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Laramie County is a county at the southeast corner of the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 91,738, making it the most populous county in Wyoming, but the least populous county with that distinction in the United States. The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital. The county lies west of the Nebraska state line and north of the Colorado state line.

Laramie County comprises the Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city of Laramie, Wyoming, is in neighboring Albany County.

Laramie County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 91,738<ref name=“QF”>

</ref> making it the most populous county in Wyoming. The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital.

The county lies west of the Nebraska state line and north of the Colorado state line.

Cheyenne county comprises the Cheyenne, Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city of Laramie, Wyoming actually lies in neighboring Albany County, Wyoming.

History

Laramie County was originally created in 1867 as a county within the Dakota Territory.<ref name=chronology>

</ref> The county was named for Jacques La Ramee, a French-Canadian fur-trader.<ref>

</ref> In late 1867, Laramie County lost territory when Sweetwater County was created. In 1868, Laramie County also lost territory when Albany County and Carbon County were created. Laramie County became a county in the Wyoming Territory when the territorial government was formed in 1869. Crook County was created with land ceded by Laramie County in 1875. A few years later in 1888, Converse County was also formed from a portion of Laramie County. In 1911, Goshen and Platte Counties were formed from another part of Laramie County, and at that point the county achieved its current boundaries.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of

, of which

is land and

(0.1%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

Demographics

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As of the census

of 2000, there were 81,607 people, 31,927 households, and 21,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 34,213 housing units at an average density of 13 per square&nbsp;mile (5/km²). 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. 23.7% were of German, 11.1% English, 10.3% Irish and 7.4% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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.

Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated places

Other communities

See also

References

Further reading

  • Hallberg, L.L. and J.P. Mason. (2007). Selected hydrogeologic data for the High Plains aquifer in southwestern Laramie County, Wyoming, 1931-2006 [U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1069]. Reston, VA: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.
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