Wyoming by the Numbers: What Makes Up Our State
Have you ever wondered how many cows were in Wyoming? The state is the least populous in the nation, but there is stuff here.That got us wondering, how many Walmart's are in the state? How many high schools? How many people live in the state?
We searched high and low for the answers, and we were able to count a lot of things that are in the state. We hope these fun facts will enrich your next conversation around the water cooler. And yes, there are more cows in Wyoming than people.
- According to the latest census date, Wyoming has over 570,000 people living in its borders.
- The state has over 97,914 square miles. That gives each resident 5.85 square miles each.
- There are 99 incorporated municipalities in Wyoming. The majority of the population lives in the 3 largest cities: Cheyenne, Casper, and Laramie.
- There are 12 Walmarts and 2 Sam’s Clubs in the Cowboy State
- Wyoming's most prominent fast food restaurant, Taco John’s, has 26 locations in the state.
- There are 23 counties in the state.
- There are 60 school districts in the state.
- There are 141 High Schools.
- The Cowboy State has over 25 national historic landmarks - this includes places like Yellowstone National Park to Independence Rock.
- As of January 2018, there are 1,320,000 cattle (including calves) in the state.
- There are over 90,000 hogs living in the state.
- There are only 2 escalators.