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The 2000 Census showed that Park County had a population of 25,786 people. This represented 5.22% of the total population of Wyoming, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 23 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Park had a population of 27,976 people. This is an increase of 8.49% 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
201028,205+9.38%+0.82% since 2009
200927,976+8.49%+1.27% since 2008
200827,626+7.14%+1.51% since 2007
200727,214+5.54%+1.58% since 2006
200626,790+3.89%+1.63% since 2005
200526,361+2.23%+1.14% since 2004
200426,063+1.07%+0.41% since 2003
200325,957+0.66%+0.84% since 2002
200225,740-0.18%+0.24% since 2001
200125,678-0.42%-0.42% since 2000
200025,786The Last Census

Park County had 11,869 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Park County has a total area<3> of 6,968 square miles [18,048 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (26.11 square miles [67.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Park County had a population density of 3.71 people per square mile [1.43 people/km²], making it the state's 12th 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 Park County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Park and the state of Wyoming.

Click here for the Park County QuickFact (QF-56029).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Carbon (MT)QF-30009   N9,7569,5522.14%
Gallatin (MT)QF-30031   NW90,34367,83133.19%
Park (MT)QF-30067   NW15,94115,6941.57%
Big HornQF-56003   E11,58111,4611.05%
FremontQF-56013   S38,71935,8048.14%
Hot SpringsQF-56017   SE4,5904,882-5.98%
TetonQF-56039   SW20,71018,25113.47%
WashakieQF-56043   SE7,9118,289-4.56%

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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 Park. 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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