10 Richest Cities In Wyoming For 2019


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

Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the richest cities in Wyoming.

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Kemmerer, Jackson, Lyman: 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.

Kemmerer in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $63,750 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 6.2%.

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 2013-2017 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 2019

Kemmerer, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,730
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Income: $63,750
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.2%
More on Kemmerer: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jackson, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,413
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Income: $75,406
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Poverty Rate: 8.3%
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 couldnt even find a restaurant that had normal food. Everything was high class, and over priced.

Lyman, WY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,045
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 5)
Median Income: $80,673
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 9.1%
More on Lyman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cody, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,826
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Median Income: $56,356
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Poverty Rate: 7.7%
More on Cody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,772
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 4)
Median Income: $77,357
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Poverty Rate: 4.9%
More on Bar Nunn: Real Estate | Data

Douglas, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,465
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 4)
Median Income: $58,577
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 7.0%
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.

Wheatland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,617
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 12)
Median Income: $46,924
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 4.8%
More on Wheatland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gillette, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,783
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Median Income: $74,348
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 11.6%
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.

Review Of Gillette by HomeSnacks User

Ive 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 Ive ever met. Nobody here cares for anyone else but themselves, they hardly take care of the snow in town like they should worst drivers Ive ever seen, the m**h epidemic is absolutely outrageous, everyone I know is on it and cops dont 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 Ive ever seen. Theres a very clear line divided between the people whos parents work in coal or oil and have money and the ones who dont. The rich kids single out the poor or less well off kids, and torture and alienate them. Worst town Ive ever lived in, 0/10

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

Pinedale, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,003
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 5)
Median Income: $78,194
Unemployment Rate: 7.5%
Poverty Rate: 8.0%
More on Pinedale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sheridan, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,816
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Income: $52,666
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 7.8%
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.

How We Determined The Richest Places In Wyoming For 2019

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 2013-2017 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, Kemmerer, crowned the “Richest City In Wyoming For 2019”.

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 2019

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

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

How Is The Area In ?

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Wyoming

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Kemmerer 4.5 $63,750
2 Jackson 4.83 $75,406
3 Lyman 5.33 $80,673
4 Cody 6.33 $56,356
5 Bar Nunn 8.67 $77,357
6 Douglas 8.67 $58,577
7 Wheatland 10.0 $46,924
8 Gillette 10.33 $74,348
9 Pinedale 11.0 $78,194
10 Sheridan 11.0 $52,666
11 Casper 11.67 $60,470
12 Rock Springs 12.0 $74,542
13 Cheyenne 13.67 $60,878
14 Lander 14.17 $53,438
15 Green River 14.5 $73,225
16 Thermopolis 14.83 $50,417
17 Powell 15.5 $50,872
18 Rawlins 16.5 $60,550
19 Newcastle 17.0 $53,171
20 Afton 18.0 $52,730
21 Riverton 18.17 $51,102
22 Glenrock 19.5 $55,188
23 Evansville 21.5 $42,140
24 Buffalo 23.0 $50,090
25 Laramie 24.0 $43,191
26 Evanston 25.0 $49,536
27 Mills 25.0 $38,512
28 Worland 26.0 $49,191
29 Lovell 27.0 $43,906
30 Torrington 27.33 $42,202

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.

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