Cheyenne, Wyoming Population 2021

65,035
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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 65,035, it is the largest city in Wyoming and the 589th largest city in the United States . Cheyenne is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 9.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,466 in 2010. Cheyenne reached it's highest population of 65,035 in 2021. Spanning over 32 miles, Cheyenne has a population density of 2,024 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cheyenne is $81,623 with a poverty rate of 10.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $915 per month, and the median house value is $214,300. 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 Cheyenne was:

  • White: 89.45%
  • Two or more races: 3.93%
  • Black or African American: 1.98%
  • Other race: 1.98%
  • Asian: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.80%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
The current population of Cheyenne, Wyoming is 65,035 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 63,835.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 59,466.

Cheyenne, Wyoming Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021100,7706350.63%
2020100,1356350.63%
201999,5006350.64%
201898,8654880.49%
201798,3774900.50%
201697,8879180.94%
201596,9699330.96%
201496,0363290.34%
201395,7071,0101.06%
201294,6972,1212.24%
201192,5763400.37%
201092,2360.00%

Cheyenne Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,89789.45%
Two or More Races2,4983.93%
Black or African American1,2621.98%
Some Other Race1,2581.98%
Asian9751.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native5070.80%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2100.33%
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Cheyenne Population by Race

Cheyenne Population Pyramid $2021

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Cheyenne Median Age

36.6


Total

35.5


Male

38


Female

Cheyenne Adults

There are 49,393 adults, (10,639 of whom are seniors) in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheyenne Sex Ratio

Female

31,619

49.71%

Male

31,988

50.29%

Cheyenne Population by Age

Cheyenne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cheyenne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
All65.9%34.1%
Male65.3%34.7%
Female55.1%44.9%
Non Family49.6%50.4%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cheyenne Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All27,3442.2965.9
Married12,4022.9982.7
Non Family10,7831.1949.6
Female2,8463.0255.1
Male1,3133.0965.3

2.91

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Cheyenne Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8341.90%
9th to 12th Grade2,0244.60%
High School Graduate11,13125.31%
Some College11,25725.59%
Associates Degree5,37512.22%
Bachelors Degree8,27718.82%
Graduate Degree5,08411.56%
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Cheyenne Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheyenne Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White35,79234,17811,925
Hispanic5,4404,338666
2+ Races1,037971270
Black975919226
Other Race916707112
Asian704696266
Native American41736055
Islander5858

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 37.78%.

Cheyenne Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,016$50,623$35,368
Less Than 9th Grade$26,554$26,477$26,622
High School Graduate$35,368$42,568$22,571
Some College$39,688$48,155$31,816
Bachelors Degree$52,723$57,857$43,797
Graduate Degree$63,712$74,722$60,371

$43,016

Average Earnings

$50,623

Average Male

$35,368

Average Female

Cheyenne Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheyenne Language by Age

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Cheyenne Language

94.17% of Cheyenne residents speak only English, while 5.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.59% of the population.

Cheyenne Language

Cheyenne Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White49,1204,6029.37%
Hispanic9,1751,57817.20%
Multiple2,47526110.55%
Other1,20912910.67%
Asian975585.95%
Black1,231473.82%
Native478102.09%
Islander21094.29%

10.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.66%

Male Poverty Rate

12.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheyenne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheyenne is Hispanic, with 17.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheyenne is Native, with 2.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.46%.

Cheyenne Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.14%
High School11.71%
Some College7.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.38%

Cheyenne Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed46.39%
Female Unemployed31.39%
Female Employed6.01%
Male Employed3.87%

Cheyenne Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheyenne Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,598$81,623
Families$78,911$96,774
Married Families$90,511-
Non Families$40,856$55,507
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Income by Household Type

Cheyenne Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

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 45-54.

Cheyenne Marital Status by Race

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Cheyenne Marital Status

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6,663

Number of Veterans

5,773

Male Veterans

890

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War2,579
Second Gulf War2,364
Vietnam1,861
Korea353
World War II79

Cheyenne Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,028
65 to 741,421
55 to 641,201
18 to 341,040
75+973

Cheyenne Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,00513.81%
Hispanic4657.40%
Black30831.46%
2+ Races20615.16%
Other Race666.55%
Native American5311.60%
Asian253.77%

Cheyenne Veterans by Race

Cheyenne Veterans by Education

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3.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheyenne Veterans by Education

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67.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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40.63%

Born in Cheyenne

97.12%

Native Born

2.88%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

1.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.12% of Cheyenne residents were born in the United States, with 40.63% having been born in Wyoming. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cheyenne Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202165,0354000.62%
202064,6354000.62%
201964,2354000.63%
201863,8353150.50%
201763,520690.11%
201663,4515460.87%
201562,9056261.01%
201462,2791570.25%
201362,1226841.11%
201261,4381,2612.10%
201160,1773990.67%
201059,7786,7671.21%
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 by Year