Gillette is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 32,649 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. 37.48% of the Gillette workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gillette is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gillette who work in office and administrative support (13.39%), sales jobs (9.99%), and management occupations (7.23%).
One of the benefits of Gillette is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.28 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 percentage of adults in Gillette who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.89% of the adults in Gillette have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gillette in 2010 was $32,084, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,336 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. Gillette also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gillette include 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.