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Laramie, Wyoming - Basic Facts

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The City of Laramie is the 3rd largest city in Wyoming with a population of 33,085 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laramie: Gem City.

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Laramie, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 33,085
Population in Households 30,866
Population in Familes 17,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,219
Population Density2 1,865
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $40,830
Average Household Income $60,580
Per Capita Income $27,116


Total Housing Units 15,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,911 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,360 (54.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,137 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $225,125
Average Home Value $249,183


Total Households 14,271
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 6,112
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.86% 0.84%
Households 0.77% 0.82%
Families 0.55% 0.62%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2018 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 # 3 99th
Population Density # 8 97th
Diversity Index # 33 84th
Median Household Income # 190 7th
Per Capita Income # 153 25th

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