Yay! The 2010 census results are finally trickling in! Laramie is said to have increased by 13.3%, up to 30,816 people. "Yee haw!", that's a lot of people! This number does not include the few thousand college students who claim someplace else as home but live here while they go to school. Overall, the state of Wyoming is up by about 70,000 people to a new all time high of 563,000 for the entire state.
But for people here who love the general lack of people, don't worry, we still have the smallest population in the nation.
Since I love my 4 minute commute to work and the 7 minute commute to the kids' school, I like our lowest count status! I wonder if I'm even allowed to call 4 minutes a commute?!
Maybe I'm missing the bigger economic picture....but whether I am or not, the wide open spaces and the lack of people to fill them up are the biggest reason I love our state.