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Platte County, Wyoming
Map of Wyoming highlighting Platte County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Founded 1911
Seat Wheatland
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,111 sq mi (5,467 km²)

26 sq mi (67 km²), 1.23%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Platte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population is 8,807. Its county seat is Wheatland6.

Two important Republican politicians came from Platte County: former Governor Jim Geringer, who served from 1995-2003) and former State Representatives Harold Hellbaum, who served from 1963-1977 and was Speaker of the House at the end of his tenure.


Platte County was organized in 1911.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,467 km² (2,111 sq mi). 5,400 km² (2,085 sq mi) of it is land and 67 km² (26 sq mi) of it (1.23%) is water.

Adjacent counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,807 people, 3,625 households, and 2,494 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 4,528 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.18% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 5.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,625 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 6.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 27.30% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,866, and the median income for a family was $41,449. Males had a median income of $31,484 versus $19,635 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,530. About 8.50% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 42°08′N 104°58′W / 42.13, -104.96

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