The Lifestyle

Buffalo and Kaycee, Wyoming, offer the lifestyle of days gone by. Where everyone knows your name and making your way through town takes time as you navigate your neighbors stopping to say their hellos. Where children can frolic and play without a care in the world. Where you can leave the grind behind for sweeping vistas and limitless outdoor adventures sure to soothe and inspire your soul.

“We have a diverse background of people that move here. When you move to a small community in some cases people will not accept you. Here they do. You don’t have to grow up here to become part of the community. The people who did are welcoming you here, we understand that we need some growth here in our community.”

Mark Smith, first generation Buffalo resident and Senior Vice President of Marketing for First Northern Bank.



What began with sheepherders, cattle barons, renegades, and rustlers in Buffalo and Kaycee, Wyoming, have become welcoming western communities filled with caring people who want to help you thrive. In a town where everyone knows your name, word gets around when someone new arrives. And there is no shortage of guidance these friendly folk want to impart as you put down roots in Johnson County, Wyoming. Plus, as one of the safest states in the country, Wyoming residential and business communities enjoy low crime rates with a strong sense of community. This is a place where neighbors care for neighbors.

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the economic


Johnson County, Wyoming, offers a progressive economic environment. When you choose to live and work in Wyoming, you can spend less and earn more.

Tax Rates

Sales/Use Tax = 5%
Lodging Tax = 2%
State Income Tax = None

JOCO Facts

Median Household Income = $51,199
Median Home Value = $251,578
Unemployment Rate = 2.80%
Total Businesses = 417

raising a


Wyoming is proud to be ranked the second-best place to raise a family in the United States. With great schools, low housing costs, strong employment and abundant free outdoor entertainment, it’s the complete package. What’s more, the Buffalo high school and Kaycee schools have received national bronze medals for academic performance. Educational programs offered at Sheridan, Northern Wyoming Community College and Northern Wyoming Community College provide more opportunities for training and higher education.

“We’re seeing a lot of younger people move here because this is where they want to raise their children.”

Mark Smith, first generation Buffalo resident and Senior Vice President of Marketing for First Northern Bank.

Percent of Population with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher = 29.50%

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about us


The Johnson County Tourism Association is teaming up with JOCO First to bring their mission to life: To build and enhance our regional economy, attract new businesses and support the growth of existing ones. To this end, we offer a range of resources, services and incentives.

Phone: 307.620.2458
Email: claudia@jocofirst.com

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