These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Wyoming For 2018


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

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Bar Nunn, Kemmerer, Wright: 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.

Bar Nunn in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $73,800 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.2%.

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.

How did we come up with these mega wealthy cities? We analyzed Census data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey for the 30 places in Wyoming with more than 2,000 people.

At the end of the day, here’s the set of the 10 richest places in Wyoming for 2018:

  1. Bar Nunn (Homes For Sale)
  2. Kemmerer (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Wright (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Pinedale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Gillette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Cody (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Lyman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Douglas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Casper (Photos | Homes For Sale)

For more on how we calculated the top ten, read on or skip to the end for the full list of the richest cities in Wyoming.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Wyoming:

How We Determined The Richest Places In Wyoming For 2018

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Wyoming
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe 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 newly released 2012-2016 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 30 places with more than 2,000 people in Wyoming, we ranked each place from 1 to 30 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, Bar Nunn, crowned the “Richest Place In Wyoming For 2018”.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 30 places.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,682.0
Median Income: $73,800.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.2%
More on Bar Nunn: Real Estate | Data

Kemmerer, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,710.0
Median Income: $62,992.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 5.1%
More on Kemmerer: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wright, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,326.0
Median Income: $76,905.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
More on Wright: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pinedale, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,044.0
Median Income: $73,879.0
Unemployment Rate: 0.0%
Poverty Rate: 10.4%
More on Pinedale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,279.0
Median Income: $70,517.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 8.8%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Gillette, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 32,033.0
Median Income: $75,984.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Poverty Rate: 10.2%
More on Gillette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Cody, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,776.0
Median Income: $56,659.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 9.4%
More on Cody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lyman, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,197.0
Median Income: $75,875.0
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 13.1%
More on Lyman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Douglas, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,478.0
Median Income: $64,946.0
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
Poverty Rate: 7.2%
More on Douglas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Casper, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 59,397.0
Median Income: $57,964.0
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Poverty Rate: 10.7%
More on Casper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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”.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Wyoming For 2018

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 Wyoming, according to data:

Poorest: Worland
2nd Poorest: Mills
3rd Poorest: Torrington

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Wyoming

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Bar Nunn 4.33 $73,800
2 Kemmerer 4.67 $62,992
3 Wright 4.67 $76,905
4 Pinedale 5.0 $73,879
5 Jackson 5.33 $70,517
6 Gillette 7.67 $75,984
7 Cody 9.0 $56,659
8 Lyman 9.33 $75,875
9 Douglas 9.67 $64,946
10 Casper 12.33 $57,964
11 Rock Springs 12.83 $71,044
12 Sheridan 13.5 $48,804
13 Buffalo 15.17 $50,096
14 Cheyenne 15.5 $58,895
15 Powell 15.67 $46,971
16 Thermopolis 16.33 $45,668
17 Lovell 16.83 $40,898
18 Green River 17.0 $70,469
19 Wheatland 17.5 $38,198
20 Lander 18.33 $52,500
21 Rawlins 18.67 $57,368
22 Glenrock 19.0 $60,263
23 Riverton 21.33 $50,020
24 Evansville 22.17 $39,623
25 Newcastle 22.5 $45,920
26 Laramie 23.0 $40,240
27 Evanston 26.33 $45,313
28 Torrington 26.33 $41,959
29 Mills 27.0 $35,701
30 Worland 28.0 $39,904

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