These Are The 10 Laziest Places In Wyoming

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 4 years ago

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Everyone hates the lazy person in the office. The guy or gal who manages to offload all of their work to you, but somehow still takes the credit for it.

And if you live in one of these Wyoming towns, you might look in the mirror and see that lazy person staring right back at you.

We’re not trying to be mean; it’s just that the lazy ethos can penetrate from the location into the workplace and no one wants to work with lazy people.

So we got to work late on a Friday night to figure out the places around Wyoming that spend the day on Reddit and get by with the bare minimum. Using data from the latest American Community Survey, we identified criteria associated with laziness for each city.

After crunching all the numbers, here are the ten “Laziest Places in Wyoming” based on data:

  1. Worland
  2. Riverton
  3. Lander
  4. Sheridan
  5. Laramie
  6. Evanston
  7. Cheyenne
  8. Rawlins
  9. Torrington
  10. Douglas

Read on to see where the couch potatoes call home or skip to the end to find where your town ranked.

Oh, and by the way, Jackson is the hardest-working place in WY.

How We Determined The Laziest Places In The Equality State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2010-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of it’s kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for the laziest places in Wyoming:

  • Lowest average hours worked
  • Shortest commute time
  • Fewest workers per household (Labor force divided by the number households)
  • Highest unemployment rate
  • Fewest adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you can’t bother to go college, don’t spend any time at work, and have only one person per household bringing home the bacon, your town is probably pretty lazy.

After we got the data for the 17 places in Wyoming over 5,000 people, we ranked each place from 1 to 17 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “laziest”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a lazy index.

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest lazy index the “Laziest Place In Wyoming”. And, at the end of the day, Worland slacked off its way to the top.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

1. Worland

Worland - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,445College Educated: 18.9%
Unemployment Rate: 10.6%

2. Riverton

Riverton - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,902College Educated: 17.4%
Unemployment Rate: 9.3%

3. Lander

Lander - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,627College Educated: 32.3%
Unemployment Rate: 11.6%

4. Sheridan

Sheridan - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,699College Educated: 29.0%
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

5. Laramie

Laramie - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,601College Educated: 51.4%
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

6. Evanston

Evanston - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,253College Educated: 20.0%
Unemployment Rate: 6.9%

7. Cheyenne

Cheyenne - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 61,470College Educated: 27.7%
Unemployment Rate: 5.8%

8. Rawlins

Rawlins - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,198College Educated: 14.6%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

9. Torrington

Torrington - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,732College Educated: 21.0%
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

10. Douglas

Douglas - Laziest Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,272College Educated: 18.6%
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

Slacking Your Way Off To The Bottom

Like we said earlier, trying to determine the laziest places in Wyoming is usually a subjective matter. But if you’re analyzing cities where people don’t work, where a good education is rare, and no one’s willing to put in the long hours, then this is an accurate list of laziness.

Detailed List Of The Laziest Places In Wyoming

City Rank Population College Educated Unemployment Rate
Worland 1 5,445 18.9% 10.6%
Riverton 2 10,902 17.4% 9.3%
Lander 3 7,627 32.3% 11.6%
Sheridan 4 17,699 29.0% 4.5%
Laramie 5 31,601 51.4% 6.0%
Evanston 6 12,253 20.0% 6.9%
Cheyenne 7 61,470 27.7% 5.8%
Rawlins 8 9,198 14.6% 4.2%
Torrington 9 6,732 21.0% 5.6%
Douglas 10 6,272 18.6% 4.2%
Casper 11 57,815 22.9% 4.9%
Cody 12 9,687 25.5% 2.6%
Powell 13 6,365 20.7% 2.5%
Rock Springs 14 23,684 18.5% 5.8%
Green River 15 12,600 19.1% 7.6%
Gillette 16 31,110 19.0% 4.6%
Jackson 17 9,967 43.5% 3.0%
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