Casper, WY
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Casper is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 60,285 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Casper is the second largest community in Wyoming.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Casper is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Casper is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Casper who work in office and administrative support (14.26%), sales jobs (11.13%), and management occupations (8.89%).

One of the benefits of Casper is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.43 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Casper are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.07% of adults in Casper having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Casper in 2010 was $30,868, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,472 for a family of four. However, Casper contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Casper is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Casper home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Casper residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Casper include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Casper is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.