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.
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.
The city is served by the small Cheyenne Regional Airport. The Denver International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Cheyenne is home to numerous noteworthy museums including:
Cheyenne is home to the Laramie County Community College.
Cheyenne strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wyoming):
|Racial Diversity |
|Short Commute Times |
|Well-Paid Single Women |
|Affordability of Property Taxes |
|College Educated Adults |
|Affordability of Rents |
Comparing Cheyenne to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wyoming (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Age of the Population|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Well-Paid Single Women|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|People Above Poverty|
|College Educated Adults|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|Median Family Income|
|Short Commute Times|
|Working at Home|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Affordability of Rents|
|People Living Alone|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Low Violent Crime|
|Low Property Crime|
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