Location of Cody, Wyoming
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Cody is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada Daylight saving time ( DST Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Pages for bordering area codes on the map to the right may be selected by clicking on them Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Park County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. The population was 25786 at the 2000 census. The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is named after William Frederick Cody, primarily known as Buffalo Bill, from William Cody's part in the creation of the original town. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26 1846 &ndash January 10 1917 was an American soldier bison hunter and Showman. The population was 8,835 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Park County. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States.
Cody is served by Yellowstone Regional Airport. Yellowstone Regional Airport, located two miles (3 km) southeast of the Central business district (CBD of Cody Wyoming, is the only commercial airport
Cody is located at .(44. 523244, -109. 057109)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 5 square miles (24. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²), of which, 9. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 3 square miles (24. 0 km²) of it is land and 0. 2 square miles (0. 6 km²) of it (2. 52%) is water.
Cody's elevation is about 5016 ft (1,500 m) above sea level. The main part of the city is split across two levels, separated by about 60 feet (18 m).
The Shoshone River flows through Cody in a fairly deep canyon. The Shoshone River is 100 miles (160 km long river in northern Wyoming, USA There are four bridges over this river in the Cody vicinity, one at the north edge of town that allows travel to the north, and one about 5 miles (8 km) east of Cody that allows passage to Powell, and the areas to the north and east. Powell is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 5373 at the 2000 census. The other two are west of town; one allows access to the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, and the other is used by fishermen in Shoshone Canyon and as access to the Buffalo Bill Dam.
Cody is located at the western edge of the Bighorn Basin, a depression surrounded by the Big Horn, Owl Creek, Bridger, and Absaroka ranges. The Bighorn Basin is a Plateau region and Intermontane basin approximately 100 miles (160 km wide in north-central Wyoming in the United States The Big Horn Mountains are a Mountain range in northern Wyoming and southern Montana in the United States, forming a northwest-trending The Owl Creek Mountains (highest point 9665 ft/2946 m are a subrange of the Rocky Mountains in central Wyoming in the United States, running E-W The Bridger Mountains (highest point 8359 ft/2533 m are a short subrange of the Rocky Mountains, approximately 40 mi (64 km long in central Wyoming in the The Absaroka Range is a Mountain range, which is a sub-range on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains stretching for about 150 mi (240 km across the Montana At the western edge of Cody, a deep canyon formed by the "north fork" of the Shoshone River provides the only passage to Yellowstone's Eastern Entrance. At its mouth and rising above Cody are Rattlesnake Mountain on the north side and Cedar Mountain on the south side. Most of Cody has a spectacular view of Heart Mountain, whose 8000 ft (2,400 m) peak is 9 miles (14 km) directly north of Cody, and the Carter Mountains, which form a line with peaks at about 12,000 ft (3,700 m), some 15 miles (24 km) to the south. Heart Mountain is an 8123-foot (2476 m peak just north of Cody in the U
Themes surrounding Cody's pioneer and Cowboy and Western history are common in the cultural events and activities in the area. The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a large and modern facility located near the center of the city, and contains large collections, and is a favorite stopping point for tourists passing through the town, on their way to or from Yellowstone. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is a complex of museums displaying artifacts and art of the American West located in Cody Wyoming. During the summer, a re-enactment of a wild-west shoot-out takes place next to the Irma Hotel, another historical site still open for business with a hotel and restaurant, which forms the nucleus of the town. The Irma Hotel is a landmark in Cody Wyoming. It was built by William F
Rodeo is also a big part of the culture in Cody. Cody touts itself as the "Rodeo Capitol of the World". The Cody Nite Rodeo is an amateur rodeo every night from June 1st thru August 31st. Rodeo (ˈroʊdioʊ or /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ is a sport which arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain, Mexico, and later the United States
Cody is also host to the Cody Stampede Rodeo. The Stampede is a PRCA rodeo and is one of the largest rodeos in the nation that is held over the Independence Day Holiday. Many of the top cowboys in the country attend. The stampede has been held from July 1st - 4th every year since 1919.
One of the biggest weekends of the year celebrates the Old West and Cowboy culture with the annual Cody Old West Show & Auction. It happens every 4th weekend in June and attracts visitors from all around the world with an interest in Cowboy and Native American artifact and antiques.
Cody is the home of the Yellowstone Quake Junior A hockey team in the Northern Pacific Hockey League.
Cody is home to The Cody Firearms Museum, which houses the most comprehensive assemblage of American firearms in the world.
Cody is the birthplace of the famous abstract artist Jackson Pollock. Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28 1912 &ndash August 11 1956 was an influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement
The primary industry in Cody is tourism. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel Hotels, restaurants and shops cater to travelers coming to visit the West and Yellowstone Park. Cody has several art galleries, and seems a magnet for artists. Some fairly famous painters and artists live in the area, and galleries feature things that vary from paintings to statues.
Another industry is western style furniture, with several small furniture makers producing custom pieces. Furniture is the Mass noun for the movable objects which may support the human body (seating furniture and beds, provide storage or hold objects on horizontal An example would be Santos Furniture. All of these businesses seem to seek out unique local woods and craft them into useful works of art.
Another notable example would be Norseman Design, which does totally custom furniture, promising never to produce exact copies of anything they make, whether it be desks, conference tables, chairs, or beds—each the result of hundreds of hours of work by highly skilled wood crafters and artists.
The oil industry seems to wax and wane over the years in the Cody area. Husky Oil Company at one time had a large refinery just across the river on the north end of town, but it has since been dismantled by Marathon Oil and almost all traces of its existence are now gone. The office building is still there, and forms a large facility on the upper level of Cody which was recently purchased from Marathon by Park County for office space and a library.
Marathon Oil bought out most of Husky Oils holdings in the area when their company was taken over. This includes the Oregon Basin Oil Field which is one of the largest oil fields in the state.
To the north of town, BPB (British Plaster Board) has a large factory that produces Sheetrock or plaster board for construction. For the musical group "Drywall" see Drywall (musical project Drywall is a common manufactured Building material Just to the south of Cody are large deposits of gypsum, which are being mined for the plant. Gypsum is a very soft Mineral composed of Calcium sulfate dihydrate with the Chemical formula Ca[[sulfur S]] O 4·2
Another large business is the Y Tex Corp, which produces plastic ear tags for cattle, goats, sheep, etc. These tags are distributed all over the world, and their bright orange, green, red, yellow and blue tags with large black numbers can be seen gracing cattle almost anywhere.
A large contribution to the local economy are the local farmers and ranchers. A farm is an area of land including various structures devoted primarily to the practice of producing and managing food ( Produce, Grains, or Livestock A ranch is an area of landscape including various structures given primarily to the practice of ranching the practice of raising grazing livestock such as Cattle The local climate does not often treat them kindly, but these hard-working, innovative businessmen have endured and are a strong presence in the area.
Park County School District #6 is another large employer in the area. Cody currently has three elementary schools that house kindergarten through the fifth grade, a middle school for sixth to eighth grade, and a four year high school.
The weather in the Big Horns is highly variable. Large temperature swings are always possible. Cold winters normally bring average lows of 10 °F (-12 °C). and hot summers can bring record 100 °F (38 °C). The humidity of the air is usually 30% or less, which is fairly dry. Precipitation averages 9 inches (229 mm) of rain per year, making the surrounding area a semi-arid desert. During the summer months of June, July and August, if it does snow, it is usually brief and melts quickly. Such events are not frequent, but there are sudden and drastic shifts in weather conditions.
Cody enjoys about 300 days of sunshine per year.
Wind is almost a constant presence in the Cody area and the Big Horn Basin in general. The air flow in the Basin is turbulent, but during the winter, most storms seem to move in from the north-northwest. During the summer, it is not unusual to see storms move in from the southwest. Throughout a normal day, winds can be experienced as coming from almost any direction, mostly from the north and west, but sometimes from the south and east. The Canyon at the west end of Cody seems to funnel rain and wind across the city from the west. The winds can be quite strong at 30 to 40 mph (50 to 60 km/h) and last for several days.
Because of the dryness of the climate, the entire area is laced with irrigation canals, holding ponds, laterals, and drops. The Buffalo Bill Dam between Rattlesnake and Cedar mountains forms a large reservoir about 10 miles (16 km) to the west of Cody. A reservoir is most broadly a place or hollow vessel where Fluid is kept in Reserve, for later use This reservoir (among others) feed a large system for irrigation water distribution.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,835 people, 3,791 households, and 2,403 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 952. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3 people per square mile (367. 6/km²). There were 4,113 housing units at an average density of 443. 3/sq mi (171. 1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96. 90% White, 0. 10% African American, 0. 42% Native American, 0. 58% Asian, 0. 05% Pacific Islander, 0. 85% from other races, and 1. 11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 22% of the population.
There were 3,791 households out of which 29. 0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50. 7% were married couples living together, 9. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36. 6% were non-families. 32. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 27 and the average family size was 2. 86.
In the city the population was spread out with 24. 8% under the age of 18, 7. 2% from 18 to 24, 26. 4% from 25 to 44, 24. 9% from 45 to 64, and 16. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90. 9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88. 1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,450, and the median income for a family was $40,554. Males had a median income of $31,395 versus $19,947 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,813. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 9. 4% of families and 13. 9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 3% of those under age 18 and 11. 0% of those age 65 or over.