Laramie County, Wyoming

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Laramie County, Wyoming
City and County Building, Cheyenne.jpg
City/County Building at Cheyenne in 1981
Flag of Laramie County, Wyoming
Location within Wyoming
Location within Wyoming
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location within the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 9, 1867
Named forJacques La Ramee
Largest cityCheyenne
 • Total2,688 sq mi (6,962 km2)
 • Land2,686 sq mi (6,957 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4 km2), 0.06%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)98,136
 • Density36/sq mi (14/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneMountain: UTC−7/−6

Laramie County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, 91,738 people lived there. The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  2. 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.
  3. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2015.

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