6.7% American ancestry according to Census
There were 7,688 households out of which 25.60% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 45.30% were married couples
living together, 5.70% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 45.70% were non-families.
27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.89.
Age range in the county was well distributed with 19.90% under the
age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 38.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from
45 to 64, and 6.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 114.30 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.50
The median income for a household in the county was $54,614, and
the median income for a family was $63,916. Males had a median
income of $34,570 versus $29,132 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$38,260. About 2.80% of families and 6.00% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 5.70%
of those under age 18 and 4.40% of those age 65 or over.
Teton County is the one reliably Democratic county in Wyoming,
which is possibly the most overwhelmingly Republican state in the
nation. In the 2008 U.S. Presidential
, Barack Obama
Teton County by a 23.6% margin over John
, with McCain winning statewide by a 32.2% margin over
Obama, the Republican's widest margin in any state. Albany
County was the only other county in the state to back
, Teton was
the only county in Wyoming to be won by John
over George W. Bush
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