Located in the state of Wyoming, Cheyenne is a moderately-sized city with a population of 62,879 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Cheyenne is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Cheyenne has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 73% of the population is classified as married and 60% have kids.
If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, weather, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Cheyenne and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Cheyenne to Wyoming and the national average.
The livability score in Cheyenne is 71/100 and the city is ranked in the 68th percentile of all cities across America. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Cheyenne has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Cheyenne. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: weather (D-) and housing (D-).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Cheyenne has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Wyoming State Capitol, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and Wyoming State Museum.
Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Cheyenne. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Cheyenne are affordable. The median home price for Cheyenne homes is $187,700, which is 6.1% lower than the Wyoming average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Cheyenne, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 5.9% lower than the Wyoming average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Cheyenne were 9.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.8%.