Wyoming (WY)

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Quick Facts

Capital City: Cheyenne

Abbreviation:  WY

Population (2019):  582,658; Rank: 50 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:   West 

Admission to Statehood: July 10, 1890 (44th State)

State Motto:  

State Nickname:  Equality State

Origin of State Name:  Based on an Algonquin or Delaware Indian word meaning “large prairie place”

Area Codes:  307

Zip Codes:  Wyoming Zip Codes



State Symbols

Bird:  Western Meadowlark | List of State Birds

Flag:  A bison on a blue field bordered in white and red. The state seal branded on the bison. The woman represents the state motto “Equal Rights” and the two men represent cattle ranchers and miners. The words “Livestock”, “Mines”, “Grains” and “Oil” represent Wyoming’s wealth. The eagle and shield show support for the United States. The dates 1869 and 1890 tell when Wyoming organized as a territory of the United States and when it became a state. Get this Flag

Flower:  Indian Paintbrush   Castilleja linariaefolia

Soil:  Forkwood


Tree:  Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) | Other State Trees   Populus sargentii  

Quarter: Bucking horse and rider Wyoming Quarter | List of State Quarters




Wyoming on a map


  • Area: 97,818 sq.mi (253,348 sq.km.), 10th
  • Land: 97,105 sq.mi. (251,501 sq.km.), 9th
  • Water: 714 sq.mi. (1,849 sq.km.), 26th

Largest Cities:  Cheyenne | Casper | Laramie | Gillette | Rock Springs | Sheridan | Green River | Evanston | Riverton | Jackson

Border States:  Colorado | Idaho | Montana | Nebraska | South Dakota | Utah | List of US Regions

Highest Point:  Gannett Peak ; 13,804 feet, (4,207 m.), 5th tallest

Lowest Point:  Wyoming; 3,099 feet, 49th lowest

Geographic Center: Fremont, 58 miles eastnortheast of Lander

National Parks:  Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Ice Age National Scenic Trail
North Country National Scenic Trail
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway 




State Government

Governor:   Mike Gordon (R)

Senators:  Cynthia Lummis (R) John Barrasso 

Representatives:  House Senate

Constitution:  Wyoming Constitution

Electoral College Votes:  3 Votes



  • Economy:
    • Agriculture: Cattle, sugar beets, sheep, hay, wheat.
    • Industry: Mining, chemical products, lumber and wood products, printing and publishing, machinery, tourism.
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