Rawlins, WY

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Rawlins is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 8,221 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rawlins is the 12th largest community in Wyoming.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Rawlins is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.34% of the Rawlins workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Rawlins is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rawlins who work in sales jobs (11.42%), office and administrative support (10.40%), and food service (7.19%).

One of the benefits of Rawlins is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.13 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Rawlins is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Rawlins who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.03% of the adults in Rawlins have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rawlins in 2018 was $29,574, which is middle income relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,296 for a family of four. However, Rawlins contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rawlins is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rawlins home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rawlins residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Rawlins also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rawlins include German, Irish, English, Danish, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Rawlins is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.

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