Wyoming, US

Wyoming: Least populous state of the United States of America


Wyoming became the 44th state admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890. Its name comes from the Delaware Indian word meaning "large prairie place".

Geography and Climate

Wyoming covers 97,814 square miles, making it the 10th largest state. It shares borders with Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska and Montana. The varied terrain includes plains, mountains like the Rocky Mountains, badlands and volcanic sites like Yellowstone National Park.

Wyoming has a dry continental climate with low humidity. Winters are brutally cold while summers are hot during the day and cool at night.

Economy and Industries

Wyoming relies on energy production and resource extraction. Major industries include coal, oil and natural gas production. Wyoming leads the nation in coal production. Tourism thrives through attractions like Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and ski resorts.

Agriculture also contributes significantly through cattle ranching and production of wool, sugar beets, grains and hay.

Culture and Demographics

Wyoming has one of the lowest populations, with about 580,000 residents. It is predominantly white at 85%, followed by Hispanic/Latino and American Indian. The culture reflects a western frontier spirit along with Native American influences.

Government and Politics

The capital and most populous city is Cheyenne. The current governor is Mark Gordon, Republican. Wyoming is a strongly conservative state, having voted Republican in every presidential election since 1968.

In summary, Wyoming is a mountainous state known for ranching, energy production and magnificent natural parks. It has an Old West culture along with Native American history. The economy relies on mining, tourism and agriculture to thrive in this sparsely populated frontier state.

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Location of Wyoming

Quick Facts about Wyoming

Population : 582,328
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Wyoming
Area : 253348 km2
Official name : State of Wyoming
Water as percent of area : 0.74%
Land as percent of area : 99.26%
Legislative body : Wyoming Legislature
Named for : Wyoming Valley
Official language : English
Altitude : 6,693 feet / 2040 meters
Capital : Cheyenne
Establishment : July 07, 1890 (133 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Denver, UTC−07:00, Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 11:09:16 (1st March 2024)
From Chittenden Road  Mt. Washburn  Yellowstone NP - panoramio - Aaron Zhu image
From Chittenden Road Mt. Washburn Yellowstone NP - panoramio - Aaron Zhu
From Chittenden Road  Mt. Washburn  Yellowstone NP - panoramio - Aaron Zhu image


Wyoming is located at 43°0'1"N 107°30'3"W (43.0002400, -107.5009000). It has 6 neighbors: Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana and South Dakota.

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The largest city of Wyoming is Cheyenne with a population of 64,742. Other cities include, Casper population 58,498, Laramie population 32,661, Gillette population 32,220 and Rock Springs population 22,943. See all Wyoming cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Wyoming (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Wyoming.

City Name Title County Population
Cheyenne The most populous city in Laramie County, Wyoming. Laramie 64,742
Casper The most populous city in Natrona County, Wyoming. Natrona 58,498
Laramie City in and county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States Albany 32,661
Gillette City in Campbell County, Wyoming, United States Campbell 32,220
Rock Springs City in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States Sweetwater 22,943
Sheridan City in Wyoming, United States Sheridan 18,095
Green River River in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado, in the United States, that is a tributary of the Colorado River Sweetwater 11,788
Evanston City in Uinta County, Wyoming, United States Uinta 11,570
Riverton City in Freemont County, Wyoming Fremont 10,819
Jackson Town in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, Wyoming, United States Teton 10,572
Cody City in and county seat of Park County, Wyoming, United States Park 9,847
Rawlins City in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States Carbon 8,484
Lander City in, and the county seat of, Fremont County, Wyoming, United States Fremont 7,467
Torrington City and county seat of Goshen County, Wyoming, US Goshen 6,565
Douglas City in Converse County, Wyoming, United States Converse 6,375
Powell City in Park County, Wyoming, United States Park 6,127

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Wyoming has 6 neighbours.

  • Nebraska Nebraska, state of the United States of America. Nebraska is one of the fifty states that make up the United States of America alongside Washington DC. Lincoln and its most populated town, Omaha, are its capital. It is located in the country's midwest region, the Central Northwest division, bordering South Dakota on the north, the Missouri River on the east, separating it from Iowa and Missouri, Kansas on the south, Colorado on the southwest, and Wyoming on the west. It is the eighth least densely populated state, with 9.12 inhabitants / km², ahead of the least densely populated Idaho, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. On March 1, 1867, he was admitted to the Union as the 37th,
  • Colorado state of the United States of America
  • Utah state of the United States of America
  • Idaho state of the United States of America
  • Montana state of the United States of America
  • South Dakota state of the United States of America

  • Laramie County
  • Hot Springs County
  • Teton County
  • Park County
  • Carbon County
  • Big Horn County
  • Platte County
  • Campbell County
  • Natrona County
  • Crook County
  • Niobrara County
  • Washakie County
  • Lincoln County
  • Converse County
  • Weston County
  • Johnson County
  • Sweetwater County
  • Sheridan County
  • Sublette County
  • Goshen County
  • Fremont County
  • Uinta County
  • Albany County


Year Population % Change Method
1870 9,118 - estimation process
1880 20,789 56.14% census
1890 62,555 66.77% census
1900 92,531 32.4% census
1910 145,965 36.61% census
1920 194,402 24.92% census
1930 225,565 13.82% census
1940 250,742 10.04% census
1950 290,529 13.69% census
1960 330,066 11.98% census
1970 332,416 0.71% census
1980 469,557 29.21% census
1990 453,588 -3.52% census
2000 493,782 8.14% census
2010 563,626 12.39% census
2011 567,299 0.65% estimation process
2012 576,305 1.56% estimation process
2013 582,122 1% estimation process
2014 582,531 0.07% estimation process
2015 585,613 0.53% estimation process
2016 584,215 -0.24% estimation process
2017 578,931 -0.91% estimation process
2018 577,601 -0.23% estimation process
2019 580,116 0.43% estimation process
2020 582,328 0.38% estimation process

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People born in Wyoming (35)

People born in Wyoming, including author and novelist William Kent Krueger, psychotherapist Jay Haley, physicist Robert R. Wilson, .


  • Angel Salvadore (comic book character)
  • Jaren Cerf she was born in 22/09/1983
  • Ennis del Mar (characters from "Brokeback Mountain") he was born in 01/01/1944
  • Mike Lansing (American baseball player) he was born in 03/04/1968
  • Curt Warner (American football player) he was born in 18/03/1961
  • Daniel Junge (filmmaker) he was born in 01/01/1950
  • Geoffrey Lower (American actor) he was born in 19/03/1963
  • Mark Spragg (American writer) he was born in 01/01/1952
  • Jacqueline Smith (Norwegian trade unionist) she was born in 20/02/1971
  • Buttermilk (light buckskin Quarter Horse with dark points) was born in 13/04/1941
  • Gil Hibben (American knife maker) he was born in 04/09/1935
  • Kirk Fernandez (American businessman)
  • Lee Kizzire (American football player (1915-1943)) he was born in 21/12/1915
  • Matteo Pistono (writer) he was born in 01/11/1970
  • Robert R. King (American Mormon missionary) he was born in 08/06/1942
  • Romaine Patterson (American activist) she was born in 31/03/1978
  • Spencer Bohren (American musician) he was born in 05/04/1950
  • Sheldon Newhouse (American mathematician) he was born in 11/12/1942

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  • Wyoming , Michigan A city in Kent County, Michigan. It is located in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. Wyoming is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Wyoming Historical Museum and the Wyoming Pottery Museum. with a population of 76,628 people.
  • Wyoming , Ohio city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States with a population of 8,550 people.
  • Wyoming , Minnesota city in Minnesota, United States with a population of 8,084 people.
  • Wyoming , Pennsylvania borough in northeastern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania with a population of 3,004 people.
  • Wyoming , Delaware town in Delaware, United States with a population of 1,657 people.
  • Wyoming , Illinois town in Illinois, United States with a population of 1,253 people.
  • Wyoming , Iowa city in Jones County, Iowa, United States with a population of 517 people.
  • Wyoming , New York town in Wyoming County, New York with a population of 415 people.
  • Wyoming , Wisconsin civil town in Iowa County, Wisconsin with a population of 323 people.
  • Wyoming , Nebraska city in United States of America with a population of 83 people.

Wyoming Counties (more)

Laramie County
Laramie County

Laramie County, county in the southeastern corner of Wyoming, United States

Natrona County
Natrona County

Natrona County, county in Wyoming, United States

Campbell County
Campbell County

Campbell County, county in northeastern Wyoming, United States

County Name Population
Laramie County 100,595
Natrona County 80,815
Campbell County 46,676
Sweetwater County 42,673
Fremont County 39,317
Albany County 38,950
Sheridan County 30,863
Park County 29,331
Teton County 23,497
Lincoln County 20,253
Uinta County 20,215
Carbon County 14,711
Converse County 13,804
Goshen County 13,235
Big Horn County 11,575
Sublette County 9,856

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Map of Wyoming Na 1
Map of Wyoming Na 1
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Usa Wyoming Location Map
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Wyoming Flag Map
Counties Map of Wyoming
Counties Map of Wyoming
Wyoming Relief Map
Wyoming Relief Map
Where Is Wyoming Located
Where Is Wyoming Located
Yellowstone National Park Map
Yellowstone National Park Map
Yellowstone Map
Yellowstone Map
Map of Yellowstone
Map of Yellowstone
Wyoming Cities And Towns
Wyoming Cities And Towns
Wyoming Rivers And Lakes
Wyoming Rivers And Lakes
Wyoming Reference Map
Wyoming Reference Map
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Wyoming County Map
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Wyoming Plant Hardiness Zone Map