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Welcome to Laramie ...

The city of Laramie is located in Albany County<1> and is the County Seat for Albany County.

When the people of Laramie refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Laramieite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Laramie has a population of 32,611 people<3> (see below for details).

Laramie was established in 1868.

The community of Laramie is 7,140 feet [2,176 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Laramie is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Laramie lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Laramie is located in the (307) area code.

The ZIP codes for Laramie: 82051, 82063, 82070-82073<5>

Websites for Laramie ...

Official Website: www.ci.laramie.wy.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Laramie had an population of 32,611 people. This is an increase of 5.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Laramie had a population of 30,816 people (or 84.89% of the total population of Albany County). This makes Laramie the county's most populous community.

The population of Laramie represents 5.47% of the total population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,816 people, the population of Laramie increased 13.28% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27,204 people).

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

Adding Laramie to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Laramie was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Laramie on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Laramie on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Laramie ...

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

  • The Buttes [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Buttes
    • The Buttes [Albany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Laramie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Buttes
  • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Laramie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Laramie
    • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
    • Wyoming
  • Hermosa [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
    • Hermosa [Albany County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Laramie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Albany County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Laramie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sherman has also been known as:
      • Old Sherman
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
    • Harmony [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Albany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Laramie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Bosler [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosler
      • Bosler [Albany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Laramie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosler
    • Buford [Albany County]
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County]

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 Laramie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Laramie.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Laramie. 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 Laramie.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Laramie. Our list includes 47 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Laramie.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Laramie ...

Looking for more information about Laramie? 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 Laramie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Laramie.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Albany County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Laramie: www.ci.laramie.wy.us/

The official website for Albany County: www.co.albany.wy.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Albany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Laramie refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Laramie may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Laramie.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Laramie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Laramie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Laramie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Laramie includes: 82051, 82063, 82070, 82071, 82072 & 82073.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Laramie) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Laramie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaramieOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laramie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3149, Longitude: -105.5933    
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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