Facts and Figures About Wyoming

There are few places in the United States that can still be described as wild, free and untouched. And that’s exactly how we’d describe Wyoming. To help you become familiar with the place we call home, we’ve included some facts and figures below, as well as some additional information about Wyoming. 

Just The Facts

Capital: Cheyenne

Nickname: Cowboy State, Equality State

Motto: Equal Rights

Admitted to Union: July 10, 1890 – 44th State

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

State Sport: Rodeo 

Highest Point: Gannett Peak, 13,804 feet

Lowest Point: Belle Fourche River, 3,100 feet

Average Annual Precipitation: 14.5 inches

Population (2010 Census): 563,626

More About Wyoming

Wyoming is home to two national parksGrand Teton and Yellowstone—as well as national monuments, historic sites and trails

Wyoming is home to many firsts: the first national park (Yellowstone National Park, 1872), the first national monument (Devils Tower, 1906), the first national forest (Shoshone, 1891), the first state to allow women the right to vote (1869) and the first female governor (1925).

96 percent of Yellowstone National Park is in Wyoming. 

With 563,000 residents among 62+ million acres, there’s one resident per every 111 acres. 

Wyoming is home to the world’s largest outdoor rodeoCheyenne Frontier Days