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Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
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Location of the Town of Cheyenne Wells in the Cheyenne County, Colorado.
Location of the Town of Cheyenne Wells in the Cheyenne County, Colorado.
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado is located in the United States
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Cheyenne County Seat
Incorporated May 14, 1890
 • Type Statutory Town
 • Total 1.070 sq mi (2.770 km2)
 • Land 1.070 sq mi (2.770 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
4,291 ft (1,308 m)
 • Total 758
 • Density 709/sq mi (274/km2)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-14175
GNIS feature ID 0195261

Cheyenne Wells is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Cheyenne County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 758 at the 2020 United States Census.


The community was named for the fact Cheyenne Indians maintained water wells near the original town site.


Cheyenne Wells is located at 38°49′16″N 102°21′13″W / 38.82111°N 102.35361°W / 38.82111; -102.35361 (38.821141, -102.353637). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 270
1920 508 88.1%
1930 595 17.1%
1940 695 16.8%
1950 1,154 66.0%
1960 1,020 −11.6%
1970 982 −3.7%
1980 950 −3.3%
1990 1,128 18.7%
2000 1,010 −10.5%
2010 846 −16.2%
2020 758 −10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,010 people, 417 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density was 974.3 people per square mile (375.0/km2). There were 505 housing units at an average density of 487.2 per square mile (187.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.19% White, 0.99% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 6.44% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.90% of the population.

There were 417 households, out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,563, and the median income for a family was $45,132. Males had a median income of $32,941 versus $23,077 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,840. About 7.5% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.


Tumbleweed Midstream owns the Ladder Creek Helium Plant near Cheyenne Wells. It is only one of fourteen Helium plants in the world.




The Union Pacific Railroad passes through Cheyenne Wells.


US 40.svg U.S. Highway 40 passes through the community and follows roughly parallel to the railway.

Notable people

Notable individuals who were born in or have lived in Cheyenne Wells include:

See also

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