State Abbreviation WY
Statehood July 10, 1890
State Capital Cheyenne
State Size Total (Land + Water): 97,814 sq miles; Land Only: 97,100 sq miles
Number of Counties 23
State Population (2010) 563,626
Electoral Votes 3
State Quarter Issue Date 3-Sep-07
State Motto Equal Rights
State Flower Indian paintbrush
State Bird Western Meadowlark
Nickname Equality State
Area Codes 307
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Cheyenne (59,466)
Casper (55,316)
Laramie (30,816)
Gillette (29,087)
Rock Springs (23,036)
Major Sports Teams None
Federal Prisons None
Federal Correctional Institutions None
State Prisons Wyoming State Penitentiary (Rawlins)
Wyoming Women’s Center (Lusk; inmate capacity 261)
Wyoming Honor Farm (Riverton; inmate capacity 283)
Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp & Boot Camp
Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (Torrington)

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