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Retire to Wyoming

Wyoming became the 44th state admitted to the Union in 1890. Wyoming is in the mountainous western region of the U.S. with Colorado and Utah to the south and Montana to the north.

Grand Tetons
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
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Wyoming is one of the least populous states in the nation. Cheyenne is the capital and largest city in Wyoming with a population just over 50,000.

Wyoming's topography is high plains and mountains. The lowest elevation in the state is over 3,000 feet above sea level. The Wyoming climate is warm in the summer and cold to extremely cold in the winter. Most of the state is considered arid with less than 10 inches of rain annually. Mountainous areas often receive more precipitation with much of it in the form of snow.

Leading sectors in Wyoming's economy are oil and gas production, mining and tourism. Wyoming ranks as a low tax state with no individual or corporate income taxes.

Retirement Cities

Casper, Wyoming's second largest city, is included in our survey of best places to retire. Get a video tour of Casper at Wyoming videos.

Casper, WY
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Ranks high in: Big City Home Price Comparison, Population Growth, Air Quality, Natural Hazard Risk, Man-Made(Nuclear) Hazard Risk
Population: 59,324
City Type: Mountains, Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
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