Guernsey, Wyoming
Guernsey is a town in Platte County, Wyoming
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, United States
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. The population was 1,147 at the 2000 census
United States Census, 2000
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Guernsey is located at 42°16′2"N 104°44′35"W (42.267251, -104.743187).

According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it is land and 0.92% is water.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 1,147 people, 504 households, and 312 families residing in the town. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,067.3 people per square mile (413.9/km²). There were 612 housing units at an average density of 569.5 per square mile (220.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.54% White, 0.17% African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 3.75% from other races
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, and 3.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.11% of the population.

There were 504 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples
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 living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,758, and the median income for a family was $38,958. Males had a median income of $37,778 versus $17,656 for females. The per capita income
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 for the town was $14,897. About 7.6% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 19.6% of those age 65 or over.


Public education in the town of Guernsey is provided by Platte County School District #2
Platte County School District Number 2
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. Campuses serving the town include Guernsey-Sunrise Elementary School (grades K-6) and Guernsey-Sunrise Junior/Senior High School (grades 7-12).

Notable residents

  • Larry Birleffi
    Larry Birleffi
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     - the "Voice of the University of Wyoming
    University of Wyoming
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    Wyoming Cowboys
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    " from 1947–1986

See also

  • Guernsey State Park
    Guernsey State Park
    Lake Guernsey State Park, also known as Guernsey State Park Historic District, Lake Guernsey Park, Guernsey Lake Park, or Guernsey State Park, is a historic district and state park near Guernsey, Wyoming...

  • Oregon Trail
    Oregon Trail
    The Oregon Trail is a historic east-west wagon route that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon and locations in between.After 1840 steam-powered riverboats and steamboats traversing up and down the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri rivers sped settlement and development in the flat...

  • Oregon Trail Ruts (Guernsey, Wyoming)
    Oregon Trail Ruts (Guernsey, Wyoming)
    Oregon Trail Ruts is a preserved site of wagon ruts of the Oregon Trail on the North Platte River, about .5 miles south of Guernsey, Wyoming. The Oregon Trail here was winding up towards South Pass. Wagon wheels, draft animals, and people wore down the trail about two to six feet into a...

  • Register Cliff
    Register Cliff
    Register Cliff is a sandstone cliff and featured key navigational landmark prominently listed in the 19th century guidebooks about the Oregon Trail, and a place where many emigrants chiseled the names of their families on the soft stones of the cliff it was one of the key checkpoint landmarks for...

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