Casper, WY


Casper profile

Living in Casper

Casper is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 59,324 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Casper is the second largest community in Wyoming.

Casper is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.93%), sales jobs (10.66%), and management occupations (9.29%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.42 minutes getting to work every day.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Casper use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Casper‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Casper are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.90% of adults in Casper having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Casper in 2010 was $30,985, which is upper middle income relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,940 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, Italian, and Norwegian.

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