August 16, 2021 |

An update to the census story Bigfoot 99 had last week: New details released by the state from the U.S. census report shows that Rawlins lost more residents than any other town in Wyoming.

The breakout comes from the state’s top economist, Wenlin Liu, at the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information. The data shows that for cities and towns with populations greater than 2,000, Bar Nunn saw the fastest annual growth of 34.7 percent. Mills and Gillette came in second and third for growth, expanding at rates of 16 and 15 percent respectively. Wyoming’s most populated city, Cheyenne, added the most new residents: 5,666.

Four cities and towns experienced population losses of at least nine percent. Worland saw the biggest percentage decline of 13 percent or 714 residents. Rawlins saw the biggest decline over the decade, with 1,083 residents moving out of the city. Overall, Carbon County saw a population decline of 8.9 percent between 2010 and 2020.

Pictured above: Rawlins population sign in August 2021. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Related: Census shows decline in Carbon County population

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