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Medicine Bow is a town in Carbon County.

The community was named after the Medicine Bow Mountains, which were named by Indians for the ash wood gathered to make bows and arrows

The latitude of Medicine Bow is 41.895N. The longitude is -106.204W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,565 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 269.


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Median household income
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$33,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Medicine Bow demographic reports
Medicine Bow is on the Medicine Bow River
Local landmarks include a monument to Owen Wister, author of "The Virginian"
Historic sites and museums: Medicine Bow Museum

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21% of Medicine Bow residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Medicine Bow ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Medicine Bow was $16,420, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Medicine Bow residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Medicine Bow, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $267.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $493.


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Libraries in Medicine Bow include Medicine Bow Branch Library ... View libraries

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Carbon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Medicine Bow political report.

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The average commute time for Medicine Bow workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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