A University of Wyoming study found that Wyoming’s population grew by 14.1% from 2000 to 2010. That makes the state 11th in the nation for population growth. Tex Taylor, who co-authored the study, says Wyoming’s energy boom brought people to the state.
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show that people in Wyoming reporting to be American Indian in combination with one or more races grew 24%.
In 2010 over 13-thousand people in Wyoming reported American Indian as their only race. However, those who chose multiple races - American Indian in combination with something else – was nearly 19-thousand. That’s up from 15-thousand a decade ago.