Are you trying to find love in Wyoming?
Or are you just looking to hook up?
Either way, we’ve got you covered here. At least, we’ll point you in the right direction – which is why you came here in the first place, right?
According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who have remained single (not married) is growing. That means, people are dating a lot longer than they used to.
There are many reasons for that, including financial and cultural. And, we suspect smartphones and social media has a lot to do with it, too. After all, we’re all a lot more distracted these days.
If you live in Wyoming, there’s a pretty good chance there are a lot of singles in your area. The Equality State ranks in the top 10 when it comes to number of people over the age of 18 who aren’t married, or in a serious relationship. That’s great news for people looking for their match.
So, where are the best cities for singles in Wyoming? We’ve got the answers here.
These are the best cities for singles in Wyoming. Try not to jump in the car with a dozen roses:
- Laramie (Photos)
- Casper (Photos)
- Jackson (Photos)
- Powell (Photos)
- Cheyenne (Photos)
- Sheridan (Photos)
- Lander (Photos)
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each city ranked. If you live in or really close to one of these cities, and you’re single, you should probably get out more often. And stop staring at your phone. Just sayin’.
The most boring place in Wyoming? That would be Cody.
How do you determine which city is best for singles in Wyoming anyways?
To give you the places in Wyoming which are best for singles to find one another, 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 single people like.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the 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 the 2011-2015 American Community Survey Census data produced for the state of Wyoming, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:
- Population density
- % of population that’s male vs. female (closer to a 50-50 ratio is better)
- % of households with kids
- Median age
- Number of unmarried people in each city
We then gave each city a Singles Score.
The higher the score, the better the city is for singles to find one another. We also limited our results to cities with populations over 2,000 people. For Wyoming, that meant a total of 30 cities.
Read on to see why Laramie is the talk of the town while Cody is probably a bit on the boring side.
Median Age: 25.2
Married households: 35.4%
Households with kids: 21.3%
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.
Median Age: 36.6
Married households: 32.3%
Households with kids: 30.5%
Median Age: 34.9
Married households: 45.3%
Households with kids: 31.1%
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Casper is the second largest city in the state, according to the 2010 census, with a population of 55,316. Only Cheyenne, the state capital, is larger. Casper is nicknamed ‘The Oil City’ and has a long history of oil boomtown and cowboy culture, dating back to the development of the nearby Salt Creek Oil Field. In 2010, Casper was named the highest-ranked family-friendly small city in the West, and ranked eighth overall in the nation in Forbes magazine’s list of ‘the best small cities to raise a family’.
Median Age: 32.6
Married households: 39.0%
Households with kids: 24.6%
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.
Median Age: 32.4
Married households: 36.5%
Households with kids: 25.5%
Powell is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 6,314 at the 2010 census. Powell is an All-America City and home to Northwest College.
Median Age: 35.7
Married households: 45.5%
Households with kids: 31.2%
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.
Median Age: 36.5
Married households: 45.2%
Households with kids: 38.0%
Median Age: 38.4
Married households: 45.4%
Households with kids: 25.3%
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.
Median Age: 33.0
Married households: 43.1%
Households with kids: 32.5%
Median Age: 41.4
Married households: 46.9%
Households with kids: 28.0%
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.
There You Have It – The Best Cities for Singles 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 finding a single person (and potentially love), this is an accurate list.
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