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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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Quick Facts about WY

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 in WY

  Employed 95.1%
  Unemployed 4.9%

Race in WY

  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 in WY

  Employed 95.1%
  Unemployed 4.9%

Educational Levels in WY

  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 in WY

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 in WY

  Homes Rent 69.1%
  Homes Owned 30.9%

Wyoming Rankings

Best places to Live in Wyoming

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Cheyenne 62,195 $182,900 $58,219
Casper 58,817 $182,800 $57,790
Laramie 31,879 $202,400 $39,371
Gillette 31,634 $208,400 $74,165
Rock Springs 23,869 $199,600 $69,667
Sheridan 17,775 $202,300 $49,154
Green River 12,604 $197,900 $72,656
Evanston 12,213 $164,700 $50,604
Riverton 10,915 $162,000 $46,222
Jackson 10,152 $558,500 $67,117
Cody 9,741 $199,600 $53,944
Rawlins 9,155 $144,200 $56,838
Lander 7,758 $198,000 $51,167
Torrington 6,736 $134,900 $40,911
Powell 6,408 $161,000 $46,862
Douglas 6,371 $189,100 $60,060
Ranchettes 6,138 $338,800 $93,792
Worland 5,416 $129,500 $41,523
Buffalo 4,614 $195,400 $49,469
South Greeley 4,478 $47,300 $46,982