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Douglas
Converse County, Wyoming

ZipCodes
82633

Motto
Home of the Jackalope



Page Contents for Douglas, Wyoming

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Wyoming state capital is Cheyenne.
The population of Douglas is approximately 5,627 2007, 6120 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,385 2000, 2546 2010.
The amount of land area in Douglas is 13.247 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Douglas is 5.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.367 sq kilometers.
The distance from Douglas to Washington DC is 1580 miles.
The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 115 miles. (as the crow flies)
Douglas is positioned 42.75 degrees north of the equator and 105.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Douglas elevation is 4,836 feet above sea level.
Douglas per capita income is $ 26,646 2008.
Douglas median income is $ 50,856 2008.
The Douglas median home price is $ 159,206 2008.

Location

east of the Casper area in east-central Wyoming, near I-25 and the Platte River.
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Weather


seasonal with warm summers and cold winters with snowfall. Here is a current weather page for Douglas.
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History & History Related Items

Douglas was named for Stephen A. Douglas, the US Senator who opposed Abraham Lincoln for President

The area has deep pioneer roots with the Oregon, Emigrant, Mormon and Bozeman trails all crossing the area. Some wagon wheel ruts may still be seen today . The town, itself, was founded in 1886 when the railroad came into this part of Wyoming. People from Fort Fetterman also came and settled here. As the railroad moved further west, Douglas stopped its major growth and even dropped in population. It remained so for many years. During the 1970's, oil and natural gas was explored in the area which, along with uranium and coal. A large power plant was also built nearby, increasing those coming to the area.

Here is a history page for Douglas.

Try this history page with pictures of Douglas many years ago. The local chamber offers another history page for Douglas.
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The incorporation of Douglas

September 1887


Attractions

Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo
400 W. Center
P.O. Drawer 10
Douglas, Wyoming 82633
Phone: 307-358-2398
Held each year in August

Jackalope Days
A three day event held each year in mid to late June
Various activities continue during the festival including a car show, pancake breakfast and much more.

What is a Jackalope?
The supposed story is that the animal was first seen by local pioneers in the 1820s. Today, one can purchase a Jackalope hunting license but the season is only two hours long with a few other restrictions. See pictures of a Jackalope on our Douglas pictures.
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Economy & Industry


Converse Area New Development Organization
130 South 3rd Street
Douglas, WY 82633
Phone: 307-358-2000
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Douglas City Government

City of Douglas
101 North 4th Street
P.O. Box 1030
Douglas, WY 82633
Phone: 307 358-3462 Fax: 307 358-6447

Douglas has a Mayor/Council form of government with an appointed city administrator.

Douglas Chamber

Douglas Area Chamber of Commerce
121 Brownfield Road
Douglas, WY 82633
Telephone: 307 358-2950
Toll-free: 877-937-4996

Douglas Organizations

Douglas Area Chamber of Commerce
121 Brownfield Road
Douglas, WY 82633
Telephone: 307 358-2950
Toll-free: 877-937-4996

Douglas Libraries

Converse County Library
300 Walnut Street
Douglas, WY 82633
Phone: 307-358-3644

Douglas Schools

Converse County School District One
615 Hamilton
Douglas, WY 82633
Phone: 307-358-2942 Douglas

Miscellany

The population of Douglas was:
1890 - 491
1900 - 734
1910 - 2,246
1920 - 2,294
1930 - 1,917
1940 - 2,205
1950 - 2,544
1960 - 2,822
1970 - 2,677
1980 - 6,030
1990 - 5,076
1991 - 5,057
1992 - 5,185
1995 - 5,435
1999 - 5,652
2000 - 5,288
2007 - 5,627

Population Density:
2000 - 1,035 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 35.4 years

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 2,267
2000 - 2,385


Median household income:
2000 - $ 36,944
2008 - $ 50,856

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 17,634
2008 - $ 26,646

Median house value:
2000 - $ 79,100
2008 - $ 159,206

Douglas is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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