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Laramie County, Wyoming

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Laramie County
City/County Building at Cheyenne in 1981
City/County Building at Cheyenne in 1981
Flag of Laramie County
Map of Wyoming highlighting Laramie County
Location within the U.S. state of Wyoming
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°19′N 104°41′W / 41.32°N 104.69°W / 41.32; -104.69
Country United States
State Wyoming
FoundedJanuary 9, 1867
Named forJacques La Ramee
Largest cityCheyenne
 • Total2,688 sq mi (6,960 km2)
 • Land2,686 sq mi (6,960 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4 km2)  0.06%
 • Total100,512
 • Density37.39/sq mi (14.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large

Laramie County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2020 United States Census, 100,512 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital.[2] The county lies west of the Nebraska state line and north of the Colorado state line.

The city of Laramie, Wyoming, is in neighboring Albany County.

History[change | change source]

Laramie County was created on January 9, 1867.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,688 square miles (6,960 km2), of which 2,686 square miles (6,960 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.06%) is water.[4]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

City[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Census-designated places[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Altvan
  • Egbert
  • Granite
  • Horse Creek
  • Meriden

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Laramie County, Wyoming". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Long, John H. (2006). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  4. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2015.

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