These Are The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Wyoming For 2018


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

Rawlins 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.

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

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How We Determined The Most Diverse Cities In Wyoming For 2018

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 2012-2016 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 5569 (Rawlins) to 8227 (Sheridan).

Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. Rawlins 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. Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,114
HHI: 5,569
% White: 70.21%
% African American: 1.92%
% Asian: 0.31%

2. Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,279
HHI: 5,691
% White: 71.02%
% African American: 0.07%
% Asian: 1.97%

3. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 62,879
HHI: 6,201
% White: 77.24%
% African American: 3.39%
% Asian: 1.43%

4. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,967
HHI: 6,294
% White: 77.6%
% African American: 1.2%
% Asian: 0.6%

5. Riverton

Riverton, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,044
HHI: 6,410
% White: 79.01%
% African American: 1.12%
% Asian: 0.23%

6. Worland

Worland, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,383
HHI: 6,417
% White: 77.86%
% African American: 0.0%
% Asian: 0.28%

7. Green River

Green River, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,574
HHI: 6,656
% White: 79.48%
% African American: 0.19%
% Asian: 0.82%

8. Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,096
HHI: 6,759
% White: 81.45%
% African American: 1.51%
% Asian: 3.23%

9. Lander

Lander, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,744
HHI: 6,949
% White: 82.86%
% African American: 0.19%
% Asian: 1.39%

10. Evanston

Evanston, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,179
HHI: 6,990
% White: 82.51%
% African American: 0.1%
% Asian: 0.23%

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. Cody
  3. Powell

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Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Wyoming

City Rank HHI Population
Rawlins 1 5,569 9,114
Jackson 2 5,691 10,279
Cheyenne 3 6,201 62,879
Rock Springs 4 6,294 23,967
Riverton 5 6,410 11,044
Worland 6 6,417 5,383
Green River 7 6,656 12,574
Laramie 8 6,759 32,096
Lander 9 6,949 7,744
Evanston 10 6,990 12,179
Torrington 11 7,331 6,759
Casper 12 7,492 59,397
Gillette 13 7,492 32,033
Douglas 14 7,638 6,478
Powell 15 7,638 6,396
Cody 16 8,133 9,776
Sheridan 17 8,227 17,866

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