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Albany County ( (listen) AWL-bə-nee) is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 36,299. Its county seat is Laramie, the site of the University of Wyoming. Its south border lies on the northern Colorado state line.

Albany County comprises the Laramie, WY Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is the fifth-most populous county in Wyoming.

Albany County (

) is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,299.<ref name=“QF”>

</ref> Its county seat is Laramie,

the site of the University of Wyoming. It is north from the Colorado state line.

History

Albany County was organized December 16, 1868, from Laramie County in Dakota Territory, which at the time had jurisdiction over part of modern-day Wyoming.<ref>

</ref> It became a county in Wyoming Territory when that territory's government was formally organized on May 19, 1869.<ref name=chronology>

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Charles D. Bradley, a member of the legislature of the Dakota Territory named the county for Albany, New York, the capital of his native state.<ref>

</ref> In 1875, Albany County lost territory when Crook County and Johnson County were created by the legislature of the Wyoming Territory. Converse County was created with land ceded by Albany County in 1888. The boundaries of the county were final at that time except for minor adjustments in 1911 and 1955.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of

, of which

is land and

(0.8%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Major highways

Demographics

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At the 2000 census

, there were 32,014 people, 13,269 households and 7,006 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 per square mile (3/km²). There were 15,215 housing units at an average density of 4 per square&nbsp;mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.32% White, 1.11% Black or African American, 0.95% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.65% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. 7.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.4% were of German, 11.1% English, 10.2% Irish and 6.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,269 households of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.2% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

18.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 28.2% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

The median household income was $28,790 and the median family income was $44,334. Males had a median income of $31,087 compared with $22,061 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,706. About 10.8% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under the age of 18 and 8.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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See also

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