It’s almost spring in Casper, which means the start of prom season for Kelly Walsh and Natrona County high schools, and others . . . and if your kid wants to go, it is going to cost you quite a bit more this year.

The credit card company Visa is reporting that, on average, most proms costs about $1,078, which is up about 33% compared to 2012.

Another interesting find in this report: families that take home the LEAST still end up spending the MOST on prom preparation.  Local families that earn under $50,000 a year shell out about $1,300 on the prom . . . and families that take home $20,000 to $30,000 spend DOUBLE that, $2,600.

On the average, most parents cover nearly 61% of their kids’ prom expenses, while the kids only pay 39%.