Ethnic groups

There were some 11,133 American Indians residing in Wyoming in 2000, up from 9,000 at the 1990 census. The largest tribe is the Arapaho. Wind River (2000 population 23,250) is the state's only reservation; tribal lands covered 1,793,000 acres (726,000 hectares) in 1982.

The black population was 3,722 in 2000. Also in 2000, the Asian population was 2,771; the largest group was the Chinese, who numbered 609. In 2000, 92.1% of the population was white and mostly of European descent, the largest groups being German, English, and Irish.