amazing people make Lander Their home!

Here is pertinent demographic information to assist you in making an informed decision about starting or relocating your business to Lander, WY and is intended to serve as a starting point. 

Lander's Community Snapshot uses the most recent economic reports available in order to give you the most accurate picture of the people who make up the Lander community.


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Quality of Life

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About our town

Live and work in a place where others dream of vacationing! The people of Lander are an eclectic group who have created and participate in a wide variety of cultural, artistic, and outdoor activities, which appeal to individuals of all ages and interests. Quality of life in Lander is influenced by the abundant year-round sunshine (240 days!), perfect for an active lifestyle and lots of outdoor recreational activities. When you are not working, you can enjoy miles of beautiful hiking trails, world class rivers for trout fishing, serene mountain lakes for boating, big game hunting, cross county, back country, and downhill skiing, mountain biking, Western and English horseback riding, golf, and legendary rock climbing. 

Alternatively, you can enjoy the Lander Community Concert Series featuring nationally renowned performers. Visit one of our museums including the Lander Arts Center, the Lander Children's Museum, or the Museum of the American West, or tour the historic Carrissa mine and South Pass City. Perhaps you would enjoy visiting one of our fun-filled, family friendly annual events including Art in the Afternoon, the Rock Climbing festival, or the Lander Brewfest. Lander's 4th of July celebration is like no other! The oldest professional rodeo, running races, float-filled parades, and festive community-wide fireworks draw thousands to town to celebrate our nation's birthday,

When it is time for dinner, many restaurants feature locally sourced ingredients from Fremont County's diverse small farms and ranches. Our award-winning local craft beer industry is attracting attention from national media.

The City of Lander was established in 1884 and incorporated into Fremont County on July 12, 1890, with a current population of 7,652. 

The state of Wyoming and the City of Lander offer a supportive environment and tax structure for businesses to start, build, and grow. Many organizations and businesses are recognizing the difference Wyoming incentives can make for their success. Lander has evolved into a modern community yet retains the ambience of its colorful western past and rich cultural legacy. 

If you do not find all the information that you need about Lander, please contact the LEDA office and we will help you find what you need. 

A great place to play, to work, and also to live. There are just so many options in this little bubble of Lander that makes it a true outdoor recreation mecca.
— Brian Fabel, Director of the Lander Chamber of Commerce


Main page photo generously donated by Brad Christensen