The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Wyoming For 2021


We used data and science to determine the most diverse cities in Wyoming.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the most diverse places in Wyoming.


Most Diverse Cities In Wyoming

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Race relations in America seem to be hitting a tipping point.

While we still haven't dealt with racism as a society, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has only flamed the tensions that have been mounting for years.

Part of the reason for that tension? The country as a whole continues to self segregate across race, income, and party lines. But it's not all bad on the race relations front.

There are parts of Wyoming where there's a high level of diversity -- where people of all walks of life come together. We decided to shine a light on those places today.

Using a standard measure of diversity, we ranked all 17 cities in Wyoming from most to least diverse.

Here are the 10 most diverse places in Wyoming for 2021:

  1. Rawlins
  2. Riverton
  3. Jackson
  4. Worland
  5. Cheyenne
  6. Green River
  7. Laramie
  8. Rock Springs
  9. Douglas
  10. Torrington

So what city is the most diverse in Wyoming? According to the most Census data, Rawlins took the number one over all spot for diversity in Wyoming.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Wyoming ranked as a state, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in Ameria.

And if you already knew these places were diverse, check out:

The 10 Most Diverse Places In Wyoming For 2021

Rawlins, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,820

HHI: 5,255
% White: 67.5%
% African American: 1.6%
% Asian: 1.3%
More on Rawlins: PhotosData

Riverton, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,891

HHI: 5,340
% White: 70.9%
% African American: 1.1%
% Asian: 0.5%
More on Riverton: PhotosData

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,553

HHI: 5,951
% White: 72.9%
% African American: 0.5%
% Asian: 0.3%
More on Jackson: PhotosData

Worland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,180

HHI: 6,232
% White: 76.3%
% African American: 0.0%
% Asian: 0.0%
More on Worland: PhotosData

Cheyenne, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 63,607

HHI: 6,386
% White: 78.5%
% African American: 1.8%
% Asian: 1.5%
More on Cheyenne: PhotosData

Green River, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,069

HHI: 6,410
% White: 78.3%
% African American: 0.0%
% Asian: 1.3%
More on Green River: PhotosData

Laramie, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 32,381

HHI: 6,614
% White: 80.5%
% African American: 1.8%
% Asian: 3.6%
More on Laramie: PhotosData

Rock Springs, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,319

HHI: 6,974
% White: 82.6%
% African American: 2.1%
% Asian: 0.5%
More on Rock Springs: PhotosData

Douglas, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,393

HHI: 6,991
% White: 82.5%
% African American: 0.0%
% Asian: 0.5%
More on Douglas: PhotosData

Torrington, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,675

HHI: 7,066
% White: 82.8%
% African American: 0.1%
% Asian: 0.9%
More on Torrington: PhotosData

How we determined the most diverse cities in Wyoming for 2021

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 2015-2019 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:

  • 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*
  • Hispanic or Latino
* Not 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 HHI for each city by finding the racial breakdown of a city in percent terms, squaring them, and then adding the squares together. This left us with scores ranging from 5,255 (Rawlins) to 8,346 (Cody).

Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. Rawlins took the distinction of being the most diverse, while Cody was the least diverse city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Wyoming ranked for diversity or, for a more general take on diversity in america, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Diversity Across Wyoming

If you're looking for a scientific breakdown of diversity across Wyoming, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least diverse places in Wyoming:

  1. Cody
  2. Sheridan
  3. Lander

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Wyoming For 2021

Rank City Population HHI
1 Rawlins, WY 8,820 5,255
2 Riverton, WY 10,891 5,340
3 Jackson, WY 10,553 5,951
4 Worland, WY 5,180 6,232
5 Cheyenne, WY 63,607 6,386
6 Green River, WY 12,069 6,410
7 Laramie, WY 32,381 6,614
8 Rock Springs, WY 23,319 6,974
9 Douglas, WY 6,393 6,991
10 Torrington, WY 6,675 7,066
11 Gillette, WY 32,857 7,245
12 Evanston, WY 11,848 7,309
13 Powell, WY 6,295 7,445
14 Casper, WY 58,446 7,557
15 Lander, WY 7,555 7,667
16 Sheridan, WY 17,844 8,239
17 Cody, WY 9,764 8,346

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