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Laramie County, Wyoming
Map of Wyoming highlighting Laramie County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Founded 1867
Seat Cheyenne
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,688 sq mi (6,962 km²)
2,686 sq mi (6,957 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.06%
 - (2000)
 - Density

31/sq mi (12/km²)

Laramie County is the most populous of the 23 counties of the State of Wyoming of the United States. The county is located in the southeastern corner of the state. The county population was 81,607 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital.6 The Cheyenne Metropolitan Statistical Area comprises Laramie County.


Laramie County was organized in 1867.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,961 km² (2,688 sq mi). 6,957 km² (2,686 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.06%) is water.

Adjacent counties[]


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 20,181
1910 26,127 29.5%
1920 20,699 −20.8%
1930 26,845 29.7%
1940 33,651 25.4%
1950 47,662 41.6%
1960 56,360 18.2%
1970 56,360 0%
1980 68,649 21.8%
1990 73,142 6.5%
2000 81,607 11.6%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 81,607 people, 31,927 households, and 21,614 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (30/sq mi). There were 34,213 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.92% White, 2.60% Black or African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 4.00% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. 10.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,927 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were non-families. 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,607, and the median income for a family was $46,536. Males had a median income of $31,644 versus $24,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,634. About 6.50% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.00% of those under age 18 and 6.50% of those age 65 or over.

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See also[]

External links[]


  1. ^ {{cite web | url = | title = Annual County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CO-EST2006-alldata) | format = CSV | work = 2006 Population Estimates | publisher = United States Census Bureau

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Coordinates: 41°19′N 104°41′W / 41.32, -104.69

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