Overview

Introduction to Rawlins, Wyoming

Rawlins, Wyoming, in Carbon county, is 133 miles W of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 184 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The city’s population is 8,538.

Rawlins History

Rawlins was founded by Civil War General John A. Rawlins in 1882. It was incorporated in 1886. Oil was the main industry of Rawlins throughout much of its early history. The Wyoming State Penitentiary was established in the city in 1982. Rawlins is the county seat of Carbon County, which was organized in 1868.

Rawlins and nearby Attractions

  • Highlands Estate Shopping Center
  • Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum
  • Carbon County Museum
  • Ferris Mountains Wilderness Study Area
  • Seminoe State Park
  • Fort Steele State Historic Site

Things To Do In Rawlins

Local museums include the Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum and the Carbon County Museum. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Rochelle Ranch Golf Course, while Rodeo Park is also a popular local recreational destination. The city hosts the Carbon County Fair every August.

Rawlins Transportation

Natrona County International is the nearest major airport.

Rawlins Higher Education

The University of Wyoming, Colorado State University and Casper College are all accessible from Rawlins.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,975
Male Share of the Population55.5%
Female Share of the Population44.5%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+4,114
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,446
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,446
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,859

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,774
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$835
Median House Value$162,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.9%
German21.1%
Irish13%
English6.3%
Swedish4.4%
Norwegian3%
Polish2.7%
French Except Basque2.6%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Dutch1.8%
Danishn1.3%
Czech1.2%
Russian1%
Welsh0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Rawlins Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCarbon County, Fremont County
Standard Zip Codes82301, 82310
Phone Area Codes307
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.78
Approximate Longitude-107.22

Rawlins Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationRAWLINS AP
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp28 to 55 F
Jul Temp51 to 85 F
Oct Temp31 to 60 F
Annual Precip9.7 inches
StationMUDDY GAP
Distance41.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp54 to 86 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip11 inches
StationENCAMPMENT 10 ESE
Distance53 miles
Jan Temp10 to 33 F
Apr Temp24 to 53 F
Jul Temp45 to 79 F
Oct Temp27 to 58 F
Annual Precip13.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Sinclair358$81,000

Rawlins Public Libraries

Carbon County Library System
215 WEST BUFFALO ST
Rawlins, Wyoming
(307) 328-2618

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Rawlins Hospitals

Memorial Hospital Of Carbon County
(Government - Local)
2221 West Elm Street
(307) 324-8211

Rawlins Public Schools

Cooperative High
615 Rodeo
ZIP: 82301
(307) 328-9250
High
Total Enrollment 24
Rawlins Elementary
1301 Darnley Rd
ZIP: 82301
(307) 328-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 793
Rawlins High School
1401 Colorado
ZIP: 82301
(307) 328-9280
High
Total Enrollment 431
Rawlins Middle School
1001 East Brooks St
ZIP: 82301
(307) 328-9201
Middle
Total Enrollment 369
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