20 Interesting Facts About Casper, Wyoming

Facts About Casper, Wyoming

Facts About Casper

  1. Casper is nicknamed “The Oil City” and has a long history of oil boomtown and cowboy culture, dating back to the development of the nearby Salt Creek Oil Field.
  2. Casper is the second-largest city in Wyoming with an estimated population of 59,038 as of 2020.
  3. Casper is a city in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States.
  4. The total area of Casper city is 27.24 square miles of which 26.90 square miles is land and 0.34 square miles is water.
  5. The Tate Geological Museum, located at Casper College, is home to a mammoth and the first tyrannosaurs rex to be found in Wyoming
  6. Casper is located at 42°50′5″N 106°19′30″W (42.834665, −106.325062).
  7. The town was named “Casper”, instead of Caspar, honouring the memory of Fort Caspar and Lt. Caspar Collins, due to a typo that occurred when the town’s name was officially registered.
  8. Casper has an average elevation of 5,200 feet, above sea level.
  9. The city was founded at the time of the mass migration in the mid-nineteenth century and A trading post and bridge were established in the area in 1859 by Louis Guinard.
  10. The Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo are held annually in August.
  11. CNFR has made its home in Casper since 1999 and each June welcomes the best collegiate rodeo athletes to the Casper Events Center.
  12. Casper is known as an angler’s paradise, with easy access to the blue-ribbon waters of the North Platte River.
  13. asper’s economy was based on the production of oil and natural gas and the manufacture of oil-field equipment, augmented by mining and cattle and sheep raising.
  14. There are two 30-foot statues of daffy duck and bugs bunny in front of a Casper Restaurant.
  15. Casper is home to one of the oldest stores in Wyoming, Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters, which was established in 1919.
  16. The median household income in Casper is $61,979, as of 2019.
  17. Casper, Wyoming is the 666th largest city in the US.
  18. The city was established east of the former site of Fort Caspar, which was built during the mid-19th century mass migration of land seekers along the Oregon, California and Mormon trails.
  19. Casper is home to Casper College, a community college, and the University of Wyoming.
  20. The development of coal and uranium fields in recent decades has helped Casper continue its role as a centre in the energy industry


Facts About Casper, Wyoming
Facts About Casper, Wyoming