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Atlantic City, Wyoming

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Country  United States
County  Fremont
FIPS code  56-04015
Elevation  2,345 m
Zip code  82520
Area code  307
State  Wyoming
Time zone  Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID  1584989
Area  20.2 km²
Population  37 (2010)
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Atlantic City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 37 at the 2010 census. The community is a small mining settlement in a gulch near South Pass in southwestern Wyoming. It was founded as a mining camp following the 1867 gold rush in the region. The town declined following the end of the placer gold rush in the early 1870s, but continued to exist as advances in mining technology allowed further extraction of gold. From the 1960s until 1983, it was the location of US Steel iron ore mine. The town is accessible by gravel roads from nearby Wyoming Highway 28.

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Map of Atlantic City, WY 82520, USA

The town today has rustic flavor, with a small cluster of residences and the preserved Atlantic City Mercantile store and restaurant along the main road through town. It attracts a small number of tourists in the summer as well.

Geography

Atlantic City is located at 42°29′43″N 108°43′8″W (42.495228, -108.718830).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.2 km²), all of it land.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Atlantic City has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 39 people, 23 households, and 8 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1.9 people per square mile (0.7/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 4.7/sq mi (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.87% White and 5.13% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.

There were 23 households out of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.4% were married couples living together, and 65.2% were non-families. 52.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.70 and the average family size was 2.50.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 12.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 25 to 44, 76.9% from 45 to 64, and 2.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 129.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $21,094, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,756. There were no families and 21.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.

Education

Public education in the community of Atlantic City is provided by Fremont County School District #1.

References

Atlantic City, Wyoming Wikipedia


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