The 10 Wyoming Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

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 2021. This is our seventh 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 12,547 - at 2.2% 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 2021

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

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 2021. 9.71% 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.

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Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Native American Population For 2021

Riverton, WY

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Population: 10,891
% Native American: 9.71%
# Of Native American Residents: 1,057
Percent Change Since 2010: 72.43%
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Buffalo, WY

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Population: 4,578
% Native American: 6.09%
# Of Native American Residents: 279
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
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Fox Farm-College, WY

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Population: 4,549
% Native American: 5.43%
# Of Native American Residents: 247
Percent Change Since 2010: 208.75%
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Lander, WY

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Population: 7,555
% Native American: 4.38%
# Of Native American Residents: 331
Percent Change Since 2010: -63.94%
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Rawlins, WY

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Population: 8,820
% Native American: 2.53%
# Of Native American Residents: 223
Percent Change Since 2010: 171.95%
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Green River, WY

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Population: 12,069
% Native American: 2.25%
# Of Native American Residents: 271
Percent Change Since 2010: 1255.0%
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Thermopolis, WY

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Population: 2,703
% Native American: 2.22%
# Of Native American Residents: 60
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
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Population: 4,134
% Native American: 1.69%
# Of Native American Residents: 70
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.17%
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Powell, WY

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Population: 6,295
% Native American: 1.56%
# Of Native American Residents: 98
Percent Change Since 2010: 196.97%
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Afton, WY

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Population: 2,058
% Native American: 1.36%
# Of Native American Residents: 28
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
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How We Determined The Cities In Wyoming With The Largest Native American Population 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:

  • 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 32 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 9.71% 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 Warren Afb 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.

There You Have It - 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. Warren Afb
  2. Evansville
  3. Glenrock

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What Are The Most Native American Places In Wyoming?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Riverton 9.71% 10,891
2 Buffalo 6.09% 4,578
3 Fox Farm-College 5.43% 4,549
4 Lander 4.38% 7,555
5 Rawlins 2.53% 8,820
6 Green River 2.25% 12,069
7 Thermopolis 2.22% 2,703
8 South Greeley 1.69% 4,134
9 Powell 1.56% 6,295
10 Afton 1.36% 2,058
11 Sheridan 1.33% 17,844
12 Casper 1.15% 58,446
13 Torrington 1.11% 6,675
14 Laramie 1.06% 32,381
15 Evanston 1.02% 11,848
16 Gillette 0.88% 32,857
17 Worland 0.73% 5,180
18 Rock Springs 0.71% 23,319
19 Cheyenne 0.68% 63,607
20 Kemmerer 0.55% 2,747
21 Lovell 0.54% 2,237
22 Douglas 0.36% 6,393
23 Newcastle 0.35% 3,445
24 Ranchettes 0.16% 6,289
25 Wheatland 0.03% 3,558
26 Cody 0.02% 9,764
27 Mills 0.0% 3,919
28 North Rock Springs 0.0% 2,567
29 Jackson 0.0% 10,553
30 Glenrock 0.0% 2,594
31 Evansville 0.0% 2,963
32 Warren Afb 0.0% 2,456

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