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Wyoming Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Wyoming
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: WY
  • U.S. Region: Western United States
  • Admission to the Union: July 10th, 1890
  • Total Area: 97,914 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 576,851 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Cheyenne, WY
  • Largest City: Cheyenne, WY

33 Wyoming Facts

  1. Wyoming is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Wyoming was the 44th state to join the United States on July 10, 1890.
  3. Wyoming is in the western region of the United States.
  4. Wyoming is the 10th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 97,813.01 square miles or 2.57% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Wyoming's 97,813.01 square miles is 99.26% land and 0.74% surface water.
  6. Wyoming is ranked 10th with the most land area in the United States, with 97,093.14 square miles of land area.
  7. Wyoming is ranked 37th with the most water area in the United States, with 719.87 square miles of water area.
  8. Wyoming is the least populated U.S. state with a population of 576,851 or 0.17% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Wyoming is the city of Cheyenne.
  10. Wyoming is divided into 23 counties statewide.
  11. Laramie County is the most populated county in Wyoming
  12. The most populated city in Wyoming is Cheyenne with an estimated 63,957 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Wyoming are Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette and Rock Springs.
  14. A native or resident Wyoming is called a Wyomingite.
  15. Wyoming's average elevation statewide is 6,700 feet.
  16. Wyoming's highest elevation point is Gannett Peak at 13,809 feet.
  17. Wyoming's lowest elevation point is the Belle Fourche River at 3,099 feet.
  18. Wyoming is all in the Mountain Time Zone (MT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Wyoming is WY.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Wyoming is US-WY.
  21. Wyoming is called the Equality State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Wyoming is $65,003.
  23. Wyoming is the 23rd most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $250,890.
  24. Wyoming is ranked 30th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Wyoming has the 28th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 38.7.
  26. Wyoming's average temperature is 43.47°F making it the 46th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Wyoming on average has 13.23 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 48th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Wyoming was 115 °F on Monday, August 8, 1983, in Basin, WY.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Wyoming was -63 °F on Thursday, February 9, 1933, in Moran, WY.
  30. Wyoming's official state motto is "Equal Rights and Cedant arma togae" (Latin: Let weapons yield to the toga).
  31. Wyoming's official state bird is the Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta).
  32. Wyoming's official state tree is the Plains cottonwood (Sturnella neglecta).
  33. Wyoming's official state flower is the Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia).

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Wyoming on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Wyoming and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

The Official State Flag of Wyoming

The official state flag of Wyoming waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Wyoming

The official state seal of Wyoming that is used by the state's government.

Cheyenne the state capital of Wyoming

Cheyenne the capital city of Wyoming.

Casper, Wyoming, United States

Casper, Wyoming, United States of America.

Castle Geyser Yellowstone National Park

Castle Geyser Yellowstone National Park

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