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In some ways still part of the unsettled West, Wyoming is the 10th largest by area and, while still the least populous state in the U.S., Wyoming remains one of the cheapest places to live in the lower 48.
Basically a great plateau dissected by the Rocky Mountains, the state has a rural economy based mainly on mining - followed by agriculture, cattle ranching, and tourism - with Wyoming residents enjoying a lenient tax structure including no personal income tax, capital gains tax, and corporate income taxes.
By recent estimates, more than six million people a year - looking for outdoor adventure and wide open scenic vistas - visit the state's many national parks, with half that number accounting for annual visits to Yellowstone National Park. Other key attractions include Grand Teton National Park, Devils Tower National Monument,
and Fossil Butte National Monument.
Wyoming quality-of-life statistics
Major cities: Cheyenne (capital), Casper, Laramie, Gillette,
Population : 515,004
White : 94.8%
Black, African American : 0.9%
Hispanic : 6.7%
High school graduates : 87.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 21.9%
Average household income: $43,785
of Living: Sperling's
Best Places - Wyoming - Compared to the rest of the country, Wyoming's cost of living is 2.68% lower than the
Personal Income Taxes: Wyoming is one of only seven states that does not tax individual wage income.
Housing & Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow - Wyoming Real Estate
Home ownership rate : 70%
Average home price : $181,900
Average travel time to work : 17.8 minutes
Schools : see Wyoming Department of Education
Weather : Generally drier and gustier than in other U.S. regions, Wyoming summers are warm with cool nights and even cooler temperatures at higher elevations. Mountain areas receive far more precipitation and in winter record-low temperatures and snowfalls.
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about relocating to Wyoming around the Web:
Wyoming Business Council - Information on site selection, business relocation, commercial real estate, population demographics & quality of life including an interactive map, related resources.
Moving to Wyoming? - Official state portal with links & information on cost of living, jobs, schools, weather facts.
Relocate to Casper, Wyoming - Local chamber of commerce guide to housing & real estate, employment, schools, city services, taxes, census data, weather facts and online relocation packet order form.
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