Wyoming Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
Wyoming Ethnic Groups
Today, most Wyoming residents are of northern European descent.
- African Americans
Several thousand African Americans are located primarily around Cheyenne.
- American Indians
Many Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Shoshoni Indians live on the Wind River Reservation of west-central Wyoming (see Indians of Wyoming).
A sizable number of Finns came to work the mines in Uinta and Sweetwater counties in the late 1880s. In 1895, a group of about 600 settlers came from Iowa and Illinois to homestead reclaimed land at a place now called Emblem.
- Hispanic Americans
There are Hispanic groups around Rock Springs and Cheyenne.
There are small numbers of Italians in Rock Springs.