Jackson, Wyoming

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Jackson is a town located in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, Wyoming. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,647. It is the county seat of Teton CountyTemplate:GR. Jackson is home to the world's largest ball of barbed wire, and large arches of shredded elk antlers at the entrances to the town square. In the summer it is also home to major traffic jams of tourists visiting nearby Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

The town is sometimes mistakenly called Jackson Hole. That name actually refers to the valley in which the town is located, not the town itself.

The town also plays host to the annual Jackson Hole Writers Conference founded by author, Warren Adler.

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Geography

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Location of Jackson, Wyoming

Jackson is located at 43°28'31" North, 110°46'9" West (43.475403, -110.769186)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.4 km² (2.8 mi²). 7.4 km² (2.8 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 8,647 people, 3,631 households, and 1,670 families residing in the town. The population density is 1,171.4/km² (3,037.2/mi²). There are 3,861 housing units at an average density of 523.1/km² (1,356.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 89.37% White, 0.21% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.62% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 11.84% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,631 households out of which 23.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% are married couples living together, 7.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 54.0% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the town the population is spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 43.7% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 117.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 118.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $47,757, and the median income for a family is $53,915. Males have a median income of $31,152 versus $24,307 for females. The per capita income for the town is $25,004. 6.8% of the population and 2.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.3% of those under the age of 18 and 8.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Transportation

The city is served by Jackson Hole Airport.

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Buffalo | Casper | Cheyenne | Evanston | Gillette | Green River | Jackson | Laramie | Riverton | Rock Springs | Sheridan |

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