Cheyenne, Wyoming Population 2020

64,165

Cheyenne is a city located in Wyoming. With a 2020 population of 64,165, it is the largest city in Wyoming and the 597th largest city in the United States. Cheyenne is currently growing at a rate of 0.16% annually and its population has increased by 7.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,466 in 2010. Spanning over 32 miles, Cheyenne has a population density of 1,997 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cheyenne is $77,984 with a poverty rate of 10.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $898 per month, and the median house value is $200,200. The median age in Cheyenne is 35.5 years, 33.9 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.2 males.

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: 88.20%
  • Two or more races: 3.88%
  • Other race: 2.93%
  • Black or African American: 2.76%
  • Asian: 1.37%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.25%
The current population of Cheyenne, Wyoming is 64,165, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 63,957.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 59,466.

Cheyenne, Wyoming Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020100,0085160.52%
201999,4925160.52%
201898,9765160.52%
201798,4604820.49%
201697,9789720.99%
201597,0069681.00%
201496,0383320.35%
201395,7061,0161.06%
201294,6902,1292.25%
201192,5613260.35%
201092,2350.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,78288.20%
Two or More Races2,4563.88%
Some Other Race1,8502.93%
Black or African American1,7442.76%
Asian8661.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native3900.62%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1550.25%

Cheyenne Population Pyramid 2020

Cheyenne Median Age

35.5


Total

33.9


Male

37


Female

Cheyenne Adults

There are 48,544 adults, (9,844 of whom are seniors) in Cheyenne.

Cheyenne Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheyenne Sex Ratio

Female

31,285

49.47%

Male

31,958

50.53%

Cheyenne Households and Families

Cheyenne Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cheyenne Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
Male69.4%30.6%
All65.6%34.4%
Female51.2%48.8%
Non Family49.4%50.6%

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,6352.3465.6
Married12,3323.0581.9
Non Family10,2551.249.4
Female2,7832.9851.2
Male1,2653.2469.4

2.96

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cheyenne Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6841.60%
9th to 12th Grade1,9644.59%
High School Graduate10,83225.30%
Some College10,90925.48%
Associates Degree5,41012.64%
Bachelors Degree8,19519.14%
Graduate Degree4,81611.25%

Cheyenne Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,86933,42311,690
Hispanic5,2874,262646
Multiple Races1,1091,043279
Other Race1,065828113
Black1,062958148
Asian567549232
Native American32229753
Islander1414

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 40.92%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,396$49,403$34,951
Less Than High School$26,904$30,478$20,804
High School Grad$32,026$40,579$21,868
Some College$39,142$45,777$31,645
Bachelors Degree$50,226$56,193$41,298
Graduate Degree$64,128$77,562$60,076

$41,396

Average Earnings

$49,403

Average Male

$34,951

Average Female

Cheyenne Language

Cheyenne Language by Age

Cheyenne Language

94.30% of Cheyenne residents speak only English, while 5.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.70% of the population.

Cheyenne Poverty

Cheyenne Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White48,6544,6909.64%
Hispanic9,0941,60517.65%
Other1,75944725.41%
Multiple2,41926010.75%
Black1,6651398.35%
Native3646818.68%
Asian866404.62%
Islander15574.52%

10.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.36%

Male Poverty Rate

12.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheyenne

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheyenne is Other, with 25.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheyenne is Islander, with 4.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.78%
High School12.72%
Some College7.60%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.51%
Female Unemployed32.07%
Female Employed7.10%
Male Employed4.54%

Cheyenne Income

Cheyenne Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,235$77,984
Families$76,853$91,358
Married Families$88,929-
Non Families$37,161$53,725

Cheyenne Marital Status

Cheyenne Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheyenne Married by Age and Sex

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

Cheyenne Veterans

6,693

Number of Veterans

5,655

Male Veterans

1,038

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War2,463
Second Gulf War2,266
Vietnam1,966
Korea366
World War II101
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,85113.82%
Hispanic5609.05%
Black42335.25%
2 or More26118.94%
Other1007.74%
Indian4813.52%
Asian101.89%

$Cheyenne Veterans by Education

3.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheyenne Employment Status

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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

41.03%

Born in Wyoming

97.42%

Native Born

2.58%

Foreign Born

1.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.42% of Cheyenne residents were born in the United States, with 41.03% having been born in Wyoming. 1.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202064,1651040.16%
201964,0611040.16%
201863,9573700.58%
201763,5871040.16%
201663,4835790.92%
201562,9046451.04%
201462,2591550.25%
201362,1046841.11%
201261,4201,2612.10%
201160,1593870.65%
201059,7726,7611.21%
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%