The 10 Richest Cities In Wyoming For 2022


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

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Star Valley Ranch, Jackson, Wheatland: 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 $84,524 and a ridiculously low poverty rate of 3.2405294386125063%.

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 2016-2020 American Community Survey for the 30 places in Wyoming with more than 2,000 people.

Here are the 10 richest places in Wyoming for 2022:

  1. Star Valley Ranch
  2. Jackson
  3. Wheatland
  4. Pinedale
  5. Kemmerer
  6. Cody
  7. Bar Nunn
  8. Green River
  9. Douglas
  10. Evansville

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 2022

1. Star Valley Ranch

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,191
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $84,524
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Star Valley Ranch: Real Estate

2. Jackson

Jackson, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,585
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $76,518
Unemployment Rate: 1.4%
Poverty Rate: 6.3%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Photos

3. Wheatland

Wheatland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 3,543
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Income: $66,250
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on Wheatland: Real Estate | Photos

4. Pinedale

Pinedale, WY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,173
Rank Last Year:
Median Income: $86,447
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%
Poverty Rate: 2.4%
More on Pinedale: Real Estate | Photos

5. Kemmerer

Kemmerer, WY

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,758
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 3)
Median Income: $63,861
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Poverty Rate: 7.1%
More on Kemmerer: Real Estate | Photos

6. Cody

Cody, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,810
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Income: $63,145
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Poverty Rate: 6.5%
More on Cody: Real Estate | Photos

7. Bar Nunn

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,786
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 4)
Median Income: $95,294
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%
Poverty Rate: 3.2%
More on Bar Nunn: Real Estate

8. Green River

Green River, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,025
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Income: $80,871
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Poverty Rate: 6.2%
More on Green River: Real Estate | Photos

9. Douglas

Douglas, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,369
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Income: $68,923
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Poverty Rate: 10.1%
More on Douglas: Real Estate | Photos

10. Evansville

Evansville, WY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,974
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 3)
Median Income: $69,250
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
Poverty Rate: 8.5%
More on Evansville: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Wyoming For 2022

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 2016-2020 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, Star Valley Ranch, crowned the “Richest City In Wyoming For 2022”. 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 30 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Wyoming For 2022

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 4.67 $84,524
2 Jackson 4.67 $76,518
3 Wheatland 7.0 $66,250
4 Pinedale 8.0 $86,447
5 Kemmerer 8.0 $63,861
6 Cody 8.33 $63,145
7 Bar Nunn 9.0 $95,294
8 Green River 10.33 $80,871
9 Douglas 11.67 $68,923
10 Evansville 12.33 $69,250
11 Rock Springs 12.67 $74,625
12 Lander 12.67 $57,938
13 Cheyenne 13.0 $68,611
14 Gillette 13.67 $73,867
15 Newcastle 15.33 $51,250
16 Thermopolis 16.0 $62,228
17 Casper 16.0 $59,412
18 Glenrock 17.67 $70,114
19 Sheridan 17.67 $52,167
20 Rawlins 17.67 $70,255
21 Evanston 19.0 $62,356
22 Buffalo 19.33 $53,428
23 Powell 19.67 $60,227
24 Greybull 22.0 $50,956
25 Worland 22.67 $54,928
26 Torrington 23.33 $51,658
27 Laramie 23.67 $47,463
28 Mills 24.67 $46,431
29 Riverton 27.0 $50,408
30 Lovell 27.33 $49,628

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest cities in Wyoming.

About Chris Kolmar

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