Laramie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 31,659 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Laramie is the fourth largest community in Wyoming.
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.
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.
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 13.01 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Laramie. 56.83% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Laramie in 2018 was $28,944, which is middle income relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,776 for a family of four. However, Laramie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Laramie is a very 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 10.99% 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.