Geography & Demographics
||Total (Land + Water): 97,814 sq miles; Land Only: 97,100 sq miles|
|Number of Counties
||Mountain Time Zone|
||Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah|
|Highest Point||Gannett Peak, 13,809 feet|
|National Parks||Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park
|State Population (2015)||586,107|
|State Population Density||6.0 people / square mile|
|Top 5 Cities (2010 population)
Rock Springs (23,036)
Government & Legislature
|State Butterfly||Sheridan's green hairstreak|
|State Coin||Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin|
|State Fish||Cutthroat trout|
||Indian paintbrush |
|State Grass||Western wheatgrass|
|State Reptile||Horned toad|
|State Shrub||Wyoming big sagebrush|
Wyoming Fun Facts
- The name Wyoming originated from a Native American word, mecheweamiing, meaning "at the big plains."
- Wyoming is nicknamed "The Equality State" as it was the first state in the United States to give women the right to vote, which it did as a territory in 1869.
- Devil's Tower in Wyoming, established on September 24, 1906, was the first national monument in the United States.
- Most of the Yellowstone National Park lies in Wyoming. Established in 1872, it is the first national park in the United States.
- The first national forest was established in Wyoming on March 30, 1891, when President Teddy Roosevelt created the Shoshone National Forest as the Yellowstone Forest Reserve.
- J. C. Penney (James Cash Penney) opened a Golden Rule Store in Kemmerer, Wyoming, on April 14, 1902. Penney later expanded the business, and changed the store's name to "J. C. Penney" as it is known today.
- The ten largest coal mines in the United States are all located in Wyoming.
- White Hall, on the University of Wyoming’s campus in Laramie, is the tallest building in the state. The 12-story dormitory is 200 feet high.
- Established in 1886, the Laramie County Library System is the oldest continually operating county library system in the country.
- Wyoming is one of two states with an official State Shrub: Wyoming big sagebrush.
This page was last updated on August 24, 2016.