Place:Teton, Wyoming, United States

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Teton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,294. Its county seat is Jackson. It is east from the Idaho state line.

Teton County contains the affluent Jackson Hole skiing area. In addition, the county contains all of Grand Teton National Park and 40.4% of Yellowstone National Park's total area, including over 96.6% of its water area (largely in Yellowstone Lake).

It has the highest personal per capita income in the U.S. at $132,728, surpassing Manhattan with $120,790.

Teton County is part of the Jackson, WY-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Teton County was created February 15, 1921, with land detached from Lincoln County.

The county was named for the Teton Range. The county was created because the inhabitants lived too far away from Kemmerer, the county seat of Lincoln County. The creation of the county required a special act of the Wyoming Legislature, because the area was too poor and had too few people to qualify for county status under the normal requirements.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1902 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1922 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1922 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1923 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1930 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1970 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1930 2,003
1940 2,543
1950 2,593
1960 3,062
1970 4,823
1980 9,355
1990 11,172

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