Cheyenne, WY
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Cheyenne is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 63,624 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Cheyenne is the largest community in Wyoming.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cheyenne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cheyenne is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cheyenne who work in office and administrative support (12.97%), management occupations (10.22%), and sales jobs (10.12%).

Cheyenne is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Cheyenne, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Cheyenne spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.71 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Cheyenne citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.81% of adults in Cheyenne have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cheyenne in 2010 was $31,981, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,924 for a family of four. However, Cheyenne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cheyenne is a very 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 14.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cheyenne include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

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