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Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Map
Map of Wyoming highlighting Sweetwater County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the USA highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 17, 1867
Seat Green River
Largest City Rock Springs
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

10,491 sq mi (27,172 km²)
10,427 sq mi (27,006 km²)
64 sq mi (166 km²), 0.6%
PopulationEst.
 - (2017)
 - Density

43,534
4.2/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.sweet.wy.us
Named for: Sweetwater River
County flag Flag of Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Sweetwater County is a county in southwestern Wyoming, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, 43,806 people lived there.[2] Its county seat is Green River.[3] Its southern boundary line abuts the north lines of the states of Colorado and Utah.

History

Sweetwater County was created on December 17, 1867.[4]

Geography

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 10,491 square miles (27,170 km2), of which 10,427 square miles (27,010 km2) is land and 64 square miles (170 km2) (0.6%) is water.[5] It is the largest county in Wyoming by area.

Bordering counties

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

  • Blairtown
  • Creston
  • Quealy
  • Red Desert
  • Riner

Ghost towns

References

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