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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 dense 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
Dense 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
    67.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    3.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    135.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,021.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.4
    284

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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We love it here. Theres a great community here. The people are nice, the schools are great and the restaurants are amazing. The fact that it's a college town makes it a little much to handle sometimes. But we do it.
Close to Cheyenne, so there's shopping and good food, but small town enough to be safe and secure. You can leave your door unlocked and you won't have problem. Neighbors are nice! they say hello, they care about you and that part is very nice. We are refugees from California, we hated it there. Crime was terrible, politics were horrible and the Realestate market was insane! Not here!
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I love and hate Laramie for its size! I wish it were bigger and that the town was updated in multiple areas like the downtown, things to do and overall appearance, but i also appreciate that it is a small town in Wyoming that many people see as homey and a get away from the larger cities and states surrounding it. Laramie is a great college town and somewhere I will continue to appreciate for its small town personality the longer I am here and for years after i am gone.
I came to Laramie to attend university when I was 23. Four years later at age 27 I’m still here, own and operate a business and am a resident. I like Laramie a lot, but it lacks people my age and things to do other than go to the mountains or to the bars on the weekends. I wish there was a solid late 20’s culture here. It’s more college students and older people with families. Laramie is a great place to raise a family, but needs more for the young adults!