Casper, WY

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Population

59,171

0.38% decline

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$60,470

4.32% growth

Poverty Rate

10.1%


Number of Employees

30,759

1.25% decline

Median Property Value

$196,200

3.59% growth

About

In 2017, Casper, WY had a population of 59.2k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $60,470. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Casper, WY declined from 59,397 to 59,171, a -0.38% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,964 to $60,470, a 4.32% increase.

The population of Casper, WY is 85.9% White Alone, 8.76% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.32% Two or More Races. 6.1% of the people in Casper, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Casper, WY are Casper College (779 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Casper, WY is $196,200, and the homeownership rate is 63%. Most people in Casper, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Casper, WY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Casper, WY employs 30.8k people. The largest industries in Casper, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,083 people), Retail Trade (3,699 people), and Educational Services (2,903 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,153), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,763), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,444).

Median household income in Casper, WY is $60,470. Males in Casper, 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 Casper, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,470

2017 value

± $1,970

4.32%

1 Year Growth

± 6.05%

Households in Casper, WY have a median annual income of $60,470, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,964 in 2016, which represents a 4.32% 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 Casper, WY made 1.49 times more than female 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 Casper, 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 Casper, 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 16.03

  2. Census Tract 9.02

  3. Census Tract 5.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Casper, WY was Census Tract 16.03 with a value of $103,703, followed by Census Tract 9.02 and Census Tract 5.02, with respective values of $78,881 and $64,375.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Casper, WY (5.85k out of 58.1k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

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

    4,936 ± 519

  2. Hispanic

    883 ± 247

  3. Two Or More

    317 ± 176

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

30.8k

2017 Value

± 1,181

-1.25%

1 Year decline

± 5.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Casper, WY declined at a rate of -1.25%, from 31.1k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Casper, WY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,259 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,107 people), and Management Occupations (2,768 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Casper, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Casper, WY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,259 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,107 people), and Management Occupations (2,768 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Casper, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.61 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Casper, WY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,105), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,009), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,873).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.8k

2017 Value

± 1,181

-1.25%

1 Year decline

± 5.52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Casper, WY declined at a rate of -1.25%, from 31.1k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Casper, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,083 people), Retail Trade (3,699 people), and Educational Services (2,903 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Casper, WY, though some of these residents may live in Casper, 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 Casper, WY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,083 people), Retail Trade (3,699 people), and Educational Services (2,903 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Casper, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (12.6 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.47 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Casper, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,153), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,763), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,444).

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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

86.5% of the population of Casper, WY has health coverage, with 52.6% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 8.84% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Casper, WY see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1557 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 334 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

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1,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1,460 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wyoming 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%).

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 

$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

13.5%

Uninsured

52.6%

Employer Coverage

11%

Medicaid

8.84%

Medicare

12.8%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Casper, WY declined by 4.12% from 14.1% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Casper, 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

Casper, WY is home to a population of 59.2k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.09% of Casper, WY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Casper, WY is composed of 50.8k White Alone residents (85.9%), 5.19k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.76%), 1.37k Two or More Races residents (2.32%), 948 Black or African American Alone residents (1.6%), 431 Asian Alone residents (0.728%), 402 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.679%), 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00845%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Casper, WY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,327 speakers), German (170 speakers), and Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (155 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Casper, WY was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Casper, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Casper, WY residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.09% of Casper, 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 Casper, WY was 2.81%, 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 Casper, WY was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Casper, WY residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Casper, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Casper, WY was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50.8k ± 450

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.19k ± 633

  3. Two or More Races

    1.37k ± 375

In 2017, there were 9.8 times more White Alone residents (50.8k people) in Casper, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.19k Hispanic or Latino and 1.37k 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 Casper, WY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,327 speakers (4.25%)

  2. German

    170 speakers (0.311%)

  3. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    155 speakers (0.283%)

6.1% of Casper, 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 Casper, WY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.25% of the overall population of Casper, WY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.311% speak German and 0.283% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,361 ± 217

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    888 ± 218

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    533 ± 145

Casper, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Casper, WY awarded 779 degrees. The student population of Casper, WY is skewed towards women, with 1,593 male students and 2,033 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Casper, WY are White (702 and 90.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (29 and 3.75%), Unknown (21 and 2.71%), and Black or African American (8 and 1.03%).

The largest universities in Casper, WY by number of degrees awarded are Casper College (779 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Casper, WY are General Studies (85 and 10.9%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (62 and 7.96%), and Registered Nursing (41 and 5.26%).

The median tuition costs in Casper, WY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 85 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Casper, WY was General Studies with 85 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Casper, WY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

779 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Casper, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Casper College with 779 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

304

Degrees Awarded to Men

475

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 304 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Casper, WY, which is 0.64 times less than the 475 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    702 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    21 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Casper, WY were to White students. These 702 degrees mean that there were 24.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Casper, WY was $196,200 in 2017, which is 0.902 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $189,400 to $196,200, a 3.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Casper, WY is 63%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Casper, WY have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Casper, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,470

Median Household Income

± $1,970

24.2k

Number of Households

± 1,046

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.2k households in Casper, WY grew to $60,470 from the previous year's value of $57,964.

The following chart displays the households in Casper, 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

$196,200

2017 Median

± $4,805

$189,400

2016 Median

± $3,302

In 2017, the median property value in Casper, WY grew to to $196,200 from the previous year's value of $189,400.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63%

2017 Homeownership

62.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63% of the housing units in Casper, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

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

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Commute Time

16 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Casper, WY have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Casper, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.98%

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

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