Where are the best places in the state of Wyoming?
To the untrained eye they are the places that have awesome economies. They’re the places in Equality State where people have the best jobs, residents are all above average, and the sun shines the most.
However, here at HomeSnacks, we don’t trust the untrained eye and instead look to data to understand the best places to call home in Wyoming.
There might be some surprises on this list, but when you look at the unbiased data, it’s hard to argue against.
After analyzing 30 places in Wyoming, we came up with this list of the best places.
Here are the 10 best places to live in Wyoming for 2019:
- Sheridan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Cody (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Laramie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Pinedale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Kemmerer (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Gillette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Bar Nunn (Homes For Sale)
- Lyman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Casper (Photos | Homes For Sale)
Well, it looks like you should check out Sheridan if you’re thinking of moving to Wyoming — it’s the best the Equality State has to offer according to the data.
Follow along as we provide more insight into how we reached our overall best places to live in Wyoming.
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The 10 Best Places To Live In Wyoming For 2019
Sheridan is feeling the love as it ranks as the 1st best city to live in Wyoming for 2019.
It ranked highly because of its high incomes (19th overall) and low crime (12th overall and one of the best in the top ten).
We think the city should probably change its motto at this point to something like “The Place To Be In Wyoming”.
When you’re looking at the best places you could live in Wyoming, Cody came in 2nd. Let’s see why.
It has a low unemployment rate and high incomes.
Plus, Cody has an impressive history for a place of just over 9,776 people. The median home costs a cool $207,900 and households make $56,659 which is good for 15th in Wyoming.
In Laramie, everyone loves to call Laramie home! The median home value is the 7th highest in Wyoming.
Additionally, the unemployment rate is the 13th lowest in the state. and the crime rates are some of the lowest in Equality State.
Let’s take a look at why Jackson is a great place to call home for 2019.
There’s low crime in Jackson, and the residents here are gainfully employed (2.6% unemployment rate).
You can make Jackson your home for only $573,400 which won’t be too hard on a $70,517 household salary.
If you don’t have a job in Pinedale, you’re most likely not trying very hard. The unemployment rate here is almost as low as you can get — 0.0%. In fact, there are probably enough butler and landscaping jobs available here to put every single unemployed resident to work, what with a median income of $73,879.
That’s actually not a bad idea…
Little Kemmerer has it made. It has the 2nd lowest unemployment rate, and crime is far below average for Wyoming.
Residents here have great jobs, and the home price proves it’s a highly desirable location in the state, for those who can afford the high cost of living
We’d recommend you start saving up!
Gillette has been called one of the best small towns in America. If you live here, you’re most likely already aware of how great it is to live there.
Just about everyone who wants a job in Gillette has one; the unemployment rate is hovering at about 4.6% and lowering. And the Gillette police department is doing a solid job, as crime is the 16th lowest in the state here.
Who wouldn’t want to live in a place like this?
The Town of Bar Nunn might be a bit of a surprise to some in terms of how well it ranks according to science.
The crime rate in Bar Nunn isn’t amazing, but it’s far below the state average. The homes are valued at $211,000 here, and the schools get some of the most funding in Wyoming.
If Bar Nunn can get some more of their residents to work, things will look even rosier here. The unemployment rate (2.8% is the 7th highest in the state.
Who wouldn’t want to live in a place where there’s low crime and everyone is rich? That’s the case with Lyman.
Things are looking peachy keen here. The unemployment rate is the 5th lowest in Wyoming and the median income comes in at $75,875.
This is the kind of place you brag to your friends on Facebook about.
Casper is another gem in Equality State. The unemployment rate here is 11th lowest in the entire state at 4.5%. Other factors that make Casper so desirable is the solid education and home prices.
Homes are valued at $189,400, and parents earn a combined $57,964 a year
There’s nothing like the American dream.
Mapping The Best And Worst Places To Live in Wyoming
The Pressing Question: Size
Before we even started to collect data, we had to answer a tough question: Is it fair to pit Cheyenne with a population of 62,879 against places with a population of 18?
We firmly decided no, that just isn’t fair.
So to create our ranking, we broke places to live into three tiers:
- Cities — Populations over 2,000
- Towns — Populations between 1,000 and 2,000
- Small Towns — Populations below 1,000
This left us with 30 cities, 25 towns, and 75 small towns.
We then decided, no matter how much anyone loves their town, the best places have more of everything and therefore you need to have over 2,000 people to truly be ‘the best’.
You can see those two top tens at the bottom of the post.
How We Calculated The Best Cities To Live In Wyoming
Now that we had our set of cities, it was time to rank them.
We ranked each place in Wyoming across a number of criteria from one to 30, with one being the best.
We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the city posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Place To Live In Wyoming”.
The criteria we looked at were:
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Population Density (Higher better)
- Unemployment Rate
- Commute Time
- Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty rates
After the dust settled, what was the best place to live in Wyoming? That would be Sheridan.
If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart of the best places in Wyoming.
Otherwise, buckle up for a ride down good living lane with Sheridan at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Wrapping Up The Best Places When It Comes To Living In Wyoming
If you’re looking at areas in Wyoming with the best economic situations, where there’s lower than average crime, and a lot to do, this is an accurate list.
Sheridan made a strong showing to take in the overall number one spot for the best place to live in Wyoming for 2019.
Best Towns To Live In Wyoming
- Rafter J Ranch (Pop. 1,466)
- South Park (Pop. 1,557)
- Sleepy Hollow (Pop. 1,080)
- Moose Wilson Road (Pop. 1,736)
- Antelope Valley-Crestview (Pop. 1,498)
- Vista West (Pop. 1,016)
- Dayton (Pop. 1,008)
- Marbleton (Pop. 1,357)
- Mountain View (Pop. 1,333)
- Sundance (Pop. 1,310)
Best Small Towns To Live In Wyoming
- Taylor (Pop. 60)
- Hyattville (Pop. 55)
- Hill View Heights (Pop. 58)
- Brookhurst (Pop. 183)
- Grover (Pop. 283)
- Fairview (Pop. 488)
- Casper Mountain (Pop. 461)
- Elk Mountain (Pop. 172)
- Cokeville (Pop. 555)
- Hartville (Pop. 74)
If you’re curious enough, here are the worst places to live in Wyoming according to the data:
- Riverton (Pop. 11,044)
- Mills (Pop. 3,677)
- Evansville (Pop. 2,880)
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