These Are The 10 Best Places In Wyoming To Get A Job

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by Chris Kolmar
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If you’re starting to look for a job in Wyoming, you might not know which part of the state has the best job opportunities.

Well, just like every state, there are some good parts and bad parts to Wyoming when it comes to job opportunities.

Here at Zippia, we aim to answer questions like this using cold hard facts and analysis. So we set our sights on determining the best place in Wyoming to find a job.

After analyzing all 600 plus places in Wyoming, we came up with this list as the best places for jobs in the Cowboy State:

  1. Marbleton
  2. Green River
  3. North Rock Springs
  4. Thermopolis
  5. Cody
  6. Vista West
  7. Sleepy Hollow
  8. Gillette
  9. Wright
  10. Basin

Read on to learn how we calculated this ranking.

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How We Determined The Best Places For Jobs In Wyoming

In order to properly compare places, we set a minimum population threshold of 1,000 people.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 58, with one being the best.

We took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Place For Jobs In Wyoming”.

The criteria we looked at were:

  1. Unemployment rate
  2. Recent job growth
  3. Future job growth
  4. Sales tax
  5. Median household income

Sources of criteria include the the BLS and Sperling’s Best Places.

If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart and a downloadable file of all the data.

Otherwise, learn how these cities got to their executive suite status.

1. Marbleton

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,074
Unemployment Rate: 2.80%
Median Household Income: $98,125

Marbleton takes the overall top rank for places to grab a job in Wyoming. And winning this honor basically makes Marbleton the superhero of job opportunity — it’s one of the best places in the entire country.

How did it achieve this feat of job strength? A ridiculously low unemployment rate combined with the highest recent job growth and prospects for future job growth.

2. Green River

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,534
Unemployment Rate: 3.00%
Median Household Income: $73,566

Green River plays Robin to Marbleton’s Batman as it scores a distant second overall ranking for best places in Wyoming for jobs.

It still has an excellent unemployment rate and median household income, it just can’t compete with Marbleton. That being said, I don’t think anyone goes to be losing sleep about the second place finish any time soon.

3. North Rock Springs

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,772
Unemployment Rate: 3.00%
Median Household Income: $73,404

The people of North Rock Springs must walk with a spring in their step as they rank as the third best place for jobs in Wyoming.

It has the basically the same statistics as Green River, however it has a median household income $100 lower. That’s basically the difference between being able to pay for standard internet or the extra turbo version each year. Put differently, not these two places are the same for all intends and purposes when it comes to jobs.

4. Thermopolis

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,836
Unemployment Rate: 3.50%
Median Household Income: $37,344

Thermopolis took a bit of a different route than the previous two places to achieve the ranking of the fourth best place for jobs in Wyoming.

It has a relative low median household income (The lowest of any place in the top ten), but it has had insanely strong recent job growth and prospects for future job growth.

5. Cody

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,531
Unemployment Rate: 4.10%
Median Household Income: $46,461

Cody takes the fifth spot on our ranking of the best places to get a job in Wyoming.

Much like Thermopolis, it combines strong recent growth (3rd best in the state) with good prospects for future job growth (3rd best) to earn this position.

6. Vista West

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,060
Unemployment Rate: 3.20%
Median Household Income: $127,813

Vista West has a great outlook (some might say “view”) on jobs as it ranks as the sixth best place for jobs in Wyoming.

And the outlook is so great because of the amazingly high median household income of the town — the best of any place in Wyoming. Combine that fact with a great unemployment rate and Vista West looks great for jobs.

7. Sleepy Hollow

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,112
Unemployment Rate: 2.60%
Median Household Income: $87,440

The seventh best place for jobs in Wyoming goes to Sleepy Hollow.

The town is anything but sleepy when it comes to jobs as it has the fifth best unemployment rate in the Cowboy State. It’s hard to blame a town for not having the highest recent job growth when almost everyone already has a job.

8. Gillette

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,472
Unemployment Rate: 2.30%
Median Household Income: $72,525

It was a close shave, but Gillette broke out of a three way tie to take the eighth spot on our list.

It has the lowest unemployment rate in the Cowboy State, one heck of a bragging right as Wyoming’s overall unemployment rate is one of the best in the nation.

9. Wright

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,216
Unemployment Rate: 2.60%
Median Household Income: $82,933

Ranking as the ninth best place in Wyoming to get a job in Wyoming is Wright.

It ranks as having the fifth best unemployment rate in the state and the sixth highest median household income. Or, if you will, the “price is right” in Wright.

10. Basin

Best Places To Get A Job In Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,094
Unemployment Rate: 4.20%
Median Household Income: $48,750

And rounding out the top ten is Basin.

While Basin may be at the basin of our top ten places for jobs in the Cowboy State, it’s still a great place for jobs. It has some of the best recent job growth and prospects for future job growth.

Basin is in line to move up the list in the near future.