Why Cheyenne

Living in Cheyenne

Cheyenne is a city of rugged determination and proud independence; a city where the frontier still inhabits the spirit of its people. People came west to find opportunity. Today, Cheyenne still advances opportunity to today’s pioneer.

Voted the “Most Polite City” by the executives across the nation, Cheyenne presents many favorable attributes. Particularly noted for its spirit of volunteerism, the community supports a myriad of activities. One annual event typifies this spirit. Each year, as Cheyenne swells to accommodate three times its population, more than 2,000 residents volunteer their time and talent to produce the world’s largest outdoor rodeo—Cheyenne Frontier Days—an extravaganza lasting 10 exciting days and nights.

Economic Indicators

The city of Cheyenne has a population of approximately 63,500, while the encompassing Laramie County population reaches close to 99,000. Cheyenne is also the retail and service market center for the southeastern region of the state, an area with a population of 130,126 mostly living in and around the cities of Cheyenne and Laramie.

Below, you can view the most current annual and quarterly economic demographics for Cheyenne and Laramie County, Wyoming, in a downloadable PDF format, compiled by the Wyoming Center for Business & Economic Analysis, Inc. (WCBEA).

The WCBEA provides a wide range of applied economic and business services to local governments, private sector firms and non-profit organizations.

Experience Cheyenne

“Family-owned businesses from throughout the US should seriously consider Wyoming as their Next Frontier.  The business-friendly tax policy, family values and strong work ethic found in Wyoming is the wise choice for the next generation.”

Betsey Hale
CEO, Cheyenne LEADS