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Fossil is a city in Wheeler County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after fossils found on a local ranch. Paleontologist Thomas Condon also discovered the remains of a saber-toothed tiger near here
The latitude of Fossil is 44.998N. The longitude is -120.215W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,661 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 453.
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19% of Fossil residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fossil ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fossil was $16,236, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Fossil residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fossil, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $680.
Libraries in Fossil include Fossil Public Library ... View libraries
Wheeler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fossil political report.
The average commute time for Fossil workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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