Richest Cities In Wyoming For 2020


We analyzed 30 places in Wyoming to determine where the 1% live.

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Wyoming.

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Lyman, Kemmerer, Jackson: 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.

Lyman in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $86,667 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 8.818181818181818%.

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 2014-2018 American Community Survey for the 30 places in Wyoming with more than 2,000 people.

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:

The 10 Richest Cities In Wyoming For 2020

Lyman, WY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,218
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Income: $86,667
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 8.8%
More on Lyman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kemmerer, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,730
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $62,083
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.8%
More on Kemmerer: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,483
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $75,150
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 7.6%
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.

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.

Pinedale, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,263
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 6)
Median Income: $77,604
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.1%
More on Pinedale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cody, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,761
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Income: $60,401
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Poverty Rate: 7.8%
More on Cody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Douglas, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,402
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Income: $61,518
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 7.1%
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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,787
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Median Income: $79,792
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on Bar Nunn: Real Estate | Data

Wheatland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 3,609
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Income: $49,115
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.1%
More on Wheatland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wheatland is a town in and the county seat of Platte County in southeastern Wyoming, United States. The population was 3,627 at the 2010 census.

Sheridan, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,825
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Income: $52,040
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Poverty Rate: 7.3%
More on Sheridan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Casper, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 58,756
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Income: $60,937
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Poverty Rate: 9.4%
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".

How We Determined The Richest Places In Wyoming For 2020

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 2014-2018 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, Lyman, crowned the "Richest City In Wyoming For 2020". You can download the data here.

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

There You Have It - The Wealthiest Places In Wyoming For 2020

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: Mills
2nd Poorest: Lovell
3rd Poorest: Laramie

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Wyoming

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Lyman 4.67 $86,667
2 Kemmerer 4.67 $62,083
3 Jackson 5.0 $75,150
4 Pinedale 5.67 $77,604
5 Cody 7.67 $60,401
6 Douglas 7.67 $61,518
7 Bar Nunn 8.67 $79,792
8 Wheatland 11.33 $49,115
9 Sheridan 11.33 $52,040
10 Casper 11.67 $60,937
11 Rock Springs 12.0 $75,441
12 Green River 12.0 $70,784
13 Lander 13.0 $52,877
14 Rawlins 14.0 $64,674
15 Cheyenne 14.33 $63,235
16 Gillette 14.67 $73,513
17 Thermopolis 16.0 $52,560
18 Glenrock 17.67 $56,932
19 Powell 18.0 $53,540
20 Evansville 19.17 $52,500
21 Newcastle 20.33 $55,256
22 Riverton 21.33 $51,033
23 Afton 21.5 $52,500
24 Evanston 22.33 $54,769
25 Buffalo 24.33 $50,242
26 Worland 24.33 $52,714
27 Torrington 24.67 $44,493
28 Laramie 25.0 $44,186
29 Lovell 26.0 $45,305
30 Mills 26.0 $44,437

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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.

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

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