Cheyenne, WY
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Cheyenne is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 63,335 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Cheyenne is the largest community in Wyoming.

Cheyenne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cheyenne is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cheyenne who work in office and administrative support (15.42%), management occupations (9.39%), and sales jobs (8.69%).

Also of interest is that Cheyenne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Cheyenne is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.30 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Cheyenne is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.66% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cheyenne in 2010 was $28,485, which is upper middle income relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,940 for a family of four. However, Cheyenne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cheyenne is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cheyenne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cheyenne residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Cheyenne also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cheyenne include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Cheyenne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.