These Are The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Wyoming


We used data and science to determine the most diverse cities in Wyoming.

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Race relations in America seem to be hitting a tipping point.

While we still haven’t dealt with racism as a society, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has only flamed the tensions that have been mounting for years.

Part of the reason for that tension? The country as a whole continues to self segregate across race, income, and party lines. But it’s not all bad on the race relations front.

There are parts of Wyoming where there’s a high level of diversity — where people of all walks of life come together. We decided to shine a light on those places today.

Using a standard measure of diversity, we ranked all 17 cities in Wyoming from most to least diverse. Here’s a look at the top ten:

  1. Jackson (Photos)
  2. Rawlins (Photos)
  3. Riverton (Photos)
  4. Cheyenne (Photos)
  5. Rock Springs (Photos)
  6. Worland (Photos)
  7. Laramie (Photos)
  8. Green River (Photos)
  9. Lander (Photos)
  10. Evanston (Photos)

Jackson took the number one over all spot for diversity in Wyoming.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Wyoming ranked as a state, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in Ameria.

You can also check out the whitest places in Wyoming for a look at the opposite side of the coin.

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How We Determined The Most Diverse Cities In Wyoming

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 2011-2015 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:

  • 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*
  • Hispanic or Latino
* Not hispanic or latino

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 HHI for each city by finding the racial breakdown of a city in percent terms, squaring them, and then adding the squares together. This left us with scores ranging from 5375 (Jackson) to 8189 (Sheridan).

Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. Jackson took the distinction of being the most diverse, while Sheridan was the least diverse city.

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

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1. Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,152
HHI: 5,375
% White: 68.57%
% African American: 0.08%
% Asian: 3.27%

2. Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,155
HHI: 5,553
% White: 69.87%
% African American: 1.99%
% Asian: 0.28%

3. Riverton

Riverton, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,915
HHI: 6,106
% White: 76.97%
% African American: 1.18%
% Asian: 0.59%

4. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 62,195
HHI: 6,172
% White: 77.07%
% African American: 3.6%
% Asian: 1.45%

5. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,869
HHI: 6,197
% White: 76.89%
% African American: 1.17%
% Asian: 1.36%

6. Worland

Worland, Wyoming

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,416
HHI: 6,626
% White: 79.58%
% African American: 0.0%
% Asian: 0.26%

7. Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,879
HHI: 6,901
% White: 82.41%
% African American: 1.45%
% Asian: 3.31%

8. Green River

Green River, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,604
HHI: 6,991
% White: 82.02%
% African American: 0.06%
% Asian: 0.34%

9. Lander

Lander, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,758
HHI: 7,087
% White: 83.72%
% African American: 0.15%
% Asian: 0.97%

10. Evanston

Evanston, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,213
HHI: 7,106
% White: 83.31%
% African American: 0.2%
% Asian: 0.2%

There You Have It – Diversity Across Wyoming

If you’re looking for a scientific breakdown of diversity across Wyoming, this is an accurate list.

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

  1. Sheridan
  2. Douglas
  3. Powell

For more Wyoming reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Wyoming

City Rank HHI Population
Jackson 1 5,375 10,152
Rawlins 2 5,553 9,155
Riverton 3 6,106 10,915
Cheyenne 4 6,172 62,195
Rock Springs 5 6,197 23,869
Worland 6 6,626 5,416
Laramie 7 6,901 31,879
Green River 8 6,991 12,604
Lander 9 7,087 7,758
Evanston 10 7,106 12,213
Torrington 11 7,306 6,736
Gillette 12 7,414 31,634
Casper 13 7,527 58,817
Cody 14 7,696 9,741
Powell 15 7,704 6,408
Douglas 16 7,709 6,371
Sheridan 17 8,189 17,775

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