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The 2000 Census showed that Goshen County had a population of 12,538 people. This represented 2.54% of the total population of Wyoming, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 23 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Goshen had a population of 12,319 people. This is a decrease of 1.75% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201013,249+5.67%+7.55% since 2009
200912,319-1.75%+1.32% since 2008
200812,159-3.02%+0.67% since 2007
200712,078-3.67%+0.12% since 2006
200512,067-3.76%-0.71% since 2004
200412,153-3.07%+0.17% since 2003
200312,132-3.24%-0.7% since 2002
200212,218-2.55%-1.37% since 2001
200112,388-1.2%-1.2% since 2000
200012,538The Last Census

Goshen County had 5,881 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Goshen County has a total area<3> of 2,232 square miles [5,781 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (6.84 square miles [17.72 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Goshen County had a population density of 5.63 people per square mile [2.18 people/km²], making it the state's 7th most densely populated county (out of 23 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Goshen County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Goshen and the state of Wyoming.

Click here for the Goshen County QuickFact (QF-56015).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Goshen County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Goshen County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Banner (NE)QF-31007   SE647819-21%
Scotts Bluff (NE)QF-31157   SE36,86536,951-0.23%
Sioux (NE)QF-31165   NE1,2811,475-13.15%
LaramieQF-56021   S88,85481,6078.88%
NiobraraQF-56027   N2,3662,407-1.7%
PlatteQF-56031   W8,1968,807-6.94%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>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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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Goshen. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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