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Wyoming

State: 
Wyoming
GMAP: 
Unemployment Rate: 
6.90%
Sales Taxes: 
5.00%
Income Taxes: 
0.00%
Household Income: 
$52,371
Population: 
214,423
Households: 
532,304

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Description 1

Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the western United States. The state is the 10th largest by area, the least populous, and the second most sparsely populated state in the country. Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, on the southwest by Utah, and on the west by Idaho and Montana. The state population was estimated at 577,737 in 2018, which is less than 31 of the most populous U.S. cities including Denver in neighboring Colorado. Cheyenne is the state capital and the most populous city, with an estimated population of 63,624 in 2017. The western two-thirds of the state is covered mostly by the mountain ranges and rangelands of the Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie called the High Plains. Almost half of the land in Wyoming is owned by the U.S. government, leading Wyoming to rank sixth by area and fifth by proportion of a state's land owned by the federal government. Federal lands include two national parks—Grand Teton and Yellowstone—two national recreation areas, two national monuments, several national forests, historic sites, fish hatcheries, and wildlife refuges. The main drivers of Wyoming's economy are mineral extraction—mostly coal, oil, natural gas, and trona—and tourism. Agricultural commodities include livestock (beef), hay, sugar beets, grain (wheat and barley), and wool.


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Description 9

Wyoming is known under different nicknames; aka Cowboy State, or Equality State, or Forever West (on highway welcome signs) and detailed official information about Wyoming can be found on the homepage at www. wyoming.gov.


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Description 2

As shown in the given Wyoming location map that Wyoming is located in the central-west part of the US. Wyoming is a state in the Mountain region; most of the western part of Wyoming State is covered with the mountain ranges and hills in the foothills of the Eastern Rocky Mountains.


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Description 3

However, the eastern part of the state is high elevation prairie known as the High Plains. In terms of area, Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the United States but in terms of population, it is the least populous states. The capital city of Wyoming is Cheyenne. Cheyenne is the most populous city of Wyoming.


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Description 4

The climate of Wyoming ranges from continental to semi-arid. Geographically, the state shares its border with Montana in the north, South Dakota and Nebraska in the east, Colorado in the south, Utah in the south-west, and Idaho in the west. One of the most famous national park i.e. Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming. For the tourism purpose, the state has several landscapes to visit.


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Description 5

Visit the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole. It is the largest elk refuge in the world! Horse-drawn sleighs get families within 20 to 30 feet of the elk.


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Description 6

The US State Wyoming occupies 251,465 m², about 2,75 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Wyoming with 579,315 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 17,32 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 109,758 fewer people. The capital Cheyenne alone has 64,019 inhabitants.


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Description 7

In 1890, Wyoming was admitted to the union and Cheyenne became its capital. Every year since 1897, Cheyenne has hosted the Frontier Days Festival to celebrate the city's roots in the Old West. Cheyenne has just over 64,000 residents.


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Description 8

The climate is semi-arid and continental, drier and windier than the rest of the U.S., with greater temperature extremes. Wyoming's climate is generally semi-arid and continental, and is drier and windier in comparison to most of the United States with greater temperature extremes. Much of this is due to the topography of the state. Summers in Wyoming are warm with July high temperatures averaging between 85 and 95 °F (29 and 35 °C) in most of the state. With increasing elevation, however, this average drops rapidly with locations above 9,000 feet (2,700 m) averaging around 70 °F (21 °C). Summer nights throughout the state are characterized by a rapid cooldown with even the hottest locations averaging in the 50–60 °F (10–16 °C) range at night. In most of the state, most of the precipitation tends to fall in the late spring and early summer. Winters are cold, but are variable with periods of sometimes extreme cold interspersed between generally mild periods, with Chinook winds providing unusually warm temperatures in some locations. Wyoming is a dry state with much of the land receiving less than 10 inches (250 mm) of rainfall per year. Precipitation depends on elevation with lower areas in the Big Horn Basin averaging 5–8 inches (130–200 mm) (making the area nearly a true desert). The lower areas in the North and on the eastern plains typically average around 10–12 inches (250–300 mm), making the climate there semi-arid. Some mountain areas do receive a good amount of precipitation, 20 inches (510 mm) or more, much of it as snow, sometimes 200 inches (510 cm) or more annually.


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