Profile for Laramie, Wyoming, WY
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Laramie is a city in Albany County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the Laramie River, named for fur trapper Jacques Laramie (or La Ram?e).
The latitude of Laramie is 41.311N. The longitude is -105.59W.
It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,165 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,956.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Laramie demographic reports
Laramie is on the Laramie River.
Former and merged names include:
· Gem City
Outlaw Butch Cassidy was incarcerated at the Wyoming Territorial Prison, built here in 1872.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 51. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Laramie received national attention for 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Jubilee Days - July 4-15, 2007
- Western Outlaw Festival - June 15-17, 2007
- Albany County Fair - July 26-Aug. 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Laramie web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Medicine Bow National Forest, Curt Gowdy State Park
Laramie attractions: UW Planetarium
Historic sites and museums: Laramie Plains Museum, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming Geological Museum, Wyoming Territorial Prison State Park, Wyoming Children's Museum & Nature Center, University of Wyoming Art Museum
Colleges and universities:
University of Wyoming
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
23% of Laramie residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laramie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laramie was $16,036, compared with $21,587 nationally.
47% of Laramie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Laramie festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Jubilee Days - J
- Albany County Fair - J
- Western Outlaw Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Laramie festival web sites:
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Median rent in Laramie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $431. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $905.
Libraries in Laramie include Albany County Library System ... View libraries
Newspapers in Laramie include Laramie Boomerang
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUWR.
Albany County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laramie political report.
The average commute time for Laramie workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Laramie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Laramie include 1st Inn Gold Laramie, Best Value Inn Laramie, Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn Laramie, Econo Lodge, Laramie Travelodge, Motel 6, Ramada Center Hotel Laramie.
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