Wyoming

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State of Wyoming
Flag of Wyoming State seal of Wyoming
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
Equality State (official);
Cowboy State; Big Wyoming[1]
Motto(s): Equal Rights
State song(s): "Wyoming"
Map of the United States with Wyoming highlighted
Official languageEnglish
DemonymWyomingite
Capital
(and largest city)
Cheyenne
Largest metroCheyenne Metro Area
AreaRanked 10th
 • Total97,914[1] sq mi
(253,600 km2)
 • Width372.8 miles (600 km)
 • Length280 miles (452 km)
 • % water0.7
 • Latitude41°N to 45°N
 • Longitude104°3'W to 111°3'W
PopulationRanked 50th
 • Total579,315 (2017 est.)[2]
 • Density5.97/sq mi  (2.31/km2)
Ranked 49th
 • Median household income$60,925[3] (15th)
Elevation
 • Highest pointGannett Peak[4][5][6]
13,809 ft (4209.1 m)
 • Mean6,700 ft  (2040 m)
 • Lowest pointBelle Fourche River at South Dakota border[5][6]
3,101 ft (945 m)
Before statehoodWyoming Territory
Admission to UnionJuly 10, 1890 (44th)
GovernorMark Gordon (R)
Secretary of StateEdward Buchanan (R)
LegislatureWyoming Legislature
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsMike Enzi (R)
John Barrasso (R)
U.S. House delegationLiz Cheney (R) (list)
Time zoneMountain: UTC -7/-6
ISO 3166US-WY
AbbreviationsWY, Wyo.
Websitewyoming.gov
Wyoming state symbols
Flag of Wyoming.svg
Seal of Wyoming.svg
Living insignia
BirdWestern meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)
FishCutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki)
FlowerWyoming Indian paintbrush (Castilleja linariifolia)
GrassWestern wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii)
MammalAmerican bison (Bison bison)
ReptileHorned lizard (Phrynosoma douglassi brevirostre)
TreePlains cottonwood (Populus sargentii)
Inanimate insignia
DinosaurTriceratops
FossilKnightia
MineralNephrite
SoilForkwood (unofficial)
State route marker
Wyoming state route marker
State quarter
Wyoming quarter dollar coin
Released in 2007
Lists of United States state symbols

Wyoming is a state in the western United States. Most of the state is in the Rocky Mountains, a large mountain range in the United States. Wyoming is the least populated U.S. state with a population of 576,412 people. Its capital and biggest city is Cheyenne. It borders Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Idaho, and Colorado.

Wyoming is known for many things including Yellowstone National Park, Cowboys, the Teton Mountains and coal.

Economy[change | change source]

Agriculture has always been an important part of the state economy of Wyoming. The main things grown in Wyoming are livestock (beef), hay, sugar beets, grain (wheat and barley), and wool.

In Wyoming, 91% of the land is rural.

The gross state product for Wyoming was $27.4 billion in 2005.

Famous people from Wyoming[change | change source]

Cities and towns in Wyoming[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Wyoming Facts and Symbols". State of Wyoming. 2013. Archived from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Wyoming: Population estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. July 1, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  3. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  4. "Gannett Peak Cairn". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=OW0356. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.