Albany County, Wyoming

Albany County: County in Wyoming, United States

About

Albany County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,299 and a population density of 3 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 38,950 inhabitants. Its county seat is Laramie. The county was created 156 years ago in 1867.

Albany County sits within southeastern Wyoming, nestled against the Colorado border. The county was formed in 1868 from territory previously part of Laramie County. It was named in honor of New York’s Albany County.

The Union Pacific Railroad expansion brought early growth and Laramie emerged as a key stop. Ranching, mining, and agriculture drove settlement. The University of Wyoming was established in 1886.

Major Towns and Features

Notable cities and sites in Albany County include:

  • Laramie - Historic county seat and home of the University of Wyoming and railroad history.
  • Medicine Bow National Forest - Stretches across the eastern part of the county with hiking, fishing and camping.
  • Pilot Hill - Distinctive butte rising over 8,000 feet with scenic views and rock climbing.
  • Ames Monument - Landmark dedicated to brothers who funded the Union Pacific Railroad.

Things to Do

Top attractions and activities in Albany County include:

  • Exploring the museums and historic downtown of Laramie.
  • Trying rock climbing and hiking at Pilot Hill or Vedauwoo Recreation Area.
  • Camping and fishing for trout in the Medicine Bow National Forest.
  • Learning about frontier life at the Ivinson Mansion and Ranch east of Laramie.
  • Catching a performance or exhibit at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

Albany County offers quintessential Wyoming scenery, history, and culture. Laramie's college-town vibe blends seamlessly with the area's ranching roots and outdoor attractions.

Albany County locator map
Location of Albany County on Wyoming map.

Quick Facts about Albany County

Population : 38,950 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Wyoming (United States)
Different from : Albany County
Area : 11160 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : Albany
Capital : Laramie
Establishment : January 01, 1868
Time Zone : America/Denver
Local time : 12:39:10 (23rd February 2024)
Density : 3 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.81% (2010-2020)
LARAMIE DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT  ALBANY COUNTY WYOMING image
LARAMIE DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT ALBANY COUNTY WYOMING
LARAMIE DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT  ALBANY COUNTY WYOMING image

Geography

Albany County is located at 41°39'16"N 105°43'26"W (41.6544700, -105.7239100). It has 6 neighbors: Platte County, Carbon County, Jackson County, Larimer County, Converse County and Laramie County.

Albany County map

The largest city of Albany County is Laramie with a population of 32,661. Other cities include, Centennial population 270 and Rock River population 259. See all Albany County cities & populated places.

Albany County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Albany County.

City Name Population Title
Laramie 32,661 City in and county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States
Centennial 270 Centennial is a city in Albany County, Wyoming
Rock River 259

Albany County has 6 neighbours.

  • Laramie

Demographics

The population of Albany County increased by 6.81% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 36,299 - census
2011 36,851 1.5% estimation process
2012 37,359 1.36% estimation process
2013 37,556 0.52% estimation process
2014 37,620 0.17% estimation process
2015 37,960 0.9% estimation process
2016 37,923 -0.1% estimation process
2017 38,459 1.39% estimation process
2018 38,728 0.69% estimation process
2019 38,880 0.39% estimation process
2020 38,950 0.18% estimation process

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Wyoming Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Laramie County 100,595 County in the southeastern corner of Wyoming, United States
Natrona County 80,815 County in Wyoming, United States
Cheyenne 64,742 The most populous city in Laramie County, Wyoming.
Casper 58,498 The most populous city in Natrona County, Wyoming.
Campbell County 46,676 County in northeastern Wyoming, United States
Sweetwater County 42,673 County in Wyoming, United States
Fremont County 39,317 County in western Wyoming, United States
Laramie 32,661 City in and county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States
Gillette 32,220 City in Campbell County, Wyoming, United States
Sheridan County 30,863 County in Wyoming, United States
Park County 29,331 County in Colorado, United States
Teton County 23,497 County in Wyoming, United States
Rock Springs 22,943 City in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States
Lincoln County 20,253 County in Wyoming, United States
Uinta County 20,215 County in Wyoming, United States
Sheridan 18,095 City in Wyoming, United States