Why live anywhere else?
Casper, Wyoming is one of the most outstanding communities in the Rocky Mountain region. Casper has the amenities of a metropolitan area with the convenience and accessibility of a small community. It is the 2nd largest city in Wyoming.
Casper has diverse outdoor recreation opportunities within a 20-minute drive and the best variety of indoor recreation within a 10-minute drive. From downhill and nordic skiing to Broadway shows and a thriving, revitalized historic downtown, Casper’s quality of life offers a little of everything for everyone.
Community Improvement Projects
CAEDA/Forward Casper works with its community partners to support projects that improve the quality of life in the community. This organization realizes quality of life initiatives won’t be a major factor in attracting business, however it does play a vital role in helping those businesses retain quality employees.
“The second-largest city on our list, with a population of more than 55,000, Casper also boasts the highest level of educational attainment – more than a third of the residents are college educated. Thirty-five percent of Casper residents are also single, which says a lot about the city’s average household income.”
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 14 °F to 88 °F and is rarely below -5 °F or above 96 °F with a daily average humidity of 56%. There is an average of 220 sunny days per year with an average annual precipitation of 12.48 inches of rainfall and 75 inches of snowfall. Due to the dry climate, humidity is rarely
- Casper sits at about 5,100 feet in elevation and Casper Mountain is at roughly 9,000 feet.
- The highest monthly average temperature in Casper for July is 73 degrees.
- The lowest monthly average temperature in Casper for December is 23 degrees.
- The most monthly precipitation in Casper occurs in July with 4.3 inches.
- The air quality index in Casper is 21% better than the national average.
- The pollution index in Casper is 82% better than the national average.
Health care options are important for the wellbeing of the community’s health and economy. The Casper-Natrona County area has the best selection of primary, secondary, and specialty care providers and facilities in the entire state.
- Three Major Hospitals (Mountain View Regional Hospital, Summit Medical Center, Wyoming Medical Center)
- Over 330 Physicians in Various Specialties
- Specialty Clinics and Mental Health facilities
- Long-Term Care Facilities
Natrona County has only one school district that manages all of its public schools. The Natrona County School District is one of the largest school districts in the state serving almost 13,000 students. There are also four private schools in the area that serve as an alternative to the many public schools throughout the community.
- 3 High Schools (with 2 additional half-day alternative programs)
- 7 Middle or Junior High Schools
- Over 20 Elementary Schools
- 4 private schools (PK – 9 grades)
“Casper’s central location allows families or individuals to enjoy diverse interests and experiences without having to travel very far in any given direction. This is certainly a benefit for businesses to connect with a variety of other communities and states but it can also benefit families. Wyoming’s only international airport connects flyers to Salt Lake City, Denver and Las Vegas.”
Entertainment & Recreation
The Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau should be your first contact when planning an evening out or making plans for a meeting or convention. Their professional staff will assist with information about accommodations, restaurants, and attractions in Casper. The Casper Adventure Guide lists local activities and events including outdoor programs, sporting events, nightlife, and the performing arts. The Casper area has some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities around because of the cooperation of the County and City of Casper as well as private businesses and citizens who have worked to build and maintain hundreds of groomed trails for a wide array of activities throughout town, on the mountain and beyond.
- Shopping — Downtown, Eastridge Mall, shopping centers, and other free-standing businesses
- Restaurants — 100+ national chains and locally owned establishments
- Breweries and Distilleries — 3
- Movie Theaters — 5
- Libraries — Natrona County Public Library (2 branches), Linch Branch Library, and Casper College Library
- Museums — 13
- Parks — 40+
- Skiing — Hogadon Ski Area, Casper Nordic Center, Casper Mountain Biathlon Center
- Golf Courses (public & private) — 4
- Bowling Alleys — 3
- Gyms & Health Clubs — 15+
- Rodeos — College National Finals Rodeo and Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo.
- Outdoor recreation in the area — Hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, skiing/snowboarding, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, rock climbing, hunting, fishing, boating, kayaking, camping and more