Cheyenne, Wyoming Population 2019

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.

Population Size and Density in Cheyenne

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.

Cheyenne Demographics

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 Annual Growth Rate
201763,624230.04%
201663,6015750.91%
201563,0265860.94%
201462,4401950.31%
201362,2456901.12%
201261,5551,2562.08%
201160,2994150.69%
201059,8846,8731.23%
200053,0113,0030.58%
199050,0082,7250.56%
198047,2836,0291.37%
197041,254-2,251-0.53%
196043,50511,5703.14%
195031,9359,4613.58%
194022,4745,1132.61%
193017,3613,5322.30%
192013,8292,5092.02%
191011,320-2,767-2.16%
190014,0872,3971.88%
189011,6908,23412.96%
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
White55,135
Two or More Races2,377
Black or African American2,090
Some Other Race1,753
Asian981
American Indian and Alaska Native516
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander134

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Cheyenne Population Pyramid 2019

5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,000 Male Population5001,0001,5002,0002,5003,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cheyenne Median Age

35.7


Total

34.2


Male

37


Female

Cheyenne Adults

There are 48,378 adults, (9,659 of whom are seniors) in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheyenne Sex Ratio

Female

31,531

50.06%

Male

31,455

49.94%

Cheyenne Households and Families

Cheyenne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Cheyenne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
Male66.8%33.2%
All64.9%35.1%
Female49.6%50.4%
Non Family48.9%51.1%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cheyenne Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,2432.3664.9
Married12,0113.0681.9
Non Family10,2991.2248.9
Female2,7903.1249.6
Male1,1433.4866.8

3.01

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cheyenne Households

Cheyenne Education

Cheyenne Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6821.60%
9th to 12th Grade1,9024.46%
High School Graduate10,34524.26%
Some College11,21226.29%
Associates Degree5,36412.58%
Bachelors Degree8,16019.14%
Graduate Degree4,97611.67%

Cheyenne Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,68533,22111,718
Hispanic5,0724,116705
Black1,1951,098233
Other Race1,07885872
Multiple Races958936271
Asian716683168
Native American42639571
Islander1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 33.78%.

Cheyenne Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,231$46,549$34,560
Less Than High School$26,052$32,361$14,952
High School Grad$30,253$36,164$24,325
Some College$36,300$42,560$30,649
Bachelors Degree$50,598$56,017$40,370
Graduate Degree$61,852$73,250$58,418

$40,231

Average Earnings

$46,549

Average Male

$34,560

Average Female

Cheyenne Language

Cheyenne Language by Age

Cheyenne Language

93.69% of Cheyenne residents speak only English, while 6.31% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.85% of the population.

Cheyenne Poverty

Cheyenne Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White48,5425,01110.32%
Hispanic8,7151,32015.15%
Other1,67938723.05%
Multiple2,34127511.75%
Black2,0151607.94%
Native4908517.35%
Islander13075.38%
Asian98160.61%

10.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.08%

Male Poverty Rate

12.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheyenne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheyenne is Other, with 23.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheyenne is Asian, with 0.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.48%.

Cheyenne Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.56%
High School13.25%
Some College8.23%
Bachelors or Greater2.31%

Cheyenne Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.28%
Male Unemployed30.78%
Female Employed7.32%
Male Employed4.93%

Cheyenne Income

Cheyenne Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,878$74,982
Families$75,445$88,352
Married Families$89,045$
Non Families$36,789$51,660

Cheyenne Marital Status

Cheyenne Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheyenne Married by Age and Sex

Cheyenne Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Cheyenne Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Cheyenne Veterans

Cheyenne Veterans by War

6,565

Number of Veterans

5,563

Male Veterans

1,002

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War2,551
Second Gulf War2,002
Vietnam1,970
Korea422
World War II132

Cheyenne Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 542,122
55 to 641,369
65 to 741,203
18 to 34954
75+917

Cheyenne Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5,67413.52%
Hispanic71012.07%
Black45531.80%
2 or More15914.53%
Other14010.84%
Asian7711.03%
Indian6012.71%

Cheyenne Veterans by Education

3.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheyenne Employment Status

Cheyenne Employment by Age

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cheyenne Employment by Race

Cheyenne Employment by Education

Cheyenne Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

41.16%

Born in Wyoming

97.09%

Native Born

2.91%

Foreign Born

1.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.09% of Cheyenne residents were born in the United States, with 41.16% having been born in Wyoming. 1.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.