These Are The 10 Wyoming Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2018


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

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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 6,176 – at 1.1% 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 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 2018:

  1. Cheyenne (Photos)
  2. Cody (Photos)
  3. Rawlins (Photos)
  4. Laramie (Photos)
  5. Casper (Photos)
  6. Rock Springs (Photos)
  7. Riverton (Photos)
  8. Sheridan (Photos)
  9. Gillette (Photos)
  10. Powell (Photos)

Cheyenne took the number one over all spot for the largest Black population in Wyoming for 2018.

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.

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How We Determined The Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Black Population For 2018

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 2012-2016 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 3.4% 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. Cheyenne took the distinction of being the most Black, while Worland was the least African American city.

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.

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1. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Population: 62,879
% African American: 3.39%
# Of African American Residents: 2,131
Percent Change Since 2010: 73.68%

2. Cody

Cody, Wyoming

Population: 9,776
% African American: 2.03%
# Of African American Residents: 198
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%

3. Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyoming

Population: 9,114
% African American: 1.92%
# Of African American Residents: 175
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.23%

4. Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming

Source: Public domain

Population: 32,096
% African American: 1.51%
# Of African American Residents: 485
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.03%

5. Casper

Casper, Wyoming

Source: Public domain

Population: 59,397
% African American: 1.4%
# Of African American Residents: 831
Percent Change Since 2010: 99.28%

6. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Population: 23,967
% African American: 1.2%
# Of African American Residents: 287
Percent Change Since 2010: 245.78%

7. Riverton

Riverton, Wyoming

Population: 11,044
% African American: 1.12%
# Of African American Residents: 124
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.71%

8. Sheridan

Sheridan, Wyoming

Population: 17,866
% African American: 1.12%
# Of African American Residents: 200
Percent Change Since 2010: 2757.14%

9. Gillette

Gillette, Wyoming

Population: 32,033
% African American: 1.05%
# Of African American Residents: 336
Percent Change Since 2010: 98.82%

10. Powell

Powell, Wyoming

Population: 6,396
% African American: 0.34%
# Of African American Residents: 22
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.0%

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. Jackson

For more Wyoming reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most African American Cities In Wyoming

City Rank Population % African American
Cheyenne 1 62,879 3.39%
Cody 2 9,776 2.03%
Rawlins 3 9,114 1.92%
Laramie 4 32,096 1.51%
Casper 5 59,397 1.4%
Rock Springs 6 23,967 1.2%
Riverton 7 11,044 1.12%
Sheridan 8 17,866 1.12%
Gillette 9 32,033 1.05%
Powell 10 6,396 0.34%
Torrington 11 6,759 0.3%
Lander 12 7,744 0.19%
Green River 13 12,574 0.19%
Evanston 14 12,179 0.1%
Jackson 15 10,279 0.07%
Douglas 16 6,478 0.02%
Worland 17 5,383 0.0%

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