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The population of Rawlins is approximately 9,380 (1990), 9259 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,948 (1990), 3443 (2010).

The amount of land area in Rawlins is 18.515 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rawlins is 8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rawlins to Washington DC is 1670 miles. The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 136 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rawlins is positioned 41.78 degrees north of the equator and 107.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Rawlins elevation is 6,755 feet above sea level.

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Rawlins location: on I-80 mid-way through the southern half of Wyoming. Here is a map page for Rawlins.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Rawlins is semi-arid with low relative humidity.
Rawlins average annual precipitation is 10.9 inches per year.
Rawlins average annual snowfall is 41.5 inches per year.
Rawlins average temperature is 42.2 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 35.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 67.6 degrees F.
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Rawlins history:

A history page for Rawlins, including a great picture of the founder!

While helping survey the route of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1867, General John A. Rawlins, Chief of Staff of the U. S. Army, expressed a wish for a drink of good, cold water. A detachment of scouts explored the countryside and discovered a spring. General Rawlins declared it was the most refreshing drink he had ever tasted and exclaimed, "If anything is ever named after me, I hope it will be a spring of water." The commander of the party immediately named the spring "Rawlins Springs" and the community which grew around it bore the same name. Later shortened to Rawlins, the town was incorporated in 1886, and designated the seat of Carbon County. The county's name was derived from the extensive coal deposits found in the area. The county is traversed by the historic Overland Trail and both the original route of the Union Pacific railroad and Lincoln Highway.
The incorporation date of Rawlins: 1886

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Rawlins attractions:

Wyoming Frontier Prison
5th & Walnut St.
Phone: 1-307-324-4422

Fiesta Days
2nd Fri & Sat of July each year
July 7-8, 2000
in Downtown Rawlins WY

Carbon County Museum
9th & Walnut St.
Phone: 1-307-328-2740

Rawlins Family Recreation Center

Rawlins Uplift (unique geologic formation)

Wyoming Peace Officers Museum
5th & Walnut St.
Rawlins, WY
Phone: 1-307-324-4422

The Cowboy Poet's Gathering

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