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Laramie County, Wyoming

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Magic City of the Plains
Live the Legend

Page Contents for Cheyenne, Wyoming

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Wyoming state capital is Cheyenne.
The population of Cheyenne is approximately 57,618 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 21,859 (1990), 25557 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cheyenne is 54.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cheyenne is 39.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.2 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cheyenne to Washington DC is 1532 miles.
The distance to the Wyoming state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Cheyenne is positioned 41.14 degrees north of the equator and 104.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cheyenne elevation is 6,062 feet above sea level.
Cheyenne per capita income is $ 30,174 (2008).
Cheyenne median income is $ 55,743 (2008).
The Cheyenne median home price is $ 173,617 (2008).
Cheyenne average annual rainfall is 14.1 inches per year
Cheyenne average annual snowfall is 60 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 23 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 70 degrees F.


in southeast Wyoming about 100 miles north of Denver, Colorado. It is at the intersection of I25 and I80. Other nearby communities include Fox Farm-College, Ranchettes, Warren AFB, South Greeley, Burns, all in Wyoming and Nunn, Wellington and Pierce, all in Colorado.

Here is a map page for Cheyenne.
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seasonal with snow and cold temperatures in the winter and warm summers with cool evenings. It is considered to be a semi-arid climate. Winters, although cold and long, are mostly dry.
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moderate. Here is a current weather page for Cheyenne.
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History & History Related Items

When the Union Pacific Railroad came through in 1867, Cheyenne was born. It was named for an Indian tribe in the area. The area blossomed so quickly that the nickname, Magic City of the Plains, was coined. The city was incorporated 8 August 1867. This was before Wyoming was a state. Cheyenne became a "first class city" on 9 July 1945. Here is a history page for Cheyenne. Also try this history page fdor Cheyenne.
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At several locations around Cheyenne are eight foot tall cowboy boots that have been painted by local artists to show Wyoming's and Cheyenne's history. Location maps of the boots may be found at the depot. See this page for a few of the pictures.

See this page for lots of nice picture of Cheyenne and the area.

Historical Governor's Mansion
300 E 21st St
Cheyenne, WY, 82001
Phone: 307-777-7878

Old West Museum
Frontier Park
4610 N. Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY, 82001
Phone: 307-778-7290

Wyoming State Museum
2301 Central Ave
Cheyenne, WY, 82001
Phone: 307-777-7022

Cheyenne Frontier Days
World's Largest Rodeo & Western Celebration, Est. 1897
held each year the end of July.

Cheyenne Depot Museum
Also known as the Wyoming Transportation Museum
121 W. 15th
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-632-3905 A National Historic Landmark, this former Union Pacific Depot has been restored and is now the home of a visitor center and restaurant as well as the Cheyenne Depot Museum.

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Located in Lions Park, this garden has many plants and flowers and also a large greenhouse. The site is maintained by volunteers.
Phone: 307-637-6458

Cheyenne STreet Railway Trolley
121 W. 15th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-778-3133
Toll-free: 800-426-5009
City tours may be taken on the trolley.

Nelson Museum of the West
1714 Carey Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-635-7670
This museum has over 11,000 square of displays including indian artifacts, cowboy and military items.

Cheyenne Regional Airport
4000 Airport Parkway
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-634-7071
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Cheyenne City Government

City of Cheyenne
2101 O Neil Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-637-6200

The city has a mayor-council form of government. The mayor is elected every four years at large. The council members are elected for staggered terms.


Laramie County
Laramie County Commissioners
309 W 20th St
Cheyenne, WY 82001-3601
Phone: 307-633-4260
County Clerk: 307-633-4264


State Library
2301 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001-3644
Phone: (307) 777-7281

Cheyenne Chamber

Greater Cheyenne Chamber Of Commerce
1 Depot Square
121 West 15th Street, Ste 204
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-638-3388

Cheyenne Organizations

Greater Cheyenne Chamber Of Commerce
1 Depot Square
121 West 15th Street, Ste 204
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-638-3388

Cheyenne Libraries

Historical Research Library
6101 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3445
Phone: 307-777-7016

Laramie County Library System
2200 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-634-3561

State Library
2800 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-6289
Laramie County Community College Library
1400 E. College Dr.
Cheyenne, WY
Phone: 307-778-1205

Cheyenne Schools

Laramie County School District No. 1
2810 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-771-2100


University Of Wyoming
2710 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001-2835
Phone: 307-632-8949

Laramie County Community College
1400 E College
Cheyenne, WY 82007-3204
Phone: 800-522-2993 Cheyenne


The population of Cheyenne was:
1870 - 1,450
1880 - 3,456
1890 - 11,690
1900 - 14,087
1910 - 11,320
1920 - 13,829
1930 - 17,361
1940 - 22,474
1950 - 31,935
1960 - 43,505
1970 - 41,254
1980 - 47,283
1990 - 50,008
2000 - 53,011
2007 - 56,160
2008 - 56,915
2010 - 57,618

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 21,859
2000 - 23,782

Population Density:
2000 - 2,511.4 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 37 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 38,856
2008 - $ 55,743

Per Capita income:
2000 - $ 19,809
2008 - $ 30,174

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 100,400
2008 - $ 173,617 Cheyenne is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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