Last Updated: April 17, 2021


Wyoming was the first state to authorize women the right to vote and become politicians. It was also the first state to elect a female governor. Wyoming is a state in the Mountain West region of the United States, bordered by Montana to the north and northwest, South Dakota and Nebraska to the east, Idaho to the west, Utah to the southwest, and Colorado to the south.

Wyoming was admitted to the union as the 44th state on July 10, 1890. It is the 10th largest state by area, it is also the least populous and least densely populated state in the United States. Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city in the state. Some of the most populous Wyoming Cities are Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Green River.

The state’s economy is dependent on tourism, minerals extraction, agriculture, services, manufacturing etc. But still, the Gross Domestic Product of the state is relatively very much low as Wyoming has the second lowest GDP as of 2019 which is 39.65 billion U.S. dollars.

The Wyoming climate is generally semi-arid. It is drier and windier in comparison to most of the United States with greater temperature extremes. Some of the highly top-rated tourist attractions in Wyoming are Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Yellowstone Lake, Teton Range, Black Hills, Cody, Cheyenne, Jackson Lake, Teton Village, Bighorn Mountains, Sheridan etc.

Key Facts:

  • In 2020, the per capita personal income in Wyoming was 62,263 U.S. dollars. 
  • In 2019, the real GDP of Wyoming was 39.31 billion U.S. dollars.
  • The value of Wyoming’s imports amounted to about 57 million U.S. dollars and exports valued at about 35 million U.S. dollars in May, 2020.
  • As of 2020, the unemployment rate in Wyoming was 5.8 per cent. 
  • The per capita real gross domestic product of Wyoming was 67,915 in 2019.
  •  In 2019, the average annual pay of employees in Wyoming totalled 49,756 U.S.