13% of Wyoming’s Population Is Irish
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day this weekend, here's a fun fact. Did you know Wyoming has one of the highest percentages of Irish residents in the country? With 13% of the population, the Irish are the second largest ethnic group in the Cowboy State, behind Germans.
In the tiny town of Tie Siding, Wyo., half of the 24 residents are Irish. Over 30% of the people in Edgerton, Jeffrey City, Dixon, Devil's Tower and Fairview have Irish ancestry. All told, there are 22 towns in Wyoming with an Irish population over 20%.
There are also some places in the Cowboy State with no Irish residents. 11 Wyoming towns don't have a single citizen of Irish ancestry, including Granite Canyon, Walcott, Freedom, Meriden, Hawk Springs, Wolf, Lonetree, Garrett, Frontier, and Bosler.
Of Wyoming's three largest towns, Casper has the highest Irish population with 13.56%. In Cheyenne, 12.72% of residents are Irish. Excluding students at the University of Wyoming, who aren't counted in census surveys, Laramie's Irish population is 11.83%. Of course, we're all Irish this weekend. So, enjoy a green beer and have a shamrocking St. Patty's.