U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 10

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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Profile America — Wednesday, July 10th.  Wyoming became the 44th state to join the Union on this date in 1890.  Its history reflects the larger story of the West — beginning with early exploration by fur trappers.  For many years, the area was the Wyoming territory — carved out of the Dakota, Idaho, and Utah territories.  It was an important route for settlers and gold miners moving west, for the Pony Express and the overland stage.  Wyoming is called the Equality State — noting that it was the first to give women the right to vote — in 1869.  When Wyoming joined the Union, it was home to 63,000 settlers.  Today, the population is 576,000 — the smallest in the nation.  You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the new "America's Economy" mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources: http://wyoming.gov/history.aspx
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 14
U.S. Census Bureau, Wyoming QuickFacts

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau


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