A recent survey discovered the top 5 most affordable and beautiful places to live in Wyoming.

With our low taxes and good paying jobs in our state, it's no wonder people have come to Wyoming looking to stake their claim in the rocky mountain west.

Livability.com did a recent survey and ranked the cities in Wyoming based on household income, median cost of housing, education levels and overall scenic beauty.

Rock Springs ranks as #5.  The gem of Sweetwater county boasts an annual household income of over $70k a year.  Young people are moving to Rock Springs for the job opportunities in the trona production industry, which gives it a median age of 35.  In addition, Rock Springs offers some of the most affordable housing in the state with the average home priced at just over $207k.

Gillette comes in at #4.  Median household income is just over $73k a year and the average house price is just over $220k. But with the Black Hills to the east and Big Horns to the west and Devil's Tower near by, Gillette is close to lots of outdoor recreation and beauty!

Cheyenne stacks up at #3 on the survey.  With the states largest population and home to the worlds largest outdoor rodeo - Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne is no stranger to 'Best of' lists.  Cheyenne's median household income of $55k and the average home costing just over $197, plus it's proximity to the front range and recreation areas make it a great place to live and play.

At #2 on the survey is Casper.  Wyoming's second largest city also has the most college graduates per capita and bring in a household income of just over $57k.  Casper's diverse economy and recreation opportunities land it on the '100 best places to live in America' list. With abundant outdoor opportunities and top ranked schools, it's no wonder people look to Casper when considering moving to the Cowboy State.

Laramie tops the survey at #1.   The list of amenities that Laramie has to offer pushes it to the top of the list.  With a median household income of near $40k and a median home price of $193k, this small town of 30k people is a great place to live.  Access to higher education, outdoor recreation, it's small town charm with lots of family friendly activities put Laramie on the top of the list.

Source: Livability.com