Safest Places to Live in Wyoming of February 2024

Last Update: September 11, 2023 Living

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

With around 585,000 residents (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, it is 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 more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

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

10 Safest Places in Wyoming of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Lander7 48900,00
2Sheridan17 89590,50
3Mills3 97530,75
4Douglas6 29481,27
5Gillette31 960431,35
6Worland5 02681,59
7Cody9 865171,72
8Buffalo4 57181,75
9Laramie32 669581,78
10Green River11 927221,84

Crime Score in All Cities in Wyoming of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see 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:
2Greybull1 85700,00
3Afton2 01700,00
4Kemmerer2 74510,36
5Saratoga1 61510,62
6Moorcroft1 06810,94
7Glenrock2 54431,18
9Pine Bluffs1 17021,71
10Evansville2 97772,35
11Lusk1 53753,25
12Thermopolis2 830134,59

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Lander7 48900,00
2Mills3 97530,75
3Douglas6 29481,27
4Worland5 02681,59
5Cody9 865171,72
6Buffalo4 57181,75
7Torrington6 709131,94
8Wheatland3 54471,98
9Newcastle3 386102,95
10Rawlins8 589263,03
11Powell6 310223,49

Over 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Sheridan17 89590,50
2Gillette31 960431,35
3Laramie32 669581,78
4Green River11 927221,84
5Rock Springs23 092441,91
6Evanston11 624292,49
7Casper57 7521692,93
8Cheyenne64 5012203,41
9Riverton11 004383,45

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