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Why choose Wyoming? Wyomingites think you should choose Wyoming because it is one of the most family friendly states in the country.
We agree that there are certain states that are more family friendly than others; heck, the Equality State is our seventh most family friendly state for 2020. But, we needed more evidence. So, HomeSnacks set out to determine the most family friendly places in Wyoming for 2020.
How did we determine Wyoming's most family friendly places? We consulted the US Census on places in the Cowboy State with more than 2,000 residents. We looked at several factors: crime, education, family friendly activities, and the percent of households that currently have children. We ended up with 25 family friendly Wyoming places that any family would be lucky to call home.
We discovered that there are family friendly places for every budget. Wyoming has hip places like Cheyenne where your babies can safely grow up to be cowboys and cowgirls, idyllic 'how the west was won' places like Rock Springs, and upscale places like Jackson for families who don't have to worry about being on a budget.
Incidentally, Wyoming is the tenth biggest state, but the least populous state. We think that's all the more reason to raise your family in this flyover state: there's plenty of room for your kids to run and there's plenty of opportunity to make a difference.
Want to know more? Take a look below at our breakdown of Wyoming's most family friendly places for 2020.
These are the best cities to raise a family in Wyoming for 2020:
- Kemmerer (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Wheatland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Green River (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Torrington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Laramie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Worland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Rawlins (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Glenrock (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Lander (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Douglas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
So, if you want boatloads of that good, wholesome, family friendly fun at your fingertips, Wyoming is your state. Heck, you can take your family to a rodeo in Cody and camping in Yellowstone National Park all in the same weekend.
Yes, there's a lot of family friendly fun to be had in Wyoming; but, there can only be one number one best place in the Cowboy State to raise a family. And that, folks, would be Kemmerer.
To see how your favorite place in Wyoming compared, take a look at the list below; and if you don't see it there, head to the bottom.
Check out some more reading about Wyoming and the best places for families in the country:
- Best Places To Live In Wyoming
- Cheapest Places To Live In Wyoming
- Best Cities To Raise A Family In America
- Best States To Raise A Family In America
The 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Wyoming For 2020
Wheatland is a town in and the county seat of Platte County in southeastern Wyoming, United States. The population was 3,627 at the 2010 census.
Green River is a city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. The population was 12,515 at the 2010 census.
Torrington is a city in, and the county seat of, Goshen County, Wyoming United States. The population was 6,501 at the 2010 census.
Laramie is a city and the county seat of Albany County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 30,816 at the 2010 census. Located on the Laramie River in southeastern Wyoming, the city is west of Cheyenne, at the junction of Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 287.
Glenrock, known as Deer Creek Station, had its beginning as a mail and stage station along the Oregon Trail. The station served as a relay and eating place and was a vital supply point for thousands of emigrants as they traveled westward. The discovery of oil in 1889 greatly contributed to the economy of central Wyoming and especially Glenrock.
Lander is a city in, and the county seat of, Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. Named for transcontinental explorer Frederick W. Lander, Lander is located in central Wyoming, along the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River. A tourism center with several dude ranches nearby, Lander is located just south of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The population was 7,487 at the 2010 census.
Douglas is a city in Converse County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 6,120 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Converse County and the home of the Wyoming State Fair.
How do you determine which place is best for families in Wyoming anyways?
To give you the places in Wyoming which are best for families, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what's family-friendly and what isn't.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the family friendly numbers for the Equality State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Wyoming, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:
- Crime (Both violent and property)
- Quality of local schools
- Distance to a major city without necessarily being in it
- % of households with children
- Family-friendly amenities nearby (museums, libraries and colleges)
We then gave each city a Family Score.
The higher the score, the better the city is for families. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 2,000 people. For Wyoming, that meant a total of 25 cities. You can download the data here.
There You Have It - The Best Places To Raise A Family In Wyoming
If you're looking for a breakdown of cities in Wyoming ranked by criteria that most would agree make a place a great spot for families, this is an accurate list.
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