Van Tassell, Wyoming

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Van Tassell, Wyoming
Van Tassell from Hwy 20
Van Tassell from Hwy 20
Location of Van Tassell in Niobrara County, Wyoming.
Location of Van Tassell in Niobrara County, Wyoming.
Van Tassell, Wyoming is located in the United States
Van Tassell, Wyoming
Van Tassell, Wyoming
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°39′49″N 104°5′28″W / 42.66361°N 104.09111°W / 42.66361; -104.09111Coordinates: 42°39′49″N 104°5′28″W / 42.66361°N 104.09111°W / 42.66361; -104.09111
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountyNiobrara
Area
 • Total1.83 sq mi (4.73 km2)
 • Land1.83 sq mi (4.73 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
4,741 ft (1,445 m)
Population
 • Total15
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
18
 • Density9.85/sq mi (3.80/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
82242
Area code(s)307
FIPS code56-79705[4]
GNIS feature ID1595915[5]

Van Tassell is a town in Niobrara County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 15 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Van Tassell in 1910[6] and was in operation until its discontinuation in 2017. The town was named for R. S. Van Tassell, a cattleman.[7]

Geography[edit]

Van Tassell is located at 42°39′49″N 104°5′28″W / 42.66361°N 104.09111°W / 42.66361; -104.09111 (42.663612, -104.091149).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.83 square miles (4.74 km2), all land.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920170
193090−47.1%
194082−8.9%
195034−58.5%
196015−55.9%
19702140.0%
198010−52.4%
19908−20.0%
200018125.0%
201015−16.7%
2019 (est.)18[3]20.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 15 people, 6 households, and 6 families residing in the town. The population density was 8.2 inhabitants per square mile (3.2/km2). There were 9 housing units at an average density of 4.9 per square mile (1.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White.

There were 6 households, of which 2 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5 were married couples living together, and 2 had a female householder with no husband present. No households were made up of single individuals. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the town was 52.5 years. 4 residents were under the age of 18; 0 were between the ages of 18 and 24; 2 were from 25 to 44; 5 were from 45 to 64; and 4 were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 6 males and 9 females.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 18 people, 9 households, and 5 families residing in the town. The population density was 9.9 people per square mile (3.8/km2). There were 11 housing units at an average density of 6.0 per square mile (2.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.44% White and 5.56% Asian.

There were 9 households, out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, and 44.4% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 16.7% under the age of 18, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 33.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 63.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $53,750, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,686. None of the population or the families were below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

Public education in the town of Van Tassell is provided by Niobrara County School District #1. Schools serving the town include Lusk Elementary/Middle School (grades K-8) and Niobrara County High School (grades 9-12).

Highways[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Niobrara County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 133.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-12-14.