Gillette, WY

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Living in Gillette

Gillette is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 33,403 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Gillette is the third largest community in Wyoming.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gillette is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.25% of the Gillette workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gillette is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gillette who work in office and administrative support (10.13%), sales jobs (8.83%), and teaching (8.79%).

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 18.69 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Gillette who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.78% of the adults in Gillette have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gillette in 2018 was $31,136, which is middle income relative to Wyoming, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,544 for a family of four. However, Gillette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Gillette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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