Cheyenne is a city located in Laramie County Wyoming. Cheyenne has a 2023 population of 64,831. It is also the county seat of Laramie County.Cheyenne is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -0.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 65,161 in 2020.
The average household income in Cheyenne is $90,096 with a poverty rate of 8.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cheyenne is 38 years, 37.2 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.
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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cheyenne was:
Two or more races
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
Rate of Home Ownership
Less Than 9th Grade
9th to 12th Grade
High School Graduate
High School Graduation Rate
The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.58%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.05%.
Other Indo-European Languages
Asian and Pacific Island Languages
94.36% of Cheyenne residents speak only English, while 5.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.36% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheyenne is Black, with 42.63% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheyenne is Multiple, with 5.21% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.34%.
Overall Marriage Rate
Male Marriage Rate
Female Marriage Rate
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.
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
World War II
Less Than 9th Grade
High School Graduate
Bachelors or Greater
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Cheyenne
98.47% of Cheyenne residents were born in the United States, with 40.11% having been born in Wyoming. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.