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Casper, WY

Casper is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
59,171
Casper Population6
$
47,190
Median Income5
4.3
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Unlike most cities in the United States where the median age increased by an average of 1.0 years since 2010, the median age of Casper decreased by 0.4 years even though the fastest growing segment, 60- to 64-year olds, grew by 55%

Age

35.6
Median Age6
9.3
%
Population Growth Since 20106

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average6

 

Race and Ethnicity

Casper residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 0.3% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 26.1%

Race

84.1
%
Wyoming Population, White6
61.1
%
United States population, White6

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity6

 

Climate

Casper's high elevation of 5,118 feet leads to regularly cold weather, heavy snowfall, and strong winds, but relatively low humidity and little rainfall. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 181 days per year with 12 mph winds, 55% humidity, and 13 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

25
%
Chance of Rain10
67
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Casper increased by 20% since 2010 which is 22% lower than the national average and 10% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,050
Monthly Average11
58
%
Renters37

Average Home Value4

 

Taxes

Casper is a very low tax location with no state or local income tax, sales tax 27% lower than the national average, and property tax 45% lower than the national average.

Other

0.61
%
Property Tax21
5.0
%
Sales Tax19
1.8
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Casper has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Wyoming Medical Center and True Drilling

Income

16.0
%
<$25,0005
9.2
%
$100,000+5

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Casper is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor29 Charlie Powell
Nonpartisan
House of Representative29 Liz Cheney
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, is 141.5 miles from the center of Casper, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Sheridan VA Medical Center, is 137.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, is 227.9 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical30 No
Decriminalized30 No
 

Safety

In Wyoming, 60.7% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 58.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks31
No
Permit to Purchase Law31

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#17 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub32
 

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