Wyoming

Facts & Figures

Flag of Wyoming
  • Capital: Cheyenne

  • State abbreviation/Postal code: Wyo./WY

  • Governor: Matt Mead, R (to Jan. 2019)

  • Senators: Michael B. Enzi, R (to Jan. 2021); John Barrasso, R (to Jan. 2019)

  • U.S. Representatives: 1

  • Historical biographies of Congressional members

  • Secy. of State: Ed Murray, R (to Jan. 2019)

  • Treasurer: Mark Gordon, R (to Jan. 2019)

  • Atty. General: Peter K. Michael, R (appt'd. by gov.)

  • Organized as territory: May 19, 1869

  • Entered Union (rank): July 10, 1890 (44)

  • Present constitution adopted: 1890

  • Motto: Equal rights (1955)

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  • Nickname: Equality State

  • Origin of name: From the Delaware Indian word, meaning “mountains and valleys alternating”; the same as the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania

  • 10 largest cities (2010): Cheyenne , 59,011; Casper , 55,316; Laramie , 30,816; Gillette, 29,087; Rock Springs, 23,036; Sheridan, 17,444; Green River, 12,515; Evanston, 12,359; Riverton, 10,615; Cody, 9,520

  • Land area: 97,100 sq mi. (251,501 sq km)

  • Geographic center: In Fremont Co., 58 mi. ENE of Lander

  • Number of counties: 23, plus Yellowstone National Park

  • Largest county by population and area: Laramie, 91,738 (2010); Sweetwater, 10,426 sq mi.

  • State parks and historic sites: 24

  • Residents: Wyomingite

  • 2010 resident population est.: 563,626

  • 2010 resident census population (rank): 563,626 (50). Male: 287,437 (51.0%); Female: 276,189 (49.0%). White: 511,279 (90.7%); Black: 4,748 (0.8%); American Indian: 13,1336 (2.4%); Asian: 4,426 (0.8%); Other race: 17,049 (3.0%); Two or more races: 12,361 (2.2%); Hispanic/Latino: 50,231 (8.9%). 2010 percent population 18 and over: 76.0; 65 and over: 12.4; median age:36.8.

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Wyoming