Buffalo, WY

Census Place

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2019 Population
4,578
0.174% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Liz Cheney
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
45.5
0.442% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.4%
1.38% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$58,679
16.8% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$234,100
1.72% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
2,222
0.359% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Buffalo, WY had a population of 4.58k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $58,679. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Buffalo, WY declined from 4,586 to 4,578, a −0.174% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,242 to $58,679, a 16.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Buffalo, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (6.09%), White (Hispanic) (2.95%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.743%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.743%). 0% of the households in Buffalo, WY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.6% of the residents in Buffalo, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Buffalo, WY was $234,100, and the homeownership rate was 61%. Most people in Buffalo, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Buffalo, WY was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Buffalo, WY is home to a population of 4.58k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 0.612% of Buffalo, WY residents were born outside of the country (28 people).

In 2019, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.06k people) in Buffalo, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 279 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 135 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Buffalo, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.06k ± 143
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    279 ± 193
  3. White (Hispanic)
    135 ± 125
4.17%
Hispanic Population
191 people

In 2019, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.06k people) in Buffalo, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 279 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 135 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.17% of the people in Buffalo, WY are hispanic (191 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Buffalo, WY as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.612%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
28 people
0.523%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
24 people

As of 2019, 0.612% of Buffalo, WY residents (28 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Buffalo, WY was 0.523%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.5
36
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Buffalo, WY was 45.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Buffalo, WY are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Buffalo, WY residents was 45.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    7,878 ± 2,164 people
  2. Canada
    990 ± 772 people
  3. China
    925 ± 746 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 7,878 Wyoming residents, followed by Canada with 990 and China with 925.

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Citizenship

99.6%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.6% of Buffalo, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Buffalo, WY was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    151 ± 82
  2. Korea
    65 ± 72
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    49 ± 67

Buffalo, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wyoming, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Wyoming (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wyoming. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wyoming.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wyoming across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in Wyoming have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,030. The income inequality in Wyoming (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Buffalo, WY employs 2.22k people. The largest industries in Buffalo, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (357 people), Educational Services (252 people), and Construction (239 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($250,001), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,908), and Educational Services ($67,955).

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,679
2019 value
± $9,450
16.8%
1 Year Growth
± 24%

Households in Buffalo, WY have a median annual income of $58,679, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,242 in 2018, which represents a 16.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$65,286
Average Male Salary in Wyoming
± $4,113
$44,030
Average Female Salary in Wyoming
± $3,021

In 2019, full-time male employees in Wyoming made 1.48 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Wyoming 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 in Wyoming
  1. Black
    $50,029 ± $29,544
  2. White
    $49,969 ± $2,638
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $45,474 ± $28,626

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wyoming workers was Black. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Wyoming.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Wyoming by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Buffalo, WY is from Wyoming.
0.449
2019 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.449
2018 Wage GINI in Wyoming

In 2019, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0154% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wyoming across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9552
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Buffalo, WY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buffalo, WY (688 out of 4.46k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    658 ± 225
  2. Hispanic
    95 ± 131
  3. Two Or More
    18 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buffalo, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

2.22k
2019 Value
± 381
−0.359%
1 Year decline
± 24.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Buffalo, WY declined at a rate of −0.359%, from 2.23k employees to 2.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buffalo, WY, are Management Occupations (229 people), Transportation Occupations (219 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (199 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buffalo, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Buffalo, WY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (229 people), Transportation Occupations (219 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (199 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buffalo, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.61 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.24 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Buffalo, WY, by median earnings, are Production Occupations ($86,603), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($77,404), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($75,085).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.22k
2019 Value
± 381
−0.359%
1 Year decline
± 24.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Buffalo, WY declined at a rate of −0.359%, from 2.23k employees to 2.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buffalo, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (357 people), Educational Services (252 people), and Construction (239 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buffalo, WY, though some of these residents may live in Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, WY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (357 people), Educational Services (252 people), and Construction (239 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Buffalo, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (16.3 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.48 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Buffalo, WY, by median earnings, are Information ($250,001), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,908), and Educational Services ($67,955).

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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. $10.3B
  2. $3.74B
  3. $3.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $10.3B, followed by Crude petroleum ($3.74B) and Basic chemicals ($3.55B).

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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$36B
2020 Value in Wyoming
$60.8B
Projected 2050 Value in Wyoming
68.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wyoming trade was $36B. This is expected to increase 68.8% to $60.8B by 2050.

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. $5.28B
  2. $4.66B
  3. $2.66B

In 2020, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Colorado with $5.28B, followed by Utah with $4.66B and Nebraska and $2.66B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wyoming went to Donald J. Trump with 69.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.07%). The most partisan county was Crook County, WY with 88.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing the state of Wyoming. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Buffalo, WY is currently represented by Liz Cheney in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Wyoming
69.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Wyoming
  1. 88.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Wyoming was Crook County, WY with 88.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Wyoming colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Wyoming

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John Barrasso
Senator from Wyoming1
Assumed office on June 25, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the death of Craig L. Thomas.
Cynthia Lummis
Senator from Wyoming2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing Wyoming.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wyoming over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Buffalo, WY

Liz Cheney
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Buffalo, WY is currently represented by Liz Cheney (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Buffalo, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buffalo, WY was $234,100 in 2019, which is 0.973 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $238,200 to $234,100, a 1.72% decrease. The homeownership rate in Buffalo, WY is 61%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Buffalo, WY have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Buffalo, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$234,100
2019 Median
± $25,784
$238,200
2018 Median
± $31,074

In 2019, the median property value in Buffalo, WY declined from to $234,100 from the previous year's value of $238,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Buffalo, 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 Buffalo, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,679
Median Household Income
± $9,450
2.21k
Number of Households
± 384

In 2019, the median household income of the 2.21k households in Buffalo, WY grew to $58,679 from the previous year's value of $50,242.

The following chart displays the households in Buffalo, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Buffalo, WY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buffalo, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

61%
2019 Homeownership
63.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 61% of the housing units in Buffalo, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Buffalo, WY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buffalo, WY have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.73% of the workforce in Buffalo, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.58%)

In 2019, 79.4% of workers in Buffalo, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (5.58%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

81.8% of the population of Buffalo, WY has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 8.5% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, WY see 769 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.92% increase from the previous year (706 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 325 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Platte County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15%). Additionally, Weston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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769 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Johnson County, WY

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, WY see an average of 769 patients per year. This represents a 8.92% increase from the previous year (706 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,320
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Wyoming
$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

18.2%
Uninsured
40.4%
Employer Coverage
8.5%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
15.7%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buffalo, WY declined by 13.3% from 21% to 18.2%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15% prevalence
  2. 14.4% prevalence
  3. 12.1% prevalence

Platte County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming, at 15%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming by county over multiple years.

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