Wyoming, Delaware 2020

Wyoming is a small city located in Kent County in the US state of Delaware. The city is known for its attractive culture and strong agricultural heritage, and it’s a great place to shop, visit parks, and attend local events and activities. Fifer’s Orchards, a beautiful farmhouse, country store and popular destination for visitors looking for fresh, homemade produce, is also located in Wyoming. This one-of-a-kind city is affectionately called “Best small town in Delaware.”

Wyoming Geography and Climate

Wyoming covers a total area of ​​1.9 km2, of which 1.8 km2 is occupied by land and 0.10 km2 is covered by water. Wyoming is located approximately 3.32 miles southwest of the state capital, Dover. The city is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all cities and towns in Kent County.

According to the Köppen climate classification, Wyoming experiences a humid subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid summers and cold to mild winters. The average annual temperature is 14°C, with July and January recording the highest (25°C) and lowest (2°C) average temperatures respectively. On average, Wyoming receives 50mm of precipitation each month. The sky is mostly cloudy between November and July. The rest of the year is generally clear. The average annual relative humidity is around 73%, with a wind speed of 13 km/h.

Brief History of Wyoming

Railroad Depot in the Wyoming Historic District in Wyoming, Delaware. Image credit: William Grimes via Wikimedia Commons.

Wyoming was established in 1856 near the Pennsylvania Railroad. When John T. Jakes came to Wyoming to take over the offices of the Delaware Railroad and the Express Company, there was only one mill and two residences. Mr. Jakes remained involved with the town for many years, later playing a crucial role in establishing a post office in Wyoming. By 1860, Wyoming had become a small community called “Camden Station” Where “West Camden.” Reverend John J. Pierce of the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania arrived at “West Camden” in 1865 and planned the city. In the same year, the inhabitants of “West Camden” agreed to change the name of their community to Wyoming in honor of Reverend Pierce. Over the next few years, the town grew in population, bringing many people from Reverend Pierce’s former home to the Wyoming Valley. The inhabitants of the south and northwest of the city also contributed to the population growth observed during this period. Wyoming was incorporated as a city by the Delaware General Assembly on March 20, 1869. Population growth and the formation of settlements continued in the years that followed. By the 1860s, the peach and apple crops had become commercially important in the Delaware region. Wyoming was the main seaport in this region. Wyoming was known as the “Fishing Center” of Delaware. Fifer Orchards always ships seasonal vegetables around the world. Each year on the first Saturday in August, the town honors the traditional importance of fisheries to the region with the annual Peach Festival.

The population and economy of Wyoming

According to the last US census, Wyoming has a population of 1,680. The racial makeup of the city is 55.2% White (Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino) and 29.14% African American or Black. The others are divided between Asians and other races (mixed or not). English is spoken by 94.2% of the population. The rest speak Spanish (2.8%), Asian and Pacific Islander languages ​​(2%) and Indo-European languages ​​(1%). Only 67.3% of Wyoming’s population are naturalized US citizens. And veterans make up 14.3% of Wyoming’s population, of which 91% are male and 9% are female. At the same 2020 census, 49.3% of the population are employed, with a poverty rate of 8.4%. The homeownership rate in Wyoming is 72.3%, where the median gross rental cost is $1,103 per month.

Attractions in Wyoming

Wyoming Fishing Festival

Craft stand of handmade gourds at the annual Peach Festival in Wyoming, Delaware
Handmade gourd craft booth at the annual Peach Festival in Wyoming, Delaware. Editorial credit: Foolish Productions / Shutterstock.com

This festival takes place every year on the 1st Saturday of August from 9am to 3pm. At the festival, one will come across artisans, vendors, food, community exhibits, political exhibits, and many other fun activities.

Fifer’s Farm Shop

Since 1919, it has been a Delaware farming tradition. Quality fruits and vegetables are grown on the farm. Fifer Orchards hosts several festivals and special events, such as Fifer’s Fall Fest. One can pick their own local fresh fruit, fresh bread, their famous apple cider donuts, homemade ice cream, local honey, meat, eggs, dairy and much more available at the store in the closed.

just lovely

“Simply Charming of Wyoming” is a visual treat as well as a place to explore. This beautiful shop offers two fantastic locations with a tasteful mix of old and new. The open spaces are filled with beautiful vignettes. Cleverly curated vintage items like antiques and home/garden accessories will pique interest.

Wild Quail Golf and Country Club

Wild Quail is a great choice for any special event. Whether planning a professional corporate meeting, an exquisite seated dinner, a wedding ceremony, a group pool party or an entertaining golf tournament, Wild Quail’s team of experts will work to create an experience unbelievable.

Wyoming is one of those charming little towns with a strong economic base and an interesting history. The beautiful environment and the rich heritage of the region give the visitor a feeling of warmth and hospitality.

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