Community and County Profiles

Community and County Profiles

Select a community below for an overview, or view the data for comprehensive tables and charts.

Buffalo

Community Events Buffalo and Kaycee have the feel of small towns, while at the same time offering dynamic community life. In addition to a wide range of recreational activities in all seasons for all ages, Buffalo's annual events calendar is punctuated with festivities. The community hosts the Lighted Christmas Parade and Chili Feed to kick of the holidays, a Halloween party for families in the downtown square, and Oktoberfest as fall begins. In the spring and summer, Johnson county is home to rodeos, golf tournaments, and live music. The annual Big Horn Music Festival attracts bluegrass and folk music fans from all over the nation, with a full 3-day schedule of bands, workshops, food, prizes, and city-wide dance parties. Get more info about the Festival here. Healthcare Johnson County Health Care Center is a fully-staffed and operational hospital as well as having a large outpatient medical clinic serving the towns of Johnson County inside the...Learn More »

Campbell County

Campbell County is known as America’s energy capital—and for good reason. Thirty percent of the nation’s coal comes from here. A mix of related industries, including oil and methane extraction, helps to power a thriving regional economy and provide jobs for the nearly 40,000 people who call Campbell home. Campbell is also known for its beauty, wildlife, and cultural attractions. Hunters flock there for the abundant game, while others head to the event facility, Cam-Plex, to take in a rodeo or a Broadway musical. Outdoor adventures include skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, and fishing in the nearby Black Hills of South Dakota or the Bighorn Mountains....Learn More »

Gillette

The county seat of Campbell County, Gillette is a city of about 30,000, and coal and cattle have been major features of its history. Founded in the late 1800s, the town came to life when the railroad came through, and soon the rail cars were shipping coal. Today, in addition to coal mining, Gillette’s diverse economy includes related energy industries, as well as a broad portfolio of manufacturing, education, healthcare, and service sector businesses. Gillette is home to a highly rated two-year college, top-ranked public schools, and a host of activities, both indoors and out. The 9,000-seat Cam-Plex features events from rodeos to Broadway musicals, while hunting, hiking, and other outdoor fun can be found at nearby Black Hills, South Dakota and the Bighorn Mountains....Learn More »

Johnson County

Community Events Buffalo and Kaycee have the feel of small towns, while at the same time offering dynamic community life. In addition to a wide range of recreational activities in all seasons for all ages, Buffalo's annual events calendar is punctuated with festivities. The community hosts the Lighted Christmas Parade and Chili Feed to kick of the holidays, a Halloween party for families in the downtown square, and Oktoberfest as fall begins. In the spring and summer, Johnson county is home to rodeos, golf tournaments, and live music. The annual Big Horn Music Festival attracts bluegrass and folk music fans from all over the nation, with a full 3-day schedule of bands, workshops, food, prizes, and city-wide dance parties. Get more info about the Festival here. Johnson County Schools Wyoming invests heavily in its schools, and its investment is visible in Buffalo and Kaycee. With a general fund budget of approximately $19.4 million, Johnson County...Learn More »

Sheridan

The city of Sheridan thrives in part because of the careful guidance and investment of its citizens and leaders. This ethos is visible in the preservation of its historic downtown district, home to many unique businesses and services. Recent investments in street improvements focused on green space and facilities for biking and walking highlight the care and investment the community makes in itself. Another example: the 43.5-acre Hi Tech Business Park, which in the past five years has attracted leading-edge tech industries to the region. Sheridan routinely ranks on best cities lists, thanks in part to its vibrant downtown, home to music festivals, farmers markets, and street festivals. With top-ranked schools (including Sheridan College), it’s a destination not only for tourists, but for relocating families and businesses....Learn More »

Sheridan County

Like many places in northeastern Wyoming, Sheridan County enjoys a rich local history. But the county is committed to its future, and has invested in infrastructure and technology to ensure it is ready to take advantage of tomorrow’s opportunities.. Sheridan serves as a professional service hub for the region. It is also home to a  historic ranching culture that took root here in the early days of westward expansion. At the same time, our high-tech business park and incubator has helped spur the growth of a technology sector. With abundant options for indoor and outdoor recreation, Sheridan serves as a magnet for visitors, and is regularly featured by the media as a top destination in the region to visit—or to settle....Learn More »