Cheyenne, Wyoming Population 2022

66,266
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Cheyenne is a city located in Laramie County Wyoming. It is also the county seat of Laramie County. With a 2020 population of 66,266, it is the largest city in Wyoming and the 625th largest city in the United States. Cheyenne is currently growing at a rate of 0.86% annually and its population has increased by 1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 65,132 in 2020. Spanning over 32 miles, Cheyenne has a population density of 2,062 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cheyenne is $81,623 with a poverty rate of 9.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cheyenne is 36.6 years, 35.5 years for males, and 38 years for females.

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 indicate 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.

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

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cheyennewas:

  • White: 87.35%
  • Two or more races: 6.68%
  • Other race: 1.95%
  • Black or African American: 1.68%
  • Asian: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
The current population of Cheyenne, Wyoming is 66,266 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 65,132.

Cheyenne, Wyoming Population 2022

Population by Race

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Cheyenne Population by Race

Cheyenne Population Pyramid 2022

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Cheyenne Median Age

37.5


Total

36.3


Male

39


Female

Cheyenne Adults

There are 50,448 adults, (10,891 of whom are seniors) in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheyenne Sex Ratio

Female

31,820

49.64%

Male

32,279

50.36%

Cheyenne Population by Age

Cheyenne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cheyenne Household Types

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cheyenne Households and Families

2.95

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Cheyenne Households by Type

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Cheyenne Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheyenne Educational Attainment by Race

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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 asian people with a rate of 50.45%.

Cheyenne Educational Attainment by Race

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$45,147

Average Earnings

$53,913

Average Male

$35,342

Average Female

Cheyenne Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheyenne Language by Age

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Cheyenne Language

94.84% of Cheyenne residents speak only English, while 5.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.30% of the population.

Cheyenne Language

Cheyenne Poverty by Race

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9.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.99%

Male Poverty Rate

10.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheyenne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheyenne is Hispanic, with 14.90% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.17%.

Cheyenne Poverty

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Cheyenne Poverty Rate by Education

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Cheyenne Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheyenne Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Cheyenne Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheyenne Married by Age and Sex

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Cheyenne Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cheyenne Marital Status by Race

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Cheyenne Marital Status

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7,117

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Cheyenne Veterans by War

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Cheyenne Veterans by Age

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Cheyenne Veterans by Race

Cheyenne Veterans by Education

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3.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheyenne Veterans by Education

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66.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Cheyenne Employment by Age

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Cheyenne Employment by Race

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Cheyenne Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.17%

Born in Cheyenne

97.19%

Native Born

2.81%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.19% of Cheyenne residents were born in the United States, with 40.17% having been born in Wyoming. 1.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cheyenne Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Cheyenne Population by Year