The city is approximately 6800feet (2073m) above sea level. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4square miles (19.2Square kilometers), all of it land. Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 8,538 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Carbon County. It was named for Union General John Aaron Rawlins, who camped in the locality in 1867.