About self storage in Wyoming
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Wyoming is the least populous state with a U.S. Census estimated population of 544,270 in 2009. The capital and most populous city is Cheyenne. The vast majority of government land is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service in numerous National Forests, a National Grassland, and F.E. Warren Air Force Base near Cheyenne.
Parks under the management of the National Park Service include: Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Devils Tower National Monument, Fossil Butte National Monument, California National Historic Trail, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, Oregon National Historic Trail, Pony Express National Historic Trail, and the Medicine Wheel Historic Site.
Tourism accounts for $2 billion in revenue for the state. In 2002, more than six million people visited Wyoming’s national parks and monuments. Key tourist attractions in Wyoming include Grand Teton National Park, Devils Tower National Monument and Fossil Butte National Monument. Each year, Yellowstone National Park, known as the world’s first national park, receives three million visitors.
Wyoming is broken into a number of mountain ranges. Surface elevations range from the summit of Gannett Peak in Wind River Mountain Range, at 13,804 feet, to the Belle Fourche River valley in the state’s northern corner, at 3,125 feet. In the northwest are Absaroka, Owl Creek, Gros Ventre, Wind River and the Teton ranges. In the north central are the Big Horn Mountains, in the northeast, the Black Hills, and in the southern region, the Laramie, Snowy and Sierra Madres ranges.
According to a 2008 U.S. Census, the largest cities in Wyoming are: Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Green River, Evanston, Riverton, Jackson, Cody, Rawlins, Lander, Douglas, Powell, Torrington, Worland, Buffalo, Newcastle, and Wheatland.
Wyoming only has one four–year public university, the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Wyoming has seven two–year community colleges.
Wyoming is one of the 19 states that is an alcoholic beverage control state, meaning it has a control over the retailing of some or all categories of alcoholic beverages.
Wyoming is also unique in that it does not levy individual or corporate income tax. In 2008, the Tax Foundation ranked Wyoming as having the most “business friendly” tax climate out of all 50 states.
Wyoming is generally comprised of a semi–arid and continental climate and is very dry and windy with greater temperature extremes. Summers in Wyoming are warm with July temperatures averaging between 85 degrees Fahrenheit and 95 degrees Fahrenheit in most of the state. In elevated areas above 9,000 feet, temperatures average around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Even in the summer, nights are considerably cooler with temperatures averaging 50–60 degrees Fahrenheit. Some mountain areas do receive greater precipitation, with snow averaging around 20 inches per year and sometimes 200 inches more annually. Wyoming’s climate is mostly determined by its latitude, altitude and local topography. These play into factors of airflow, temperature variations, precipitation and humidity brought in by weather systems that migrate eastward. Transversely, in the winter, Wyoming is beneath the jet stream, or north of it, which accounts for its frequent strong winds, Arctic air, and precipitation. As a result, Wyoming’s northwestern ski areas are very popular. In the summer, that same jet stream moves northward to Canada, providing the state with mild and pleasant weather.
The southeastern plains of the state have the most thunderstorm activity a year, which is highest during the spring and early summer. The southeastern corner is Wyoming’s area most prone to tornadoes.
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