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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+
Laramie is a town in Wyoming with a population of 32,104. Laramie is in Albany County and is one of the best places to live in Wyoming. Living in Laramie offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Laramie there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Laramie and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Laramie are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$750
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Laramie Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    196.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,118.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    32%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Laramie

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,191
National
$55,322
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Laramie Reviews

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I came from San Diego, California to Laramie, Wyoming to attend college. As someone who was born and raised in California, this was a major change. But a great one! Laramie opened my eyes to a small college town. The residents are super kind and there is a large focus on the University of Wyoming. A great college experience where I have met life-long friends!
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Laramie is a wind chilled, oil plane with incredibly affordable tuition at the University of Wyoming. The University is the centerpiece of the town which is otherwise a random assortment of service stations and off campus housing with highly variable quality. The culture is nostalgic of the western frontier with many euphemisms of 'The Cowboy State'. Rodeo sporting is common along with alcoholism and libertarian optics. Bar culture is enhanced past the usual extent of collegiate life with a myriad of close proximity options available for 'hopping'. Resident makeup is largely the student population, but is followed in size by a working class of empty nesters. Cumulatively, Laramie offers the unique niches offered by small towns yet fails to come to terms with modernity.
As a college student in this small, university town, there are plenty of things going on to keep me occupied. Laramie itself is full of young, interesting people and surrounded by beautiful mountains and places to hike, rock climb, mountain bike, etc. The climate of Laramie is gorgeous year round, from the snowy winters to the green, quiet summers. It is a safe, inviting place to live and it is easy to get to know friendly people almost anywhere you go in town!