Casper, WY
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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.

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 (13.93%), sales jobs (10.66%), and management occupations (9.29%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Casper spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.42 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Casper citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.90% of adults in Casper have at least a bachelor's 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.