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Albany County, Wyoming

Albany County, Wyoming
Albany County Courthouse
Map of Wyoming highlighting Albany County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Founded 1868
Seat Laramie
Largest city Laramie
 • Total 4,309 sq mi (11,160 km2)
 • Land 4,274 sq mi (11,070 km2)
 • Water 35 sq mi (91 km2), 0.8%
 • (2010) 36,299
 • Density 8.5/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website .us.wy.albany.cowww
Morton Pass (SR34) Albany Co.
Morton Pass (SR34) Albany Co.

Albany County ( ) is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,299.[1] Its county seat is Laramie,[2] the site of the University of Wyoming. It is north from the Colorado state line.

Albany County comprises the Laramie, WY Micropolitan Statistical Area.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • National protected areas 2.2
    • Major highways 2.3
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • City 4.1
    • Town 4.2
    • Census-designated places 4.3
    • Unincorporated communities 4.4
  • See also 5
  • References 6


Albany County was organized December 16, 1868, from

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  4. ^ Long, John H. (2006). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  5. ^ Long, John H. (2006). "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Urbanek, Mae (1988). Wyoming Place Names. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Company.  
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Decennial Census Population for Wyoming Counties, Cities, and Towns". Wyoming Department of Administration & Information, Division of Economic Analysis. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places



Lincoln Monument, near Laramie, off Interstate 80


The median household income was $28,790 and the median family income was $44,334. Males had a median income of $31,087 compared with $22,061 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,706. About 10.8% of families and 21.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under the age of 18 and 8.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

18.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 28.2% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males.

There were 13,269 households of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.2% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

At the 2000 census,[11] there were 32,014 people, 13,269 households and 7,006 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 per square mile (3/km²). There were 15,215 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.32% White, 1.11% Black or African American, 0.95% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.65% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. 7.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.4% were of German, 11.1% English, 10.2% Irish and 6.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.


Major highways

National protected areas

Adjacent counties

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,309 square miles (11,160 km2), of which 4,274 square miles (11,070 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (0.8%) is water.[7]


Charles D. Bradley, a member of the legislature of the Dakota Territory named the county for Albany, New York, the capital of his native state.[6] In 1875, Albany County lost territory when Crook County and Johnson County were created by the legislature of the Wyoming Territory. Converse County was created with land ceded by Albany County in 1888. The boundaries of the county were final at that time except for minor adjustments in 1911 and 1955.


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