The 10 Wyoming Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Wyoming have the largest African American population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Wyoming with the largest African American population.

The Black community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

There are now 42 million people who identify as Black or African American living in America, making up 12% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Black population in wyoming is 5,193 - at 0.9% of the total population of wyoming.

The percentage growth of Blacks in America is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition. As most scholars and historians agree, an increase in the diversity in America is a good thing.

We agree.

But how has the increase in the black population impacted wyoming? Which cities and towns in wyoming have seen the greatest increase in its Black population?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in wyoming with the largest African American population in 2021:

  1. Rock Springs
  2. Cheyenne
  3. Laramie
  4. Rawlins
  5. Casper
  6. Riverton
  7. Cody
  8. Gillette
  9. Jackson
  10. Lander

What's the blackest city in Wyoming? Rock Springs took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in wyoming for 2021. See if it ranked as one of the most african american cities in America.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where wyoming ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Black, check out the best places to live in wyoming or the most diverse places in wyoming.

The 10 Blackest Cities In Wyoming For 2021

1. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, WY

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Population: 23,319
% African American: 2.05%
# Of African American Residents: 479
Percent Change Since 2010: 477.11%
More on Rock Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, WY

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8
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Population: 63,607
% African American: 1.81%
# Of African American Residents: 1,149
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.36%
More on Cheyenne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Laramie

Laramie, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 32,381
% African American: 1.77%
# Of African American Residents: 573
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.62%
More on Laramie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Rawlins

Rawlins, WY

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7
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Population: 8,820
% African American: 1.56%
# Of African American Residents: 138
Percent Change Since 2010: -22.91%
More on Rawlins: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Casper

Casper, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 58,446
% African American: 1.31%
# Of African American Residents: 766
Percent Change Since 2010: 83.69%
More on Casper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Riverton

Riverton, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 10,891
% African American: 1.06%
# Of African American Residents: 115
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.6%
More on Riverton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Cody

Cody, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,764
% African American: 0.6%
# Of African American Residents: 59
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Cody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Gillette

Gillette, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 32,857
% African American: 0.46%
# Of African American Residents: 152
Percent Change Since 2010: -10.06%
More on Gillette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Jackson

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,553
% African American: 0.45%
# Of African American Residents: 48
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Lander

Lander, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,555
% African American: 0.26%
# Of African American Residents: 20
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Lander: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In wyoming With The Largest Black Population For 2021

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across wyoming.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Black or African American.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 17 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Black or African American. The percentages ranked from 2.1% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Black population with a higher score being more Black than a lower score. Rock Springs took the distinction of being the most Black, while Worland was the least African American city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in wyoming ranked by population of African American residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Black Populations Across Wyoming

If you're looking for a breakdown of African American populations across Wyoming according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least African American places in Wyoming:

  1. Worland
  2. Douglas
  3. Green River

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most African American Cities In Wyoming

Rank City % African American Population
1 Rock Springs 2.05% 23,319
2 Cheyenne 1.81% 63,607
3 Laramie 1.77% 32,381
4 Rawlins 1.56% 8,820
5 Casper 1.31% 58,446
6 Riverton 1.06% 10,891
7 Cody 0.6% 9,764
8 Gillette 0.46% 32,857
9 Jackson 0.45% 10,553
10 Lander 0.26% 7,555
11 Powell 0.22% 6,295
12 Sheridan 0.2% 17,844
13 Evanston 0.14% 11,848
14 Torrington 0.13% 6,675
15 Green River 0.0% 12,069
16 Douglas 0.0% 6,393
17 Worland 0.0% 5,180

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