Wyoming Facts

Wyoming Facts
Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. Wyoming is the 10th most extensive, but the least populated and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States. See the fact file below for more information about the state of Wyoming.
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Became a State
July 20, 1890 (44h)

western United States

97,814 sq. miles (10th)

563,626 (50th)

Major Cities
Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Gillette

livestock, hay, sugar beet, wheat, barley, wool, coal, natural gas, coalbed, methane, crude oil, uranium, tourism

semi-arid continental climate which is drier and windier in comparison to most of the United States with temperate extremes – summers are warm – winters cold

Yearly Precipitation
averages 13 inches

Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams

Major Waterways
Bighorn River, Green River, Belle Fourche River, Powder River, North Platte River

Most Famous Citizens
Jackson Pollock (painter)
Calamity Jane (frontierswoman)
Buffalo Bill cody (frontiersman)
Crazy Horse (Indian leader)

State Symbols
Bird – Western Meadowlark
Flower – Indian Paintbrush
Animal – Bison
Tree – Plains Cottonwood