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Canal, Wyoming

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Although we found mention of Canal during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Canal. If you can help us locate Canal, please Contact Us.

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Located in: Goshen County (see below)

Time Zone: Canal lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT)

Telephone Area Code: (307)

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Canal

GNIS ID:   None

FIPS State / Place Code:   56 / 11990

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Canal)

About Goshen County

The community of Torrington is the County Seat for Goshen County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Natrona)


2019 Est:<2>     13,225   (0.18% decrease since 2010)  
2010     13,249   (5.67% increase since 2000)
2000:     12,538

Total Area:<3>   2,232 sq. miles [5,781.3 km²]

Housing Units: <4>   5,972

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Goshen

GNIS ID:   1605073

FIPS State / County Code:   56 / 015

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Canal)

About Wyoming

From the US Census


2019 Est:     580,116   (2.93% increase since 2010)  
2010:     563,626   (14.14% increase since 2000)
2000:     493,782

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wyoming

GNIS ID:   1779807

FIPS State:   56

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Canal)

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Canal and then turned west". While Canal could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Canal as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Canal could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Wyoming community named Canal.
<2>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Canal. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<4>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).




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