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Wyoming

Casper

Nearest city: Casper
Population: 52,756
Median household income: $55,476

Casper, the state's second-largest city, is at the foot of Casper Mountain in east-central Wyoming. The area, which is brimming with wildlife, is home to the largest mall in central Wyoming and has a vibrant downtown.

Runner-up:
Cheyenne

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