Wyoming Population 2018
The state of Wyoming is located in the central northwestern sector of the USA. While it is the 10th largest in terms of surface area, it has the lowest recorded population of any state in the Union. It is also the second most sparsely populated. Wyoming's population in 2018 is estimated at 573,720, up slightly from the 2010 Census. It's currently enjoying a healthy growth rate of 1.13%, which ranks 15th among all 50 states.
The population of Wyoming in 2018 can only be estimated at present because the last official census in the country took place in 2010. It’s necessary, therefore, to take the official figures and attempt to project them forward to the present day.
The 2010 census revealed that there were 563,626 people in Wyoming and that meant an increase of over 14% on the numbers declared at the Census of 2000. An updated estimate of the state's population shows 573,720 residents in 2018. That means Wyoming ranks 50th in terms of population.
Wyoming Area and Pppulation Density
As of 2005, almost 51% of Wyomingites lived in one of the 13 largest municipalities of the state. The largest city, Cheyenne, has a population of just 63,335, followed by Casper (60,285) and Laramie (32,158).
The most populated counties in the state of Wyoming are Laramie county and Natrona county with respective populations of 98,327 and 79,547.
Wyoming Demographics Notes
Age/Sex, Race, and Religion
The median age of the population residing in Wyoming is approximately 36.8 years of age. The ratio of females to males is currently at 48.9% females and 51.1% males.
The racial diversity of the population in Wyoming is currently at 91.2% Caucasian, 2.7% two or more races, 2.2% Native Americans, 1.8% other races, 1.1% African American, and .9% Asian.
In terms of favored religions among the population of Wyoming, Christian based faith affiliations are at 71%, while non-Christian faith affiliations are at 3%, leaving 26% without any particular religious affiliations.
Wyoming Population History
Although most of Wyoming was acquired as early as the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, organized government began with the establishment of Oregon, Nebraska, and Utah Territories (1848-54). Later the area was included in Idaho, Dakota, and Utah Territories until Wyoming Territory was established in 1868 with the present State boundaries. Wyoming was admitted as a State on July 10, 1890.
In 1850 and 1860 present-day Wyoming had only limited census coverage, as part of Utah and Nebraska Territories. In 1870 census coverage included the whole of Wyoming Territory.