The 10 Wyoming Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2022


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 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Wyoming with the largest Native American population.

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 11,596 - at 2.0% 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?

The 10 Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

  1. Riverton
  2. Lander
  3. Fox Farm-College
  4. Green River
  5. Thermopolis
  6. Rawlins
  7. Buffalo
  8. South Greeley
  9. Torrington
  10. Sheridan

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 2022. 8.52% 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:

Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Riverton, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,913
% Native American: 8.52%
# Of Native American Residents: 930
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.71%
More on Riverton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lander, WY

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8.5
/10

Population: 7,533
% Native American: 6.43%
# Of Native American Residents: 484
Percent Change Since 2010: -47.28%
More on Lander: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fox Farm-College, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 4,105
% Native American: 5.65%
# Of Native American Residents: 232
Percent Change Since 2010: 190.0%
More on Fox Farm-College: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Green River, WY

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8.5
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Population: 12,025
% Native American: 2.49%
# Of Native American Residents: 300
Percent Change Since 2010: 1400.0%
More on Green River: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Thermopolis, WY

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7
/10

Population: 2,747
% Native American: 2.22%
# Of Native American Residents: 61
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Thermopolis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rawlins, WY

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7
/10

Population: 8,716
% Native American: 1.88%
# Of Native American Residents: 164
Percent Change Since 2010: 100.0%
More on Rawlins: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Buffalo, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 4,606
% Native American: 1.76%
# Of Native American Residents: 81
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Buffalo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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5
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Population: 4,473
% Native American: 1.48%
# Of Native American Residents: 66
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.48%
More on South Greeley: Real Estate | Data

Torrington, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,597
% Native American: 1.41%
# Of Native American Residents: 93
Percent Change Since 2010: 210.0%
More on Torrington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sheridan, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,938
% Native American: 1.33%
# Of Native American Residents: 238
Percent Change Since 2010: 66.43%
More on Sheridan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 31 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 8.52% 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 Wheatland 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.

Summary: 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. Wheatland
  2. Evansville
  3. Glenrock

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In Wyoming?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Riverton 8.52% 10,913
2 Lander 6.43% 7,533
3 Fox Farm-College 5.65% 4,105
4 Green River 2.49% 12,025
5 Thermopolis 2.22% 2,747
6 Rawlins 1.88% 8,716
7 Buffalo 1.76% 4,606
8 South Greeley 1.48% 4,473
9 Torrington 1.41% 6,597
10 Sheridan 1.33% 17,938
11 Newcastle 1.18% 3,395
12 Warren Afb 1.07% 2,997
13 Casper 1.07% 58,287
14 Laramie 0.84% 32,515
15 Evanston 0.78% 11,727
16 Gillette 0.63% 32,513
17 Worland 0.49% 5,112
18 Rock Springs 0.47% 23,238
19 Kemmerer 0.44% 2,758
20 Cheyenne 0.42% 64,099
21 Douglas 0.35% 6,369
22 Lovell 0.3% 2,322
23 Powell 0.14% 6,238
24 Ranchettes 0.14% 6,384
25 Cody 0.02% 9,810
26 Mills 0.0% 3,955
27 North Rock Springs 0.0% 2,727
28 Jackson 0.0% 10,585
29 Glenrock 0.0% 2,576
30 Evansville 0.0% 2,974
31 Wheatland 0.0% 3,543

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