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State of Wyoming
Flag of Wyoming State seal of Wyoming
Flag of Wyoming Seal of Wyoming
Nickname(s): Equality State, Cowboy State,
Motto(s): Equal rights
Official language(s) English
Capital Cheyenne
Largest city Cheyenne
Area  Ranked 10th
 - Total 97,818 sq mi
(253,348 km²)
 - Width 280 miles (450 km)
 - Length 360 miles (580 km)
 - % water 0.7
 - Latitude 41°N to 45°N
 - Longitude 104°3'W to 111°3'W
Population  Ranked 50th
 - Total (2000) 493,782
 - Density 5.1/sq mi 
1.96/km² (49th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Gannett Peak[1]
13,804 ft  (4,210 m)
 - Mean 6,700 ft  (2,044 m)
 - Lowest point Belle Fourche River[1]
3,099 ft  (945 m)
Admission to Union  July 10, 1890 (44th)
Governor Dave Freudenthal (D)
U.S. Senators Mike Enzi (R)
John Barrasso (R)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Abbreviations WY US-WY
Web site wyoming.gov

The State of Wyoming (IPA: /waɪˈoʊmɪŋ/) is a state in the western region of the United States of America. The majority of the state is dominated by the mountain ranges and rangelands of the Rocky Mountain West, while the easternmost section of the state is a high altitude prairie region known as the High Plains. While the tenth largest U.S. state by size, Wyoming is the least populous with a U.S. Census estimated population of 515,004 in 2006, a 4.3% increase since 2000.[2] The capital and the most populous city of Wyoming is Cheyenne. Residents of Wyoming are known as Wyomingites. Image File history File links Flag_of_Wyoming. ... Wyoming state seal Source http://usa. ... The flag of Wyoming The flag of Wyoming consists of the silhouette of an American Bison in white on a blue field, bordered in white and red. ... The Great Seal of the State of Wyoming was adopted by the second legislature in 1893, revised by the sixteenth legislature in 1921. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames -- both official and traditional (official state nicknames are in bold). ... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_WY.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wyoming Sublette County, Wyoming Johnson County, Wyoming Weston County, Wyoming Washakie County, Wyoming Uinta County, Wyoming Teton County, Wyoming Sweetwater County, Wyoming Sheridan... // Although the United States currently has no official language, it is largely monolingual with English being the de facto national language. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , Country State County Laramie Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City  21. ... 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The Belle Fourche River The Belle Fourche River (prounced bel FYOOSH) is a tributary of the Cheyenne River, approximately 290 mi (467 km) long, in the U.S. states of Wyoming and South Dakota. ... The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... David D. Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is the governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... John Anthony Barrasso (born July 21, 1952) is a Republican senator from Wyoming. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... These are tables of members from Wyoming of the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Map of U.S. time zones with new CST and EST areas displayed This is a list of United States of America States by time zone. ... 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Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... The High Plains are a subregion of the Great Plains in the central United States, located in eastern Colorado, western Kansas, western Nebraska, central and eastern Montana, eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, northwestern Texas, and southeastern Wyoming. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , Country State County Laramie Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City  21. ... This is a list of U.S. state residents names: ^ The first name listed is the name recommended by the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual. ...

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Geography

Location and Size

Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest by Utah, and on the west by Idaho. It is the tenth largest state in the United States in total area, containing 97,818 square miles (253,348 km²) and is made up of 23 counties. From the north border to the south border it is 276 miles (444 km); and from the east to the west border is 375 miles (603 km). Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... “Miles” redirects here. ...


Mountain Ranges

The Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. The state is a great plateau broken by a number of mountain ranges. Surface elevations range from the summit of Gannett Peak in the Wind River Mountain Range, at 13,804 feet (4,207 m), to the Belle Fourche River Valley in the state’s northeast corner, at 3,125 feet (952 m). In the northwest are the Absaroka, Owl Creek, Gros Ventre, Wind River and the Teton ranges. In the north central are the Big Horn Mountains; in the northeast, the Black Hills; and in the southern region the Laramie, Snowy and Sierra Madre ranges.] For other uses, see Great Plains (disambiguation). ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plateau (disambiguation). ... Gannett Peak is the highest peak in the U.S. state of Wyoming and straddles the boundary between Fremont and Sublette Counties along the continental divide. ... Popo Agie Wilderness in the Wind River Range The Wind River Range is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Wind River Range (or Winds for short), is a sub-range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming in the United States. ... The Absaroka Range is shown highlighted on a map of North America The Absaroka Range is a mountain range, a sub-range on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains stretching for about 150 mi (240 km) across the Montana-Wyoming border, and forming the eastern boundary of Yellowstone National... The Teton Range is a small but dramatic mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. ... The Bighorn Mountains are shown highlighted in red in the western United States The Bighorn Mountains are a mountain range in northern Wyoming in the United States, forming a spur from the Rocky Mountains extending approximately 200 miles (320 km) northward on the Great Plains. ... This article is about the place in South Dakota. ... The Laramie Mountains are shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Laramie Mountains are a range of moderately high peaks on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the state of Wyoming in the United States. ...

Wyoming is an arid state with much of the land receiving less than 10 inches (25 cm) of rainfall per year. Consequently, the land supports few opportunities for farming. Ranching is widespread, especially in areas near the numerous mountain chains. The Snowy Range in the south central part of the state is an extension of the Colorado Rockies in both geology and appearance. The Wind River Range in the west central part of the state is remote and includes more than 40 mountain peaks in excess of 13,000 ft. tall in addition to Gannett Peak, the highest peak in the state. The Big Horn Mountains in the north central portion are somewhat isolated from the bulk of the Rocky Mountains. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (8676x1487, 1669 KB) Summary Chief Joseph Pass, Wyoming, USA Author: Michael Rissi, 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License... Dead Indian Pass (el. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. ... . Categories: Stub | Colorado geography | Wyoming geography | Rocky Mountains ... Rocky Mountain National Park (photo courtesy of NPS) View of Colorado Rockies. ... Popo Agie Wilderness in the Wind River Range The Wind River Range is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Wind River Range (or Winds for short), is a sub-range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming in the United States. ... Gannett Peak is the highest peak in the U.S. state of Wyoming and straddles the boundary between Fremont and Sublette Counties along the continental divide. ... The Bighorn Mountains are shown highlighted in red in the western United States The Bighorn Mountains are a mountain range in northern Wyoming in the United States, forming a spur from the Rocky Mountains extending approximately 200 miles (320 km) northward on the Great Plains. ...

Ranch road in eastern Wyoming

The Teton Range in the northwest extends for 50 miles (80 km) and represents the most impressive section of mountains in the state. It is home to Grand Teton, the second highest peak in Wyoming, and to Grand Teton National Park, which preserves the most scenic section of the Teton range. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1296x976, 590 KB) Ranch road leaving State Highway 270 in Platte County, Wyoming. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1296x976, 590 KB) Ranch road leaving State Highway 270 in Platte County, Wyoming. ... The Teton Range is a small but dramatic mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. ... Grand Teton is the highest mountain within Grand Teton National Park, and the second highest in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in western Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. ...


The Continental Divide spans north-south across the central portion of the state. Rivers east of the Divide drain into the Missouri River Basin and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. They are the Platte, Wind, Big Horn and the Yellowstone rivers. The Snake River in northwest Wyoming eventually drains into the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean, as does the Green River through the Colorado River Basin. A continental divide is a line of elevated terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that water falling on one side of the line eventually travels to one ocean or body of water, and water on the other side travels to another, generally on the opposite side of... The Missouri River and its tributaries N.P. Dodge Park, Omaha, Nebraska Fort Randall Dam on the Missouri River in South Dakota The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... The Platte River, showing the North Platte and South Platte The Platte River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 310 mi. ... The Wind River is the name of several rivers in the United States Wind River in Wyoming Wind River, a designated National Wild and Scenic River in northern Alaska Wind River in southern Alaska, called in Inuit, Gui-guok-lok Wind River in Colorado Wind River in Idaho Wind River... The Wind-Bighorn rivers The Bighorn River is a tributary of the Yellowstone, approximately 461 mi (742 km) long, in the western United States in the states of Wyoming and Montana. ... Yellowstone River, Fishing Bridge, July 1959. ... For other uses, see Snake River (disambiguation). ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... Green River is a city in southwestern Wyoming in Sweetwater County. ...


The Continental Divide forks in the south central part of the state in an area known as the Great Divide Basin where the waters that flow or precipitate into this area remain there and cannot flow to any ocean. Instead, because of the overall aridity of Wyoming, water in the Great Divide Basin simply sinks into the soil or evaporates. Bluffs in eastern section of the Great Divide Basin The Great Divide Basin (also called the Great Divide Closed Basin) is located in south central Wyoming in the United States. ...


Several rivers begin or flow through the state, including the Yellowstone River, Powder River, Green River, and the Snake River. For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... Yellowstone River, Fishing Bridge, July 1959. ... Powder River The Powder River is a a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately 375 mi (603 km) long in the southeastern Montana and northeastern Wyoming in the United States. ... Green River may refer to: Canada Green River (Whistler,BC), Runs out of Green Lake and heads toward Pemberton. ... For other uses, see Snake River (disambiguation). ...


National Parks

An eruption of Castle Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.
An eruption of Castle Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Areas in Wyoming under the management of the National Park Service include: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1333 × 2000 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1333 × 2000 pixels, file size: 1. ... “Yellowstone” redirects here. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...

Panoramic view of the Teton Range looking west from Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park.


Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. ... California Trail The California Trail was a major overland emigrant route across the American West from Missouri to California in the middle 19th century. ... Devils Tower is a monolith (more technically, an igneous intrusion) or volcanic neck located near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. ... Grounds of Fort Laramie Fort Laramie was military outpost of the United States Army that was in service in the second-half of 19th century. ... Fossil Butte National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service located in Kemmerer, Wyoming; the national monument was founded on October 23, 1972. ... A power plant just west of Kemmerer on U.S. Highway 30 Kemmerer is a city located in Lincoln County, Wyoming. ... Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in western Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. ... John D. Rockefeller, Jr. ... The Mormon Trail was the overland route the Mormon emigrants followed west from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah beginning in 1846. ... For other uses of the term, see Oregon Trail (disambiguation) The route of the Oregon Trail is shown in red in the western United States Ruts made by wagons on the Oregon Trail in eastern Wyoming, at Register Cliff. ... The Pony Express National Historic Trail was used by young men on fast paced horses to carry the nations mail across the country, from St. ... “Yellowstone” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 155 pixelsFull resolution (10143 × 1963 pixel, file size: 3. ... The Teton Range is a small but dramatic mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. ... Jackson Hole is a valley in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in western Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. ...


Climate

The climate in Wyoming is generally a semi-arid continental climate (Koppen climate classification BSk) which is drier and windier in comparison to most of the United States with temperature extremes. Much of this is due to the topography of the state. Summers in Wyoming are warm with July high temperatures averaging between 85 °F (29°C) and 95 °F (35°C) in most of the state. With increasing elevation, however, this average drops rapidly with locations above 9,000 feet (2,743 m) averaging around 70 °F (21°C). Summer nights throughout the state are characterized by a rapid cooldown with even the hottest locations averaging in the 50-60 °F (10-14°C) range at night. In most of the state, the late spring and early summer is when most of the precipitation tends to fall. Winters are cold, but are variable with periods of sometimes extreme cold interspersed between generally mild periods, with Chinook winds providing unusually warm temperatures in some locations. Precipitation depends on elevation with lower areas in the Big Horn Basin averaging 5-8 inches (125 - 200 mm) (making the area nearly a true desert). The lower areas in the North and on the eastern plains typically average around 10-12 inches (250-300 mm), making the climate there semi-arid. Some mountain areas do receive a good amount of precipitation, 20 inches (510 mm) or more, much of it as snow, sometimes 200 inches (510 cm) or more annually. Semi-arid generally describes regions that receive low annual rainfall (25 to 50 cm /10 to 20 in) and generally have scrub or grass vegetation. ... Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chinook winds, often just called chinooks, are a wind pattern observed in midwestern North America, named for the Chinook Indians. ... This article is about arid terrain. ... Semi-arid generally describes regions that receive low annual rainfall (25 to 50 cm /10 to 20 in) and generally have scrub or grass vegetation. ... Snow is a type of precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds. ...


The climate of any area in Wyoming is largely determined by its latitude, altitude and local topography. When put together, these factors have a lot to do with airflow patterns, temperature variations, precipitation and humidity brought in by the weather systems that migrate eastward. In winter, Wyoming is often beneath the jet stream, or north of it, which accounts for its frequent strong winds, blasts of Arctic air and precipitation, all the necessary ingredients for great snow conditions at Wyoming's northwestern ski areas. In summer, the jet stream retreats northward to somewhere over Canada, leaving the state's weather mild and pleasant at a time when the majority of Wyoming's visitors choose to arrive. Jackson, located at 6,230 feet (1,899 m) above sea level and surrounded by mountains, can expect a high temperature in July of 80˚ F (26.6°C). The average is more likely to be 65˚ F (18.3°C). The closest National Weather Station (in Riverton on the other side of the Wind River Mountains at 4,955 feet (1,510 m)) reports slightly warmer July weather.


Weather and topography in Wyoming both have more contrast than in most other states. Severe weather is not uncommon in Wyoming, with the state being one of the leading states for hail damage in the United States. The number of thunderstorm days vary across the state with the southeastern plains of the state having the most days of thunderstorm activity. Thunderstorm activity in the state is highest during the late spring and early summer. The southeastern corner of the state is the most vulnerable part of the state to tornado activity. Moving away from that point and westwards, the incidence of tornadoes drops dramatically with the west part of the state showing little vulnerability. Tornadoes, where they occur, tend to be small and brief, unlike some of those which occur a little further east. This article is about the precipitation. ... A thunderstorm, also called an electrical storm or lightning storm, is a form of weather characterized by the presence of lightning and its attendant thunder produced from a cumulonimbus cloud. ... This article is about the weather phenomenon. ...

Monthly Normal High and Low Temperatures For Various Wyoming Cities
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Casper 32/12 37/16 47/23 56/29 66/38 79/47 87/53 85/52 73/42 60/32 43/21 34/14
Cheyenne 37/15 40/17 46/22 54/29 64/38 75/48 82/53 80/52 70/43 58/32 44/22 38/16
Lander 32/9 37/14 48/24 56/31 66/40 78/49 86/55 85/54 73/44 60/33 42/19 33/10
Sheridan 33/10 39/15 48/22 58/30 66/39 76/47 85/52 85/52 73/41 60/30 43/18 34/10
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History

A 12 pounder mountain howitzer on display at Fort Laramie in eastern Wyoming.
A 12 pounder mountain howitzer on display at Fort Laramie in eastern Wyoming.

The region known today as the state of Wyoming was originally inhabited by several Native American groups. The name Wyoming is derived from the Delaware (Munsee) name xwé:wamənk, meaning "at the big river flat", originally applied to the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.[3] The Crow, Arapaho, Lakota, and Shoshone were but a few of the original inhabitants encountered when white explorers first entered the region. Although French trappers may have ventured into the northern sections of the state in the late 1700s, John Colter, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was probably the first white American to enter the region in 1807. His reports of the Yellowstone area were considered at the time to be fictional. Robert Stuart and a party of five men returning from Astoria discovered South Pass in 1812. The route was later followed by the Oregon Trail. In 1850, Jim Bridger located what is now known as Bridger Pass, which was later used by both the Union Pacific Railroad in 1868, and in the 20th century by Interstate 80. Bridger also explored the Yellowstone region and like Colter, most of his reports on that region of the state were considered at the time to be tall tales. 12 pounder mountain howitzer on display at Fort Laramie in eastern Wyoming (taken Oct. ... 12 pounder mountain howitzer on display at Fort Laramie in eastern Wyoming (taken Oct. ... 19th century 12 pounder (5 kg) mountain howitzer displayed by the National Park Service at Fort Laramie in Wyoming, USA A howitzer is a type of artillery piece that is characterized by a relatively short barrel and the use of comparatively small explosive charges to propel projectiles at trajectories with... Grounds of Fort Laramie Fort Laramie, located in present-day Goshen County, Wyoming in the United States, was a significant 19th century trading post and later a military outpost of the United States Army. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Lenape (also called Delaware) is a language in the Algonquian language family spoken by the Lenape people. ... A lesser-known Wyoming Valley exists in western New York in Wyoming County, where the valley of Oatka Creek is commonly known as the Wyoming Valley and includes the villages of Wyoming and Warsaw. ... The Crow, also called the Absaroka or Apsáalooke, are a tribe of Native Americans who historically lived in the Yellowstone river valley and now live on a reservation south of Billings, Montana. ... Scabby Bull, Arapaho 1806 Arapaho camp, ca. ... Eddie Plenty Holes, a Sioux Indian photographed about 1899. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Private John Colter (1774–1813), a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was the first white American to enter what is now known as Yellowstone National Park, descend into Jackson Hole and see the Grand Teton mountains, in 1808. ... “Lewis and Clark” redirects here. ... Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. National Park located in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. ... Robert Stuart (1785-1848) was a partner of John Jacob Astor and an American explorer who blazed the Oregon Trail, though his achievement was not recognized until much later. ... The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... Jim Bridger Jim Bridger (right) is honored along with Pony Express founder Alexander Majors (left) and Kansas City founder John Calvin McCoy at Pioneer Square in Westport in Kansas City. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks UP) (NYSE: UNP), headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is the largest railroad network in the United States. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... A tall tale is a story that claims to explain the reason for some natural phenomenon, or sometimes illustrates how skilled/intelligent/powerful the subject of the tale was. ...


After the Union Pacific Railroad reached the town of Cheyenne, which later became the state capital, in 1867, the population began to grow steadily in the Wyoming Territory, which was established on July 25, 1868.[4] Unlike Colorado to the south, Wyoming never experienced a rapid population boom from any major mineral discoveries such as gold or silver. Copper was found in some areas of the state. The Union Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks UP) (NYSE: UNP), headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is the largest railroad network in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , Country State County Laramie Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City  21. ... Wyoming Territory was an organized territory of the United States that was existed from 1868 until its admission to the Union as the State of Wyoming in 1890. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... For other uses, see Mineral (disambiguation). ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... This article is about the chemical element. ... Copper has played a significant part in the history of mankind, which has used the easily accessible uncompounded metal for nearly 10,000 years. ...


Once government sponsored expeditions to the Yellowstone country were undertaken, the previous reports by men like Colter and Bridger were found to be true. This led to the creation of Yellowstone National Park, which became the world's first National Park in 1872. It is located in the far northwestern portion of the state. Most of the territory that comprises Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming. “Yellowstone” redirects here. ... This article is about national parks. ...


Wyoming was admitted to the Union on July 10, 1890. It was named after the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, made famous by the 1809 poem Gertrude of Wyoming by Thomas Campbell. The name was suggested by Representative J. M. Ashley of Ohio. is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... A lesser-known Wyoming Valley exists in western New York in Wyoming County, where the valley of Oatka Creek is commonly known as the Wyoming Valley and includes the villages of Wyoming and Warsaw. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Largest metro area Delaware Valley Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


In 1869, Wyoming extended much suffrage to women, at least partially in an attempt to garner enough votes to be admitted as a state. In addition to being the first U.S. state to extend suffrage to women, Wyoming was also the home of many other firsts for U.S. women in politics. For the first time, women served on a jury in Wyoming (Laramie in 1870). Wyoming had the first female court bailiff (Mary Atkinson, Laramie, in 1870) and the first female justice of the peace in the country (Esther Hobart Morris, South Pass City, in 1870). Wyoming became the first state in the Union to elect a female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, who was elected in 1924 and took office in January 1925. Nellie Tayloe Ross Nellie Tayloe Ross (November 29, 1876 – December 19, 1977) was the first woman to serve as governor of a U.S. state. ...


Wyoming was the location of the Johnson County War of 1892 which was fought between large cattle operators and free ranging interest groups. This war was fought because of the new ranchers moving in following the passage of the homestead act. The Johnson County War, also known as the War on Powder River or Wyoming Civil War, was a range war which took place in Johnson County, Wyoming, in the Powder River Country, in April, 1892. ... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... The Homestead Act was a United States Federal law that gave freehold title to 160 acres (one quarter section or about 65 hectares) of undeveloped land in the American West. ...


See: List of Wyoming counties List of Wyoming counties: Albany County Big Horn County Campbell County Carbon County Converse County Crook County Fremont County Goshen County Hot Springs County Johnson County Laramie County Lincoln County Natrona County Niobrara County Park County Platte County Sheridan County Sublette County Sweetwater County Teton County Uinta County Washakie County...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 9,118
1880 20,789 128.0%
1890 62,555 200.9%
1900 92,531 47.9%
1910 145,965 57.7%
1920 194,402 33.2%
1930 225,565 16.0%
1940 250,742 11.2%
1950 290,529 15.9%
1960 330,066 13.6%
1970 332,416 0.7%
1980 469,557 41.3%
1990 453,588 -3.4%
2000 493,782 8.9%
Wyoming Population Density Map
Wyoming Population Density Map

Population

The center of population of Wyoming is located in Natrona County. [2]. The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image File history File links Wyoming_population_map. ... Image File history File links Wyoming_population_map. ... Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Image:Map of Wyoming highlighting Natrona County. ...


As of 2005, Wyoming has an estimated population of 509,294, which is an increase of 3,407, or 0.7%, from the prior year and an increase of 15,512, or 3.1%, since the 2000 census. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 12,165 people (that is 33,704 births minus 21,539 deaths) and an increase from net migration of 4,035 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 2,264 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 1,771 people. In 2004, the foreign-born population was 11,000 (2.2%). In 2005, total births in Wyoming numbered 7,231 (Birth Rate of 14.04). [3] 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Wyoming is the least populous of any state (or the District of Columbia) and has the lowest population density of the continental 48 states (Alaska's population density is lower although its total population is higher). Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... The continental United States is a term referring to the United States situated on the North American continent. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ...

Demographics of Wyoming (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI
AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native   -   NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
2000 (total population) 96.19% 1.01% 3.06% 0.84% 0.13%
2000 (Hispanic only) 6.05% 0.11% 0.32% 0.06% 0.02%
2005 (total population) 96.01% 1.15% 3.06% 0.90% 0.12%
2005 (Hispanic only) 6.38% 0.15% 0.27% 0.05% 0.01%
Growth 2000-2005 (total population) 2.95% 17.26% 3.16% 10.32% -3.47%
Growth 2000-2005 (non-Hispanic only) 2.57% 14.20% 4.95% 12.17% 0.18%
Growth 2000-2005 (Hispanic only) 8.66% 42.08% -12.31% -14.09% -28.40%

The largest ancestry groups in Wyoming are: German (25.9%), English (15.9%), Irish (13.3%), American (6.5%), Norwegian (4.3%), Swedish (3.5%) It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... English Americans (occasionally known as Anglo-Americans) are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England. ...


Religion

The religious affiliations of the people of Wyoming are shown in the table below:


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Economy

According to the 2005 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report, Wyoming’s gross state product was $27.4 billion. Wyoming’s unemployment rate for 2006 was approximately 3.3%, which is lower than the national average of 4.6%. Components of Wyoming's economy differ significantly from those of other states. The mineral extraction industry and the travel and tourism sector are the main drivers behind Wyoming’s economy. The Federal government owns 50% of its landmass, while 6% is controlled by the state. Total taxable values of mining production in Wyoming for 2001 was over $6.7 billion. The tourism industry accounts for over $2 billion in revenue for the state.


In 2002, over six million people visited Wyoming’s national parks and monuments. The key tourist attractions in Wyoming include Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Devil’s Tower National Monument, and Fossil Butte National Monument. Each year Yellowstone National Park receives three million visitors. This article is about national parks. ... Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in western Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. ... “Yellowstone” redirects here. ...


Historically, agriculture has been an important component of Wyoming’s economic identity. Its overall importance to the performance of Wyoming’s economy has waned. However, it is still an essential part of Wyoming’s culture and lifestyle. The main agricultural commodities produced in Wyoming include livestock (beef), hay, sugar beets, grain (wheat and barley), and wool. Over 91% of land in Wyoming is classified as rural. For other uses, see Hay (disambiguation). ... Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ... The word grain has several meanings, most being descriptive of a small piece or particle. ... For other uses, see Wool (disambiguation). ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52...


Mineral production

A Wyoming coal mine.
A Wyoming coal mine.

Wyoming’s mineral commodities include coal, natural gas, coalbed methane, crude oil, uranium, and trona. Wyoming ranks highest in mining employment in the U.S. In fiscal year 2002, Wyoming collected over $48 million in sales taxes from the mining industry. coal mine this image is from: http://www. ... coal mine this image is from: http://www. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... This article is about the fossil fuel. ... Coalbed methane, or coalbed gas, refers to methane deposits in the pores of coal seams. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ) or crude oil is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... General Name, symbol, number uranium, U, 92 Chemical series actinides Group, period, block n/a, 7, f Appearance silvery gray metallic; corrodes to a spalling black oxide coat in air Standard atomic weight 238. ... Trona, hydrated sodium bicarbonate carbonate (Na3HCO3CO3·2H2O), is an evaporite mineral. ... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ...

  • Coal: Wyoming produced 395.5 million short tons (358.8 tonnes) of coal in 2004. The state is the number one producer of coal in the U.S.[5] Wyoming possesses a reserve of 68.7 billion tons (62.3 billion tonnes) of coal. Major coal areas include the Powder River Basin and the Green River Basin
  • Natural Gas: In 2004, natural gas production was 1,929 billion cubic feet (54.6 billion m3). Wyoming ranks 5th nationwide for natural gas production. The major markets for natural gas include industrial, commercial, and domestic heating.
A Drilling rig drills for Natural Gas just west of the Wind River Range in the Wyoming Rockies
A Drilling rig drills for Natural Gas just west of the Wind River Range in the Wyoming Rockies

*Coal Bed Methane (CBM): The boom for CBM began in the mid-1990s. CBM is characterized as methane gas that is extracted from Wyoming’s coal bed seams. It is another means of natural gas production. There has been substantial CBM production the Powder River Basin. In 2002, the CBM production yield was 327.5 billion cubic feet (9.3 billion m3). The Powder River Basin spanning the Montana — Wyoming border is the single largest source of coal mined in the United States. ... The Green River Basin is the region surrounding the Green River in Wyoming, northern Colorado, and Utah. ... Image File history File links Rig_wind_river. ... Image File history File links Rig_wind_river. ... Drilling Rig, Gas well in Northern Italy A drilling rig is a machine which creates holes (usually called boreholes) and/or shafts in the ground. ... This article is about the fossil fuel. ... Popo Agie Wilderness in the Wind River Range The Wind River Range is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Wind River Range (or Winds for short), is a sub-range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming in the United States. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... The Powder River Basin spanning the Montana — Wyoming border is the single largest source of coal mined in the United States. ...

  • Crude Oil: Production of Wyoming crude oil in 2004 was 51.7 million barrels. The state is ranked 7th among producers of oil in the U.S. Petroleum is most often used as a motor fuel, but it is also utilized in the manufacture of plastics, paints, and synthetic rubber.
  • Trona: Wyoming possesses the largest known reserve of trona in the world. Trona is used for manufacturing glass, paper, soaps, baking soda, water softeners, and pharmaceuticals. In 2002 Wyoming produced 17.3 million short tons (15.7 million tonnes) of trona.
  • Uranium: Although Uranium mining in Wyoming is much less active than it was in previous decades, recent increases in the price of uranium have generated new interest in uranium prospecting and mining.

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Taxes

Unlike most other states, Wyoming does not levy an individual or corporate income tax. In addition, Wyoming does not assess any tax on retirement income earned and received from another state. Wyoming has a state sales tax of 4%. Counties have the option of collecting an additional 1% tax for general revenue and a 2% tax for specific purposes, if approved by voters. There also is a county lodging tax that varies from 2% to 5%. The state collects a use tax of 5% on items purchased elsewhere and brought into Wyoming. All property tax is based on the assessed value of the property and Wyoming's Department of Revenue's Ad Valorem Tax Division supports, trains, and guides local government agencies in the uniform assessment, valuation and taxation of locally assessed property. "Assessed value" means taxable value; "taxable value" means a percent of the fair market value of property in a particular class. Statutes limit property tax increases. For county revenue, the property tax rate cannot exceed 12 mills (or 1.2%) of assessed value. For cities and towns, the rate is limited to 8 mills (0.8%). With very few exceptions, state law limits the property tax rate for all governmental purposes. Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        A use tax is a type of excise tax levied in the United States. ... Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ...


Personal property held for personal use is tax-exempt. Inventory if held for resale, pollution control equipment, cash, accounts receivable, stocks and bonds are also exempt. Other exemptions include property used for religious, educational, charitable, fraternal, benevolent and government purposes and improvements for handicapped access. Minerals are exempt from property tax but companies must pay a gross products tax and a severance tax when produced. Underground mining equipment is tax exempt. Personal property is a type of property. ...


Wyoming does not collect inheritance taxes. Because of the phase-out of the federal estate tax credit, Wyoming's estate tax is not imposed on estates of persons who died in 2005. There is limited estate tax related to federal estate tax collection. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Inheritance tax, also known in some countries outside the United States as a death duty and referred to as an estate tax within the U.S, is a form of tax levied upon the bequest that a person may make in their will to a living person or organisation. ...


Transportation

Map of Wyoming - PDF
Map of Wyoming - PDF

Three interstate highways and seven U.S. highways pass through Wyoming. In addition, the state is served by the Wyoming state highway system. Download high resolution version (810x652, 192 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Wyoming Categories: National Atlas images | Wyoming maps ... Download high resolution version (810x652, 192 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Wyoming Categories: National Atlas images | Wyoming maps ... Road Signs of Wyoming AARoads Wyoming Highways Page Categories: | ...


Interstate 25 enters the state south of Cheyenne and runs north, crossing Interstate 80 in Cheyenne. It passes through Casper and ends at Interstate 90 near Buffalo. Interstate 25 (abbreviated I-25) is an interstate highway in the western United States. ... Casper may mean: // Casper (name) Drew Casper, an award-winning Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. ... Buffalo is a city located in Johnson County, Wyoming. ...


Interstate 80 crosses the Utah border west of Evanston and runs east through the southern half of the state, passing through Cheyenne before entering Nebraska near Pine Bluffs. Interstate 80 is a major Interstate highway in the US. Large portions of highway are concurrent with U.S. Route 30. ... Evanston is a city in Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. ... Pine Bluffs is a town located in Laramie County, Wyoming. ...


Interstate 90 comes into Wyoming near Parkman and cuts through the northern part of the state. It serves Gillette and enters South Dakota east of Sundance. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... Parkman is a census-designated place located in Sheridan County, Wyoming. ... Gilette is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes département of France. ... Sundance is a town located in Crook County, Wyoming. ...


The U.S. highways that pass through the state are:

U.S. Route 14 (U.S. 14), an east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... U.S. Highway 16 is an east-west United States highway between Rapid City, South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. ... U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways. ... United States Highway 26 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Route 89 is a north-south United States highway with two sections. ... U.S. Highway 191 is a spur of U.S. Highway 91 that has two branches. ... View south along U.S. Highway 287 in Larimer County, Colorado U.S. Highway 287 is a north-south United States highway. ...

Law and government

Wyoming law establishes three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne where the legislature meets. ... The Wyoming Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ...


The current governor is Dave Freudenthal (Democrat). The current U.S. Congressional delegation includes Sen. Mike Enzi (Republican), Sen. John Barrasso (Republican) and Rep. at-large Barbara Cubin (Republican). David D. Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is the governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Michael Bradley Mike Enzi (born February 1, 1944) is a United States Senator from Wyoming. ... John Anthony Barrasso (born July 21, 1952) is a Republican senator from Wyoming. ... Barbara Lynn Cubin (born November 30, 1946) is an American politician. ...


It has a House of Representatives with 60 members and a Senate with 30 members.


Because of its low population, Wyoming only has 3 votes in the electoral college. It is also due to this low population that individuals in Wyoming technically have a more powerful vote in presidential elections than anyone else in the United States. For example, while Montana had a 2000 census population of 902,195 to Wyoming's 493,782, they both have the same number of electoral votes. This article is about Electoral Colleges in general. ...


Wyoming is an alcoholic beverage control state. Map of Alcoholic Beverage Control States, current as of February 2006. ...


Judicial System

Wyoming's highest court is the Supreme Court of Wyoming, with five justices presiding over appeals from the state's lower courts. Wyoming is unique in that it does not have an intermediate appellate court, like most states. This is largely attributable to the state's size and correspondingly lower caseload. Appeals from the state district courts go directly to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Wyoming also has state circuit courts (formerly county courts), of limited jurisdiction, which handle certain types of cases, such as civil claims with lower dollar amounts, misdemeanor criminal offenses, and felony arraignments. Circuit court judges also commonly hear small claims cases as well. All state court judges in Wyoming are nominated by the Judicial Nominating Commission and appointed by the Governor. They are then subject to a retention vote by the electorate. For the record label, see Felony Records The term felony is a term used in common law systems for very serious crimes, whereas misdemeanors are considered to be less serious offenses. ...


Politics

Downtown Cheyenne

Wyoming is predominantly conservative and politically Republican. The state has not voted for a Democrat for president since 1964, and there are only two reliably Democratic counties. In the 2004 presidential election, George W. Bush won his second-largest victory, with 69% of the vote. Current Vice President Dick Cheney is a Wyoming resident and represented the state in Congress from 1979 to 1989. However, after his term, he resided primarily in Texas, a fact that drew mild criticism from his political opponents when he changed his voter registration back to Wyoming prior to joining George W. Bush's ticket in the 2000 Presidential election. Downtown Cheyenne File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Downtown Cheyenne File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , Country State County Laramie Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City  21. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Vice President of the United States (sometimes referred to as VPOTUS[1] or Veep) is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the president. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... (Redirected from 2000 Presidential Election) Map The U.S. presidential election of 2000 took place on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. ...


Despite Wyoming's clear preference for Republicans in national offices, Democrats have held the governorship for all but eight years since 1975. Governor Dave Freudenthal was elected in 2002 and has one of the highest approval ratings of any governor in the USA. Wyoming in 2006 reelected incumbent Republican Congresswoman Barbara Cubin by just over 1,200 votes. List of Wyoming Governors Francis E. Warren Republican 1890 Amos W. Barber Republican 1890-1893 John E. Osborne Democratic 1893-1895 William A. Richards Republican 1895-1899 DeForest Richards Republican 1899-1903 Fenimore Chatterton Republican 1903-1905 Bryant B. Brooks Republican 1905-1911 Joseph M. Carey Democratic 1911-1915 John... David D. Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is the governor of the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Barbara Lynn Cubin (born November 30, 1946) is an American politician. ...


Counties

The State of Wyoming has 23 counties. United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ...

Wyoming Counties Ranked By 2005 Population[6]
Rank County Population
1 Laramie County 85,163 13 Converse County 12,766
2 Natrona County 69,799 14 Goshen County 12,243
3 Sweetwater County 37,975 15 Big Horn County 11,333
4 Campbell County 37,405 16 Platte County 8,619
5 Fremont County 36,491 17 Washakie County 7,933
6 Albany County 30,890 18 Johnson County 7,721
7 Sheridan County 27,389 19 Sublette County 6,926
8 Park County 26,664 20 Weston County 6,671
9 Uinta County 19,939 21 Crook County 6,182
10 Teton County 19,032 22 Hot Springs County 4,537
11 Lincoln County 15,999 23 Niobrara County 2,286
12 Carbon County 15,331 Wyoming Total 509,294

In 2005, 52.4% of Wyomingites lived in one of the 5 most populous Wyoming counties. Laramie County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Converse County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Image:Map of Wyoming highlighting Natrona County. ... Goshen County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Sweetwater County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Big Horn County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Platte County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Fremont County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Washakie County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Albany County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Johnson County is a county located in the north central of the state of Wyoming. ... Sheridan County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Sublette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Park County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Weston County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Uinta County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Buffalo on the range in Crook County, Wyoming Crook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Teton County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Hot Springs County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Niobrara County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ...


Wyoming license plates contain a number on the left that indicates which county the vehicle is from. The county license plate numbers are as follows:

# on License Plate County
1 Natrona
2 Laramie
3 Sheridan
4 Sweetwater
5 Albany
6 Carbon
7 Goshen
8 Platte
9 Big Horn
10 Fremont
11 Park
12 Lincoln
13 Converse
14 Niobrara
15 Hot Springs
16 Johnson
17 Campbell
18 Crook
19 Uinta
20 Washakie
21 Weston
22 Teton
23 Sublette

Cities & Towns

The State of Wyoming has 98 incorporated municipalities. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ...

The 20 Most Populous Wyoming Cities and Towns[7]
Rank City County Population
1 City of Cheyenne Laramie County 55,731
2 City of Casper Natrona County 51,738
3 City of Laramie Albany County 26,050
4 City of Gillette Campbell County 22,685
5 City of Rock Springs Sweetwater County 18,772
6 City of Sheridan Sheridan County 16,333
7 City of Green River Sweetwater County 11,787
8 City of Evanston Uinta County 11,459
9 City of Riverton Fremont County 9,430
10 City of Cody Park County 9,100
11 Town of Jackson Teton County 9,038
12 City of Rawlins Carbon County 8,658
13 City of Lander Fremont County 6,898
14 City of Douglas Converse County 5,581
15 City of Torrington Goshen County 5,533
16 City of Powell Park County 5,288
17 City of Worland Washakie County 4,967
18 City of Buffalo Johnson County 4,290
19 Town of Wheatland Platte County 3,464
20 City of Newcastle Weston County 3,221

In 2005, 50.6% of Wyomingites lived in one of the 13 most populous Wyoming municipalities. Nickname: Location in Wyoming Coordinates: , Country State County Laramie Founded 1867 Government  - Mayor Jack R. Spiker Area  - City  21. ... Laramie County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Casper is the only city in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number of small towns and Casper suburbs. ... Image:Map of Wyoming highlighting Natrona County. ... Laramie is a city in and the county seat of Albany County in the U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Albany County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Gillette is a city in Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. ... Sweetwater County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. ... Sheridan County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Green River is a city in southwestern Wyoming in Sweetwater County. ... Sweetwater County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Evanston is a city in Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. ... Uinta County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Riverton is a city located in Fremont County, Wyoming. ... Fremont County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Cody is a city in Park County, Wyoming and named after William Frederick Cody, primarily known as Buffalo Bill, from William Codys part in the creation of the original town. ... Park County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Jackson is a town located in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, Wyoming. ... Teton County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Rawlins is a city located in Carbon County, Wyoming. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Lander is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. ... Fremont County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Douglas is a city located in Converse County, Wyoming. ... Converse County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Torrington is a city located in Goshen County, Wyoming. ... Goshen County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Powell is a city located in Park County, Wyoming. ... Park County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Worland is a city located in Washakie County, Wyoming. ... Washakie County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Buffalo is a city located in Johnson County, Wyoming. ... Johnson County is a county located in the north central of the state of Wyoming. ... Wheatland is a town located in Platte County, Wyoming. ... Platte County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Newcastle is a city located in Weston County, Wyoming. ... Weston County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ...


Metropolitan Areas

The United States Census Bureau has defined two Metropolitan Statistical Areas and seven Micropolitan Statistical Areas for the State of Wyoming. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ...

U.S. Census Bureau Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas of Wyoming[8]
Census Area County Population
Cheyenne, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area Laramie County, Wyoming 85,163
Casper, WY, Metropolitan Statistical Area Natrona County, Wyoming 69,799
Rock Springs, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area Sweetwater County, Wyoming 37,975
Gillette, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area Campbell County, Wyoming 37,405
Riverton, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area Fremont County, Wyoming 36,491
Laramie, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area Albany County, Wyoming 30,890
Sheridan, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area Sheridan County, Wyoming 27,389
Jackson, WY-ID, Micropolitan Statistical Area Teton County, Wyoming 19,032
Teton County, Idaho 7,467
Total 26,499
Evanston, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area Uinta County, Wyoming 19,939

In 2005, 30.4% of Wyomingites lived in either of the Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and 73% lived in either a Metropolitan Statistical Area or a Micropolitan Statistical Area. Laramie County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Image:Map of Wyoming highlighting Natrona County. ... Sweetwater County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Fremont County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Albany County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Sheridan County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Teton County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Teton County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Uinta County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ...


Education

Public education is directed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, an elected state official. Educational policies are set by the State Board of Education, a nine-member board appointed by the governor. The constitution prohibits the state from establishing curriculum and text book selections; these are the prerogatives of local school boards. // This is a list of high schools in the state of Wyoming. ... // Public spending on education in 2005 Public education is education mandated for or offered to the children of the general public by the government, whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by taxes. ...


The Wyoming School for the Deaf in Casper, operated by the State Department of Education, serves approximately 44 students either at the Deaf School or in public schools of the state. Many students attending the school in Casper are residents of other communities who are housed in private residences in Casper during the school year.


Wyoming was also notable in being the only state in the U.S to have only one four-year college, the University of Wyominguntil the Wyoming Catholic College was founded in 2007 in Lander, Wyoming. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high Laramie Plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains. ... Lander is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. ...


Sports

Class-Level Advanced Rookie (2001-present) Minor League affiliations Pioneer League (2001-present) South Division Major League affiliations Colorado Rockies (2001-present) Name Casper Ghosts (2008-) Casper Rockies (2001-2007) Ballpark Mike Lansing Field (2001-present) Minor League titles League titles Division titles Owner(s)/Operated by: Manager: Tony Diaz... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Wyoming Cavalry are a professional arena football team. ... National Indoor Football League is a minor league indoor football league that is based in the United States. ... The University of Wyoming is a land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyomings high Laramie Plains, at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2194 m), between the the Laramie and Snowy Range mountains. ...

Miscellaneous information

State flower of Wyoming: Indian Paintbrush
State flower of Wyoming: Indian Paintbrush

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State symbols

Nickname: Big Wonderful Wyoming, Equality State, Cowboy State
State motto: "Equal Rights"
State flower: Indian Paintbrush
State mammal: Bison
State bird: Western Meadowlark
State tree: Plains Cottonwood
State gemstone: Jade
State fish: Cutthroat Trout
State reptile: Horned Toad
State Fossil: Knightia
State dinosaur: Triceratops
State coin: Golden Dollar
State Song: Wyoming by Charles E. Winter & George E. Knapp
State Mythical Creature: Jackalope
State Grass: Western Wheatgrass
State Soil: Forkwood

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See also

State Flag of Wyoming This is a list of prominent people who were born in or lived for a significant period of time in U.S. state of Wyoming. ... Mount Robson in British Columbia, the most topographically prominent peak of the Rocky Mountains of North America. ... // Early history (1910-1950) Recent history (1950-1990) Scouting in Wyoming today There are four Boy Scouts of America local councils in Wyoming. ... The United States Census Bureau has defined two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)[1] and seven Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[2] in the State of Wyoming. ... . ...

References

  1. ^ a b Elevations and Distances in the United States. U.S Geological Survey (29 April 2005). Retrieved on November 9, 2006.
  2. ^ Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States, and for Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (2006-12-22). Retrieved on 2007-01-08.
  3. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American Place Names of the United States. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, pg. 576
  4. ^ http://wyoming.gov/state/wyoming_news/general/history.asp
  5. ^ U.S. Overview. Energy Information Administration. Retrieved on 2007-09-30.
  6. ^ Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Population for Counties of Wyoming: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (2006-03-16). Retrieved on 2007-01-09.
  7. ^ Table 4: Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Wyoming, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (2006-06-20). Retrieved on 2007-01-09.
  8. ^ CBSA-EST2005-alldata: Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change for Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas and Their Geographic Components: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (2006-08-18). Retrieved on 2007-01-09.

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