|State of Wyoming|
|Area||Ranked 10th in the US|
|- Total||97,818 sq mi|
|- Width||280 miles (450 km)|
|- Length||360 miles (580 km)|
|- % water||0. The Flag of Wyoming consists of the Silhouette of an American Bison in white and facing the hoist on a blue field bordered in white and 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 US state nicknames, including officially adopted Nicknames and other traditional nicknames for individual states of the United States. Here is a list of state Mottos for the states of the United States of America. The United States does not have an Official language; however the majority of the population speaks English as a native language (about 82% English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a People or the inhabitants of a place This is a list of terms used to designate the residents of specific U Washington DC has been the capital of the United States since 1800 Cheyenne ( /ʃaɪˈæn/ or /ʃaɪˈɛn/) is the capital of the U This is a list of the largest cities of US states by population Cheyenne ( /ʃaɪˈæn/ or /ʃaɪˈɛn/) is the capital of the U Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. This is a complete list of the states of the United States and its major territories ordered by total area, land area, and water area The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand 7|
|- Latitude||41°N to 45°N|
|- Longitude||104°3'W to 111°3'W|
|Population||Ranked 50th in the US|
|- Total||522,830 (2007)|
|- Density||5. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology This is a list of states of the United States by population (with inhabited non-state jurisdictions included for comparison as of July 1, 2007, according to the This article is a list of the 50 US States ordered by Population density. 1/sq mi |
1. 96/km² (49th in the US)
|- Highest point||Gannett Peak|
13,804 ft (4,210 m)
|- Mean||6,700 ft (2,044 m)|
|- Lowest point||Belle Fourche River|
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||Barbara Cubin (R) (list)|
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
The State of Wyoming (IPA: /waɪˈoʊmɪŋ/) is a state in the western region of the United States of America. Wikipedia_talkFeatured_lists#Proposed_change_to_all_featured_lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below --> Gannett Peak is the highest peak in the US state of Wyoming and straddles the boundary between Fremont and Sublette Counties The Belle Fourche River (prounced bel FOOSH) is a tributary of the Cheyenne River, approximately 290 mi (467 km long in the U Wikipedia_talkFeatured_lists#Proposed_change_to_all_featured_lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This is a list of U Events 48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. Year 1890 ( MDCCCXC) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government David Duane "Dave" Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is an American politician from the U This is a complete and current List of United States Lieutenant Governors. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives 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. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses Barbara Lynn Cubin (born November 30, 1946) is a departing Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, having served since These are tables of members from Wyoming of the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. This is a list of United States of America States by time zone The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn Daylight saving time ( DST The traditional abbreviations for US states and territories were widely used in mailing addresses prior to the introduction of two-letter U ISO 3166-2US is an ISO standard which defines Geocodes it is the subset of ISO 3166-2 which applies to the United States of America. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government The Western United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American West or simply the West &mdashtraditionally refers to the region comprising the westernmost The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 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. Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a Mountain range in western North America. Altitude is the Elevation of a point or object from a known level or datum (plural data This article is about a geographic region in the United States The tenth largest U. S. state by size, Wyoming is the least populous, with a U.S. Census estimated population of 522,830 in 2007, a 5. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 9% increase since 2000.  The capital and the most populous city of Wyoming is Cheyenne. Cheyenne ( /ʃaɪˈæn/ or /ʃaɪˈɛn/) is the capital of the U
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. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern South Dakota ( is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States of America. Nebraska ( is a state located on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States and The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States. The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. 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).
The Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. The Great Plains are the broad expanse of Prairie and Steppe which lie east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a Mountain range in western North America. The state is a great plateau broken by a number of mountain ranges. In Geology and Earth science, a plateau, also called a high plateau or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting 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). Gannett Peak is the highest peak in the US state of Wyoming and straddles the boundary between Fremont and Sublette Counties The Wind River Range (or "Winds" for short is a Mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming in the United States. In the northwest are the Absaroka, Owl Creek, Gros Ventre, Wind River and the Teton ranges. The Absaroka Range is a Mountain range, which is a sub-range on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains stretching for about 150 mi (240 km across the Montana The Owl Creek Mountains (highest point 9665 ft/2946 m are a subrange of the Rocky Mountains in central Wyoming in the United States, running E-W The Teton Range is a Mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. 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. The Big Horn Mountains are a Mountain range in northern Wyoming and southern Montana in the United States, forming a northwest-trending The Black Hills ( Pahá Sápa in Lakota, Moˀȯhta-voˀhonáaeva in Cheyenne) are a small isolated Mountain range rising from the The Laramie Mountains are a range of moderately high peaks on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the states of Wyoming and Colorado
The Snowy Range in the south central part of the state is an extension of the Colorado Rockies in both geology and appearance. Dead Indian Pass (el 8048 ft/2453 m is a Mountain pass in Wyoming traversed by Wyoming Highway 296. For the Snowy Range of Australia, see Snowy Mountains. The Medicine Bow Mountains are a Mountain range in the 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 (4,000 m) tall in addition to Gannett Peak, the highest peak in the state. The Wind River Range (or "Winds" for short is a Mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming in the United States. Gannett Peak is the highest peak in the US state of Wyoming and straddles the boundary between Fremont and Sublette Counties The Big Horn Mountains in the north central portion are somewhat isolated from the bulk of the Rocky Mountains. The Big Horn Mountains are a Mountain range in northern Wyoming and southern Montana in the United States, forming a northwest-trending
The Teton Range in the northwest extends for 50 miles (80 km) and represents the most impressive section of mountains in the state. The Teton Range is a Mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. 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. Grand Teton is the highest Mountain within Grand Teton National Park, and the second highest in the U Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in northwestern Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park.
The Continental Divide spans north-south across the central portion of the state. 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 Rivers east of the Divide drain into the Missouri River Basin and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. The Missouri River Valley outlines the journey of the Missouri River from its Headwaters where the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin Rivers They are the Platte, Wind, Big Horn and the Yellowstone rivers. The Platte River is an approximately 310 mi (499 km long river in the Western United States. 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 The Yellowstone River is a Tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 671 miles (1080 km long in the western United States. 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. The Snake River is a major Tributary of the Columbia River in the U The Columbia River (known as The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions 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. The Great Divide Basin is a 3860 Square mile (10000  Km²) endorheic Drainage basin in south central Wyoming, located between Instead, because of the overall aridity of Wyoming, water in the Great Divide Basin simply sinks into the soil or evaporates.
Several rivers begin or flow through the state, including the Yellowstone River, Powder River, Green River, and the Snake River. "Riverine" redirects here For the use of that term in Maritime geography, see there The Yellowstone River is a Tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 671 miles (1080 km long in the western United States. The Powder River is a tributary of the Yellowstone River, approximately long in the southeastern Montana and northeastern Wyoming in the United The Snake River is a major Tributary of the Columbia River in the U
Over 48% of the land in Wyoming is owned by the U.S. Government, which ranks fifth in the US in both total acres owned by the Federal Government and by percentage of a state's land owned by the Federal government. The federal government of the United States is the central United States Governmental body established by the United States Constitution.  This amounts to about 30,099,430 acres (121,808. 1 km²) owned and managed by the U. S. Government. The state government owns an additional 6% of all Wyoming lands, or another 3,864,800 acres (15,640 km²). 
The vast majority of this government land is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service in numerous National Forests, a National Grassland, and a number of vast swaths of public land. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior which administers America's Public lands totaling approximately "National forest" redirects here for the National Forest in England see National Forest England; for those in Brazil see List of Brazilian National Forests United States National Grasslands are Protected areas of the United States.
In addition, Wyoming contains a number of specific areas that are under the management of the National Park Service and other agencies. The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation They include:
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. A Semi-arid climate or steppe climate generally describes climatic regions that receive low annual Rainfall (250-500 mm or 10-20 in Continental climate is a Climate that is characterized by Winter Temperatures cold enough to support a fixed period of Snow cover each Year The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems It was developed by Wladimir Köppen, a German climatologist The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 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. Chinook winds, often just called chinooks commonly refers to Foehn winds ref> in the interior West of North America, where the Canadian Prairies and Wyoming is an arid state with much of the land receiving less than 10 inches (250 mm) of rainfall per year. 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). A desert is a Landscape or region that receives very little precipitation. 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. A Semi-arid climate or steppe climate generally describes climatic regions that receive low annual Rainfall (250-500 mm or 10-20 in 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. "Snowfall" redirects here For other uses see Snow (disambiguation or Snowfall (disambiguation.
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. Hail is a form of precipitation which consists of balls or irregular lumps of ice (hailstones 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. A tornado is a violent rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a Cumulonimbus cloud or in rare cases the base of a Cumulus 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.
Several Native American groups originally inhabited the region we know as Wyoming. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States The Crow, Arapaho, Lakota, and Shoshone were but a few of the original inhabitants encountered when white explorers first entered the region. The Crow, also called the Absaroka or Apsáalooke, are a tribe of Native Americans who historically lived in the Yellowstone The Arapaho (in French: Gens de Vache) tribe of Native Americans historically living on the eastern plains of Colorado and Wyoming The Lakota (laˈkˣota (also Teton, Tetonwan) are a Native American tribe The Shoshone ( or) are a Native American tribe with three large divisions the Northern the Western and the Eastern White People is the second album by Handsome Boy Modeling School. 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, first described the region in 1807. John Colter (c1774 – May 7, 1812 or November 22, 1813) was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804−1806 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. For the British diplomat of the same name see Robert Stuart (diplomat (1812-1901 Robert Stuart (1785-1848 was the son of David Stuart The Oregon Trail later followed that route. Pioneers traveled across the Oregon Trail, one of the main overland migration routes on the North American Continent, in wagons in order to settle new parts of the In 1850, Jim Bridger located what is now known as Bridger Pass, which the Union Pacific Railroad used in 1868 — as did Interstate 80, ninety years later. James or Jim Bridger (March 1804 &ndash July 17 1881 was among the foremost mountain men, trappers scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Western Interstate 80 (I-80 is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States (after I-90) Bridger also explored Yellowstone and filed reports on the region that, like those of Colter, were largely regarded as tall tales at the time. Tall Tale, also known as Tall Tale The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill is a 1995 family Western movie starring Patrick
The region may have acquired the name Wyoming as early as 1865, when Representative J. M. Ashley of Ohio introduced a bill to Congress to provide a "temporary government for the territory of Wyoming. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The Territory of Wyoming was an organized territory of the United States that existed from 1868 until its admission to the Union as the State of Wyoming " The name Wyoming derives from the Munsee name xwé:wamənk, meaning "at the big river flat," originally applied to the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania, made famous by the 1809 poem Gertrude of Wyoming by Thomas Campbell. Munsee (also known as Delaware Ontario Delaware is an endangered language of the Eastern Algonquian subgroup of the Algonquian language family This article refers to the valley region in Pennsylvania A lesser-known Wyoming Valley exists in western New York in Wyoming County, where the valley of Thomas Campbell ( July 27, 1777 - June 15, 1844) was a Scottish Poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing 
After the Union Pacific Railroad reached the town of Cheyenne in 1867, the region's population began to grow steadily, and the Federal government established the Wyoming Territory on July 25, 1868. Cheyenne ( /ʃaɪˈæn/ or /ʃaɪˈɛn/) is the capital of the U Events 285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler Year 1868 ( MDCCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap  Unlike Colorado to the south, Wyoming enjoyed no significant discovery of such celebrated minerals as gold and silver — nor Colorado's consequent boom in population — although some areas of Wyoming produced copper. The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. A mineral is a naturally occurring substance formed through geological processes that has a characteristic chemical composition a highly ordered atomic structure and specific Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 Silver (ˈsɪlvɚ is a Chemical element with the symbol " Ag " (argentum from the Ancient Greek: ἀργήντος - argēntos gen Copper (ˈkɒpɚ is a Chemical element with the symbol Cu (cuprum and Atomic number 29
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. A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution Nearly all of Yellowstone National Park lies within the far northwestern borders of Wyoming.
In 1869, Wyoming extended much suffrage to women, at least partially in an attempt to garner the votes to be admitted as a state. Suffrage (from the Latin suffragium, meaning "voting tablet" and figuratively "right to vote" probably from suffrago "hough" and originally 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 ( November 29, 1876 – December 19, 1977) was an American Politician, the Governor of
The United States admitted Wyoming into the Union on July 10, 1890. Events 48 BC - Battle of Dyrrhachium, Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. Year 1890 ( MDCCCXC) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Wyoming was the location of the Johnson County War of 1892, which erupted between competing groups of cattle ranchers. 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 Cattle, colloquially referred to as cows, are domesticated Ungulates a member of the Subfamily Bovinae of the family The passage of the federal Homestead Act led to an influx of small ranchers. The' Homestead Act' was a United States Federal law that gave an applicant freehold title to 160 Acres (one quarter section or about 65 Hectares A range war broke out when either or both of the groups chose violent conflict over commercial competition in the use of the public land.
|Census||Pop. This is a list of counties in Wyoming. There are 23 counties in the U||%±|
The center of population of Wyoming is located in Natrona County. In Demographics, the center of population of a region is the geographical point nearest to all the inhabitants of that region on average Natrona County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. 
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). 
Sparsely populated, Wyoming is the least populous state of the United States (including the District of Columbia), and has the second lowest population density, behind Alaska. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent
|Demographics of Wyoming (csv)|
|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 2000–05 (total population)||2. 95%||17. 26%||3. 16%||10. 32%||-3. 47%|
|Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only)||2. 57%||14. 20%||4. 95%||12. 17%||0. 18%|
|Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only)||8. 66%||42. 08%||-12. 31%||-14. 09%||-28. 40%|
|* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|
The largest ancestry groups in Wyoming are: German (25. German Americans ( German: Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of Ethnic German ancestry 9%), English (15. English Americans (occasionally known as Anglo -Americans although this may have a wider cultural meaning are Citizens of the United States whose ancestry 9%), Irish (13. Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. 3%), American (6. The ancestry of the people of the United States is widely varied and includes descendants of Populations from around the World, some presumably extinct 5%), Norwegian (4. Norwegian Americans (norskamerikanere are Americans of Norwegian descent 3%), and Swedish (3. Swedish Americans are Americans of Swedish descent most often related to the large groups of immigrants from Sweden in the late nineteenth century and early 5%).
The religious affiliations of the people of Wyoming are shown in the table below:
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. Unemployment occurs when a person is available to work and currently seeking work but the person is without work. 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 about 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. A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution The key tourist attractions in Wyoming include Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Devils Tower National Monument and Fossil Butte National Monument. Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in northwestern Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. Devils Tower ( Lakota: Mato Tipila, which means “Bear Tower” is a Monolithic igneous Intrusion or Volcanic Fossil Butte National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service located 15 miles west of Kemmerer Wyoming; the national monument was established Each year Yellowstone National Park receives three million visitors.
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. Hay is a generic term for grass or Legumes that have been cut dried and stored for use as animal feed, particularly for grazing animals like Sugar beet ( Beta vulgaris L a member of the Chenopodiaceae family is a plant whose root contains a high concentration of Sucrose. Wool is the fiber derived from the specialized skin cells called follicles of animals in the Caprinae family principally sheep, but the hair of certain species Over 91% of land in Wyoming is classified as rural. Rural areas can be large and isolated (also referred to as "the country" and/or "the countryside over the course of time
Wyoming’s mineral commodities include coal, natural gas, coalbed methane, crude oil, uranium, and trona. Natural gas is a Gaseous Fossil fuel consisting primarily of Methane but including significant quantities of Ethane, Propane, Coalbed methane (CBM is a form of Natural gas extracted from coal beds Petroleum ( L petroleum, from Greek πετρέλαιον, lit Uranium (jʊˈreɪniəm is a silvery-gray Metallic Chemical element in the This page is about the mineral For the town please see Trona California; for the geological feature please see Trona Pinnacles. 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. A sales tax is a Consumption tax charged at the Point of purchase for certain goods and services
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%. A sales tax is a Consumption tax charged at the Point of purchase for certain goods and services Counties have the option of collecting an additional 1% tax for general revenue and a 2% tax for specific purposes, if approved by voters. Food for human consumption is not subject to sales tax.  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. A use tax is a type of Excise tax levied in the United States. 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. Property tax, or millage tax, is an Ad valorem tax that an owner pays on the value of the property being taxed "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.
Personal property held for personal use is tax-exempt. Personal property is a type of Property. In the Common law systems personal property may also be called chattels or personalty. 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.
Wyoming does not collect inheritance taxes. Estate tax and Death duty redirect here Inheritance tax, estate tax and death duty are the names given to various taxes which 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. Estate tax and Death duty redirect here Inheritance tax, estate tax and death duty are the names given to various taxes which There is limited estate tax related to federal estate tax collection.
Three interstate highways and nine U. S. highways pass through Wyoming. In addition, the state is served by the Wyoming state highway system.
Interstate 25 enters the state south of Cheyenne and runs north, crossing Interstate 80 in Cheyenne. In the US state of Wyoming, Interstate 25 follows the mostly north-south corridor through Cheyenne and Casper. It passes through Casper and ends at Interstate 90 near Buffalo. Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 3900 at the 2000 census. 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. In the US state of Wyoming, Interstate 80 traverses through the southern half of the state close to the Colorado state line Evanston is a city in Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 11507 at the 2000 census. Pine Bluffs is a town in eastern Laramie County, Wyoming, United States. Interstate 90 comes into Wyoming near Parkman and cuts through the northern part of the state. In the US state of Wyoming, Interstate 90 traverses the northeastern corner of the state passing through the cities and communities of Sheridan, Parkman is a Census-designated place (CDP in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. It serves Gillette and enters South Dakota east of Sundance. Sundance is a town in Crook County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 1161 at the 2000 census. In addition, Interstate 180 services Cheyenne, and not only is it the only three-digit interstate highway in the state, it is the only non-freeway in the country that is signed as an interstate. Interstate 180 (abbreviated I-180) is a spur off Interstate 80 into downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming ( Map aerial photo
The U.S. highways that pass through the state are U. The system of United States Numbered Highways (often called U S. Routes 14, 16, 20, 26, 30, 89, 189, 191, and 287. US Route 14 ( US 14) an east-west route is one of the original United States highways of 1926 US Route 16 is an east-west United States highway between Rapid City South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. US Route 20 is an east-west United States highway. As the "0" in its route number implies U US Route 26 is an east-west United States highway. It started in Ogallala, Nebraska, and gradually grew to reach the West Coast in Oregon US Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways, with the highway traveling across the northern tier of the country US Route 89 is a north-south United States highway with two sections US Route 189 is a spur of US Route 89. It currently runs for 322 miles (518 km from Provo Utah at Interstate 15 to Jackson Wyoming. US Route 191 is a spur of US Route 91 that has two branches The northern branch currently runs for 440 miles (708 km from Loring Montana, at the Canadian US Route 287 is a north-south United States highway. It serves as the major truck route between the Texas cities of Fort Worth and Amarillo
Wyoming's Constitution established three branches of government: the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The following Railroads operate in the US state of Wyoming. Common freight carriers Bighorn Divide and Wyoming Railroad (BDW The Wyoming State Legislature is the Legislative branch of the U The Wyoming Supreme Court is the highest court in the US state of Wyoming. The Wyoming state legislature comprises a House of Representatives with 60 members and a Senate with 30 members. The Wyoming State Legislature is the Legislative branch of the U The Wyoming House of Representatives is the Lower house of the Wyoming State Legislature. The Wyoming Senate is the Upper house of the Wyoming State Legislature.
Wyoming's sparse population warrants it only a solitary Congressman, and hence only three votes in the electoral college. An electoral college is a set of many electors who are empowered to elect a candidate to a particular Office. Its low population renders Wyoming voters effectively more powerful in presidential elections than those in more populous 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.
Wyoming is an alcoholic beverage control state. David Justin 1550 16 September
Wyoming's highest court is the Supreme Court of Wyoming, with five justices presiding over appeals from the state's lower courts. Wyoming is unusual 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. In Common law legal systems a felony is a serious Crime, often contrasted with a Misdemeanor. 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.
Wyoming is predominantly conservative and politically Republican. Its congressional delegation in Washington comprises its two Senators, Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, and its one member of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Barbara Cubin. 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 a departing Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, having served since All three are Republicans. The state has not voted for a Democrat for president since 1964, and there are only two reliably Democratic counties. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. In the 2004 presidential election, George W. Bush won his second-largest victory, with 69% of the vote. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. Current Vice President Dick Cheney is a Wyoming resident and represented the state in Congress from 1979 to 1989. The Vice President of the United States is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30 1941 is the forty-sixth and current Vice President of the United States. 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. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Democratic candidate Al Gore, then Vice President, and Republican
Despite Wyoming's clear preference for Republicans in national offices, Democrats have held the governorship for all but eight years since 1975. This is a list of the governors of Wyoming. The United States initially acquired some of the land that is today Wyoming from France in the Louisiana Democrat Dave Freudenthal was elected in 2002 and has one of the highest approval ratings of any governor in the USA. David Duane "Dave" Freudenthal (born October 12, 1950) is an American politician from the U Wyoming in 2006 reelected incumbent Republican Congresswoman Barbara Cubin by just over 1,200 votes. Barbara Lynn Cubin (born November 30, 1946) is a departing Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, having served since
The State of Wyoming has 23 counties. A county of the United States is a local level of government created as a subdivision of a state by the state government or by the federal or territorial government as a subdivision
|Wyoming Counties Ranked By 2005 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.
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:
The State of Wyoming has 98 incorporated municipalities. Casper is the only City in and the County seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly denotes a City, Town, or Village, or
|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. Cheyenne ( /ʃaɪˈæn/ or /ʃaɪˈɛn/) is the capital of the U Laramie County is the most populous of the 23 counties of the State of Wyoming of the United States. Casper is the only City in and the County seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States, although the county is home to a number Natrona County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Laramie is a city in and the County seat of Albany County in the U Albany County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Gillette is a city in and the County seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. Campbell County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. Sweetwater County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. Sheridan County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Green River is a city in southwestern Wyoming in Sweetwater County. Sweetwater County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Evanston is a city in Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 11507 at the 2000 census. Uinta County (juːˈɪntə is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. Fremont County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Cody is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. It is named after William Frederick Cody primarily known as Buffalo Bill, from William Park County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. The population was 25786 at the 2000 census. Jackson is a Town located in the Jackson Hole Valley of Teton County, Wyoming, United States. Teton County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. As of 2000 the population is 18251 Rawlins is a city in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 8538 at the 2000 census. Carbon County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Lander is a city in and the County seat of Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. Fremont County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Douglas is a city in Converse County, Wyoming, United States. Converse County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Torrington is a city in and the County seat of Goshen County, Wyoming, United States. Goshen County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Powell is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 5373 at the 2000 census. Park County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. The population was 25786 at the 2000 census. Worland is a city in Washakie County, Wyoming, United States. Washakie County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Buffalo is a city in Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 3900 at the 2000 census. Johnson County is a County located in the north central of the U Wheatland is a town in and the County seat of Platte County in southeastern Wyoming, United States. Platte County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Newcastle is a city in and the County seat of Weston County, Wyoming, United States. Weston County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. 6% of Wyomingites lived in one of the 13 most populous Wyoming municipalities.
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 the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced Table of United States Micropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical Areas United States Micropolitan Statistical Areas (µSA where the initial Greek letter
|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|
|Evanston, WY, Micropolitan Statistical Area||Uinta County, Wyoming||19,939|
In 2005, 30. Laramie County is the most populous of the 23 counties of the State of Wyoming of the United States. Natrona County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Sweetwater County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Campbell County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Fremont County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Albany County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Sheridan County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. Teton County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. As of 2000 the population is 18251 Teton County is a County located in the US state of Idaho. The county was established in 1915 Uinta County (juːˈɪntə is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. 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. Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced Table of United States Micropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical Areas United States Micropolitan Statistical Areas (µSA where the initial Greek letter
Public education is directed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, an elected state official. This is a list of high schools in the state of Wyoming. Albany County Laramie High School, Laramie Rock River 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 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. The Wyoming School for the Deaf was the only in-state school dedicated to supporting deaf students in Wyoming, but it closed in summer of 2000. The Wyoming School for the Deaf was a school for deaf elementary students located Casper Wyoming in the United States.
Wyoming has one public four-year institution, the University of Wyoming in Laramie. This is a list of Colleges and universities in Wyoming. This list also includes other educational institutions providing Higher education, meaning The University of Wyoming is a Land-grant university located in Laramie, Wyoming, situated on Wyoming's high Laramie Plains, at an elevation Laramie is a city in and the County seat of Albany County in the U In addition, there are seven two-year community colleges spread through the state. A community college is a type of Educational institution. The term has different meanings in different countries
Prior to the passing of a new law in 2006, Wyoming had hosted unaccredited institutions, many of them suspected diploma mills. A diploma mill (also known as a degree mill) is an organization that awards Academic degrees and Diplomas with substandard or no academic study and without  Among the state's distance education unaccredited institutions that remain in Wyoming today is Warren National University at Cheyenne. Distance education, or distance learning, is a field of education that focuses on the Pedagogy and Andragogy, technology and instructional systems design Educational accreditation is a type of Quality assurance process under which services and operations of an educational institution or program are evaluated by an external body Warren National University is a post-secondary, distance learning, unaccredited Private university offering undergraduate and The 2006 law is forcing unaccredited institutions to make one of three choices, move out of Wyoming, close down, or like Warren National University apply for accreditation. The Oregon State Office of Degree Authorization predicts that perhaps in a couple years the problem of diploma mills residing in Wyoming will be resolved. Oregon State Office of Degree Authorization is a unit of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission that authorizes schools to offer Academic degrees in the U 
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