Located in the Western region of the United States, Wyoming is home to over 580,000 residents. The state is the least populous and second least densely populated U.S. state, with its largest city and capital being Cheyenne. Nearly two-thirds of the state to the west is covered by the mountain ranges and foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and the eastern part of the state is known as the High Plains. Major industries in Wyoming include mineral production, agriculture, and tourism. A few of the state’s attractions are Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Independence Rock. If you’re planning a move to the Equality State, here are the 5 safest cities in Wyoming.
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Our list was compiled based on FBI violent crime stats and proprietary BackgroundChecks.org research data. Rates are normalized per 100,000 residents with the state average being 195 for violent crime and 1,965 for property crime. This is calculated by taking (# of crimes/population) * 100,000.
Located in Uinta County, the city of Evanston is home to 12,300 residents. Also the county seat, the community lies along the banks of the Bear River, covers 10.3 square miles, and is served by the Uinta County School District. Evanston is the safest place to live in Wyoming, with a violent crime rate of 40.1, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here just 2.3%.
A city in Albany County, Laramie has a current population of 30,800 residents. Also the county seat, the community is 50 miles west of Cheyenne, is home to the University of Wyoming, and has been included on Money’s list of best cities in which to retire. Another safe choice, the violent crime rate here is 107, and residents of Laramie have a 2.2% chance of being affected by property crime.
Located in Campbell County, the city of Gillette is home to 31,700 residents. Also the county seat, this fast-growing community is in the middle of the region that is booming with methane gas, oil, and coal production. The community is also close Keyhole State Park and Devil’s Tower National Monument. The violent crime rate in Gillette is 127.4, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here is 4%.
A city in Sheridan County, Sheridan is home to 29,100 residents. Also the county seat, the community was named after a Civil War Union General, is known for its well-performing schools, and is involved in such major industries as energy production, ranching, manufacturing, and logging. The violent crime rate here is 146.3, and residents of Sheridan have a 2.5% chance of being affected by property crime.
Located in Natrona County, the city of Casper is home to 55,300 residents. Also the county seat, Casper is the second-largest city in the state, and the community lies along the North Platte River at the base of Casper Mountain. It is also known as “The Oil City” for its history in oil production and its proximity to the Salt Creek Oil Field. The violent crime rate in Casper is 151.4, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here is 3.4%.