A small town located in Wyoming, Lander has a population of just under 8,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. The majority of Lander residents own their homes, and 32% of residents rent. The average rent of $861/month is slightly below the state average.
Lander has an average commute time of about 16 minutes, shorter than the Wyoming average of about 18 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, chosen by 36% of workers, while public transit is not used widely. Riding a bike is the second-most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 3% of workers. Relatively few residents (3%) commute to work on foot, though the number is higher than the national average.
Many Lander residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, education, and retail. Together, these industries make up 25% of the workforce in the town. With an average annual income of about $68,000, Lander workers take home about the same as their peers elsewhere in Wyoming. Lander, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (19%), Lander has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have earned a Bachelor's or Associate's degree (22%). Furthermore, 8% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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