The 10 Richest Cities In Wyoming For 2023


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

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Star Valley Ranch, Jackson, 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.

Star Valley Ranch in particular houses the richest residents in the state thanks, in part, to a median household income of $82,647 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 2.3985239852398523%.

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 2017-2021 American Community Survey for the 31 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 2023

1. Star Valley Ranch

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,168
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Income: $82,647
Unemployment Rate: 1.2%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Star Valley Ranch: Real Estate

2. Jackson

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,728
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Income: $83,289
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 5.9%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Photos

3. Bar Nunn

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,897
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Income: $99,188
Unemployment Rate: 7.9%
Poverty Rate: 2.7%
More on Bar Nunn: Real Estate

4. Worland

Worland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 4,843
Rank Last Year: 25 (Up 21)
Median Income: $64,815
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Poverty Rate: 7.0%
More on Worland: Real Estate | Photos

5. Evansville

Evansville, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,730
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 5)
Median Income: $73,256
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Poverty Rate: 6.8%
More on Evansville: Real Estate | Photos

6. Wheatland

Wheatland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,567
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Median Income: $58,813
Unemployment Rate: 0.0%
Poverty Rate: 7.9%
More on Wheatland: Real Estate | Photos

7. Green River

Green River, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,887
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Income: $82,173
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%
Poverty Rate: 5.4%
More on Green River: Real Estate | Photos

8. Gillette

Gillette, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 33,047
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 6)
Median Income: $83,193
Unemployment Rate: 3.7%
Poverty Rate: 10.1%
More on Gillette: Real Estate | Photos

9. Pinedale

Pinedale, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,058
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 5)
Median Income: $79,485
Unemployment Rate: 7.8%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Pinedale: Real Estate | Photos

10. Thermopolis

Thermopolis, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,826
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 6)
Median Income: $67,460
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 10.2%
More on Thermopolis: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Wyoming For 2023

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 2017-2021 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 31 places with more than 2,000 people in Wyoming, we ranked each place from 1 to 31 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, Star Valley Ranch, crowned the “Richest City In Wyoming For 2023”. 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 31 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Wyoming For 2023

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: Riverton
3rd Poorest: Mills

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Wyoming

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Star Valley Ranch 2.33 $82,647
2 Jackson 3.33 $83,289
3 Bar Nunn 9.67 $99,188
4 Worland 10.0 $64,815
5 Evansville 10.0 $73,256
6 Wheatland 10.67 $58,813
7 Green River 10.67 $82,173
8 Gillette 11.0 $83,193
9 Pinedale 11.33 $79,485
10 Thermopolis 11.67 $67,460
11 Cheyenne 11.67 $70,705
12 Lander 12.67 $65,014
13 Douglas 13.33 $71,155
14 Cody 13.67 $59,682
15 Kemmerer 14.0 $66,513
16 Evanston 14.67 $64,659
17 Newcastle 15.33 $66,830
18 Rock Springs 15.33 $74,548
19 Casper 17.0 $61,657
20 Glenrock 17.67 $66,250
21 Sheridan 18.0 $52,104
22 Torrington 20.0 $52,917
23 Rawlins 20.33 $68,996
24 Greybull 21.33 $57,667
25 Powell 22.0 $60,210
26 Buffalo 24.33 $51,111
27 Afton 25.33 $54,250
28 Laramie 26.0 $45,299
29 Mills 27.0 $44,115
30 Riverton 27.33 $51,565
31 Lovell 28.33 $50,492

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the richest cities in Wyoming.

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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