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Wyoming : What you need to know

The landscape of Wyoming is diverse, with the western two thirds graced with mountains, and the eastern third with elevated prairies known as the High Plains. Best places to live in Wyoming include Cheyenne, Casper, Rock Springs, Laramie, Gillette and Green River. The state's strong economy continues to advance with sectors like mineral extraction and energy. Outdoor recreation spots are majestic, led by Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Devils Tower National Monument.

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Wyoming Profile

Quick Facts

Population 579,679
Latest Population Increase 0.69%
Median Household Income $58,840
Median Home Price $194,800
Median Property Tax $1,348
Median Rent $69

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.1%
  Unemployed 4.9%

Race

  Ethnicity White 91%
  Ethnicity Black 1.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.9%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 9.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 2.2%
  Ethnicity Other 2.1%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.1%
  Unemployed 4.9%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 17.1%
  Associate's Degree 10.3%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 8.6%
  High School Graduate 29.4%
  Some College, No Degree 26.9%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 25.7%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 92.3%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 12.7%
Construction 7.6%
Manufacturing 4%
Wholesale Trade 2.1%
Retail Trade 11%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 6.3%
Information 1.5%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4.2%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 6.7%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 22.4%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 10.3%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.5%
Public Administration 6.6%

Housing

  Homes Rent 69.1%
  Homes Owned 30.9%

Wyoming Rankings

Best places to Live in Wyoming

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Afton 1,959 $185,600 $55,227
Albany 41 $350,000 $0
Albin 152 $47,000 $40,875
Alcova 0 $0 $0
Alpine 771 $250,000 $65,417
Alpine Northeast 11 $0 $0
Alpine Northwest 220 $0 $125,375
Alta 511 $337,200 $54,667
Antelope Hills 0 $0 $0
Antelope Valley-Crestview 1,529 $226,000 $87,901
Arapahoe 1,572 $79,400 $52,083
Arlington 33 $0 $0
Arrowhead Springs 49 $0 $0
Arvada 36 $0 $39,500
Atlantic City 15 $0 $0
Auburn 128 $166,400 $0
Baggs 393 $136,100 $62,500
Bairoil 111 $45,000 $59,500
Bar Nunn 2,573 $206,400 $71,964
Basin 1,392 $142,800 $54,444