These Are The 10 Wyoming Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2019


We used data and science to determine the cities in Wyoming with the largest Asian population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in Wyoming with the largest Asian population.

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Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise “most of the minority”. We’re not totally sure that’s a term, but it’s an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a “minority of the minority”, generally.

But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in Wyoming is 4,915 – at 0.8% of the total population of Wyoming.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups — Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

So, what how does the Asian population stratify across Wyoming? Which cities and towns in Wyoming have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Wyoming with the largest Asian population in 2019:

  1. Laramie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Cheyenne (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Green River (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Rawlins (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Powell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Casper (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Torrington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Cody (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Sheridan (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in Wyoming had the largest Asian population?

Laramie took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Wyoming for 2019. 3.06% of Laramie identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Wyoming ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Asian, check out the best places to live in Wyoming or the most diverse places in Wyoming.

How We Determined The Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Asian Population For 2019

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Wyoming.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2013-2017 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 17 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 3.1% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Laramie took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Douglas was the least Asian city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Wyoming ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Laramie, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 32,104
% Asian: 3.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 982
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.7%
More on Laramie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 30,816 at the 2010 census. Located on the Laramie River in southeastern Wyoming, the city is west of Cheyenne, at the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 287.

Jackson, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,413
% Asian: 2.31%
# Of Asian Residents: 241
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.49%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jackson is a town in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 9,577 at the 2010 census, up from 8,647 in 2000. It is the county seat of Teton County and is its largest town.

Cheyenne, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 62,986
% Asian: 1.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 904
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.41%
More on Cheyenne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. It is the principal city of the Cheyenne, Wyoming, Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Laramie County. The population was 59,466 at the 2010 census. Cheyenne is the northern terminus of the extensive and fast-growing Front Range Urban Corridor that stretches from Cheyenne to Pueblo, Colorado, and has a population of 4,333,742 according to the 2010 United States Census. Cheyenne is situated on Crow Creek and Dry Creek. The Cheyenne, Wyoming Metropolitan Area had a 2010 population of 91,738, making it the 354th-most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

Green River, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,396
% Asian: 0.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 122
Percent Change Since 2010: 351.85%
More on Green River: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Green River is a city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. The population was 12,515 at the 2010 census.

Rawlins, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,112
% Asian: 0.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 77
Percent Change Since 2010: -27.36%
More on Rawlins: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Powell, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,412
% Asian: 0.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 52
Percent Change Since 2010: -39.53%
More on Powell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Powell is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 6,314 at the 2010 census. Powell is an All-America City and home to Northwest College.

Casper, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 59,171
% Asian: 0.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 431
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.1%
More on Casper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Casper is the second largest city in the state, according to the 2010 census, with a population of 55,316. Only Cheyenne, the state capital, is larger. Casper is nicknamed “The Oil City” and has a long history of oil boomtown and cowboy culture, dating back to the development of the nearby Salt Creek Oil Field. In 2010, Casper was named the highest-ranked family-friendly small city in the West, and ranked eighth overall in the nation in Forbes magazine’s list of “the best small cities to raise a family”.

Torrington, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,723
% Asian: 0.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 46
Percent Change Since 2010: -13.21%
More on Torrington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Torrington is a city in, and the county seat of, Goshen County, Wyoming United States. The population was 6,501 at the 2010 census.

Cody, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,826
% Asian: 0.65%
# Of Asian Residents: 64
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Cody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sheridan, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,816
% Asian: 0.58%
# Of Asian Residents: 104
Percent Change Since 2010: -18.75%
More on Sheridan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The 2010 census put the population at 17,444 and a Micropolitan Statistical Area of 29,116. It is the county seat of Sheridan County.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Wyoming

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Wyoming according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Wyoming:

  1. Douglas
  2. Lander
  3. Riverton

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Wyoming

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Laramie 3.06% 32,104
2 Jackson 2.31% 10,413
3 Cheyenne 1.44% 62,986
4 Green River 0.98% 12,396
5 Rawlins 0.85% 9,112
6 Powell 0.81% 6,412
7 Casper 0.73% 59,171
8 Torrington 0.68% 6,723
9 Cody 0.65% 9,826
10 Sheridan 0.58% 17,816
11 Gillette 0.56% 31,783
12 Rock Springs 0.47% 23,820
13 Worland 0.21% 5,310
14 Evanston 0.19% 12,054
15 Riverton 0.14% 11,113
16 Lander 0.07% 7,683
17 Douglas 0.0% 6,465

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