These Are The 10 Best Cities For Hippies In Wyoming


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You might think that the whole hippie movement has faded away, but the truth is, there are plenty of hippies out there in Wyoming.

While they aren’t necessarily in your face all the time with war protests and the next Woodstock isn’t being planned any time soon, we thought it would be fun to look at which cities in the Equality State where the most hippies would live.

And, after crunching the data, you know what? It was pretty spot on, we have to say.

How do you decide where the most hippies live? By the number of yoga studios, organic markets, and most importantly, where the liberals live in droves.

Using that criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where hippies might live in Wyoming, and then put out a list.

So, put on your tie dye shirt and your sandals as you go through this list with us.

After analyzing all cities with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list of the 10 best cities for hippies in Wyoming:

  1. Jackson (Photos)
  2. Cody (Photos)
  3. Sheridan (Photos)
  4. Lander (Photos)
  5. Riverton (Photos)
  6. Douglas (Photos)
  7. Rock Springs (Photos)
  8. Cheyenne (Photos)
  9. Rawlins (Photos)
  10. Laramie (Photos)

Read on below to see where your town ranked, young flower child.

And if you already knew these places were hippie heavens, check out the best places to live in Wyoming or the safest places to live in Wyoming.

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How do you determine the most beatnik city in Wyoming?

In order to rank the best cities for hippies in Wyoming, we had to determine what criteria defines a hippie.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the Google Places API, the Census’s 2010-2014 American Community Survey, and Voter Registration data, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of yoga studios per capita
  • Number of organic markets per capita
  • Number of pet adoption centers per capita
  • Number of vegan restaurants per capita
  • Number of thrift stores per capita
  • Each city’s liberal voting population

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a ~4.5 mile radius of a city’s center. The average city in America is about 18 square miles.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a city. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 17 in each category, where 1 was the most hippie.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a hippie index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest hippie index the ‘Best City for Hippies In Wyoming.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Jackson.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in hippie central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from hippiest to most square.

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1. Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.9
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.2
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.3
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.5
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.6
Jackson is a town in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 9,577 at the 2010 census, up from 8,647 in 2000. It is the county seat of Teton County and is its largest town.

2. Cody

Cody, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.21
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.31
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.21
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.21
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.31

3. Sheridan

Sheridan, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.23
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.23
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.11
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.06
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.28
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The 2010 census put the population at 17,444 and a Micropolitan Statistical Area of 29,116. It is the county seat of Sheridan County.

4. Lander

Lander, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.26
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.26
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.0
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.0
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.39
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.

5. Riverton

Riverton, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.28
Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. The city’s population was 10,615 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city in the county overall.

6. Douglas

Douglas, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.16
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.16
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.16
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.0
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.48
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.

7. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.08
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.0
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.08
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.17
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.3
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 23,036 at the 2010 census, making it the 5th most populated city in the state of Wyoming. Rock Springs is the principal city of the Rock Springs micropolitan statistical area, which has a population of 37,975. Rock Springs is known as the Home of 56 Nationalities because of the influx of immigrants from all over the world who came to work in the coal mines that supplied the fuel to power the steam engines of the Union Pacific Railroad. The city’s rich cultural heritage is celebrated each summer on International Day, a festival where the foods, costumes, and traditions of residents’ ancestors are recreated and enjoyed at Bunning Park in downtown Rock Springs.

8. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.07
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.08
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.05
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.1
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.23
Cheyenne (/aæn/ shy-AN or /an/) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. It is the principal city of the Cheyenne, Wyoming, Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Laramie County. The population was 59,466 at the 2010 census. Cheyenne is the northern terminus of the extensive and fast-growing Front Range Urban Corridor that stretches from Cheyenne to Pueblo, Colorado, and has a population of 4,333,742 according to the 2010 United States Census. Cheyenne is situated on Crow Creek and Dry Creek. The Cheyenne, Wyoming Metropolitan Area had a 2010 population of 91,738, making it the 354th-most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

9. Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.11
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.0
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.11
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.11
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.11

10. Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Yoga Studios Per 1,000 People: 0.16
Organic Markets Per 1,000 People: 0.03
Pet Adoption Centers Per 1,000 People: 0.03
Vegan Restaurants Per 1,000 People: 0.06
Thrift Stores Per 1,000 People: 0.22
Laramie /lærmi/ 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.

There You Have It — The Hippies Of Wyoming

If you’re measuring the locations in Wyoming where there are lots of liberals, and there are many options for vegan food, yoga and thrift stores, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the most square places in Wyoming:

  1. Evanston
  2. Green River
  3. Torrington

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Detailed List Of The Hippiest Cities In Wyoming

City Rank Population
Jackson 1 9,967
Cody 2 9,687
Sheridan 3 17,699
Lander 4 7,627
Riverton 5 10,902
Douglas 6 6,272
Rock Springs 7 23,684
Cheyenne 8 61,470
Rawlins 9 9,198
Laramie 10 31,601
Casper 11 57,815
Worland 12 5,445
Powell 13 6,365
Gillette 14 31,110
Torrington 15 6,732
Green River 16 12,600
Evanston 17 12,253

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