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Wyoming Almanac

The Wyoming Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Wyoming.

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The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Wyoming. VOLUME. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 520. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union July 10, 1890
Capital Cheyenne, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Equality State, Big Wyoming, Cowboy State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Equal Rights, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 97,818 square miles Rank among states 10th
Land area 97,105 square miles Rank among states 9th
Water area 714 square miles Rank among states 36th
Greatest distance East to West 362 miles
Greatest distance North to South 275 miles
Highest point 13,804 feet (Gannett Peak) Rank among states 5th
Lowest point 3,099 feet (Belle Fourche River) Rank among states 49th
Mean elevation 6,700 feet Rank among states 2nd
Highest recorded temperature 115 degrees on August 8, 1983 at Basin
Lowest recorded temperature -66 degrees on February 9, 1933 at Riverside R.S.
Highest monthly average temperature 87.1 degrees Rank among states 26th
Lowest monthly average temperature 11.9 degrees Rank among states 12th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 13 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
493,782 Rank among states 50th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
5.09 Rank among states 49th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Cheyenne 53,011 6. Sheridan 15,804
2. Casper 49,644 7. Green River 11,808
3. Laramie 27,204 8. Evanston 11,507
4. Gillette 19,646 9. Riverton 9,310
5. Rock Springs 18,708 10. Cody 8,835
Median age 32
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 73.85 Rank among states 25th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,163.0 Rank among states 38th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 286.2 Rank among states 41st
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 3,876.8 Rank among states 38th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$27,372 Rank among states 28th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,300 Rank among states 28th
Median household income (1993) $29,442 Rank among states 31st

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of Wyoming

Encyclopedia of Wyoming, by Nancy Capace. 377 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc. (March 15, 2007)

The Encyclopedia of Wyoming contains detailed information on Wyoming: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Wyoming State Book Store for additional Wyoming related books, including Wyoming Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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