Young families move into Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Wyoming saw a population increase of over ten thousand people last year and many of them are families.

Since the start of the energy boom, workers have come to the state, but only on a temporary basis. State Economist Amy Bittner says that things have changed.

Bittner says more houses have been built in the state. She adds that they are seeing a growth in young families coming to the state, a trend they have not seen in years.