Which Wyoming Towns Are The Best To Live In On A Tight Budget?
Living in Wyoming is the most free you can feel in the United States. Wide open country with a small population.
The air is as clear and fresh in the Cowboy State than you'll find anywhere.
It's not going to make some happy, but experts predict that Wyoming's population could grow to 700,000 by 2025. That's thanks in part to the open space, healthy economic outlook and the continued growth rate, which has been the case since 1990.
Overall, we fall in the top 20 for lowest cost of living states of the 50 states.
When you break it down even further, there are certain towns that are the best low cost of living options to look at moving to if you're trying to live on a budget.
The website Homesnacks.com is a site that uses research and number crunching to give you the most accurate details to helping you find the place for you to live where you will fit the best.
They've taken census data and the cost of living for the state to come up with the top 10 cheapest places to live in Wyoming.
Take a look at the top 10
#1 Kemmerer -
Named the best place to raise a family and best place overall by Homesnacks, the home of the original J.C. Penney has the most affordable home to income ratio and 5th cheapest rent in the state.
#2 Basin -
If you've driven from Worland to Greybull, you've definitely driven through the #2 cheapest place to live in Wyoming. You'll find the 2nd cheapest homes and 3rd cheapest rent in the entire state here.
#3 Marbleton -
Previously sat in the #1 position on the chart, this time at #3. Only about 1300 people live in Marbleton, the town sits just North of Big Piney and has some of the best home to income ratio in the state.
#4 Greybull -
There are just over 2,000 people living here and if you're looking to buy a home, Greybull has the 3rd least expensive home prices in the state at an average of $117,900. If you're looking to rent, it may not be for you. Greybull is the center point from the Bighorns to Cody and Worland to Lovell, giving you options.
#5 Thermopolis -
The town of under 3,000 is a popular destination for visitors and those looking for a low budget place to live. Thermop is the 7th most affordable when buying a home and the 13th cheapest in the state for renting.
#6 Evanston -
Just off of I-80, the city of just over 11,000 is only 90% of the National Average for cost of living and the crime rate is 25% less than average.
#7 Rawlins -
Last year on the list at number 8, it's moved up one space. Rawlins is one of the most diverse cities in the state and home to the Wyoming State Penitentiary.
#8 Worland -
If you're looking to buy a home or rent, the prices are extremely affordable. The town sits as one of the safest in the state too. The population is just over 5,000 with job possibilities and many free things to do for entertainment.
#9 Saratoga -
With just under 1,700 people, the town is a top destination of Carbon County and has a median income over $80,000.
#10 Lyman -
The southwest Wyoming town dropped on the list, as it was at #4 last year, The population is just under 2,000 people, but also has a median income of over $85,000 per year.