B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$837
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    99
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    416
    500
  • Theft
    2,114
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    191
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,964
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Casper is located in central Wyoming. The town is at the base of a mountain -- and outdoor activities such as hunting, hiking, fishing, and boating are plenty. Casper is far enough from the big city to enjoy rural living, but close enough to travel to the big city (Denver, Salt Lake City, etc...) when you want!
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Casper is in Wyoming. This means it is windy, cold, and lonely. With suicide rates higher than any other state excluding Alaska, the minimal crime-rates pale in comparison and seem to be non-existent. For those interested in the outdoors, fly fishing, and hiking this community is wonderful. For those looking for diversity, opportunity, or a stable economy, it is time to look away. Cost of living is slowly rising but the commute is always 'short' considering the size of the town.
The only good thing about this town, our scenery. But it's sooo windy. Which has been causing health problems for us. The people are extremely rude. There is NOTHING to do here. We can't wait to leave!