New Growth Figures for Casper and the State
The state has published new census data that shows despite the drop in oil prices, Wyoming is still growing.
Casper is now the second Wyoming city with a population of 60,000 or more, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. It added 398 residents during the year ending July 1, 2014, which is more than any other Wyoming city or town. These estimates provide a look at how much total population has changed in each of Wyoming’s incorporated places since the 2010 Census.
For areas with population over 2,000, the town of Bar Nunn in Natrona County showed the fastest growth, 3.1 percent, followed by Jackson town (2.6%) and Mills town (2.5%). Cheyenne remained the state’s most populous city and gained 280 people during the year. Cheyenne and Casper are still the only cities in the state with population over 50,000, and together they contributed 72.9 percent to Wyoming’s total population increase during the year.
As of July 1, 2014, 68.9 percent, or 402,627 people in Wyoming lived in incorporated places. Over 47 percent of the State’s population lived in ten cities with population of more than 10,000. Overall, Wyoming’s population grew by 0.2 percent from July 2013 to July 2014, the slowest pace since 2001. However, the rate of increase for Wyoming’s 10 largest cities and towns was 0.4 percent during the same period. There were 99 cities and towns in Wyoming.