What is it to be a successful? Is it to make the most money? Is it having the biggest house? Is it having the happiest and healthiest family? One person’s success may look completely different than another. It is by far subjective. However, there are some key factors that can objectively compare city to city.

The folks at Zippia.com ranked the cities in the Cowboy State, and they gave us a top ten list. The factors they used to determine success were poverty level, median household income, and unemployment rate. They looked at towns in Wyoming that have over 5000 people. For the Cowboy state that gave them 17 cities to evaluate.

The big thing to note about this data is that it doesn’t take into consideration the current economic conditions. The coal, oil, and natural gas industries are hurting which these numbers do not show. These numbers show the reality of 2014. I'd like to believe if the town did it once, they can do it again.

The author from Zippia, Chris Kolmar, even wrote about the subjective nature of this story saying,

If you’re still looking at this post thinking, ‘Surely, such superficial methods can’t possibly measure a city, or rather, the individuals that make up that city’s success!’ well, you’re probably right. - Chris Kolmar wrote

In other words, this article has some good info, but all and all it is just for fun. The Wyoming Cities with the highest level of success are as follows.

 

  • 10

    Powell

    The city of Powell has a population around 6,000. Their median income is around $47k. The poverty level is at 13.1% The unemployment rate is 2.5%.

  • 9

    Rawlins

    The city of Rawlins has a population around 9,000. Their median income is around $57k. The poverty level is at 14.9%. The unemployment rate is 4.2%.

  • 8

    Sheridan

    The city of Sheridan has a population around 17,000. Their median income is around $49k. The poverty level is at 9.8%. The unemployment rate is 4.5%.

  • 7

    Green River

    The city of Green River has a population around 12,000. Their median income is around $71k. The poverty level is at 10.5%. The unemployment rate is 7.6%.

  • 6

    Rock Springs

    The city of Rock Springs has a population around 23,000. Their median income is around $70k. The poverty level is at 11.1%. The unemployment rate is 5.8%.

  • 5

    Casper

    The city of Casper has a population around 57,000. Their median income is around $57k. The poverty level is at 9.0%. The unemployment rate is 4.9%.

  • 4

    Jackson

    The city of Jackson has a population just under 10,000. Their median income is around $64k. The poverty level is at 11.5%. The unemployment rate is 3.0%.

  • 3

    Cody

    The city of Cody has a population around 9,000. Their median income is around $53k. The poverty level is at 9.8%. The unemployment rate is 2.6%.

  • 2

    Gillette

    The city of Gillette has a population around 31,000. Their median income is around $73k. The poverty level is at 8.6%. The unemployment rate is 4.6%.

  • 1

    Douglas

    The city of Douglas has a population just above 6000. Their median income is around $57k. The poverty level is at 8.4%. The unemployment rate in Douglas is 4.2%.