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The 3 Most Important Questions About Living in Wyoming

Written by on March 3, 2022

I’ve called Wyoming home for the past 7 months. While I had many questions when I first got here, after spending some time amongst other Wyomingites, I have experienced a small glimpse of what the state has to offer. I’ve had the opportunity to meet folks who have called Wyoming home for the entirety of their life. I’ve also met people who have just moved to the state and are currently laying the groundwork to creating a future here.

No matter how long you’ve called Wyoming home, there is a good chance you’ve come across some common questions that nonresidents have about the state. Here are the 3 most important questions about living in Wyoming.

  1. How Cold Are the Winters?

Before I moved here, this was my biggest concern. Coming from a place that doesn’t get any snow, I had a lot of questions on how harsh it gets between November and March.

Now that I’ve had the opportunity to live through the thick of it, one thing has become clear, the snow is not the worst part of winter. Year to year, the amount of snowfall Wyoming gets varies. On average, the lower elevations will receive 60 to 70 inches.

Temperature-wise, January is normally the coldest month throughout the state. To have weeks that stay in the single digits is not uncommon. In my short time here, the thing I hate most about Wyoming winters is the darn wind! Many will agree that there is nothing worse than having to experience cold temperatures and a swift 30 mph breeze throughout your day. It’s an experience amongst itself.

  1. Where are the escalators?

This is the most common question I’ve heard amongst friends and family. For those who have never been to the state, the misconception many have is that Wyoming is just an endless, flat terrain with a couple of houses sprinkled here and there. While that may be true in some parts, the state offers much more than people think.

When it comes to outdoor recreation, I’ve never endured an abundance of possibilities that is sure to complement any person’s taste. But in all seriousness, the chances of coming across an escalator during your time here are slim. Extremely slim… mainly because there are only 2. Both are located inside of banks in the town of Casper.

  1. Does Wyoming Really Exist?

Ask yourself these questions: Have you ever visited Wyoming? Do you know anyone who lives in Wyoming? If you answered “no” to these questions then it must be fake. This is a real thing. There are people out there that believe that Wyoming is just a conspiracy. Garfield explains it best…


Hopefully, this points you in the right direction when thinking about us Wyomingites. We may be small, but we are mighty! On another note, maybe it’s a good thing you don’t know much about us.

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