Best Cities For Singles In Wyoming For 2020


We used science and data to determine which cities in Wyoming have the best set up for singles: no kids, no old people, and a lot to do.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best cities for singles in Wyoming.

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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 for 2020:

  1. Laramie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Cheyenne (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Powell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Casper (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Mills (Homes For Sale)
  7. Lander (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Evanston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Gillette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Sheridan (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So, what was the best city for singles in Wyoming? Laramie ranks as the best place for singles in Wyoming if you care about things singles care about like night life, affordable housing, and other singles.

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 Glenrock.

And after you find a mate, you'll no doubt want to start a family and buy a home right? Don't forget to check out the best places to live in wyoming or the safest places to live in wyoming.

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

The 10 Best Cities For Singles In Wyoming For 2020

Laramie, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 32,178
Median Age: 25.7
Married households: 11.0%
Households with kids: 20.4%
More on Laramie: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Review Of Laramie by HomeSnacks User

I lived in Laramie the first19 years of my life. It's a cold. high windy, barren, subarctic place, for about 8 months out of the year. Powell is the banana belt of Wyoming! It's a great place to live!

Cheyenne, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 63,243
Median Age: 35.5
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 30.6%
More on Cheyenne: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Cheyenne 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.

Review Of Cheyenne by HomeSnacks User

It was a very nice, quiet town. I had a hard time navigating - most of the cities and towns I have traveled to have a very intuitive layout, but not Cheyenne.

Lack of grocery stores close to I-25; it was very difficult to find what my family needed in terms of groceries due to the sparsity of stores.

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,483
Median Age: 32.7
Married households: 3.0%
Households with kids: 26.8%
More on Jackson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Review Of Jackson by HomeSnacks User

My experience was not good when I visited Jackson Hole, WY. The town was not welcoming. People were very yuppie, and stuck up. I got a very bad vibe from the entire town.

The only good thing was the horseback riding we did at the Spring Creek Ranch Resort. The food was terrible, we couldn't even find a restaurant that had normal food. Everything was high class, and over priced.

Powell, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,349
Median Age: 34.1
Married households: 16.0%
Households with kids: 25.1%
More on Powell: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Casper, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 58,756
Median Age: 35.6
Married households: 18.0%
Households with kids: 30.5%
More on Casper: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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".

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,848
Median Age: 36.8
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 30.1%
More on Mills: Homes For Sale | Data

Lander, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,621
Median Age: 38.8
Married households: 14.0%
Households with kids: 30.8%
More on Lander: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

Evanston, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,953
Median Age: 35.9
Married households: 13.0%
Households with kids: 34.6%
More on Evanston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Evanston is a city in and the county seat of Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 12,359 at the 2010 census. It is located on the border with Utah.

Gillette, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 33,056
Median Age: 31.1
Married households: 15.0%
Households with kids: 40.9%
More on Gillette: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. The population was estimated at 31,797 as of 1 July 2013. Gillette is centrally located in an area involved with the development of vast quantities of American coal, oil, and coalbed methane gas. The city calls itself the "Energy Capital of the Nation," noting that the state of Wyoming provides nearly 35% of the nation's coal. Over the last decade Gillette saw a population increase of 48% from the 2000 census of 19,646 residents.

Review Of Gillette by HomeSnacks User

I've lived in Gillette since I was 11 years old. Over the past 14 years I have met some of the meanest, most ignorant, intolerable, and back stabbing people I've ever met. Nobody here cares for anyone else but themselves, they hardly take care of the snow in town like they should worst drivers I've ever seen, the m**h epidemic is absolutely outrageous, everyone I know is on it and cops don't do anything about dealers, the county 17 arrest page is full of arrests from traffic related incidents. The bullying in the schools, middle in particular, is the worst I've ever seen. There's a very clear line divided between the people who's parents work in coal or oil and have money and the ones who don't. The rich kids single out the poor or less well off kids, and torture and alienate them. Worst town I've ever lived in, 0/10

Literally has one movie theatre, one kids arcade, and about 15 bars and that's it for recreation pretty much. Unless you count the stagnant pond they call the fishing lake which has a playground.

Sheridan, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,825
Median Age: 37.6
Married households: 19.0%
Households with kids: 25.3%
More on Sheridan: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

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.

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 2014-2018 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. You can download the data here.

Read on to see why Laramie is the talk of the town while Glenrock is probably a bit on the boring side.

There You Have It - The Best Cities for Singles in wyoming for 2020

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.

Here's a look at the most boring cities in wyoming according to the data:

  1. Glenrock
  2. Cody
  3. Wheatland

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Cities For Singles In Wyoming

Rank City Population Median Age
1 Laramie, WY 32,178 25.7
2 Cheyenne, WY 63,243 35.5
3 Jackson, WY 10,483 32.7
4 Powell, WY 6,349 34.1
5 Casper, WY 58,756 35.6
6 Mills, WY 3,848 36.8
7 Lander, WY 7,621 38.8
8 Evanston, WY 11,953 35.9
9 Gillette, WY 33,056 31.1
10 Sheridan, WY 17,825 37.6
11 Lovell, WY 2,252 39.8
12 Newcastle, WY 3,461 39.7
13 Torrington, WY 6,717 37.8
14 Riverton, WY 11,069 37.0
15 Douglas, WY 6,402 40.3
16 Afton, WY 2,234 30.6
17 Rock Springs, WY 23,633 32.7
18 Green River, WY 12,278 36.4
19 Rawlins, WY 8,975 33.7
20 Pinedale, WY 2,263 35.5
21 Thermopolis, WY 2,884 42.4
22 Kemmerer, WY 2,730 36.8
23 Lyman, WY 2,218 32.1
24 Buffalo, WY 4,586 45.3
25 Worland, WY 5,236 39.1
26 Bar Nunn, WY 2,787 29.3
27 Evansville, WY 2,944 32.8
28 Wheatland, WY 3,609 40.8
29 Cody, WY 9,761 41.4
30 Glenrock, WY 2,620 33.6

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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