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Welcome to Rawlins ...

The city of Rawlins is located in Carbon County<1> and is the County Seat for Carbon County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rawlins has a population of 8,559 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rawlins.

Rawlins is 6,700 feet [2,042 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Rawlins is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Rawlins lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rawlins lies within the (307) area code.

The ZIP codes for Rawlins: 82301, 82310<4>

Websites for Rawlins ...

Official Website: www.rawlins-wyoming.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rawlins had an population of 8,559 people. This is a decrease of 7.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rawlins had a population of 9,259 people (which is 58.29% of the total population of Carbon County). This makes Rawlins the county's most populous community.

The population of Rawlins represents 1.64% of the population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,259 people, the population of Rawlins increased 8.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,538 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rawlins.

Communities Also Named Rawlins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Rawlins - they are located in Georgia, Kansas, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rawlins.

Communities near Rawlins ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rawlins.

  • Sinclair [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
    • Sinclair [Carbon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Rawlins
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<6>
  • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Rawlins
  • Riner [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riner
    • Riner [Sweetwater County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Rawlins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riner
  • Walcott [Carbon County]
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    • Creston [Sweetwater County]
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      • Creston [Sweetwater County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the west of Rawlins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Ferris [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
      • Ferris [Carbon County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the north of Rawlins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saratoga [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Rawlins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<6>
    • Bairoil [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bairoil
      • Bairoil [Sweetwater County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Rawlins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bairoil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bairoil<6>
    • Hanna [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
      • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<5> to the east of Rawlins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<6>
    • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamsutter
      • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<5> to the west of Rawlins
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamsutter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamsutter<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rawlins. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rawlins.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rawlins. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rawlins.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rawlins. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rawlins.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rawlins ...

Looking for more information about Rawlins? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rawlins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rawlins.

Adding Rawlins to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rawlins in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rawlins was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rawlins on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rawlins on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rawlins: www.rawlins-wyoming.com/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Carbon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rawlins.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rawlins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rawlins). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rawlins or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rawlins) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rawlins. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RawlinsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rawlins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7929, Longitude: -107.2396    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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