Big Horn County, WY

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Population

11,920

0.0922% decline

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$51,716

1.76% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

5,280

0.938% decline

Median Property Value

$151,900

2.5% growth

About

In 2017, Big Horn County, WY had a population of 11.9k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $51,716. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Big Horn County, WY declined from 11,931 to 11,920, a -0.0922% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,820 to $51,716, a 1.76% increase.

The population of Big Horn County, WY is 88.2% White Alone, 8.77% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.05% Two or More Races. 7.58% of the people in Big Horn County, WY speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Big Horn County, WY is $151,900, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Big Horn County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Big Horn County, WY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Big Horn County, WY employs 5.28k people. The largest industries in Big Horn County, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (701 people), Retail Trade (651 people), and Educational Services (554 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,264), Utilities ($51,250), and Manufacturing ($48,942).

Median household income in Big Horn County, WY is $51,716. Males in Big Horn County, WY have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,789. The income inequality in Big Horn County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,716

2017 value

± $3,372

1.76%

1 Year Growth

± 7.3%

Households in Big Horn County, WY have a median annual income of $51,716, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,820 in 2016, which represents a 1.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,351

Average Male Salary

± $3,660

$41,789

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Big Horn County, WY made 1.49 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Big Horn County, WY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $47,441 ± $2,313

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,258 ± $27,938

  3. Asian

    $43,395 ± $26,059

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Big Horn County, WY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Big Horn County, WY is from Wyoming.

0.44

2017 Wage GINI

0.442

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.416% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9626

  2. Census Tract 9628

  3. Census Tract 9627

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Big Horn County, WY was Census Tract 9626 with a value of $57,378, followed by Census Tract 9628 and Census Tract 9627, with respective values of $51,500 and $48,558.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Big Horn County, WY (1.52k out of 11.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,447 ± 199

  2. Hispanic

    210 ± 120

  3. Native American

    31 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Big Horn County, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.28k

2017 Value

± 344

-0.938%

1 Year decline

± 9.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Big Horn County, WY declined at a rate of -0.938%, from 5.33k employees to 5.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Big Horn County, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (604 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (568 people), and Management Occupations (524 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Big Horn County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Big Horn County, WY, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (604 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (568 people), and Management Occupations (524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Big Horn County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.95 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.4 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Big Horn County, WY, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($65,735), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,875), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($58,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.28k

2017 Value

± 344

-0.938%

1 Year decline

± 9.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Big Horn County, WY declined at a rate of -0.938%, from 5.33k employees to 5.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Big Horn County, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (701 people), Retail Trade (651 people), and Educational Services (554 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Big Horn County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Big Horn County, WY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Big Horn County, WY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (701 people), Retail Trade (651 people), and Educational Services (554 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Big Horn County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (18.2 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.48 times), and Utilities (1.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Big Horn County, WY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,264), Utilities ($51,250), and Manufacturing ($48,942).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wyoming to other states, or from other states to Wyoming.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.2B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $5.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.2B, followed by Crude petroleum with $7.35B and Fuel oils and $5.14B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wyoming products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$59.3B

2015 Value

$79.1B

Projected 2045 Value

33.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wyoming trade was $59.3B. This is expected to increase 33.3% to $79.1B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wyoming trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wyoming to other states, or from other states to Wyoming.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.62B

  2. $6.9B

  3. $3.97B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Utah with $9.62B, followed by Colorado with $6.9B and Nebraska and $3.97B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wyoming shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.7% of the population of Big Horn County, WY has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 9.5% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 2.87% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Big Horn County, WY was $8,320 in 2014. This is a 4.51% increase from the previous year ($7,961).

Primary care physicians in Big Horn County, WY see 6011 patients per year on average, which represents a 51.1% increase from the previous year (3977 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3001 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 600 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.9%). Additionally, Campbell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,011 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Big Horn County, WY see an average of 6,011 patients per year. This represents a 51.1% increase from the previous year (3,977 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Big Horn County, WY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,320

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,957

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,698

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,050

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wyoming (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.51%, from $7,961 to $8,320.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.3%

Uninsured

45.6%

Employer Coverage

9.5%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

2.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Big Horn County, WY grew by 7.6% from 15.1% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Big Horn County, WY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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Most at risk counties

  1. 11.9% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.5% prevalence

Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming, at 11.9%.

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Diversity

Big Horn County, WY is home to a population of 11.9k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.01% of Big Horn County, WY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Big Horn County, WY is composed of 10.5k White Alone residents (88.2%), 1.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.77%), 125 Two or More Races residents (1.05%), 107 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.898%), 72 Black or African American Alone residents (0.604%), 42 Asian Alone residents (0.352%), 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.143%), and 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0252%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Big Horn County, WY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (710 speakers), German (43 speakers), and Chinese (15 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Big Horn County, WY was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Big Horn County, WY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Big Horn County, WY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.29%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.01% of Big Horn County, WY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Big Horn County, WY was 3.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    8,138 ± 2,199 people

  2. Canada

    1,016 ± 782 people

  3. Philippines

    1,012 ± 780 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Big Horn County, WY was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Big Horn County, WY residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Big Horn County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Big Horn County, WY was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.5k ± 5

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.05k ± 92.4

  3. Two or More Races

    125 ± 43

In 2017, there were 10.1 times more White Alone residents (10.5k people) in Big Horn County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.05k Hispanic or Latino and 125 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Big Horn County, WY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    710 speakers (6.37%)

  2. German

    43 speakers (0.386%)

  3. Chinese

    15 speakers (0.135%)

7.58% of Big Horn County, WY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Big Horn County, WY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.37% of the overall population of Big Horn County, WY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.386% speak German and 0.135% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    419 ± 98

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    127 ± 69

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    86 ± 37

Big Horn County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Big Horn County, WY was $151,900 in 2017, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $148,200 to $151,900, a 2.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Big Horn County, WY is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Big Horn County, WY have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Big Horn County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,716

Median Household Income

± $3,372

4.48k

Number of Households

± 309

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.48k households in Big Horn County, WY grew to $51,716 from the previous year's value of $50,820.

The following chart displays the households in Big Horn County, WY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$151,900

2017 Median

± $8,208

$148,200

2016 Median

± $7,955

In 2017, the median property value in Big Horn County, WY grew to to $151,900 from the previous year's value of $148,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Big Horn County, WY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Big Horn County, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Big Horn County, WY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Big Horn County, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Big Horn County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Big Horn County, WY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Big Horn County, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Big Horn County, WY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Big Horn County, WY have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Big Horn County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.79%

  3. Walked

    7.24%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Big Horn County, WY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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