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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Cheyenne is a town in Wyoming with a population of 63,243. Cheyenne is in Laramie County. Living in Cheyenne offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cheyenne there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cheyenne and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$200,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Cheyenne Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    224.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,500.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    271.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Cheyenne

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,235
National
$55,322
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Cheyenne Reviews

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Cheyenne is a cute little city, but boy howdy... There ain't that much to do! The most happening thing in town is the Cadillac Ranch Bar and even then there is another bar within 2 miles of that one. That is one thing for sure, there will NEVER be a shortage of establishments in which one could procure a drink of liquor...that and the amount of Taco Johns. Paramount Cafe is possibly the most youthful place in the dusty and dim city of Cheyenne, and even still it turns into a ballroom around the same time Toonami came on when I was a kid. The seasons here are full and the wind is ever present throughout all months...even if summer is pops its head in for a quick three month blink, as id to acknowledge the amount of incorrect fast food orders that have been delivered through Door Dash on a harsh winter night in which one can easily become snowed in on. Yet despite everything, this city stole a piece of my heart! Oh also we have huge nukes right in town. I can feel the tritium poisoning
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Its a small apathetic town. Economically, Cheyenne is a boom or bust depending on the season. During warmer summer months, it is a boom. There are more tourists, outsiders, and other visitors, which increase revenue for most businesses. Also during this time, there are rodeos, special town events, concerts, however, at the time of my writing this Frontier Days were cancelled due to Covid19 safety precautions. My recommendation is to be in an industry or employment that is not affected by the weather.

Socially, the locals are hit or miss. Some locals are friendly but in general it is challenging to make friends, form romances, and other personal relationships. No offense if you did form a bond, it's probably because the person is not from Wyoming. Locals appear to be very formal and aloof for no logical reasons. When it comes to paid relationships they seem all for it, e.g. Prostitution, Employment, or any other professional relationships.
Cheyenne is a rural community within easy driving distance of beautiful and scenic mountains to the West while also an easy drive to the South will provide bigger cities and entertainment in Colorado. There is a feeling of living in the old wild west when walking through the downtown depot district and plenty of shopping and delicious dining provide plenty of excursions. If those don't suite your fancy, Cheyenne also has plenty of railroad and cowboy history to provide through trolley rides, the state museum, and Cheyenne Frontier Days that happens once a year in July. Overall Cheyenne is a safe and adventurous community to grow up, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for outdoor adventures, a small community to raise a family, and just a good all around time.