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Welcome to Wyoming ...

Wyoming is located in Luzerne County<1>.


The location of Wyoming has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Wyoming, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1839.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wyoming has a population of 3,012 people<3> (see below for details).

Wyoming is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wyoming lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wyoming is located in the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wyoming had an population of 3,012 people. This is a decrease of 1.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wyoming had a population of 3,073 people. This makes Wyoming the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Wyoming represents 0.02% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 310th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,073 people, the population of Wyoming decreased 4.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,221 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wyoming.

Communities Also Named Wyoming ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Wyoming: This one is located in Luzerne County and the other is located in Philadelphia County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 21 communities that are also named Wyoming - they are located in Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Rhode Island, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wyoming.

Communities near Wyoming ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wyoming.

  • Scranton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Wilkes-Barre
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Dunmore
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunmore
    • Dunmore is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,836 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore <5>
  • Kingston
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Nanticoke
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Old Forge
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
    • Old Forge is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge <5>
  • Archbald
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archbald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archbald
    • Archbald is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,055 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archbald <5>
  • Blakely
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blakely
    • Blakely is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,174 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely <5>
  • Taylor
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor <5>
  • Moosic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
    • Moosic is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wyoming. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wyoming.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wyoming. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wyoming.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wyoming. See our Newspapers Page for Wyoming.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wyoming ...

Looking for more information about Wyoming? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wyoming, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wyoming.

Adding Wyoming to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wyoming in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Wyoming was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Wyoming post office opened in 1839.

We also found Wyoming in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Wyoming.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wyoming. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Luzerne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wyoming.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wyoming - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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