Safest Places to Live in Wyoming 2021

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Last Update: June 29, 2021 Living

Located in the western United States mountain region, Wyoming borders Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho.

With around 585,000 residents (which is less than 31 of the country’s most populous cities), Wyoming is the least populous state. However, combined with the fact that it is the 10th largest state, this makes it the second least densely populated state, right after Alaska. The capital and largest city are Cheyenne, which has around 65,000 residents.

Wyoming’s economy largely depends on mineral extraction (coal, oil, natural gas, and trona). However, other important economic fields are tourism, agriculture (livestock, hay, grain, sugar beets, etc.). Wyoming is a rather conservative state and has been traditionally voting for the Republican party.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those with a population under 3,000 were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Wyoming 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Lander 7 489 0 0,00
2 Sheridan 17 895 9 0,50
3 Mills 3 975 3 0,75
4 Douglas 6 294 8 1,27
5 Gillette 31 960 43 1,35
6 Worland 5 026 8 1,59
7 Cody 9 865 17 1,72
8 Buffalo 4 571 8 1,75
9 Laramie 32 669 58 1,78
10 Green River 11 927 22 1,84

Crime Score in All Cities in Wyoming 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Wyoming cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • Over 10,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Hanna 766 0 0,00
2 Greybull 1 857 0 0,00
3 Afton 2 017 0 0,00
4 Kemmerer 2 745 1 0,36
5 Saratoga 1 615 1 0,62
6 Moorcroft 1 068 1 0,94
7 Glenrock 2 544 3 1,18
8 Diamondville 756 1 1,32
9 Pine Bluffs 1 170 2 1,71
10 Evansville 2 977 7 2,35
11 Lusk 1 537 5 3,25
12 Thermopolis 2 830 13 4,59

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Lander 7 489 0 0,00
2 Mills 3 975 3 0,75
3 Douglas 6 294 8 1,27
4 Worland 5 026 8 1,59
5 Cody 9 865 17 1,72
6 Buffalo 4 571 8 1,75
7 Torrington 6 709 13 1,94
8 Wheatland 3 544 7 1,98
9 Newcastle 3 386 10 2,95
10 Rawlins 8 589 26 3,03
11 Powell 6 310 22 3,49

Over 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Sheridan 17 895 9 0,50
2 Gillette 31 960 43 1,35
3 Laramie 32 669 58 1,78
4 Green River 11 927 22 1,84
5 Rock Springs 23 092 44 1,91
6 Evanston 11 624 29 2,49
7 Casper 57 752 169 2,93
8 Cheyenne 64 501 220 3,41
9 Riverton 11 004 38 3,45

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

How safe do you feel?

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