Almost Half the Homes in Teton County Unoccupied Seasonally
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A new report finds that 43 percent of Teton County's home sit vacant for much of the year.
The state's top economist, Wenlin Liu, says that's because of the high number of people who own second, third and fourth homes in the county, a tourist destination located near Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
By comparison, only 15 percent of homes across Wyoming sit vacant.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1rRn9p5 ) nearly one out of every five rental units also have no full-time residents because many are rented only to vacationers.
Liu also found that half of the county's jobs are in the low-paying sectors of retail and hospitality.
Liu's findings came in a report of economic and demographic profiles for all Wyoming counties released earlier this week.