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Cheyenne, WY

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About Cheyenne, WY

Cheyenne, WY is located in Laramie County in the state of Wyoming.

The total City Population for Cheyenne is about 64,610 with about 767 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 76,456.

The Average Home Value is $241,117, which is roughly 24% higher than the Average Home Value of $182,753 for the state of Wyoming, and roughly 22% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $70,705, which is roughly 34% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $46,482 for the state of Wyoming, and roughly 19% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Cheyenne Population 64,610
Average Home Value $241,117
Median Household Income $70,705
Median Age 38
Unemployment Rate 3.8%
Politics 61.66% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.11
Male Population Estimate: 49.8%
Female Population Estimate: 50.2%
Median Age: 38
Male Median Age: 17.2
Female Median Age: 17.9

Racial Demographic Estimates



Laramie County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
John Barrasso
U.S. Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
Mark Gordon
State governor
Mark Gordon
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 61.66%
Democratic: 33.64%
Other: 2.36%
Libertarian: 2.35%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Cheyenne specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Laramie County: About 4.38431 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Laramie County: About 206.19 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Laramie County is about 10% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 28% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Cheyenne is about 3.8%.

Wyoming is ranked #39 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 25.67 out of 100.

39th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 22.5

The average living wage for the state of Wyoming is $29.53/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Wyoming a minimum wage score of 14.03 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Wyoming a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Wyoming is $150.80, resulting in a UI benefit score of 14.45 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Wyoming does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Wyoming does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Wyoming does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Wyoming does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Wyoming does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Wyoming does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Wyoming does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Wyoming does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Wyoming does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Wyoming does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Wyoming does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Wyoming does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Wyoming does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Wyoming does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Wyoming does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Wyoming does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Wyoming does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Wyoming does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Wyoming does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Wyoming does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 82001, 82002, 82003, 82007, 82009 (5 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 41.135000
Longitude: -104.790200
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 6090.8 ft.
Area Code(s): 307