These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Wyoming


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Is being in an area that’s growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Cheyenne and Casper, while others want peace and quiet like in Worland and Douglas, thank you very much.

But today we’re going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts — over the past five years, which cities in Wyoming have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census’s American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Equality State that have people climbing over each other to get in:

  1. Gillette
  2. Rock Springs
  3. Torrington
  4. Casper
  5. Laramie
  6. Riverton
  7. Cheyenne
  8. Douglas
  9. Jackson
  10. Lander

If you happen to be a resident of one of these communities, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you’re not–and you’re wondering why these places are kind of a big deal–keep reading. We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Wyoming are growing like weeds–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In Equality State

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities over the last five years, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Population in 2014
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2014 (The latest available data)

We ranked all 17 Wyoming cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Equality State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Population 2014 – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

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1. Gillette

Gillette, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,110
Population 2010: 27,141
Growth Rate: 14.62%
Absolute Growth: 3,969

2. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,684
Population 2010: 22,017
Growth Rate: 7.57%
Absolute Growth: 1,667

3. Torrington

Torrington, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,732
Population 2010: 6,281
Growth Rate: 7.18%
Absolute Growth: 451

4. Casper

Casper, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 57,815
Population 2010: 54,139
Growth Rate: 6.79%
Absolute Growth: 3,676

5. Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,601
Population 2010: 29,671
Growth Rate: 6.5%
Absolute Growth: 1,930

6. Riverton

Riverton, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,902
Population 2010: 10,246
Growth Rate: 6.4%
Absolute Growth: 656

7. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 61,470
Population 2010: 57,935
Growth Rate: 6.1%
Absolute Growth: 3,535

8. Douglas

Douglas, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,272
Population 2010: 5,932
Growth Rate: 5.73%
Absolute Growth: 340

9. Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,967
Population 2010: 9,441
Growth Rate: 5.57%
Absolute Growth: 526

10. Lander

Lander, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,627
Population 2010: 7,297
Growth Rate: 4.52%
Absolute Growth: 330

Adding It Up

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Wyoming are led by Gillette which has been growing a blistering pace these past five years relative to other places around the state.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same pace over the next five years. We’ll be here to let you know!
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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Wyoming

City Rank Pop 2014 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
Gillette 1 31,110 27,141 3,969 14.6%
Rock Springs 2 23,684 22,017 1,667 7.6%
Torrington 3 6,732 6,281 451 7.2%
Casper 4 57,815 54,139 3,676 6.8%
Laramie 5 31,601 29,671 1,930 6.5%
Riverton 6 10,902 10,246 656 6.4%
Cheyenne 7 61,470 57,935 3,535 6.1%
Douglas 8 6,272 5,932 340 5.7%
Jackson 9 9,967 9,441 526 5.6%
Lander 10 7,627 7,297 330 4.5%
Sheridan 11 17,699 17,007 692 4.1%
Powell 12 6,365 6,125 240 3.9%
Cody 13 9,687 9,358 329 3.5%
Green River 14 12,600 12,260 340 2.8%
Worland 15 5,445 5,323 122 2.3%
Evanston 16 12,253 12,014 239 2.0%
Rawlins 17 9,198 9,078 120 1.3%

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