These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Wyoming

We analyzed over 18 places in Wyoming to determine where the 1% live.

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Ranchettes, Douglas, Gillette: These cities aren’t just some of the best places to live in Wyoming. They are also home to some of the richest people in the Equality State.

Ranchettes in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $94,067 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.5%.

If you’re thinking of moving to one of these towns, you’ll probably need to start saving. The richest places in Wyoming share common characteristics such as having a genius level populous, sky high home prices, and a Pleasantville level of married couples.

After analyzing Census data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey for the 18 places in Wyoming with more than 5,000 people, we were left with this set of the ten richest places in the Equality State:

  1. Ranchettes
  2. Douglas (Photos)
  3. Gillette (Photos)
  4. Cody (Photos)
  5. Jackson (Photos)
  6. Casper (Photos)
  7. Rock Springs (Photos)
  8. Green River (Photos)
  9. Sheridan (Photos)
  10. Rawlins (Photos)

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list. Oh, and the poorest place in Wyoming? That would be Worland.

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How We Determined The Richest Places In Wyoming

The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is simply how much people earn. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t think that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 18 places with more than 5,000 people in Wyoming, we ranked each place from 1 to 18 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Ranchettes, crowned the “Richest Place In Wyoming”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 18 places.

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1. Ranchettes

Population: 6,028
Median Income: $94,067
Poverty Level: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: 0.3%

2. Douglas

Douglas, Wyoming

Source: Curlyӓ Leisure Sports Douglas Wy. Google Maps

Population: 6,272
Median Income: $57,543
Poverty Level: 8.4%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

3. Gillette

Gillette, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,110
Median Income: $73,426
Poverty Level: 8.6%
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

4. Cody

Cody, Wyoming

Source: Silver Dollar Bar Cody Wy. Google Maps

Population: 9,687
Median Income: $53,598
Poverty Level: 9.8%
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%

5. Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Source: Shady Lady Saloon Jackson Wy. From Their Facebook Page

Population: 9,967
Median Income: $64,345
Poverty Level: 11.5%
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%

6. Casper

Casper, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 57,815
Median Income: $57,511
Poverty Level: 9.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%

7. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,684
Median Income: $70,918
Poverty Level: 11.1%
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%

8. Green River

Green River, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,600
Median Income: $71,766
Poverty Level: 10.5%
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%

9. Sheridan

Sheridan, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,699
Median Income: $49,314
Poverty Level: 9.8%
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

10. Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyoming

Source: Silver Spur Bar Greybull Wy. Google Maps

Population: 9,198
Median Income: $57,121
Poverty Level: 14.9%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

There You Have It – The Richest Places In Wyoming

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Wyoming, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Wyoming. When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in WY, according to data:

Poorest: Worland
2nd Poorest: Laramie
3rd Poorest: Lander
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Detailed List Of Richest Places In Wyoming

City Rank Population Median Income Poverty Level Unemployment Rate
Ranchettes 1 6,028 $94,067 2.5% 0.3%
Douglas 2 6,272 $57,543 8.4% 4.2%
Gillette 3 31,110 $73,426 8.6% 4.6%
Cody 4 9,687 $53,598 9.8% 2.6%
Jackson 5 9,967 $64,345 11.5% 3.0%
Casper 6 57,815 $57,511 9.0% 4.9%
Rock Springs 7 23,684 $70,918 11.1% 5.8%
Green River 8 12,600 $71,766 10.5% 7.6%
Sheridan 9 17,699 $49,314 9.8% 4.5%
Rawlins 10 9,198 $57,121 14.9% 4.2%
Powell 11 6,365 $47,064 13.1% 2.5%
Cheyenne 12 61,470 $54,845 11.2% 5.8%
Evanston 13 12,253 $49,333 15.3% 6.9%
Torrington 14 6,732 $43,545 17.1% 5.6%
Riverton 15 10,902 $42,208 15.2% 9.3%
Lander 16 7,627 $53,028 17.5% 11.6%
Laramie 17 31,601 $38,451 34.6% 6.0%
Worland 18 5,445 $38,652 18.8% 10.6%

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