The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Wyoming For 2021


We used data and science to determine the places in Wyoming everyone wants to move to today.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the fastest growing cities in Wyoming.

Is being in an area that's growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Cheyenne and Casper, while others want peace and quiet like in Worland and Powell, thank you very much.

But today we're going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts -- over the past five years, which cities in Wyoming have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census's American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Equality State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

These are the 10 fastest growing cities in Wyoming for 2021 according to the most recent census data:

The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Wyoming For 2021

  1. Gillette
  2. Jackson
  3. Cheyenne
  4. Laramie
  5. Casper
  6. Douglas
  7. Riverton
  8. Torrington
  9. Rock Springs
  10. Sheridan

What's the fastest growing city in Wyoming for 2021? Based on the most recent ACS data, Gillette ranks as the fastest growing city in Wyoming. If you happen to be a resident of Gillette, you're probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you're surprised--and you're wondering why these places are kind of a big deal--keep reading. We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Wyoming are growing like weeds.

And if you already knew these places were happening, check out the best places to live in Wyoming or the Fastest Growing States In America.

For more Wyoming state reading:

The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Wyoming For 2021

1. Gillette

Gillette, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 32,857
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population 2010: 27,141
Percent Growth 21.1%
Absolute Growth: 5,716
More on Gillette: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

2. Jackson

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,553
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population 2010: 9,441
Percent Growth 11.8%
Absolute Growth: 1,112
More on Jackson: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

3. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 63,607
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population 2010: 57,935
Percent Growth 9.8%
Absolute Growth: 5,672
More on Cheyenne: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

4. Laramie

Laramie, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 32,381
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 29,671
Percent Growth 9.1%
Absolute Growth: 2,710
More on Laramie: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

5. Casper

Casper, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 58,446
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 54,139
Percent Growth 8.0%
Absolute Growth: 4,307
More on Casper: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

6. Douglas

Douglas, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,393
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 5,932
Percent Growth 7.8%
Absolute Growth: 461
More on Douglas: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

7. Riverton

Riverton, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,891
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 10,246
Percent Growth 6.3%
Absolute Growth: 645
More on Riverton: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

8. Torrington

Torrington, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,675
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 6,281
Percent Growth 6.3%
Absolute Growth: 394
More on Torrington: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

9. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,319
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 22,017
Percent Growth 5.9%
Absolute Growth: 1,302
More on Rock Springs: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

10. Sheridan

Sheridan, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,844
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population 2010: 17,007
Percent Growth 4.9%
Absolute Growth: 837
More on Sheridan: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Equality State for 2021

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Current Population
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2018)

We ranked all 17 Wyoming cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Equality State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Current Population - Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here's a graph of the cities in Wyoming with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Wyoming Graph For 2021

Click to enlarge

These Places Grew Up So Fast In Wyoming, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Wyoming are led by Gillette which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

It'll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We'll be here to let you know!

These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):

  1. Rawlins
  2. Worland
  3. Green River

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Wyoming For 2021

Rank City Growth Population Population 2010
1 Gillette 21.1% 32,857 27,141
2 Jackson 11.8% 10,553 9,441
3 Cheyenne 9.8% 63,607 57,935
4 Laramie 9.1% 32,381 29,671
5 Casper 8.0% 58,446 54,139
6 Douglas 7.8% 6,393 5,932
7 Riverton 6.3% 10,891 10,246
8 Torrington 6.3% 6,675 6,281
9 Rock Springs 5.9% 23,319 22,017
10 Sheridan 4.9% 17,844 17,007

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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