July 19-28, 2024


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.