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.
Rawlins is located at 41°47′25″N 107°14′3″W / 41.79028°N 107.23417°W / 41.79028; -107.23417 (41.790397, -107.234297).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.2 km²), all of it land.