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Cheyenne Wells, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Cheyenne Wells had a population of 838 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cheyenne Wells is located at latitude 38.8192 and longitude -102.352 in Cheyenne County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cheyenne Wells (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cheyenne County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,291 feet.

The Town of Cheyenne Wells (GNIS ID: 2413197) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Cheyenne Wells is located within Cheyenne Wells Division of Cheyenne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cheyenne Wells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cheyenne Wells, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 838
Population in Households 819
Population in Familes 657
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 784
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 382
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 243
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $82,831
Average Home Value $130,742


Median Household Income $44,631
Average Household Income $59,350
Per Capita Income $26,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.24%
Households 0.04% -0.16%
Families 1.46% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cheyenne Wells, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheyenne Wells to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 233 49th
Population Density1 # 223 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 217 53rd
Median Household Income # 321 30th
Per Capita Income # 278 40th

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