Wyoming ranked 45th ‘best states for working from home’

JACKSON, Wyo. – Although it may not feel this way in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is one of the worst states for working from home, according to a report by the personal finance website, WalletHub.

Wyoming is ranked 45th in the nation, based on twelve metrics, including internet costs, cybersecurity, home sizes, and how crowded homes are.

According to the site, prior to the pandemic, only 20% of employed people worked from home. Now, 71% of workers work from home, with 54% of workers wanting to continue to work from home after the pandemic.

Wallethub compared the 50 states and D.C across two dimensions, “work environment” and “living environment.” Wyoming ranked 40th for “work environment.” These factors include the share of workers working from home, internet access, and cybersecurity. Wyoming also ranked 37th for “living environment” these metrics include internet costs, electricity prices, average square footage of homes, the share of homes above 1,000 square feet, and share of homes with swimming pools.

Delaware, North Carolina, and Georgia were ranked first, second and third, respectively. Hawaii and Alaska are ranked 50th and 51st.

Still, Jackson and other areas of the west have seen an influx of remote workers since the onset of the pandemic. The real estate landscape depicts evidence of Jackson Hole becoming a “Zoom Town” due to its close proximity to outdoor amenities, an allure to remote workers from larger cities.

According to The Jackson Hole Real Estate Report by the Viehman Group within the local real estate company, Engel & Völkers Jackson Hole, record highs and lows were reported throughout the real estate market. There was an 84% increase in overall dollar volume spent since 2019. there was a 34% increase in average list price and a record low of 112 available listings, a 57% decrease compared to 2019. The median list price for a home in Jackson hole was $2.15 million and the average was $3.89 million.

About The Author

Buckrail @ Lindsay

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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