is a city in Washakie County
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, United States
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. The population was 5,250 at the 2000 census
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. It is the county seat
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of Washakie County
. The City of Worland is served by the Worland Municipal Airport
Worland Municipal Airport is a public airport located three miles south of the central business district of Worland, a city in Washakie County, Wyoming, United States, and was originally constructed in 1953. It is owned by the City of Worland. The airport is mostly used for general aviation, but...
Worland is located at 44.015387°N 107.956632°W (44.015387, -107.956632). It is located on the Big Horn River, in the Big Horn Basin.
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.8 km2
), of which, 4.1 square miles (10.7 km2
) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2
) of it (1.44%) is water.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 5,250 people, 2,130 households, and 1,439 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 1,274.1 people per square mile (492.0/km2
). There were 2,334 housing units at an average density of 566.4 per square mile (218.7/km2
). The racial makeup of the city was 89.47% White, 0.06% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 6.72% from other races
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, and 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.49% of the population.
There were 2,130 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples
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living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,447, and the median income for a family was $42,453. Males had a median income of $31,411 versus $20,777 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $17,208. About 9.7% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure
The United States Postal Service
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operates the Worland Post Office.
The Wyoming Department of Family Services
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Juvenile Services Division operates the Wyoming Boys' School, located in Mc Nutt
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, near Worland. The facility was operated by the Wyoming Board of Charities and Reform
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until that agency was dissolved as a result of a state constitutional amendment passed in November 1990.
Public education in the city of Worland is provided by Washakie County School District #1
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. The district operates five campuses – East Side Elementary, South Side Elementary, West Side Elementary, Worland Middle School, and Worland High School
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Worland experiences a desert climate
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) with long, cold, dry winters and hot, wetter summers.