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Welcome to Cheyenne ...

The city of Cheyenne is located in Laramie County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Wyoming.

When the people of Cheyenne refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cheyenneite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cheyenne has a population of 64,459 people<3> (see below for details).

Cheyenne was established in 1867.

The community of Cheyenne is 6,070 feet [1,850 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Cheyenne is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Cheyenne lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cheyenne is located in the (307) area code.

The ZIP codes for Cheyenne: 82001-82003, 82005-82010<5>

Websites for Cheyenne ...

Official Website: www.cheyennecity.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cheyenne had an population of 64,459 people. This is an increase of 8.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cheyenne had a population of 59,466 people (or 64.82% of the total population of Laramie County). This makes Cheyenne the county's most populous community.

The population of Cheyenne represents 10.55% of the total population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 59,466 people, the population of Cheyenne increased 12.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 53,011 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cheyenne.

Adding Cheyenne to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cheyenne in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cheyenne was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cheyenne on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cheyenne on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Cheyenne ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Cheyenne - they are located in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cheyenne.

Communities near Cheyenne ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cheyenne.

  • Ranchettes [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranchettes
    • Ranchettes [Laramie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Cheyenne
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranchettes have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchettes
  • Speer [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speer
    • Speer [Laramie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Cheyenne
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speer
  • Carr [Weld County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
    • Carr [Weld County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Cheyenne
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carr have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carr
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carr<8>
  • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
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    • Burns [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
      • Burns [Laramie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the east of Cheyenne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns<8>
    • Carpenter [Laramie County]
    • Bulger [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulger
      • Bulger [Larimer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the south of Cheyenne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulger have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulger
    • Buford [Albany County]
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
    • Hereford [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hereford
      • Hereford [Weld County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<6> to the east of Cheyenne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hereford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hereford<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cheyenne. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cheyenne.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cheyenne. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cheyenne.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cheyenne. Our list includes 73 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cheyenne.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cheyenne ...

Looking for more information about Cheyenne? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cheyenne, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cheyenne.

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About Laramie County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cheyenne: www.cheyennecity.org/

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.wy.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Laramie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cheyenne refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cheyenne may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cheyenne.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cheyenne - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cheyenne). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cheyenne or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Cheyenne includes: 82001, 82002, 82005, 82006, 82007, 82008, 82009 & 82010.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cheyenne) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cheyenne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CheyenneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheyenne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1334, Longitude: -104.8136    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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