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Overview

Introduction to Cheyenne, Wyoming

Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming and is located in Laramie County. The city was established in 1867. The town took the name of the well known Cheyenne Indian nation. More than 50 locations in the city are part of the National Register of Historical Places. The municipality is home to the prominent F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

History

In 1867 a railroad track was being laid down in the Cheyenne area for the Union Pacific Railroad. Due to the arrival of the railroad, approximately 4,000 people moved to the city with the notion that Cheyenne would become a thriving area. A significant amount of the employment in the region was due to the building of the railroad. After it was completed the majority of the people moved out of the town. Later, it became inhabited by soldiers, workers from a supply base known as Camp Carlin, gamblers, miners, cowboys and thieves. Cheyenne became known as a rough town and was filled with saloons and numerous theaters.

Cheyenne was the only major town in the Wyoming Territory. It became a prominent location for loading cattle on the trains including cattle from the well known Wyoming Hereford Ranch. Cattle magnates in the region enjoyed staying in Cheyenne during the summer. The famous Cheyenne Club was filled with prosperous cattle barons. The building was extravagantly furnished and was similar to clubs located in England.

Transportation

The city is served by the small Cheyenne Regional Airport. The Denver International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Attractions

  • The State Capital Building has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and is available to the public
  • The Union Pacific Railroad Depot is a National Historic Landmark
  • Historic Governor's Mansion
  • The Big Boy Steam Engine was constructed to pull trains over the Rocky Mountains at high speeds. The Big Boy Steam Engine is one of eight Big Boys showcased in the country
  • Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
  • The Atlas Theatre
  • The prominent Cheyenne Frontier Days features popular rodeos
  • Holiday Park
  • Our Lady of Peace Shrine
  • The Terry Bison Ranch features a vast number of Bison and numerous horses, camels, longhorn steer, ostriches, goats and other species of animals

Museums

Cheyenne is home to numerous noteworthy museums including:

  • Wyoming State Museum
  • The Nelson Museum of the West
  • Old West Museum & Store
  • Messenger Museum

Higher Education

Cheyenne is home to the Laramie County Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population62,879
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+31,373
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married48.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.3%
Median Earnings25+$38,525
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,581
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,281

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,475
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.1%
Median Gross Rent$809
Median House Value$187,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.1%
English12.9%
Irish12.4%
Italian4.4%
Norwegian3%
French Except Basque2.7%
Swedish2.6%
Scottish2.4%
Dutch2%
Polish1.8%
Welsh1.1%
Russian0.9%
Czech0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
African0.5%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Somali0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
German0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Cheyenne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Laramie County
Standard Zip Codes82007, 82001, 82009, 82005
P.O. Box Zip Codes82003
Company Zip Codes82002, 82006, 82008, 82010
Phone Area Codes307
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.14
Approximate Longitude-104.79

Cheyenne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHEYENNE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 37 F
Apr Temp29 to 54 F
Jul Temp53 to 82 F
Oct Temp33 to 58 F
Annual Precip15.4 inches
StationARCHER
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 39 F
Apr Temp28 to 56 F
Jul Temp52 to 84 F
Oct Temp31 to 62 F
Annual Precip16.4 inches
StationPHILLIPS
Distance37.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 40 F
Apr Temp29 to 59 F
Jul Temp53 to 87 F
Oct Temp31 to 65 F
Annual Precip15.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burns326$60,893

Cheyenne Public Libraries

Laramie County Library System
2200 PIONEER AVE
Cheyenne, Wyoming
(307) 634-3561

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Cheyenne Hospitals

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
214 East 23rd Street
(307) 634-2273
Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
2360 East Pershing Boulevard
(307) 778-7550
Va Medical Center - Cheyenne
(Government - Federal)
2360 E Pershing Blvd
Memorial Hospital Of Laramie County
(Proprietary)
214 East 23rd Street
(307) 634-2273

Cheyenne Public Schools

Deming Elementary
715 West 5th Ave
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 129
Carey Junior High School
1780 East Pershing Blvd
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2580
Middle
Total Enrollment 723
Lebhart Elementary
807 Coolidge St
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2614
Primary
Total Enrollment 121
Saddle Ridge Elementary
6815 Wilderness Trail
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2360
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Henderson Elementary
2820 Henderson Drive
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Freedom Elementary
4500 Happy Jack Rd
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2305
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Bain Elementary
903 Adams Ave
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2525
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
East High School
2800 East Pershing Blvd
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2663
High
Total Enrollment 1532
Dildine Elementary
4312 Van Buren Ave
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2320
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Baggs Elementary
3705 Cheyenne St
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2385
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Pioneer Park Elementary
1407 Cosgriff Court
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2316
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Fairview Elementary
2801 East 10th St
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2610
Primary
Total Enrollment 133
Sunrise Elementary
5021 East 13th St
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2280
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Miller Elementary
3501 Evans Ave
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2376
Middle
Total Enrollment 90
Alta Vista Elementary
1514 East 16th St
ZIP: 82001
(307) 771-2310
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Afflerbach Elementary
400 West Wallick Rd
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Poder Academy
1236 W. Allison
ZIP: 82007
(307) 632-2248
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Johnson Junior High School
1236 West Allison Rd
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2640
Middle
Total Enrollment 652
Arp Elementary
1216 Reiner Ct
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2365
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Goins Elementary
224 Dey Ave
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2620
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Cole Elementary
615 West 9th St
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2480
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
South High School
1213 West Allison Rd
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2410
High
Total Enrollment 1064
Triumph High School
1250 West College Drive
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2500
High
Total Enrollment 181
Gilchrist Elementary
1108 Happy Jack Rd
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2285
Primary
Total Enrollment 122
Rossman Elementary
916 West College Drive
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2544
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Hebard Elementary
413 Seymour Ave
ZIP: 82007
(307) 771-2450
Primary
Total Enrollment 173
Anderson Elementary
2204 Plain View Rd
ZIP: 82009
(307) 771-2606
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Buffalo Ridge Elementary
5331 Pineridge Ave
ZIP: 82009
(307) 771-2595
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Hobbs Elementary
5710 Syracuse Rd
ZIP: 82009
(307) 771-2560
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Jessup Elementary
6113 Evers Boulevard
ZIP: 82009
(307) 771-2570
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Central High School
5500 Education Drive
ZIP: 82009
(307) 771-2680
High
Total Enrollment 1164
Davis Elementary
6309 Yellowstone Rd
ZIP: 82009
(307) 771-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Mccormick Junior High School
6000 Education Dr
ZIP: 82009
(307) 771-2650
Middle
Total Enrollment 601
Southeastern Wyoming Juvenile Center
3304 East I-80 Service Rd
ZIP: 82009
(307) 633-8040

Cheyenne Private Schools

Trinity Lutheran School
1111 E 22nd St
ZIP: 82001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Noah Webster Christian School
3411 Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 82001
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
St Mary S School
2200 Oneil Ave
ZIP: 82001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
Southeastern Wyoming Juvenile Center
3304 I80 Service Rd
ZIP: 82009
Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Laura E Mason Christian Academy
723 Storey Blvd
ZIP: 82009
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Montessori School Of Cheyenne
5401 Yellowstone Rd
ZIP: 82009
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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