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The 2000 Census showed that Laramie County had a population of 81,607 people. This represented 16.53% of the total population of Wyoming, making it the state's most populous county (out of 23 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Laramie had a population of 88,854 people. This is an increase of 8.88% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201091,738+12.41%+3.25% since 2009
200988,854+8.88%+1.25% since 2008
200887,759+7.54%+1.34% since 2007
200786,601+6.12%+0.73% since 2006
200685,974+5.35%+0.83% since 2005
200585,270+4.49% 
200485,195+4.4%+1.08% since 2003
200384,287+3.28%+1.37% since 2002
200283,144+1.88%+0.91% since 2001
200182,392+0.96%+0.96% since 2000
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200081,607The Last Census

Laramie County had 34,213 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Laramie County has a total area<3> of 2,687 square miles [6,960 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.58 square miles [4.08 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Laramie County had a population density of 30.38 people per square mile [11.73 people/km²], making it the most densely populated county in Wyoming.

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Laramie County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Laramie and the state of Wyoming.

Click here for the Laramie County QuickFact (QF-56021).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Laramie County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
CheyenneQF-561390057,47853,0118.43%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Laramie County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
Larimer (CO)QF-08069   SW298,382251,49418.64%
Weld (CO)QF-08123   S254,759180,93640.8%
Banner (NE)QF-31007   NE647819-21%
Kimball (NE)QF-31105   E3,5764,089-12.55%
AlbanyQF-56001   W33,97932,0146.14%
GoshenQF-56015   N12,31912,538-1.75%
PlatteQF-56031   N8,1968,807-6.94%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Laramie. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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