Moving to Wyoming?
When you think of wide open spaces, fresh air and natural, untouched wilderness, most of
the time you're thinking of Wyoming, even if you don't realize it. The second least densely populated state in the country,
you should have plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the peace and quiet if you move to Wyoming.
Unless you live near
one of the few cities scattered throughout the state, chances are your nearest neighbor will be miles away. With most of the state covered with wide open plains and mountain ranges, the state of Wyoming is full of beautiful
western landscapes. He foothills of the Rocky Mountains are also located in the western portion of the state.
If you’re moving to Wyoming, there are a lot of things you’re going to need to know. Luckily, you’ve come to the right
Things to Know When Moving to Wyoming
The varying elevations that can be found throughout Wyoming are the source of many different temperatures. The climate
of Wyoming is mostly dry and windy, and is typically much colder than most other states as you increase in elevation.
The winters in Wyoming can typically be snowy, with many ski areas being found throughout the state. The summers
are hot, with temperatures usually ranging from 85 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature in the summer will
cool however as you increase your elevation. At night, the weather usually cools down significantly. On the whole,
the weather in Wyoming can mostly be classified as mild for most of the year.
Registering your Car
Upon your arrival in the state of Wyoming as a resident, you must immediately update
your registration and have your vehicle registered in the state in your name, along with a proof of insurance
and the car's title, before you may be required to pay a penalty.
Obtaining a Wyoming Driver's License
A Wyoming Driver’s License can be obtained at any Wyoming DMV location.
The state requires new Wyoming residents to update their license from their previous state to a Wyoming driver’s
license by applying for a new license. In order to do so, you must supply a form of identification, a completed
application for a new license, your social security number and a $20 application fee.
As of 2011, Wyoming was ranked 8th out of 50 states in violent crime, with a total of less than 10
violent crimes for every 100,000 people in the state.
Because of its natural landscape and because of its abundance of natural resources, the economy of Wyoming
is vastly different from most other states in the country. Most of Wyoming's state revenue and economy is generated by
its mineral production. Some of the top mineral commodities that Wyoming produces are coal, natural gas, methane, crude
oil, uranium and trona. Also, since 91 percent of the state is rural, agriculture also plays a major part in the state's
economy. Lastly, travel and tourism is a rather large factor in Wyoming's revenue with millions of visitors coming to
Yellowstone National Park every year.
As of early 2012, the state of Wyoming had an unemployment rate of 7.6 percent, which is lower than the national
average of 8.2 percent.
The median household income in the state of Wyoming is $53,802, while the average per capita income
for the state is $27,860.
Moving and Storage
If you are looking for a moving company or storage facility to help you with anything,
you should check to make sure the company is registered with the United States Department of Transportation or
with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The average listing price for homes in Wyoming is $535,565, while the median sales price is just
over $130,702. The Wyoming Association of Realtors is the official real estate resource for the state of Wyoming.
Major landmarks and attractions
Major landmarks and attractions: Yellowstone National Park; Independence Rock; Grand Teton National Park;
Fort Laramie; Wind River Indian Reservation; Devil's Tower
Largest Cities: Laramie, Cheyenne, Rock Springs, Casper, Jackson Hole, Gillette
The state superintendent of public instruction is in charge of directing the Wyoming state public education system.
In addition, the school system is governed by the nine-member State Board of Education. The school system in
Wyoming has been on par with other top states in recent years, and the state was a pioneer in developing the
Wyoming School for the Deaf, until it unfortunately was forced to close in 2000. There is only one major university
located in the state of Wyoming, and that is the University of Wyoming.
Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Devil's Tower National Monument
Fossil Butte National Monument
State park System
Wyoming is a state full of beautiful, lush landscapes and wild, untamed nature. Because
of this, it contains a state park system that provides both residents and visitors to Wyoming with an abundance
of venues for enjoying a hike, or simply enjoying the great outdoors by fishing, biking or swimming.
Jackson Hole Airport
Casper/Natrona County International Airport
Yellowstone Regional Airport
Laramie Regional Airport