Wyoming Quick Facts
State Capitol: Cheyenne

Capitol Building Built: Original central portion constructed 1887-1888, 1st addition 1889-1890, 2nd addition 1916-1917, major remodel in 1970s, currently planning major rennovation/restoration

Admitted as a Territory: Created July 25, 1868, organized May 19, 1869

Admitted as a State: July 10, 1890, signed by President Benjamin Harrison, 44th state

Size: 97,914 square miles, 9th largest state

Federal Land Ownership: 46,943 square miles, 48.2% of total land area (2010)

Number of Counties: 23

Population: 563,626 (2010 U.S. Census), smallest in the nation

Population Density: 5.8 people per square mile (2010)

Largest Town: Cheyenne, population 59,466, followed by Casper, population 55,323 (2010 US Census)

Smallest Incorporated Town: Lost Springs, population 4 (2010 US Census)

Highest Elevation: Gannet Peak, Wind River Mountain Range, 13,804 feet

Lowest Elevation: Belle Fourche River at the Wyoming/South Dakota state line, 3,099 feet

Coldest Town in Wyoming: Bondurant, average winter temperature 10.7 degrees

Snowiest Town in Wyoming: Moose, 172.2 inches of snow per year on average

Windiest Town in Wyoming: Rawlins, average wind speed of 12.9 mph between 1996 and 2006

Calmest Town in Wyoming: Worland, based upon average wind speed between 1996 and 2006

Wyoming Economic Analysis Division State Statistics 2015

State Symbols


Wyoming Firsts


Wyoming's Founding Documents



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