Wyoming is a state defined by plains and Rocky Mountains. The famous Yellowstone National Park, a nearly 3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area is home to many animal species, dramatic canyons and alpine rivers. To the south is Grand Teton National Park, famous for back country skiing as well as Snake River fishing. Capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne.
The state is the least populous and the second least densely populated in the country. The western two thirds of the Wyoming is covered with the mountain ranges and rangelands in the foothills of the eastern Rocky Mountains and the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie called as the High Plains. Cheyenne is the capital and the most populous city in Wyoming and that has a mere population estimate of 62,448 in the year 2013, as per previous data.
POPULATION OF WYOMING IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 567,631, 2012 – 576,893, 2013 – 583,223, 2014 – 584,153. Taking a look at the information of population of Wyoming in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Wyoming have expanded by 16,522. Thus, the present year population ought to be around 588,283.5 and the anticipated population of Wyoming of the year 2016 ought to be 592414.
According to 2013, the state had a projected population of 582,658, an increase of 19,032, or 3.4%, from the previous year and an increase of 19,032, or 3.4%, since the year 2010 census. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 12,165 people (33,704 births minus 21,539 deaths) and an increase resulting solely because of net migration of 4,035 people into the Wyoming. Immigration caused a net increase of 2,264 people and migration inside the country produced a net increase of 1,771 people. In the year 2004, the foreign-born population was 11,000. In the year 2005, total births in the state outpaced the death rate. Birth Rate was of 14.04.
The state is the least populous state in the country as a whole. The state has the second-lowest population density, behind Alaska. Wyoming is one of only two states with a smaller population than the country’s capital, Washington, D.C.
As of the year 2011, 24.9% of the state’s population lesser than the age 1 were minorities. Children born to white Hispanics are counted as a minority group.
DEMOGRAPHY OF WYOMING:
The US Census Bureau predicts that the population of the state was 584,153 on July 1, 2014, a 3.64% increase since the year 2010 US Census. The center of population of Wyoming is located in Natrona County.
In the year 2012, the US Census Bureau estimated that the composition of the population was 93.1% White American, 2.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.5% Black or African American, 0.9% Asian American, and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. 9.5% of White Americans were Hispanic or Latino.
As of the 2010 census, the composition of the population was 90.7% White American, 0.8% Black or African American, 2.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8% Asian American, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 2.2% from two or more races, and 3.0% from some other race. 8.9% of the total population was of Hispanic or Latino origin and 91.1% Non-Hispanic, with non-Hispanic whites having the largest non-Hispanic group.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF WYOMING:
6.0 per square mile is the population density of Wyoming.
The state’s largest cities kept on growing from the time period of July 2013 to July 2014, definitely at a slower rate than before, projections from the U.S. Census show. It shows that the state’s population moved up by 930 people or 0.2 percent, for the year 2013-14.
Casper had the biggest gain of 398 and it became only the second city in the Wyoming to reach a population of above 60,000.
Cheyenne grew by around 280 people roughly, reaching a projected population of 62,845. Therefore, it maintains the position of as the Wyoming’s largest city.
FACTS ABOUT WYOMING:
- Wyoming’s license plates feature a man on a bucking bronco.
- It was the first state to give women the right to vote.
- Yellowstone is the first official National Park.
- Devils Tower was designated as the first National Monument and it was in 1906.
- The city of Gillette has the largest High School in the state.
- The first coal mine in the state was in Carbon in 1867.