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Rawlins is a city in Carbon County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after John A. Rawlins, Civil War general who camped here

The latitude of Rawlins is 41.791N. The longitude is -107.238W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,834 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,665.


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Median household income
Local
$36,600
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rawlins demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Carbon County Fair - Aug. 4-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rawlins web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Carbon County Museum, Wyoming Frontier Prison
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Rawlins demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Carbon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 82301 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Rawlins residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rawlins ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rawlins was $17,887, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Rawlins residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rawlins, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $681.


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Libraries in Rawlins include Carbon County Library System ... View libraries

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TV stations in Rawlins include KFNR.

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

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The average commute time for Rawlins workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Rawlins include 1st Choice Inn Rawlins, Best Western Cottontree Inn, Days Inn, Sleep Inn Rawlins, Travelodge.

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