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Cheyenne Wells, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Cheyenne Wells had a population of 823 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Cheyenne Wells, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 823
Daytime Population: Workers 914
Daytime Population: Residents 301
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,215
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 804
Population in Familes 645
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 769
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $43,879
Average Household Income $60,120
Per Capita Income $26,293


Total Housing Units 426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $89,323
Average Home Value $136,545


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.38% -0.69%
Households -0.33% -0.71%
Families 0.85% -0.69%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 2017 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 Density # 230 50th
Diversity Index # 231 50th
Median Household Income # 329 28th
Per Capita Income # 299 35th

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