Laramie, WY


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Laramie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 32,158 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Laramie is the third largest community in Wyoming.

Unlike some cities, Laramie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Laramie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Laramie is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laramie who work in teaching (15.14%), office and administrative support (12.54%), and sales jobs (8.58%).

Laramie is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Laramie have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Laramie’s economy is one such example of this.

One of the benefits of Laramie is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.60 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Laramie, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Laramie is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.95% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Laramie in 2010 was $22,165, which is low income relative to Wyoming, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,660 for a family of four. However, Laramie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Laramie also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.02% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Laramie is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Laramie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laramie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Laramie include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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