Cody bucked the state trend and added residents last year according to new census data estimates.

The city added 46 residents from July 2017 to July 2018. Roughly 75 percent of cities lost residents.

With the additions, Cody’s population was 9,828 last July, making it the 11th largest city in the state, remaining just behind Jackson with 10,429. Jackson lost residents in the last year, however, it boasted 10,552 the year before.

Since 2010, Cody has seen an addition of 308 residents.

Cody wasn’t the only city in the Big Horn Basin to add population, with Powell adding four people and Meeteetse one. Lovell and Greybull both lost just a few people.

Worland had one of the state’s biggest drops in population to 5,075 residents as of July 1, a 98-resident loss.

The city is also suffering from the state’s highest unemployment rate through the early part of 2019.

Thermopolis also lost a high percentage of residents, losing 81 people for a population total of 2,850.

On the state level, Cheyenne further separated itself as the largest city in Wyoming, adding 370 resident through July 1 for a population total of 63,957.

Casper, still the state’s second-largest city, lost 351 residents over the course of the year for a total of 57,461.

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