Livability Awards

A+ Cheyenne Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Cheyenne Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Wyoming
991% less expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Cheyenne cost of living
D+ Cheyenne Crime Total crime is 116% higher than Wyoming
Total crime
4,31067% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2467% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Cheyenne crime
C- Cheyenne Employment Household income is equal to Wyoming
Median household income
$58,8956% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,3182% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%9% lower than the US average
Cheyenne employment
D- Cheyenne Housing Home value is 6% lower than Wyoming
Median home value
$187,7002% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$80915% lower than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
Cheyenne real estate or Cheyenne rentals
C Cheyenne Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Wyoming
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%equal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:13% lower than the US average
Cheyenne K-12 schools or Cheyenne colleges

Living in Cheyenne, WY

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%.

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      A Real Pit Hole!

      We lived in Cheyenne for a few years, and it was so awful, we moved to Colorado. There is nothing to do in this city. The folks living here do no like outsiders. The air often smells like chemicals due to the oil plants. We have had our throats burn from it. There are just a few good restaurants, limited shopping, and many businesses are going out. They do not upkeep the city. It is dumpy and unkept. It has great potential to be a wonderful tourist town if they put some money into fixing it up and creating a western flavor. The downtown area is in badly need of a facelift. Their yearly fair, Cheyenne Frontier Days, is overrated and overpriced. And most importantly, you cannot afford to live in Cheyenne unless you make $80K a year (average wage here is $45K). The rents are sky high and unaffordable (for trashy homes/apts), and real estate prices are out the roof!! Real estate soared over 8% in 2018, and still soaring in 2019. Why pay California prices to live in a pit hole?
      • 2 -4
      A cultural experience worth having.

      Cheyenne is a dusty western town in the smallest state in the US. Not only is Cheyenne a cool place to be because it's small uncomplicated and easy to maneuver. This city is close to Ft Collins, CO and Denver, CO if you need that larger city "fix". Cheyenne is in a great state for the out doors. (Ask people from Colorado) LOL Don't expect to find your big city sophistication here. You have to be able to appreciate the small stuff. The train whistle, the small navigable shopping mall, the crisp clean cool air. When I think of Cheyenne I think of Wyoming, they are inseparable. Imagine the State of Wyoming as your playground. The people are great, genuine, sincere and for real.
      • 2 0
      The Home of the Daddy of them all: Cheyenne, WY

      As a lifetime Wyomingite, I have traveled to and spent quite a bit of time in the largest city in the great state of Wyoming, Cheyenne. Cheyenne is the home of the state capital, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Laramie County Community College and F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Along, with these impressive sites Cheyenne is also the home to one of only three malls in the state, a very nice hospital and other medical facilities as well as numerous places to dine.

      The people of Cheyenne are extremely welcoming and host numerous high school and college events including; Wyoming State FFA Convention. Yet, their pride and joy is the Daddy of the All: Cheyenne Frontier Days. The whole community comes out in force to volunteer at and attend the numerous rodeo performances and night shows at Frontier Days. I truly have enjoyed the city of Cheyenne every time I have visited, whether it was for a rodeo, high school activity, Cheyenne Frontier Days or simply for an afternoon of shopping. While, Cheyenne does not have the same world class dining and shopping as Denver, it instead a very welcoming hometown feel.
      • 3 -2
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      Source: The Cheyenne, WY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).