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Cheyenne, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Cheyenne is the largest city in Wyoming with a population of 65,296 as of July 1, 2018. Cheyenne ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cheyenne is located at latitude 41.1437 and longitude -104.7928 in Laramie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cheyenne (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Laramie County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,086 feet.

The City of Cheyenne (GNIS ID: 2409445) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cheyenne is located within Cheyenne Division of Laramie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cheyenne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cheyenne: Hell on Wheels.

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Cheyenne, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 65,296
Population in Households 64,271
Population in Familes 48,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,025
Population Density2 2,591
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $55,837
Average Household Income $69,654
Per Capita Income $29,947


Total Housing Units 29,113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,155 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,375 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,583 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $199,342
Average Home Value $222,966


Total Households 27,530
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 16,228
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.13% 0.81%
Households 0.9% 0.79%
Families 0.73% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Cheyenne, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheyenne to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density # 4 99th
Diversity Index # 17 92nd
Median Household Income # 129 37th
Per Capita Income # 115 44th

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