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Cheyenne is a city in Laramie County.

It is the state capital and the county seat.

The community was named for the Cheyenne Pass, which was named for the Cheyenne tribe.

The latitude of Cheyenne is 41.14N. The longitude is -104.819W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,089 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,374.


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Median household income
Local
$38,856
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cheyenne demographic reports
Cheyenne is near the Colorado border.
Cheyenne began as a construction camp on the Union Pacific line. It grew as a shipping point for western ranchers.
Public transportation: Cheyenne Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 110. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Rated No. 7 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Frontier Days - July 20-29, 2007
  • Laramie County Fair - Aug. 4-11, 2007
  • Happy Jack Music Festival - Aug. 11-13, 2007
  • Glass Art Celebration - Feb. 9-18, 2007
  • Depot Days - June 7-10, 2007
  • Celtic Festival - June 29-30, 2007
  • Greek Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • Wyoming Book Festival - Sept. 14-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cheyenne web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Curt Gowdy State Park
Historic sites and museums: Historic Governors' Mansion, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Wyoming State Museum, Nelson Museum of the West
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 47

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cheyenne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Laramie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cheyenne area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 82007 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Cheyenne residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cheyenne ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cheyenne was $19,809, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Cheyenne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Cheyenne include Capitol North Historic District, Downtown Cheyenne Historic District, Lakeview Historic District, Rainsford Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cheyenne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $878.


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Libraries in Cheyenne include Laramie County Library System, Wyoming State Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cheyenne include Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

TV stations in Cheyenne include KDEV, KGWN, KLWY.

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Laramie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cheyenne political report.

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The average commute time for Cheyenne workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cheyenne between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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