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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Casper is a town in Wyoming with a population of 58,756. Casper is in Natrona County. Living in Casper offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Casper there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Casper and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Casper are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$200,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$859
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Casper Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    87.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    103.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    561.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,001.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    237.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Casper

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,937
National
$55,322
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Casper is a great place to lay down roots and call home. Especially if you are an outdoor enthusiast! There's a mountain with miles upon miles of single track for all kinds of user groups in all seasons. Development and expansion of these trails is also in the works for years to come. Alcova, and pathfinder reservoirs are a mere 30 minutes from town offering countless opportunities for sport or pleasure. The platte river which flows through town is a blue ribbon fishery. Fremont canyon on Alcova offers world class rock climbing. The opportunities are near limitless. Couple our big open spaces with safe, and friendly neighborhoods with a good public school system and you have the makings of your forever home.
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Casper is an amazing place to raise a family. With excellent schools that are some of the best funded in the country, Wyoming has always placed a high priority on its secondary education. Natrona County teams consistently earn top honors in a variety of sports and academic achievements. Best of all, as a parent, you can trust that your children are safe when they are in school. Because locals love it here, the teachers are happy and well paid, making the academic experience so much better for the students. And, there is a reason the locals love living in Casper. With the perfect combination of city and small town, it offers everything from a vibrant arts community to local shops and restaurants and an up and coming distillery and microbrewery scene. Voted the most generous town in America, Casper offers a tight knit community you can be proud to be a part of. And, if you are an outdoor activity fan, the possibilities are endless!
My husband and I love living in Casper, WY. We have lived here for 20 years, and enjoy the small town feel, as well as the larger city amenities that Casper has to offer. The downtown scene offers breweries, outdoor dining, local shops, and great restaurants and bars. Recreation is unlimited in Casper! There is plenty of hiking trails locally or within a short drive to numerous places! There are plenty of walking trails along the river, in town, or on the Mountain. Casper is a wonderful place to raise a family, and it is a very safe and friendly community.