Census data show lopsided Wyoming-Colorado commuters

The Associated Press Published: December 2, 2013 0

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — New census data show three times as many people commuting to work from northern Colorado to the Cheyenne area compared to the other way around.

Randy Bruns with the Cheyenne LEADS economic development organization says there must be good reasons why people who work in Wyoming choose to live in Colorado.

He points out that besides driving a long commute, they have to pay Colorado's state income tax. Wyoming has no state income tax.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://lat.ms/1iLdxoB ) the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey counted 1,700 people who lived in Colorado's Larimer and Weld counties commuted to jobs in Wyoming's Laramie County between 2006 and 2010.

About 570 residents of Laramie County commuted to jobs in the two Colorado counties over that period.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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