Gillette, WY


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Gillette is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 32,398 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gillette is the fourth largest community in Wyoming.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gillette is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.49% of the Gillette workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gillette is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gillette who work in office and administrative support (12.26%), sales jobs (10.53%), and management occupations (6.53%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Gillette spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.31 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Gillette is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.25% of adults 25 and older in Gillette have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gillette in 2010 was $31,480, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,920 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .

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

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