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
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 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 rodeo—Cheyenne Frontier Days.