Wyoming Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

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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.

  • Germans
  • Hispanic Americans

There are Hispanic groups around Rock Springs and Cheyenne.

  • Italians

There are small numbers of Italians in Rock Springs.

  • Japanese
  • Irish
  • Norwegians
  • Russians
  • Swedes