Laramie, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 27,204. Estimated population in July 2005: 26,050 (-4.2% change)
Males: 14,065 (51.7%), Females: 13,139 (48.3%)

Albany County

Zip codes: 82070, 82072.

Median resident age: 25.3 years
Median household income: $27,319 (year 2000)
Median house value: $116,400 (year 2000)

Races in Laramie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.8%)
  • Hispanic (7.9%)
  • Other race (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (26.6%), English (15.1%), Irish (13.8%), Norwegian (5.0%), United States (4.9%), Swedish (4.4%).

Elevation: 7163 feet

Land area: 11.1 square miles

Map of Laramie, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Laramie

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 46.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laramie city

  • Never married: 45.8%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

4.0% Foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +517 (+1.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Laramie:

  • IVINSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (255 N 30TH)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Laramie:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Laramie:

  • LARAMIE REGIONAL (about 6 miles; LARAMIE, WY; ID: LAR)
  • CHEYENNE (about 56 miles; CHEYENNE, WY; ID: CYS)
  • FORT COLLINS-LOVELAND MUNI (about 72 miles; FORT COLLINS/LOVELAND, CO; ID: FNL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Laramie:

Amtrak station:
LARAMIE (4700 BLUEBIRD LA.) – Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Laramie:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (Full-time enrollment: 9,665; Location: CORNER OF NINTH AND IVINSON; Public; Website: www.uwyo.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • WYOMING TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 1,289; Location: 4373 N 3RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wyomingtech.com)
  • INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY INC (Location: 2133 GARFIELD ST; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Laramie:

  • COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; Fort Collins, CO; Full-time enrollment: 22,684)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER (about 86 miles; BOULDER, CO; FT enrollment: 25,355)
  • AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; GREELEY, CO; FT enrollment: 3,722)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO (about 88 miles; GREELEY, CO; FT enrollment: 10,983)
  • FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 107 miles; WESTMINSTER, CO; FT enrollment: 6,858)
  • REGIS UNIVERSITY (about 111 miles; DENVER, CO; FT enrollment: 5,898)
  • COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES (about 112 miles; GOLDEN, CO; FT enrollment: 3,183)

Schools

Public high schools in Laramie:

  • LARAMIE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 768; Location: 1275 NORTH 11TH; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • WHITING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 33; Location: 509 SOUTH 9TH; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Laramie:

  • MAE OLSON EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Students: 38; Location: PO BOX 520; Grades: 5 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Laramie:

  • LARAMIE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 753; Location: 1355 NORTH 22ND; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • VELMA LINFORD ELEMENTARY (Students: 376; Location: 120 SOUTH JOHNSON; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SLADE ELEMENTARY (Students: 337; Location: 1212 BAKER; Grades: PK – 06)
  • INDIAN PAINTBRUSH ELEMENTARY (Students: 300; Location: 1653 N. 28TH STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 233; Location: 1203 RUSSELL; Grades: KG – 06)
  • BEITEL ELEMENTARY (Students: 205; Location: 811 SOUTH 17TH STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • UW LABORATORY SCHOOL (Students: 205; Location: EDUCATION BLDG, UW CAMPUS; Grades: KG – 09)
  • THAYER ELEMENTARY (Students: 135; Location: 801 SOUTH 24TH STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SNOWY RANGE ACADEMY (Students: 132; Location: 4037 GRAND AVENUE, SUITE A; Grades: KG – 06)
  • CATHEDRAL HOME FOR CHILDREN (Students: 42; Location: P.O. BOX 520; Grades: 04 – 12)

Private primary/middle schools in Laramie:

  • ST LAURENCE SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 608 SOUTH 4TH STREET; Grades: KG – 6)
  • LARAMIE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: PO BOX 943; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OPEN SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 414 S 24TH ST; Grades: PK – 2)
  • LARAMIE PRESCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 1015 BRADLEY; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Library in Laramie:

  • ALBANY COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $440,077; Location: 310 SOUTH 8TH ST; 118,639 books; 1,360 audio materials; 302 video materials; 205 serial subscriptions)