- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. Census Bureau population estimates show that Bar Nunn in Natrona County is the fastest growing town in Wyoming.

Bar Nunn grew 9.4 percent between July 2012 and July 2013.

The five most rapidly growing large cities and towns in the state are located in central and western Wyoming.

State economist Wenlin Liu says oil drilling and tourism related activities have attracted people to those areas.

Cheyenne and Casper are still the only cities in the state with population over 50,000. Cheyenne has over 62,000 residents, and Casper just under 60,000.

In 2013, 69 percent of Wyoming’s residents lived in incorporated places and about 45 percent lived in 10 cities with population of more than 10,000.

Overall, Wyoming’s population grew by 1 percent from July 2012 to July 2013.

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