Gillette, WY
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Gillette is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 32,030 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. 36.76% 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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gillette who work in office and administrative support (10.32%), sales jobs (8.75%), and teaching (8.31%).

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 18.90 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Gillette who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.20% of the adults in Gillette have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gillette in 2018 was $32,783, which is upper middle income relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,132 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 Native 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 11.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gillette include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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


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