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Is Cheyenne Growing?


Wyoming State Capitol, Cheyenne, WY

We have seen large numbers of people investigating our area since the COVID19 pandemic. It seems people are looking for more space after their experiences around the country gave them time to think.

Everyone agrees our area is growing with people looking for more space. Cheyenne is a historic icon of our country’s Wild West, we have long attracted the hard working and strong willed folks. Today Cheyenne is growing, but maintains its kind spirit and traditions. In our RE/MAX Capitol Properties “Why Cheyenne” video series, almost every participant mentions the reason why they love Cheyenne is because of “the people.” We have amazing people here in Cheyenne!

Cheyenne is expected to grow at a rate of approximately two percent, per year in the near future. Taking our current population of approximately 60,000 to 135,000 by 2030. Why is this important to those of us in the real estate industry and land development?  The median age for Laramie County is also rising according to the US Census. It has changed from 26.7 in 1960 to 37 in 2010, indicating the aging of “Baby Boomers” and a growing population of seniors, therefore demanding age-appropriate housing. From July 2020 to July 2021 we experienced a positive net migration according to Governor Mark Gordon’s Economic Analysis Division released in December 2021.

What jobs are in Laramie County? Major employers include F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming Military (Guard), the State of Wyoming, the U.S. Government, Laramie County School District #1, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and Union Pacific Railroad. Manufacturing and logistic businesses also employee many residents; Lowe’s Distribution Center, Sierra Trading Post, Echo Star Communications, Microsoft Data Center and Wal-Mart Distribution Center. We have many small businesses too that need amazing employees too.

What industries are in Laramie County? Wyoming has long been known as a major mineral provider. The recent changes with coal are being somewhat replaced with, wind power generation, oil and gas exploration and production. The coal changes have been troubling for other Wyoming communities, but Cheyenne has been able to be more diversified with other industries.

The Colorado front range has a rapidly growing tech economy driving substantial economic growth in the region. For the latest details on Economic Indicators for Greater Cheyenne, please refer to the latest report from the Wyoming Center for Business & Economic Analysis at Laramie County Community College.

What types of entertainment are in Cheyenne? Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Historic buildings, excellent museums, during the summer there are a variety of live music opportunities on the Depot Plaza, our Civic Center brings incredible performances to town, close proximity to top mountain bike trails, and of course, Cheyenne Frontier Days, “The Daddy of ‘Em All,” the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration.

If you are considering a move to Cheyenne or the surrounding Southeast Wyoming area, we’d welcome the opportunity to be your resource. At RE/MAX Capitol Properties we marry the power of the #1 global brand, RE/MAX, with our local experience and commitment to give our clients a valuable best real estate experience. Connect with us today at 307-635-0303 or online. We can show you around town, help you determine your home buying needs, wants, timeline and budget. We can also help you get your business moved to Cheyenne. We have a friendly business climate in our area.

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2 Responses to “Is Cheyenne Growing?”

  • Hi there,
    So I am considering looking to move to Cheyenne area possibly next summer. I would like to find 2 to 5 acres and be able to put a small single wide or a tiny house of some kind on it. I need to stay in the 150 K and less range, and would like to stay within 30 miles or less of Cheyenne. I have checked prices for the last month and it doesn’t look good in the price range? Just wondering if you have any ideas, thanks

    • Steve Prescott
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      Thank you Lori, we’ve given your information to one of our realtors, so she can follow up with you and help you find what you are looking for. Have a great day!

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