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Laramie, Wyoming - Basic Facts

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The City of Laramie is the 4th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 33,191 as of July 1, 2017. Laramie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laramie is located at latitude 41.3102 and longitude -105.6096 in Albany County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laramie (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Albany County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 7,165 feet.

The City of Laramie (GNIS ID: 2411625) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Laramie is located within Laramie Division of Albany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laramie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laramie: Gem City.


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Laramie, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 33,191
Daytime Population: Workers 17,363
Daytime Population: Residents 16,875
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,238
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 31,019
Population in Familes 17,680
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,172
Population Density2 1,871
Diversity Index3 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,329
Average Household Income $60,919
Per Capita Income $27,413

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,090 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,318 (53.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,065 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $218,792
Average Home Value $239,279
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,408
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 6,125
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.03% 1.03%
Households 1.01% 1.04%
Families 0.65% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

Laramie, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laramie to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 99th
Population Density # 8 97th
Diversity Index # 32 85th
Median Household Income # 184 10th
Per Capita Income # 150 27th

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