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Park County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 28,205. The county seat is Cody.

Park County is a mecca for tourists. The county has over 53 percent of Yellowstone National Park's land area. Many attractions abound, including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Cody Stampede Rodeo, the Ghost Town of Kirwin, and the western museum, Old Trail Town.

Park County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,205.<ref name=“QF”>

</ref> The county seat is Cody.

The county contains the majority (more than 53%) of Yellowstone National Park's total land area.<ref>“Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data.” U.S. Census Bureau.</ref> Park County is a mecca for tourists. Many attractions abound, including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Cody Stampede Rodeo, and the western museum, Old Trail Town.

History

Park County was created on February 15, 1909 with land detached from Big Horn County.<ref name=chronology>

</ref> The county was named for Yellowstone National Park which is mostly within the limits of Park County.<ref>

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In 1913, Hot Springs County was created from portions of Park County, Big Horn County, and Fremont County. Park County also had minor boundary adjustments in 1929 and 1931, but otherwise its boundaries have remained unchanged.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of

, of which

is land and

(0.4%) is water.

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Park County in Wyoming and Montana are two of twenty-two counties or parishes in the United States with the same name to border each other across state lines. The others are Union Parish, Louisiana and Union County, Arkansas, Big Horn County, Montana and Big Horn County, Wyoming, Sabine County, Texas and Sabine Parish, Louisiana, Bristol County, Massachusetts and Bristol County, Rhode Island, Kent County, Delaware and Kent County, Maryland, Escambia County, Alabama and Escambia County, Florida., Pike County, Illinois and Pike County, Missouri, Teton County, Idaho and Teton County, Wyoming, San Juan County, New Mexico and San Juan County, Utah, and Vermilion County, Illinois and Vermillion County, Indiana. respectively. (Note, despite the different spellings, the source of the name is the same for Vermilion County, Illinois and Vermillion County, Indiana–the Vermillion River which flows through both counties.)

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==Demographics==

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As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,205 people residing in the county. 95.6% were White, 0.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% Black or African American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.4% of some other race and 1.6% of two or more races. 4.8% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). 23.5% were of German, 12.2% English, 10.8% Irish and 7.5% American ancestry.<ref>American FactFinder</ref>

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&nbsp;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 other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 3.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.3% were of German 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, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over.

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==See also==

==References== <references />

==External links==

Wyoming counties Park County, Wyoming 1909 establishments in Wyoming Populated places established in 1909

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