These Are The 10 Stressed Places In Wyoming

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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You know that tight feeling in your chest when you start a new job? That’s stress.

And there are certain places in Wyoming that have more to stress out about then just their first day at work.

There are things like dealing with ever-longer commutes, working longer and longer hours, and just trying to find a job in the first place. But which places in Wyoming take being stressed to the next level?

It turns out the good people of Mills have earned the dubious distinction of being the most stressed out place in Wyoming. The city is at the top of the pack of the 10 most stressed out places in the Equality State:

  1. Mills
  2. Lander
  3. South Greeley
  4. Evansville
  5. Lyman
  6. Jackson
  7. Gillette
  8. Riverton
  9. Glenrock
  10. Rock Springs

Read on to see why these places in Wyoming could use a Xanax.

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How We Measured Stress In Wyoming (Without Stressing Out)

In order to measure stress, we selected a set of six criteria that reflect its root causes for most people and used them to look at the 37 places in Wyoming with a population over 2,000 according to the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  1. Percentage of population with a long commute (over 30 minutes)
  2. Unemployment Rate
  3. Hours worked
  4. Population density
  5. Percentage of income spent on rent
  6. Percentage of population without health insurance

The higher any of these was, the more stressful the people of the place are.

Our data is from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey for 2010-2014.

We ranked each place from 1 to 37 (with one being the most stressed side of the scale) in the six individual criteria. These ranks were then averaged into a Stress Score, the lowest of which was the most stressed out place in the Equality State.

Below, we’ll take a look at the standout stress stats for each top 10 most stressed places, and wrap the whole thing up with a detailed ranking of all 37 places we analyzed.

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1. Mills


Population: 3,545 People With High Rent: 46.9%
People With Long Commute: 3.3%
People Without Insurance: 24.9%

2. Lander

Lander, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,627People With High Rent: 48.4%
People With Long Commute: 12.6%
People Without Insurance: 17.1%

3. South Greeley


Population: 4,702 People With High Rent: 46.7%
People With Long Commute: 6.4%
People Without Insurance: 21.8%

4. Evansville

Evansville, Wyoming

Source: Flickr

Population: 2,776People With High Rent: 66.4%
People With Long Commute: 9.4%
People Without Insurance: 26.3%

5. Lyman

Lyman, Wyoming

Source: Flickr

Population: 2,186People With High Rent: 40.0%
People With Long Commute: 30.7%
People Without Insurance: 16.9%

6. Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,967People With High Rent: 39.2%
People With Long Commute: 8.5%
People Without Insurance: 26.5%

7. Gillette

Gillette, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,110People With High Rent: 38.3%
People With Long Commute: 15.9%
People Without Insurance: 14.1%

8. Riverton

Riverton, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,902People With High Rent: 43.0%
People With Long Commute: 13.2%
People Without Insurance: 17.6%

9. Glenrock

Glenrock, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,576People With High Rent: 16.9%
People With Long Commute: 39.5%
People Without Insurance: 15.8%

10. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,684People With High Rent: 29.9%
People With Long Commute: 20.4%
People Without Insurance: 14.7%

Detailed List Of Stressed Places In Wyoming

City Rank Population People With High Rent People With Long Commute People Without Insurance
Mills 1 3,545 46.9% 3.3% 24.9%
Lander 2 7,627 48.4% 12.6% 17.1%
South Greeley 3 4,702 46.7% 6.4% 21.8%
Evansville 4 2,776 66.4% 9.4% 26.3%
Lyman 5 2,186 40.0% 30.7% 16.9%
Jackson 6 9,967 39.2% 8.5% 26.5%
Gillette 7 31,110 38.3% 15.9% 14.1%
Riverton 8 10,902 43.0% 13.2% 17.6%
Glenrock 9 2,576 16.9% 39.5% 15.8%
Rock Springs 10 23,684 29.9% 20.4% 14.7%
Newcastle 11 3,495 37.3% 24.1% 19.7%
Greybull 12 2,116 39.7% 12.8% 21.6%
Casper 13 57,815 37.2% 9.8% 13.9%
Worland 14 5,445 33.0% 10.0% 18.7%
Rawlins 15 9,198 33.6% 15.6% 18.3%
Green River 16 12,600 23.7% 26.3% 13.8%
Fox Farm-College 17 3,959 49.8% 8.4% 29.0%
Wright 18 2,373 16.4% 30.6% 17.2%
Torrington 19 6,732 29.7% 15.9% 13.8%
Evanston 20 12,253 32.9% 13.9% 14.4%
Douglas 21 6,272 31.7% 24.6% 12.2%
Cheyenne 22 61,470 40.2% 5.1% 11.9%
Lovell 23 2,409 33.0% 17.7% 13.5%
Laramie 24 31,601 58.4% 5.4% 10.3%
Sheridan 25 17,699 38.6% 10.4% 13.7%
Bar Nunn 26 2,447 38.3% 13.6% 10.6%
Thermopolis 27 2,899 22.4% 17.3% 16.8%
North Rock Springs 28 2,239 43.1% 23.9% 12.0%
Afton 29 2,065 42.6% 17.7% 8.8%
Powell 30 6,365 8.0% 19.0% 15.9%
Kemmerer 31 2,672 25.1% 11.5% 14.3%
Moose Wilson Road 32 2,009 85.0% 2.8% 8.2%
Buffalo 33 4,620 31.5% 30.7% 13.3%
Cody 34 9,687 19.8% 5.5% 16.1%
Warren AFB 35 2,746 20.2% 1.8% 5.4%
Wheatland 36 3,633 36.8% 13.8% 12.4%
Ranchettes 37 6,028 16.4% 13.3% 7.3%