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WYOMING FOOD TRIVIA & FACTS

FARMS & FARMERS
Wyoming: approximate land area 62,130,538 acres
Farmland is 30,169,526 acres or 48.6% of total land
Organic agriculture accounts for about 660,076 acres
Number of Farms: 11,069
Principle Farm Operators:
       Men: 9,465   Women: 1.604
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]

POPULATION & HUNGER
Wyoming has a total population of: 568,158
Urban population: 169,046
Rural population: 399,112
Food insecure households*: 12.7%
Households with very low food security*: 4.8%
*Food insecurity - Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
Very low food security - At times during the year, eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and food intake reduced because the household lacked money and other resources for food.

(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov )
(Population & Food Security data: 2011)

In 1985 Wyoming adopted the Bison (Bison bison) as the Official State Mammal.

In 1987 Wyoming adopted the Cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki) as the Official State Fish.

In 2007 Wyoming adopted Western Wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii) as the Official State Grass.

Wyoming is the 9th largest state with an area of 97,818 square miles, but ranks 50th in population, with 493,782 residents. The population per square mile is 5.09, which ranks 49th.
 

 

 

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