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Laramie, Wyoming

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Laramie /ˈlærəmi/ is a city in and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. The population was estimated 32,711 in 2019, making it the third-largest city in Wyoming after Cheyenne and Casper.[5] Located on the Laramie River in southeastern Wyoming, the city is north west of Cheyenne, at the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 287.

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Laramie, Wyoming
Downtown Laramie Historic District
Downtown Laramie Historic District
Gem City of the Plains
Location in Albany County and the state of Wyoming.
Location in Albany County and the state of Wyoming.
Coordinates: 41°18′40″N 105°35′37″W
CountryUnited States
  MayorPaul Weaver
  City18.38 sq mi (47.61 km2)
  Land18.36 sq mi (47.55 km2)
  Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
7,165 ft (2,184 m)
  Density1,781.74/sq mi (701.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code307
FIPS code56-45050[3]
GNIS feature ID1590526[4]

Laramie was settled in the mid-19th century along the Union Pacific Railroad line, which crosses the Laramie River at Laramie. It is home to the University of Wyoming, WyoTech, and a branch of Laramie County Community College. Laramie Regional Airport serves Laramie. The ruins of Fort Sanders, an army fort predating Laramie, lie just south of the city along Route 287. Located in the Laramie Valley between the Snowy Range and the Laramie Range, the city draws outdoor enthusiasts with its abundance of outdoor activities.

In 2011, Laramie was named as one of the best cities in which to retire by Money Magazine, which cited its scenic location, low taxes, and educational opportunities.[6]