Fun Facts from the Wyo

POSTED IN | 12:37 AM

Perhaps you are aware, or perhaps not. In either case, I'll enliven you with some refreshing tid bits from The Equality State, that is to say, Wyoming.

Total population: 522,830 (2007 est.) ranked 50th for least number o' peeps
Total land area: 97,818 sq. mi - ranked 9th largest
Population density: 5.4 people per square mile - ranked 49th for most lonely

by comparison:

Total population: 683,478 - ranked 47th for least number of whacked out loners
Total land area: 656,424 sq mi - ranked 50th for behemothness, obviously
Population density: 1.2 people per square mile - 50th for most lonely

New Jersey
Total population: 8.6 million - ranked 11th highest
Total land area: 8,729 sq mi - ranked 47th smallest
Population density: 1,134 people per square mile - ranked No. 1 for least elbow room

Total population: 4.59 million (about like Oklahoma)
Total land area: 270 sq mi (about like Norman, OK and Noble, OK combined)
Population density: 16, 392 people per square mile (though it didn't seem that crowded)

So, as we can see from figure No. 1, there aren't many peeps up in the Wyo house. I can confirm this sentiment in my town of 6,000 that is the state's 14th LARGEST "city". I guess in some ways you could say Wyoming is the antithesis of somewhere like Texas (i.e. "size always matters"). We do things small here. Though there are still a lot of F-350 Turbo Diesels...

Thus, I'll leave you with a parting fun fact paragraph about women's rights in Wyoming (from Wiki P):

In 1869, Wyoming territory gave women the right to vote. And in addition to being the first U.S. state to extend suffrage to women, Wyoming was also the home of many other firsts for U.S. women in politics. For the first time, women served on a jury in Wyoming (Laramie in 1870). Wyoming had the first female court bailiff (Mary Atkinson, Laramie, in 1870) and the first female justice of the peace in the country (Esther Hobart Morris, South Pass City , in 1870). Wyoming became the first state in the Union to elect a female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, who was elected in 1924 and took office in January 1925. Because of rights given to women, Wyoming earned the nickname of "The Equality State."

1 Response to 'Fun Facts from the Wyo'

  •'> 8:54 AM

    Hmm...there are more people in Sacramento county than in the entire state of Wyoming...hmmm...sure puts things into perspective :-)