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Cheyenne, Wyoming (WY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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11.1% of Cheyenne, WY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was about the same as the poverty level of 11.3% across the entire state of Wyoming. Taking into account residents not living in families, 14.1% of high school graduates and 38.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 13.3% among disabled males and 18.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 74.4%. For comparison, it was 29.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Cheyenne, WY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Cheyenne:

11.1%
Whole state:

11.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Cheyenne:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Cheyenne:

13.3%
Wyoming:

13.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 17.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Cheyenne:

35.0%
Wyoming:

25.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Cheyenne:

18.3%
Wyoming:

19.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 16.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Cheyenne:

33.3%
Wyoming:

25.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

74.4%
Residents above poverty level:

29.8%

Poverty by age in Cheyenne, WY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Cheyenne
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Cheyenne,WY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 7.3%Under 5 years
  • 29.5%5 years
  • 11.0%6 to 11 years
  • 13.8%12 to 14 years
  • 17.4%15 years
  • 7.5%16 and 17 years
  • 11.7%18 to 24 years
  • 13.9%25 to 34 years
  • 23.0%35 to 44 years
  • 7.6%45 to 54 years
  • 7.7%55 to 64 years
  • 14.6%65 to 74 years
  • 15.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Cheyenne
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Cheyenne,WY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 16.4%Under 5 years
  • 44.6%5 years
  • 8.7%6 to 11 years
  • 13.1%12 to 14 years
  • 9.2%15 years
  • 8.7%16 and 17 years
  • 14.7%18 to 24 years
  • 11.2%25 to 34 years
  • 15.8%35 to 44 years
  • 9.1%45 to 54 years
  • 9.9%55 to 64 years
  • 5.8%65 to 74 years
  • 10.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Cheyenne, WY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Cheyenne,WY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 5.5%Under 5 years
  • 0.9%5 years
  • 4.3%6 to 11 years
  • 2.3%12 to 14 years
  • 4.6%15 years
  • 4.8%16 and 17 years
  • 8.3%18 to 24 years
  • 2.7%25 to 34 years
  • 2.1%35 to 44 years
  • 3.2%45 to 54 years
  • 2.2%55 to 64 years
  • 1.0%65 to 74 years
  • 2.9%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Cheyenne, WY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Cheyenne, WY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Cheyenne, WY (%)
  • 9.3%White
  • 10.8%Black
  • 49.3%American Indian
  • 1.7%Asian
  • 5.2%Native Hawaiian
  • 14.6%Other race
  • 13.0%2+ races
  • 15.1%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Cheyenne, WY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Cheyenne, WY (absolute numbers)
  • 4,499White
  • 246Black
  • 306American Indian
  • 18Asian
  • 7Native Hawaiian
  • 326Other race
  • 3242+ races
  • 1,394Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 10.1%Below poverty level
  • 89.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 16.5%Below poverty level
  • 83.5%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Cheyenne, WY

Children below poverty level:
Cheyenne, Wyoming:

9.5%
State:

13.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Cheyenne:

14.1%
Wyoming:

20.9%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Cheyenne:

38.6%
Wyoming:

37.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 27.6%Married-couple family
  • 3.3%Male, no wife present
  • 69.1%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Cheyenne not in families by work experience
  • 2.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 42.5%Worked part-time
  • 55.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 6.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 20.7%Both worked part-time
  • 32.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 29.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.2%1999 to 2000
  • 5.6%1995 to 1998
  • 1.4%1990 to 1994
  • 3.5%1980 to 1989
  • 12.4%1970 to 1979
  • 16.8%1960 to 1969
  • 23.6%1950 to 1959
  • 19.7%1940 to 1949
  • 15.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.4%1999 to 2000
  • 5.8%1995 to 1998
  • 3.5%1990 to 1994
  • 11.6%1980 to 1989
  • 19.0%1970 to 1979
  • 17.6%1960 to 1969
  • 19.4%1950 to 1959
  • 7.9%1940 to 1949
  • 13.9%1939 or earlier
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