The 10 Wyoming Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2024

The most African American cities in Wyoming are Cheyenne and Rawlins for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Most African American cities in Wyoming research summary. We used Saturday Night Science to analyze Wyoming’s most recent Census data to determine the blackest cities in Wyoming based on the percentage of Black residents. Here are the results of our analysis:

  • The city with the largest African American population in Wyoming is Cheyenne based on the most recent Census data.

  • Cheyenne is 2.58% Black.

  • The least African American city in Wyoming is Green River.

  • Green River is 0.0% Black.

  • Wyoming is 0.8% Black.

  • Wyoming is the 48th blackest state in the United States.

Cities With Highest Black Population In Wyoming Map

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

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

Roughly 42 million people identifying as Black or African American live in the United States, making up 12% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Black population in Wyoming is 4,488 – at 0.8% 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. Most scholars and historians agree that increasing 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 2024:

Most African American Places In Wyoming

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

What’s the blackest city in Wyoming? The city with the largest Black population in Wyoming for 2024 is Cheyenne. See if Cheyenne ranked as one of the most african american places 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 2024

1. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, WY

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Population: 64,795
% African American: 2.58%
# Of African American Residents: 1,671
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.19%
More on Cheyenne: Data | Cost Of Living

2. Rawlins

Rawlins, WY

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Population: 8,287
% African American: 2.4%
# Of African American Residents: 199
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.17%
More on Rawlins: Data | Cost Of Living

3. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, WY

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Population: 23,361
% African American: 2.1%
# Of African American Residents: 490
Percent Change Since 2010: 490.36%
More on Rock Springs: Data | Cost Of Living

4. Laramie

Laramie, WY

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Population: 31,735
% African American: 0.98%
# Of African American Residents: 311
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.62%
More on Laramie: Data | Cost Of Living

5. Riverton

Riverton, WY

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Population: 10,733
% African American: 0.9%
# Of African American Residents: 97
Percent Change Since 2010: -12.61%
More on Riverton: Data | Cost Of Living

6. Torrington

Torrington, WY

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Population: 6,161
% African American: 0.78%
# Of African American Residents: 48
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Torrington: Data | Cost Of Living

7. Jackson

Jackson, WY

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Population: 10,748
% African American: 0.6%
# Of African American Residents: 64
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Jackson: Data | Cost Of Living

8. Lander

Lander, WY

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Population: 7,561
% African American: 0.6%
# Of African American Residents: 45
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Lander: Data | Cost Of Living

9. Cody

Cody, WY

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Population: 10,081
% African American: 0.59%
# Of African American Residents: 59
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Cody: Data | Cost Of Living

10. Douglas

Douglas, WY

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Population: 6,356
% African American: 0.5%
# Of African American Residents: 32
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Douglas: Data | Cost Of Living

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Black Population For 2024

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the Census. So that’s where we went to get the race breakdown across Wyoming.

That leads us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2018-2022 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 was the number of people who identified as Black or African American.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 6,000 people in Wyoming. That left us with 16 cities.

We then calculated the percentage of residents that are Black or African American. The percentages ranked from 2.6% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percentage of the Black population, with a higher score being more Black than a lower score. Cheyenne took the distinction of being the most Black, while Green River was the least African American city.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Wyoming with the largest African American population.

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.

Summary: 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.

The blackest cities in Wyoming are Cheyenne, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Laramie, Riverton, Torrington, Jackson, Lander, Cody, and Douglas.

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

  1. Green River
  2. Powell
  3. Casper

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

African American Population By City In Wyoming

Rank City Population African American Population % African American
1 Cheyenne 64,795 1,671 2.58%
2 Rawlins 8,287 199 2.4%
3 Rock Springs 23,361 490 2.1%
4 Laramie 31,735 311 0.98%
5 Riverton 10,733 97 0.9%
6 Torrington 6,161 48 0.78%
7 Jackson 10,748 64 0.6%
8 Lander 7,561 45 0.6%
9 Cody 10,081 59 0.59%
10 Douglas 6,356 32 0.5%
11 Gillette 33,158 158 0.48%
12 Sheridan 18,807 68 0.36%
13 Evanston 11,801 41 0.35%
14 Casper 58,631 186 0.32%
15 Powell 6,460 16 0.25%
16 Green River 11,772 0 0.0%
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