Population of Wyoming 2021
Wyoming has been the most populous state in the United States since 1985, previously it was Alaska. In 2005, Wyoming’s population was estimated at 509,294. This would have increased the number by 3,407 people within one year, which corresponds to a population growth of 0.7 percent. Since the 2000 census, the population has increased by 12,165 due to a higher birth rate than death rate and 4,035 due to higher immigration than emigration. In 2004 the proportion of foreigners was 11,000 (2.2 percent).
In 2000, 88.9 percent of the population were white, 6.4 percent Hispanic, 2.3 percent Native American, 0.8 percent African American, 0.6 percent Asian, and 2.5 percent other. 1.8 percent belonged to multiple races. Over a quarter of the population (25.9 percent) had German ancestors, 15.9 percent English, 13.3 percent Irish, 6.5 percent American and 4.3 percent Norwegian.
The area was very sparsely populated even before the white immigrants, which is mainly due to unfavorable geographical and climatic factors. The currently around 12,000 Native Americans in Wyoming mainly belong to the two tribes of the Cheyenne and Arapaho. Almost the entire indigenous population lives in the state’s only reservation in the western center, in the Wind River Indian Reservation, which is the seventh largest reservation in the USA with an area of 9148 km².
Top Counties by Population in Wyoming
|Rank||County Name||Population||Population Density (per km²)|
|15||Big Horn County||11,805||1.45|
|22||Hot Springs County||4,833||0.93|