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Pros

-Small-town atmosphere
-Outdoor recreation
-Cost of living

Cons

-Low ethnic diversity
-Wind and cold
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Casper Metro Area


Casper is a somewhat remote town supported mainly by the oil and gas industries (exploration, production, and refinement), and more recently by low-sulfur coal in the Powder River Basin to the north and east. Ranching and agriculture are also present. Employment is steady but not oriented towards growth. The city has a distinctly Western, almost boom-town feel, with a traditional downtown and suburban development encroaching upon the grasslands. In clear contrast to the surrounding bluffs, downtown and most residential areas have lots of trees. The area is noted for its wide-open spaces and friendliness.

Casper is located in the North Platte River Valley. The immediately surrounding country is mostly rolling and hilly grassland with flat prairies in each direction except toward the south, where Casper Mountain rises 3,500 feet above the valley floor. With a semiarid climate, Casper experiences large daily and annual temperature ranges due to low humidity and high elevation. Summer days are warm, dry, and pleasant with cool evenings. Winters are variable with occasional outbreaks of windy cold.

About 70% of annual precipitation occurs during late spring and summer mostly as thunderstorms. Monthly snowfall amounts are unusually uniform from November through February, a bit heavier in March and April. Snow has occurred as early as September and as late as early June. Wind is significant especially in winter and spring. First freeze is late September, last is late May.


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Quick Facts About Casper


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Casper is 2.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Casper jobs have Increased by 1.89 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Casper's cost of living is 0.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Casper's population is 55,729 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.06 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Casper is $183,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Casper public schools spend $17,306 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15 students per teacher in Casper.

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Comments


re: Living in Casper - 10/17/2008
Francesca, If you want you can get in touch with me. i moved here 5 years back. Where did you move from. Are you single or have a... (read more)
living in Casper
It is a small town easy to navigate. Its more suitable to Caucasians with interest in skiing and... (read more)
Hub of Wyoming
Casper is a nice town. The people are friendly for the most part and are very accepting of outsiders. They do not care where you are from as long as you work hard and... (read more)
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