10 Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Native American Population For 2019


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

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

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There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:

  1. White
  2. Hispanic
  3. African American

But those are only the major races, there’s a whole bunch of other races people are interested in knowing about.

And today, we are going to look at the percent of the population in Wyoming that are Native American.

Native Americans are not a major portion of the current American Population, but they are still very important.

There are now over 2 million people who identify as Native American living in America, making up .65% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Native American population in Wyoming is 11,976 – at 2.1% of the total population of Wyoming.

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

Here are the 10 cities in Wyoming with the largest Native American population in 2019:

  1. Riverton (Photos)
  2. Fox Farm-College (Photos)
  3. Lander (Photos)
  4. Thermopolis (Photos)
  5. Buffalo (Photos)
  6. Rawlins (Photos)
  7. Lovell (Photos)
  8. Evanston (Photos)
  9. Torrington (Photos)
  10. Powell (Photos)

Which city in Wyoming had the largest Native American population?

Riverton took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in Wyoming for 2019. 6.72% of Riverton identify as Native American.

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 Native American, check out the best places to live in Wyoming or the most diverse places in Wyoming.

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Native American 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 American Indian and Alaska Native alone.

We limited our analysis to places with a population greater than 2,000 people. That left us with 32 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 6.72% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of American Indian and Alaska Native population with a higher score being more American Indian and Alaska Native than a lower score. Riverton took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Warren Afb was the least Native American city.

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

Riverton, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,113
% Native American: 6.72%
# Of Native American Residents: 747
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.86%
More on Riverton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Fox Farm-College, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

/10

Population: 4,736
% Native American: 6.02%
# Of Native American Residents: 285
Percent Change Since 2010: 256.25%
More on Fox Farm-College: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lander, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,683
% Native American: 5.65%
# Of Native American Residents: 434
Percent Change Since 2010: -52.72%
More on Lander: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lander is a city in, and the county seat of, Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. Named for transcontinental explorer Frederick W. Lander, Lander is located in central Wyoming, along the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River. A tourism center with several dude ranches nearby, Lander is located just south of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The population was 7,487 at the 2010 census.

Thermopolis, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,935
% Native American: 3.27%
# Of Native American Residents: 96
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Thermopolis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Thermopolis is the largest town in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States, and also the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,009.

‘Thermopolis’ is from the Greek for ‘Hot City’. It is home to numerous natural hot springs, in which mineral-laden waters are heated by geothermal processes. The town is named for the hot springs located there.

Buffalo, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,606
% Native American: 2.74%
# Of Native American Residents: 126
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Buffalo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rawlins, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,112
% Native American: 2.55%
# Of Native American Residents: 232
Percent Change Since 2010: 182.93%
More on Rawlins: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lovell, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,622
% Native American: 1.53%
# Of Native American Residents: 40
Percent Change Since 2010: -29.82%
More on Lovell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Evanston, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,054
% Native American: 1.52%
# Of Native American Residents: 183
Percent Change Since 2010: 150.68%
More on Evanston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,723
% Native American: 1.34%
# Of Native American Residents: 90
Percent Change Since 2010: 200.0%
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.

Powell, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,412
% Native American: 0.95%
# Of Native American Residents: 61
Percent Change Since 2010: 84.85%
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.

There You Have It – Native American Populations Across Wyoming

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

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

  1. Warren Afb
  2. Evansville
  3. Jackson

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Wyoming?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Riverton 6.72% 11,113
2 Fox Farm-College 6.02% 4,736
3 Lander 5.65% 7,683
4 Thermopolis 3.27% 2,935
5 Buffalo 2.74% 4,606
6 Rawlins 2.55% 9,112
7 Lovell 1.53% 2,622
8 Evanston 1.52% 12,054
9 Torrington 1.34% 6,723
10 Powell 0.95% 6,412
11 Sheridan 0.88% 17,816
12 Laramie 0.8% 32,104
13 Rock Springs 0.8% 23,820
14 Cheyenne 0.74% 62,986
15 Gillette 0.71% 31,783
16 Casper 0.68% 59,171
17 Afton 0.54% 2,407
18 Worland 0.51% 5,310
19 Kemmerer 0.48% 2,730
20 Glenrock 0.41% 2,671
21 Green River 0.41% 12,396
22 Ranchettes 0.22% 6,001
23 South Greeley 0.2% 4,487
24 Newcastle 0.17% 3,480
25 Douglas 0.12% 6,465
26 Wheatland 0.08% 3,617
27 Cody 0.01% 9,826
28 Mills 0.0% 3,817
29 North Rock Springs 0.0% 2,027
30 Jackson 0.0% 10,413
31 Evansville 0.0% 2,929
32 Warren Afb 0.0% 2,208

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