These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Wyoming For 2018


Using science and data, we can tell you which counties in Wyoming have the most for people looking to make the move to Wyoming.

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Some of you might be asking yourself, at this very moment: is Wyoming a good place?

The answer is unequivocally yes… if you know where to locate the best places to live in Wyoming.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help you identify the best counties to live in the Equality State based on the most recently available data from the Census. And this isn’t our first rodeo — we’ve been helping people find the best places to live in America for years.

So, the question becomes, if you wanted to relocate to the best pat of Wyoming, where would you go? To answer that we looked at crime, cost of living, and demographic data for all 21 counties in the state.

After the analytic dust settled, we identified the 10 best counties to live in Equality State for 2018:

  1. Sheridan County (Photos)
  2. Teton County (Photos)
  3. Lincoln County (Photos)
  4. Johnson County (Photos)
  5. Park County (Photos)
  6. Campbell County (Photos)
  7. Albany County (Photos)
  8. Crook County
  9. Laramie County (Photos)
  10. Converse County (Photos)

Sheridan County is the county to be when it comes to living the good life in Wyoming. And you might want to avoid Fremont County if you can — at least according to the data.

So if you’re thinking of making the move Wyoming, we’ve got you covered. Keep on reading for a detailed methodology.

Or, check out the best places to live in Wyoming and the best places to raise a family in Wyoming.

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How do you determine which Wyoming county is the best?

To give you the best county in Wyoming, we have to look at a handful of metrics that signal the quality of a place. To do that, we need to make some assumptions about what’s a ‘best county’ and what isn’t. And, for reference, we are trying to make the kind of argument you’d make at a bar using facts, don’t take this analysis to court.

With that in mind, we went to two of the best sources of data on the internet; the American Community Survey data and FBI Crime data for the most recent time period.

We paid particular attention to:

  • Violent Crime Rates
  • Property Crime Rates
  • Median Home Values
  • Median Income
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Adult Education Levels
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Poverty Rates

We then ranked each county in Wyoming across each of the criteria from one to 21, with one being the best.

Taking the average rank across all criteria, we created a quality of life score with the county posting the lowest overall score being the ‘Best County To Live In Wyoming’.

The result is some of the safest, quiet, and best counties to raise a family in the Equality State.

Read on to see why Sheridan County is the best county, while Fremont County is probably in contention for being the worst county in Wyoming.

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1. Sheridan County

Sheridan, WY

Biggest Place: Sheridan
Population: 29,924
Median Income: $53,914 (13th best)
Median Home Price: $237,700 (3rd best)
Unemployment Rate: 3.8% (5th best)
More on Sheridan County: PhotosData

2. Teton County

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain

Biggest Place: Jackson
Population: 22,623
Median Income: $75,594 (2nd best)
Median Home Price: $720,000 (1st best)
Unemployment Rate: 2.1% (1st best)
More on Teton County: PhotosData

3. Lincoln County

Afton, WY

Biggest Place: Kemmerer
Population: 18,543
Median Income: $64,579 (5th best)
Median Home Price: $204,300 (8th best)
Unemployment Rate: 5.6% (16th best)
More on Lincoln County: PhotosData

4. Johnson County

Buffalo, WY

Biggest Place: Buffalo
Population: 8,572
Median Income: $54,594 (12th best)
Median Home Price: $247,800 (2nd best)
Unemployment Rate: 4.5% (10th best)
More on Johnson County: PhotosData

5. Park County

Cody, WY

Biggest Place: Cody
Population: 29,083
Median Income: $61,185 (7th best)
Median Home Price: $231,100 (4th best)
Unemployment Rate: 3.8% (5th best)
More on Park County: PhotosData

6. Campbell County

Gillette, WY

Biggest Place: Gillette
Population: 48,473
Median Income: $80,822 (1st best)
Median Home Price: $214,000 (7th best)
Unemployment Rate: 4.7% (12th best)
More on Campbell County: PhotosData

7. Albany County

Laramie, WY

Source: Public domain

Biggest Place: Laramie
Population: 37,836
Median Income: $43,043 (20th best)
Median Home Price: $220,900 (5th best)
Unemployment Rate: 4.6% (11th best)
More on Albany County: PhotosData

8. Crook County

Beulah, WY

Biggest Place: Sundance
Population: 7,284
Median Income: $60,307 (8th best)
Median Home Price: $217,500 (6th best)
Unemployment Rate: 4.4% (9th best)
More on Crook County: Data

9. Laramie County

Cheyenne, WY

Biggest Place: Cheyenne
Population: 96,459
Median Income: $61,201 (6th best)
Median Home Price: $195,900 (9th best)
Unemployment Rate: 5.6% (16th best)
More on Laramie County: PhotosData

10. Converse County

Douglas, WY

Biggest Place: Douglas
Population: 14,223
Median Income: $66,737 (4th best)
Median Home Price: $194,500 (10th best)
Unemployment Rate: 5.3% (15th best)
More on Converse County: PhotosData

There You Have It – The Best Counties In Wyoming To Call Home For 2018

It turns out living in Wyoming can vary from one part of the state to the next — who woulda thought?

But now you the know the really good parts and the parts to avoid and that’s why you came here to learn at the end of the day. And for that, you are welcome.

Here’s a look at the worst counties in Wyoming according to the data:

  1. Fremont County
  2. Uinta County
  3. Goshen County

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Counties In Wyoming

County Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price
Sheridan County 1 29,924 $53,914 $237,700
Teton County 2 22,623 $75,594 $720,000
Lincoln County 3 18,543 $64,579 $204,300
Johnson County 4 8,572 $54,594 $247,800
Park County 5 29,083 $61,185 $231,100
Campbell County 6 48,473 $80,822 $214,000
Albany County 7 37,836 $43,043 $220,900
Crook County 8 7,284 $60,307 $217,500
Laramie County 9 96,459 $61,201 $195,900
Converse County 10 14,223 $66,737 $194,500
Hot Springs County 11 4,781 $46,087 $147,500
Weston County 12 7,175 $55,640 $172,300
Sweetwater County 13 44,812 $68,233 $190,700
Big Horn County 14 11,931 $50,820 $148,200
Carbon County 15 15,696 $56,972 $153,700
Natrona County 16 80,871 $56,983 $193,200
Washakie County 17 8,351 $46,212 $156,900
Platte County 18 8,740 $41,051 $164,000
Goshen County 19 13,546 $44,883 $153,000
Uinta County 20 20,893 $53,323 $179,500
Fremont County 21 40,683 $53,559 $189,600

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