Cheyenne, Wyoming Population 2018

Cheyenne is a city located in the state of Wyoming. It serves as the state capital and is the county seat for Laramie County. With an estimated population of 64,019 people, Cheyenne is the most populous city in Wyoming.

Cheyenne History

In 1867, the region that is now the city of Cheyenne was selected by Union Pacific Railroad to serve as its regional headquarters. At the time, the area was known as Crow Creek Crossing. The railroad went into operation later that year. The following year, a city charter was granted by the legislature of the Dakota Territory.

By the end of the 1860s, the city’s population had grown to over 2,000 people. The Wyoming Tribune went into publication and the Eagle Hotel opened up for business. The city saw significant growth with the arrival of the 1870s, including the construction of City Hall and the Court House. By the end of the decade, the population had grown to over 3,000.

The remainder of the 19th century saw continued growth with the construction of Cheyenne Depot, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and an opera house. In 1890, Cheyenne was named as the capital of the state and by the end of the century, the population had increased to over 14,000, and Cheyenne was nicknamed as “Magic City of the Plains” due to its rapid growth.

The 20th century saw continued growth with the Cheyenne Airport, the construction of a new governor’s mansion, and the addition of malls, museums, restaurants, and other attractions.

Cheyenne Demographics

Cheyenne has a population of over 64,000 people. The city has a total area of over 24 square miles with a population density of over 2,425 people per square mile.

The city has a population that is primarily white, accounting for over 77% of the population. Blacks make up almost 3% of the population, Native Americans almost 1% of the population, Asians over 2%, 4% from other races, and over 3% mixed race. Over 14% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino descent. People aged 25 to 44 make up the largest age group, accounting for nearly 27% of the total population. About 24% of the population is under age 18, while 13.5% are at least 65 years old. There are more males than females, with women accounting for 50.7% of the total population. About 8.8% of the population lives below the federal poverty line.

Cheyenne Population Growth

Cheyenne has seen significant population growth since it was founded. By the 20th century, the population totaled more than 14,000. This number had more than doubled halfway through the 20th century. The 1970 census showed a slight drop in population, but it immediately rebounded at the next census in 1980. Current estimates show that the population has risen over 7% since the last census in 2010, showing that this growing city shows no signs of slowing down in terms of population growth.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201763,624230.04%
201663,6015750.91%
201563,0265860.94%
201462,4401950.31%
201362,2456901.12%
201261,5551,2562.08%
201160,2994150.69%
201059,8846,87312.97%
200053,0113,0036.01%
199050,0082,7255.76%
198047,2836,02914.61%
197041,254-2,251-5.17%
196043,50511,57036.23%
195031,9359,46142.10%
194022,4745,11329.45%
193017,3613,53225.54%
192013,8292,50922.16%
191011,320-2,767-19.64%
190014,0872,39720.50%
189011,6908,234238.25%
18803,4560.00%

Cheyenne Population in 2018Source: By Matthew Trump [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White54,584
Two or More Races2,278
Black or African American2,226
Some Other Race2,071
Asian964
American Indian and Alaska Native632
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander124

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Cheyenne Population Pyramid 2018

0k0k0k0k0k Male Population0k0k0k0k0k Female Population757065605550454035302520151050

Cheyenne Median Age

35.7


Total

34.1


Male

37.1


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 48,672 adults in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheyenne Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
6
Houses Without Mortgage
5,333
Houses With Mortgage
10,841
Vacancy Rate
10.5
Median Rent
809
Median Home Value
187,700
Renter-Occupied Units
9,223
Owner-Occupied Units
16,174
Total Housing Units
28,377

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Cheyenne for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.2% and the labor force participation rate is 68.1%.

Cheyenne Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.44
Average Family Size
3.04
Total Households
25397
Married Couple Households
11558
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1119
Female Householder (no husband) Families
3178
Non Family Households
9542
Total Families
15855
Households With Own Children
7253
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.2
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.3

Cheyenne Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
1,093
$10,000 to $14,999
1,136
$15,000 to $24,999
2,391
$25,000 to $34,999
2,516
$35,000 to $49,999
3,479
$50,000 to $74,999
4,989
$75,000 to $99,999
3,751
$100,000 to $149,999
4,053
$150,000 to $199,999
1,362
Over $200,000
627

Cheyenne Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Cheyenne

Wyoming

$58,895

$59,143

$72,552

$74,667

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

Cheyenne Education Data

Cheyenne Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
6861.63%
9th to 12th Grade
1,9824.70%
High School Graduate
10,81425.64%
Some College
11,13926.41%
Associates Degree
5,21012.35%
Bachelors Degree
7,83218.57%
Graduate Degree
4,51510.70%