- Saratoga, Wyoming
official_name = Saratoga, Wyoming
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Saratoga is a
townin Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1,736 at the 2000 census.
Saratoga is the home of the
Steinley Cupmicrobrew competition, held every August at Veterans Island Park, a playground and picnic facility located on a small island in the North Platte River. There is also a public pool heated by a hot springlocated in Saratoga. Saratoga is one of many western communities economically devastated by consolidation, automation and the changing business practices of multinational timber companies. The town's largest private employer, its sawmill, closed in 2003. The town's two largest employers now are the United States Forest Service and Carbon County School District No. 2, both public sector employers. The town's motto is, "Where The Trout Leap In Main Street." The local newspaper is The Saratoga Sun. [ [http://www.wyopress.org/membersdetails.asp?newspaperID=93 Saratoga Sun information] from the [http://www.wyopress.org Wyoming Press Association] ]
Saratoga is located at coor dms|41|27|16|N|106|48|30|W|city (41.454474, -106.808413)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it is water. The total area is 5.28% water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,726 people, 757 households, and 482 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 505.7 people per square mile (195.4/km²). There were 939 housing units at an average density of 275.1/sq mi (106.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.42% White, 0.12% African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.11% of the population.
There were 757 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,135, and the median income for a family was $45,362. Males had a median income of $32,446 versus $20,489 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $23,376. About 8.4% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.
Saratoga has two schools, Saratoga High School and Saratoga Elementary School. The middle school was closed and demolished in 2005. Following the destruction of the building, the classes that would have normally been in that building were separated, part of them attending the elementary school and the remainder attending the high school.
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