Wyoming

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Wyoming
State of Wyoming
Nickname(s): 
Equality State (official);
Cowboy State; Big Wyoming[1]
Motto(s): 
Anthem: "Wyoming"
Map of the United States with Wyoming highlighted
Map of the United States with Wyoming highlighted
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodWyoming Territory
Admitted to the UnionJuly 10, 1890 (44th)
Capital
(and largest city)
Cheyenne
Largest metroCheyenne Metro Area
Government
 • 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)
Area
 • Total97,914[1] sq mi (253,600 km2)
Area rank10th
Dimensions
 • Length280 mi (452 km)
 • Width372.8 mi (600 km)
Elevation
6,700 ft (2,040 m)
Highest elevation13,809 ft (4,209.1 m)
Lowest elevation3,101 ft (945 m)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total578,759
 • Rank50th
 • Density5.97/sq mi (2.31/km2)
 • Density rank49th
 • Median household income
$62,268[5]
 • Income rank
20th
Demonym(s)Wyomingite
Language
 • Official languageEnglish
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
USPS abbreviation
WY
ISO 3166 codeUS-WY
Trad. abbreviationWyo.
Latitude41°N to 45°N
Longitude104°3'W to 111°3'W
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.
  2. "Gannett Peak Cairn". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. "Median Annual Household Income". The US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.