The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.
According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.
That’s the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census’s race and ethnicity definition.
But how has the increase impacted Wyoming? Where cities and towns in Wyoming have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?
Turns out there’s been a 23.2% increase in the Hispanic population in Wyoming.
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Wyoming with the largest Hispanic population in 2018:
- Jackson (Photos)
- Rawlins (Photos)
- Worland (Photos)
- Green River (Photos)
- Rock Springs (Photos)
- Cheyenne (Photos)
- Evanston (Photos)
- Torrington (Photos)
- Riverton (Photos)
- Laramie (Photos)
Jackson took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in Wyoming for 2018.
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.
How We Determined The Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Hispanic Population 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:
- 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*
Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as 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 percent of residents that are Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 25.3% to 4.6%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic population with a higher score being more Hispanic than a lower score. Jackson took the distinction of being the most Hispanic, while Lander was the least Hispanic city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Wyoming ranked by population of Hispanic residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.
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.
4. Green River
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.
5. Rock Springs
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 23,036 at the 2010 census, making it the 5th most populated city in the state of Wyoming. Rock Springs is the principal city of the Rock Springs micropolitan statistical area, which has a population of 37,975. Rock Springs is known as the Home of 56 Nationalities because of the influx of immigrants from all over the world who came to work in the coal mines that supplied the fuel to power the steam engines of the Union Pacific Railroad. The city’s rich cultural heritage is celebrated each summer on International Day, a festival where the foods, costumes, and traditions of residents’ ancestors are recreated and enjoyed at Bunning Park in downtown Rock Springs.
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.
Evanston is a city in and the county seat of Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 12,359 at the 2010 census. It is located on the border with Utah.
Torrington is a city in, and the county seat of, Goshen County, Wyoming United States. The population was 6,501 at the 2010 census.
Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. The city’s population was 10,615 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city in the county overall.
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.
There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across Wyoming
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic populations across Wyoming according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Hispanic places in Wyoming:
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Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In Wyoming