The 10 Richest Cities In Wyoming For 2021


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

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Jackson, Kemmerer, Bar Nunn: 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.

Jackson in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $73,411 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 5.9893353646924385%.

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 2015-2019 American Community Survey for the 29 places in Wyoming with more than 2,000 people.

Here are the 10 richest places in Wyoming for 2021:

  1. Jackson
  2. Kemmerer
  3. Bar Nunn
  4. Wheatland
  5. Cody
  6. Lyman
  7. Evansville
  8. Rock Springs
  9. Green River
  10. Lander

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 2021

1. Jackson

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,553
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Income: $73,411
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.0%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Photos

2. Kemmerer

Kemmerer, WY

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,747
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $63,000
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.3%
More on Kemmerer: Real Estate | Photos

3. Bar Nunn

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,782
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Income: $95,529
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
Poverty Rate: 2.6%
More on Bar Nunn: Real Estate

4. Wheatland

Wheatland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,558
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 4)
Median Income: $60,061
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Wheatland: Real Estate | Photos

5. Cody

Cody, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,764
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Income: $60,404
Unemployment Rate: 1.3%
Poverty Rate: 6.7%
More on Cody: Real Estate | Photos

6. Lyman

Lyman, WY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,285
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 5)
Median Income: $82,083
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 10.0%
More on Lyman: Real Estate | Photos

7. Evansville

Evansville, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,963
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 13)
Median Income: $60,906
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 8.7%
More on Evansville: Real Estate | Photos

8. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,319
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 3)
Median Income: $76,722
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
Poverty Rate: 9.9%
More on Rock Springs: Real Estate | Photos

9. Green River

Green River, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,069
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Income: $75,087
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%
Poverty Rate: 9.0%
More on Green River: Real Estate | Photos

10. Lander

Lander, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,555
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 3)
Median Income: $57,799
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 8.4%
More on Lander: Real Estate | Photos

How We Determined The Richest Places In Wyoming For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 29 places with more than 2,000 people in Wyoming, we ranked each place from 1 to 29 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, Jackson, crowned the “Richest City In Wyoming For 2021”. 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 29 places.

There You Have It – The Wealthiest Places In Wyoming For 2021

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

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Wyoming

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Jackson 4.33 $73,411
2 Kemmerer 4.67 $63,000
3 Bar Nunn 7.33 $95,529
4 Wheatland 7.33 $60,061
5 Cody 7.33 $60,404
6 Lyman 7.67 $82,083
7 Evansville 8.0 $60,906
8 Rock Springs 10.67 $76,722
9 Green River 10.67 $75,087
10 Lander 11.0 $57,799
11 Douglas 11.0 $61,806
12 Gillette 11.33 $79,789
13 Casper 11.33 $61,979
14 Sheridan 12.0 $54,278
15 Cheyenne 14.33 $64,598
16 Rawlins 15.0 $64,336
17 Newcastle 15.0 $59,535
18 Buffalo 19.0 $58,679
19 Glenrock 19.0 $61,167
20 Worland 19.33 $52,598
21 Thermopolis 19.67 $53,162
22 Riverton 20.67 $52,463
23 Evanston 21.67 $58,566
24 Mills 22.67 $46,240
25 Powell 23.33 $56,875
26 Laramie 24.0 $46,117
27 Torrington 24.33 $51,818
28 Afton 24.67 $51,458
29 Lovell 27.67 $45,259

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest cities in Wyoming.

About Chris Kolmar

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