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Time Zone: Hot Springs County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Thermopolis is the Seat for Hot Springs County.

Hot Springs County was founded in 1911. Hot Springs was created by taking area from Fremont, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hot Springs had a population of 4,590 people. This is a decrease of 5.98% since the last Census (which gave a population of 4,882 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hot Springs represented 0.99% of the total population of Wyoming, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 23 counties).

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
20104,812-1.43%+4.84% since 2009
20094,590-5.98%+1.57% since 2008
20084,519-7.44%+0.4% since 2007
20004,882The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hot Springs County Census Page for Hot Springs County.


Below are some of the communities located in Hot Springs County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Hot Springs County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Thermopolis   2,9483,1727.06% decrease  
East Thermopolis   2642743.65% decrease  
Kirby   53577.02% decrease  

Websites for Hot Springs County

Official Website:   www.hscounty.com/

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

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