Wyoming Facts for Kids

A Map of the U.S. state Wyoming
  • U.S. State: Wyoming
  • Abbreviation: WY
  • Joined the USA: July 10th, 1890 (44th State)
  • Located: Western United States
  • Capital City: Cheyenne, WY
  • Most Populated City: Cheyenne, WY

40 Wyoming Facts for Kids

  1. Wyoming is a state in the United States of America.
  2. Wyoming is in the western region of the United States.
  3. Wyoming became a U.S. state on Thursday, July 10th, 1890.
  4. Wyoming was the 44th state to join the United States.
  5. The U.S. state of Wyoming covers 97,914 square miles.
  6. Wyoming is the 10th largest state by area in the United States.
  7. In 2019, the population of Wyoming was estimated to be 578,759 residents by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  8. In 2019, Wyoming was the least populated state in the United States.
  9. A person who is from or lives in Wyoming is called a Wyomingite.
  10. The capital city of Wyoming is Cheyenne.
  11. The five largest cities in Wyoming are Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette and Rock Springs.
  12. The largest city in by population in Wyoming is Cheyenne.
  13. The largest metropolitan area in Wyoming is the Cheyenne Metro Area.
  14. The U.S. state of Wyoming has 23 counties.
  15. The most populated county in Wyoming is Laramie County with 99,500 residents (2019, U.S. Census Bureau).
  16. The largest county by area in Wyoming is Sweetwater County with 10,426 square miles.
  17. The highest elevation point in Wyoming is Gannett Peak at 13,809 feet above sea level.
  18. The lowest elevation point in Wyoming is the Belle Fourche River at 3,101 feet above sea level.
  19. The average precipitation (rain and snow) in Wyoming is 13.2 inches.
  20. Wyoming is the 48th wettest state by precipitation (rain and snow) in the United States.
  21. The average temperature in Wyoming is 43.4 °F.
  22. Wyoming is the 46th warmest state in the United States.
  23. The warmest temperature ever recorded in Wyoming was 115 °F on August 8th, 1983.
  24. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Wyoming was -63 °F on February 9th, 1933.
  25. A few natural disasters that can affect Wyoming are blizzards, hail and ice storms.
  26. Wyoming is in one time zone, Mountain Time Zone (MT).
  27. The USPS abbreviation for Wyoming is WY.
  28. Wyoming is also known as the Equality State, the Cowboy State and Big Wyoming.
  29. The motto of the U.S. state of Wyoming is “Equal Rights”.
  30. The official state insect of Wyoming is the Sheridan’s green hairstreak butterfly (Callophrys sheridanii).
  31. The official state fish of Wyoming is the cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkia).
  32. The official state bird of Wyoming is western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta).
  33. The official state reptile of Wyoming is the horned toad (Phrynosoma).
  34. The official state mammal of Wyoming is the American bison (Bison bison).
  35. The official state grass of Wyoming is the western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum).
  36. The official state flower of Wyoming is the Indian paintbrush (Castilleja).
  37. The official state tree of Wyoming is the plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides).
  38. The official state dinosaur of Wyoming is the triceratops (Triceratops horridus).
  39. The official state gemstone of Wyoming is jade.
  40. The official state sport of Wyoming is rodeo.

Additional Resources on Wyoming

  • About Wyoming – Find more information about Wyoming on the Info Please website.
  • The History of Wyoming – Learn about the history of the U.S. state of Wyoming on the Ducksters website.
  • Facts About Wyoming – Discover some awesome facts about Wyoming on the Wyoming State Government website.
  • Wyoming – Wikipedia – Read the Wyoming entry on the Wikipedia website to learn more about it.