The 10 Best Counties To Live In Wyoming For 2021


Using science and data, we can tell you which counties in Wyoming have the most for people looking to make the move to Wyoming.

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Some of you might be asking yourself, at this very moment: is Wyoming a good place?

The answer is unequivocally yes… if you know where to locate the best places to live in Wyoming.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help you identify the best counties to live in the Equality State based on the most recently available data from the Census. And this isn’t our first rodeo — we’ve been helping people find the best places to live in America for years.

So, the question becomes, if you wanted to relocate to the best part of Wyoming, where would you go? To answer that we looked at crime, cost of living, and demographic data for all 23 counties in the state.

After the analytic dust settled, we identified the 10 best counties to live in Equality State for 2021.

Teton County is the county to be when it comes to living the good life in Wyoming. And you might want to avoid Niobrara County if you can — at least according to the data.

So if you’re thinking of making the move Wyoming, we’ve got you covered. Keep on reading for a detailed methodology.

Or, check out the best places to live in Wyoming and the cheapest places to live in Wyoming.

The Best Counties To Live In Wyoming For 2021

1. Teton County

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain

Biggest Place: Jackson

Population: 23,280
Median Income: $84,678 (best)
Median Home Price: $866,600.0 (best)
Unemployment Rate: 1.1% (best)
More on Teton County: PhotosData

2. Crook County

Beulah, WY

Biggest Place: Sundance

Population: 7,472
Median Income: $65,132 (8th best)
Median Home Price: $225,300.0 (9th best)
Unemployment Rate: 2.2% (3rd best)
More on Crook County: PhotosData

3. Sheridan County

Sheridan, WY

Biggest Place: Sheridan

Population: 30,140
Median Income: $60,807 (12th best)
Median Home Price: $272,400.0 (3rd best)
Unemployment Rate: 3.1% (6th best)
More on Sheridan County: PhotosData

4. Sublette County

Big Piney, WY

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Biggest Place: Pinedale

Population: 9,880
Median Income: $77,403 (3rd best)
Median Home Price: $275,100.0 (2nd best)
Unemployment Rate: 4.1% (12th best)
More on Sublette County: PhotosData

5. Lincoln County

Afton, WY

Biggest Place: Kemmerer

Population: 19,274
Median Income: $66,964 (6th best)
Median Home Price: $246,400.0 (6th best)
Unemployment Rate: 5.1% (17th best)
More on Lincoln County: PhotosData

6. Campbell County

Gillette, WY

Biggest Place: Gillette

Population: 47,409
Median Income: $82,659 (2nd best)
Median Home Price: $222,700.0 (10th best)
Unemployment Rate: 3.6% (8th best)
More on Campbell County: PhotosData

7. Park County

Cody, WY

Biggest Place: Cody

Population: 29,148
Median Income: $63,582 (9th best)
Median Home Price: $268,500.0 (4th best)
Unemployment Rate: 3.2% (7th best)
More on Park County: PhotosData

8. Johnson County

Buffalo, WY

Biggest Place: Buffalo

Population: 8,487
Median Income: $58,132 (14th best)
Median Home Price: $252,900.0 (5th best)
Unemployment Rate: 3.8% (9th best)
More on Johnson County: PhotosData

9. Converse County

Douglas, WY

Biggest Place: Douglas

Population: 13,921
Median Income: $69,647 (5th best)
Median Home Price: $206,700.0 (12th best)
Unemployment Rate: 5.4% (18th best)
More on Converse County: PhotosData

10. Albany County

Laramie, WY

Source: Public domain

Biggest Place: Laramie

Population: 38,390
Median Income: $49,322 (22nd best)
Median Home Price: $235,000.0 (7th best)
Unemployment Rate: 4.5% (15th best)
More on Albany County: PhotosData

How do you determine which Wyoming county is the best?

To give you the best county in Wyoming, we have to look at a handful of metrics that signal the quality of a place. To do that, we need to make some assumptions about what’s a “best county” and what isn’t. And, for reference, we are trying to make the kind of argument you’d make at a bar using facts, don’t take this analysis to court.

With that in mind, we went to two of the best sources of data on the internet; the American Community Survey data and FBI Crime data for the most recent time period.

We paid particular attention to:

  • Violent Crime Rates
  • Property Crime Rates
  • Median Home Values
  • Median Income
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Adult Education Levels
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Poverty Rates

We then ranked each county in Wyoming across each of the criteria from one to 23, with one being the best.

Taking the average rank across all criteria, we created a quality of life score with the county posting the lowest overall score being the “Best County To Live In Wyoming”.

The result is some of the safest, quiet, and best counties to raise a family in the Equality State.

Read on to see why Teton County is the best county, while Niobrara County is probably in contention for being the worst county in Wyoming.

There You Have It – The Best Counties In Wyoming To Call Home For 2018

It turns out living in Wyoming can vary from one part of the state to the next — who woulda thought?

But now you the know the really good parts and the parts to avoid and that’s why you came here to learn at the end of the day. And for that, you are welcome.

Here’s a look at the worst counties in Wyoming according to the data:

  1. Niobrara County
  2. Fremont County
  3. Big Horn County

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Counties In Wyoming

County Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price
Teton County 1 23,280 $84,678 $866,600.0
Crook County 2 7,472 $65,132 $225,300.0
Sheridan County 3 30,140 $60,807 $272,400.0
Sublette County 4 9,880 $77,403 $275,100.0
Lincoln County 5 19,274 $66,964 $246,400.0
Campbell County 6 47,409 $82,659 $222,700.0
Park County 7 29,148 $63,582 $268,500.0
Johnson County 8 8,487 $58,132 $252,900.0
Converse County 9 13,921 $69,647 $206,700.0
Albany County 10 38,390 $49,322 $235,000.0
Laramie County 11 98,320 $66,910 $227,900.0
Sweetwater County 12 43,521 $74,843 $205,600.0
Natrona County 13 80,333 $62,772 $208,700.0
Carbon County 14 15,247 $60,161 $174,900.0
Goshen County 15 13,342 $54,289 $174,000.0
Uinta County 16 20,479 $63,403 $175,000.0
Washakie County 17 8,027 $54,158 $165,800.0
Platte County 18 8,582 $50,903 $188,500.0
Weston County 19 7,049 $57,031 $166,300.0
Hot Springs County 20 4,607 $51,413 $147,300.0
Big Horn County 21 11,882 $52,804 $163,400.0
Fremont County 22 39,812 $55,896 $196,400.0
Niobrara County 23 2,422 $39,150 $156,300.0
Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best counties to live in Wyoming.

About Chris Kolmar

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