Albany County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,299. Its county seat is Laramie, the site of the University of Wyoming. It is north from the Colorado state line.
Albany County comprises the Laramie, WY Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Albany County was organized December 16, 1868, from Laramie County in Dakota Territory, which at the time had jurisdiction over part of modern-day Wyoming. It became a county in Wyoming Territory when that territory's government was formally organized on May 19, 1869.
Charles D. Bradley, a member of the legislature of the Dakota Territory named the county for Albany, New York, the capital of his native state. In 1875, Albany County lost territory when Crook County and Johnson County were created by the legislature of the Wyoming Territory. Converse County was created with land ceded by Albany County in 1888. The boundaries of the county were final at that time except for minor adjustments in 1911 and 1955.