Wyoming Gazetteer

Wyoming - Basic Information

Became a State: July 10, 1890 - 44th State
Population: 563,626 (2010 Census) - Ranks 50th
Land Area: 97,093.1 square miles - Ranks 9th
Population Density: 5.8 persons per square mile - Ranks 49th
Housing Units: 261,868 (2010 Census)
Housing Unit Density: 2.7 housing units per square mile
July 1, 2016 Estimates: Wyoming Data and Demographics
State Capital: Cheyenne
State Website: Official State of Wyoming Website
Wyoming State Flag
Wyoming state flag

Wyoming History


The United States acquired the area of Wyoming from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, from Great Britain as part of a treaty in 1846, and from territory ceded by Mexico in 1848. Wyoming Territory was organized from part of Dakota, Idaho, and Utah territories on July 25, 1868, with generally the same boundary as the present state.

Census data are available for Wyoming beginning with the 1870 census.

Census data for the legally established state of Wyoming are available beginning with the 1900 census.

Wyoming Geographical Areas

See: Geographic Terms & Concepts

Counties & County Equivalents

Interactive Map of Wyoming Counties | Static Overview Map of Wyoming Counties

There are 23 counties in Wyoming.  All counties are functioning governmental units, each governed by a board of commissioners.

County Subdivisions

There are 71 county subdivisions in Wyoming. They are all census county divisions (CCDs), which are delineated for statistical purposes, have no legal function, and are not governmental units. 

Places (Incorporated Cities, Towns & Census Designated Places (CDPs))

Wyoming has 203 places; 99 incorporated places and 104 census designated places (CDPs).  The incorporated places consist of 19 cities and 80 towns.  The minimum population for incorporation in Wyoming is 500. 

Alphabetical List of Cities, Towns, CDPs and Other Populated Places
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q, R | S | T | U, V | W, X, Y, Z

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.

Wyoming Civil Features

Wyoming Civil Features: Political Subdivisions, Native Areas, Land Grants, etc. - sorted by Census Class Codes.

Metropolitan and Micropolitan Stastical Areas

There are 2 Metropolitan and 7 Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Wyoming. WY Metopolitan & Micropolitan Areas

Wyoming ZIP Code Tabulation Areas

There are 179 ZIP Code tabulation areas (ZCTAs) in Wyoming. View Wyoming ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps.

School Districts

Wyoming has 49 unified school districts. View Wyoming Public and Private Schools.

Congressional Districts

Wyoming has 1 congressional districts. An interactive map shows the contact information for each Representative as well as the boundaries for each Wyoming district. View Map of Wyoming Congressional Districts.

State Legislative Districts

There are 30 state senate districts and 60 state house districts in Wyoming.

American Indian Areas

Wyoming has one American Indian reservation with off-reservation trust land.

Wyoming Physical, Cultural and Historic Features

  1. Wyoming Physical Features such as lakes, islands, streams, valleys, summits, etc.
  2. Wyoming Cultural Features such as schools, churches, hospitals, parks, dams, reservoirs, etc.
  3. Wyoming Historical Features and Wyoming Historic Landmarks

Wyoming Maps

  • To find a ZIP Code: input the address in the top-left search box of any ZIP Code Map.
  • To find the County: input the address in the top-left search box of the interactive WY map.
  • To find the School Attendance Zone: input the address in the top-left search box of any WY school map

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