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
$182,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$832
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    96
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    346
    525
  • Theft
    2,275
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    101
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,790
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Casper Reviews

78 reviews
All Categories
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.
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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!
Casper is a peaceful place to live with lots of open spaces, Casper college is a high ranking community college that offers cooperation with the university of Wyoming allowing for a very wide range of degree and certificate programs. The town is small compared to other larger cities but still offers alot of entertainment, if you spend skittle time to go out and look for it. I would recommend this town to anyone who wants to raise a child of participate in college without the congestion of a larger university setting.