Laramie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 31,407 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Laramie is the fourth largest community in Wyoming.
Laramie is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Laramie is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laramie who work in teaching (17.23%), office and administrative support (10.17%), and management occupations (7.65%).
Also of interest is that Laramie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because Laramie has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Laramie lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Laramie is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Laramie people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
Laramie, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Laramie spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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 55.75% 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 2018 was $27,268, which is lower middle income relative to Wyoming, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,072 for a family of four. However, Laramie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Laramie also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Laramie include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Laramie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.