Poverty in Cheyenne, Wyoming

What is the poverty rate in Cheyenne, Wyoming?
The poverty rate in Cheyenne is 10.7%. One out of every 9.3 residents of Cheyenne lives in poverty.

How many people in Cheyenne, Wyoming live in poverty?
6,660 of 61,963 Cheyenne residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Cheyenne compare to the rest of Wyoming?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Wyoming is 11.1%, meaning Cheyenne has a slightly lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Wyoming.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Cheyenne, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

2,015

7.9% 25.2% 3.2%

Other

1,679

23.0% 23.8% 2.7%

Two Or More Races

2,341

11.7% 18.4% 3.7%

White

48,542

10.3% 10.3% 77.1%

Hispanic

8,715

15.1% 22.2% 13.8%

What's the Poverty Rate in Cheyenne, Wyoming By Race?

7.9% of Black residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Cheyenne, Wyoming is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 160 of 2,015 black Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 3.2% of the total population of Cheyenne, Wyoming are black.

10.3% of White residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Cheyenne, Wyoming is the same as than the national average. 5,011 of 48,542 white Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 77.1% of the total population of Cheyenne, Wyoming are white.

15.1% of Hispanic residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Cheyenne, Wyoming is the same as than the national average. 1,320 of 8,715 hispanic Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 13.8% of the total population of Cheyenne, Wyoming are hispanic.

Cheyenne, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Cheyenne, Wyoming?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Cheyenne, Wyoming is 9.1%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Cheyenne, Wyoming is 12.4%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming

Female residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming are significantly(36%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

2,800 of 30,841 males in Cheyenne live below the poverty line.

3,860 of 31,122 females in Cheyenne live below the poverty line.

Cheyenne, Wyoming Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Cheyenne can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Cheyenne, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.3%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Cheyenne, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 10.2%.

Poverty for younger ages in Cheyenne is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Cheyenne, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 12.9%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Cheyenne, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.8%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Cheyenne can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Cheyenne, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.1%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Cheyenne, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 6.0%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Cheyenne, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 13.5%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Cheyenne, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 12.4%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Cheyenne, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Cheyenne, Wyoming?

Cheyenne, Wyoming Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Cheyenne, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

15.4%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

13.3%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

7.9%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

10.3%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

9.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

12.1%

Over 85 Years Old

11.5%

Cheyenne, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States is 10.8%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 9.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 60,147 residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States, 6,492 (10.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 168 (9.3%) of 1,816 residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Cheyenne, Wyoming

The poverty rate in Cheyenne is 10.7%.
Cheyenne is in Laramie County.
Wyoming Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Fox Farm-College 21.0%
Cheyenne 10.7%
Pine Bluffs 9.6%
Ranchettes 2.5%
South Greeley 16.6%
Warren AFB 1.3%

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