Source: WalletHub

What makes a city great is subjective. Access to employment, entertainment, restaurants, education, and other factors can draw some to the big cities, while others are drawn to the smaller towns where the pace of life, intimacy safety, and a key element, affordability, are desirable.

Wallethub compared over 1,200 “cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 33 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs to school-system quality to restaurants per capita.”

The study includes four Wyoming cities that did not make the top one percentile, but did rank in the upper sixties, except for one.

Showing Rank first, then city, total score, affordability and quality of life.

Percentile              City                         Score     Affordability          Quality of Life


68                           Casper                   59.07      352                         187


67                           Laramie                 58.76      1064                       134


66                           Cheyenne             58.67      319                         168


53                           Gillette                   56.59      165                         703



For a more detailed breakdown, see the study results at