Carbon County, WY

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Population

15,689

0.0446% decline

Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$57,644

1.18% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

7,519

0.948% decline

Median Property Value

$158,600

3.19% growth

About

In 2017, Carbon County, WY had a population of 15.7k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $57,644. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carbon County, WY declined from 15,696 to 15,689, a -0.0446% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,972 to $57,644, a 1.18% increase.

The population of Carbon County, WY is 77.7% White Alone, 17.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.48% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 12.2% of the people in Carbon County, WY speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Carbon County, WY is $158,600, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Carbon County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon County, WY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Carbon County, WY employs 7.52k people. The largest industries in Carbon County, WY are Public Administration (949 people), Manufacturing (808 people), and Retail Trade (701 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,083), Manufacturing ($74,070), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,227).

Median household income in Carbon County, WY is $57,644. Males in Carbon 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 Carbon County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,644

2017 value

± $3,404

1.18%

1 Year Growth

± 8.53%

Households in Carbon County, WY have a median annual income of $57,644, 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 $56,972 in 2016, which represents a 1.18% 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 Carbon 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 Carbon 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 Carbon 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 Carbon 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 9676

  2. Census Tract 9678

  3. Census Tract 9680

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon County, WY was Census Tract 9676 with a value of $66,042, followed by Census Tract 9678 and Census Tract 9680, with respective values of $61,250 and $59,974.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon County, WY (1.99k out of 14.9k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    1,784 ± 238

  2. Hispanic

    730 ± 176

  3. Two Or More

    61 ± 99

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carbon County, 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

7.52k

2017 Value

± 498

-0.948%

1 Year decline

± 9.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carbon County, WY declined at a rate of -0.948%, from 7.59k employees to 7.52k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon County, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (814 people), Management Occupations (704 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (700 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carbon County, WY, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (814 people), Management Occupations (704 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (700 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carbon County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.18 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.74 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carbon County, WY, by median earnings, are Production Occupations ($76,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,398), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,857).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.52k

2017 Value

± 498

-0.948%

1 Year decline

± 9.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carbon County, WY declined at a rate of -0.948%, from 7.59k employees to 7.52k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon County, WY, are Public Administration (949 people), Manufacturing (808 people), and Retail Trade (701 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carbon County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Carbon 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 Carbon County, WY, by number of employees, are Public Administration (949 people), Manufacturing (808 people), and Retail Trade (701 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carbon County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (14 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.75 times), and Public Administration (2.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carbon County, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,083), Manufacturing ($74,070), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,227).

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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

87.9% of the population of Carbon County, WY has health coverage, with 57.4% on employee plans, 7.11% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 9.71% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, WY see 3112 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.86% decrease from the previous year (3171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2603 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 446 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

3,112 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, WY see an average of 3,112 patients per year. This represents a 1.86% decrease from the previous year (3,171 patients).

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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

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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

12.1%

Uninsured

57.4%

Employer Coverage

7.11%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

9.71%

Non-Group

1.8%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon County, WY declined by 2.9% from 12.5% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carbon County, 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. 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%.

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

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Diversity

Carbon County, WY is home to a population of 15.7k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.3% of Carbon County, WY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Carbon County, WY is composed of 12.2k White Alone residents (77.7%), 2.81k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.9%), 232 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.48%), 195 Black or African American Alone residents (1.24%), 138 Two or More Races residents (0.88%), 107 Asian Alone residents (0.682%), 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0892%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Carbon County, WY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,648 speakers), German (68 speakers), and Vietnamese (22 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carbon County, WY was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Carbon County, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carbon County, WY residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.3% of Carbon 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 Carbon County, WY was 5.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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 Carbon County, WY was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Carbon County, WY residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.5% of Carbon County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon County, WY was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.2k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.81k ± 210

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    232 ± 54

In 2017, there were 4.34 times more White Alone residents (12.2k people) in Carbon County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.81k Hispanic or Latino and 232 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,648 speakers (11.2%)

  2. German

    68 speakers (0.461%)

  3. Vietnamese

    22 speakers (0.149%)

12.2% of Carbon 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 Carbon County, WY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 11.2% of the overall population of Carbon County, WY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.461% speak German and 0.149% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    396 ± 92

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    160 ± 81

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    142 ± 70

Carbon County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carbon County, WY was $158,600 in 2017, which is 0.729 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,700 to $158,600, a 3.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon County, WY is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carbon County, WY have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carbon 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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$57,644

Median Household Income

± $3,404

6.21k

Number of Households

± 426

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.21k households in Carbon County, WY grew to $57,644 from the previous year's value of $56,972.

The following chart displays the households in Carbon 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

$158,600

2017 Median

± $6,551

$153,700

2016 Median

± $6,390

In 2017, the median property value in Carbon County, WY grew to to $158,600 from the previous year's value of $153,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carbon 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 Carbon 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 Carbon County, WY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carbon County, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.7% of the housing units in Carbon County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carbon 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 Carbon County, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carbon County, WY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon County, WY have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Carbon County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.11%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carbon County, WY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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