Converse County, WY

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Population

14,166

0.401% decline

Median Age

40


Median Household Income

$62,776

5.94% decline

Poverty Rate

7.96%


Number of Employees

6,902

5.43% decline

Median Property Value

$197,200

1.39% growth

About

In 2017, Converse County, WY had a population of 14.2k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $62,776. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Converse County, WY declined from 14,223 to 14,166, a -0.401% decrease and its median household income declined from $66,737 to $62,776, a -5.94% decrease.

The population of Converse County, WY is 91.3% White Alone, 7.82% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.777% Two or More Races. 5.48% of the people in Converse County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Converse County, WY is $197,200, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Converse County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Converse County, WY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Converse County, WY employs 6.9k people. The largest industries in Converse County, WY are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,020 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (719 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (673 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,077), Finance & Insurance ($79,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,533).

Median household income in Converse County, WY is $62,776. Males in Converse 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 Converse County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,776

2017 value

± $5,189

-5.94%

1 Year Growth

± 12.8%

Households in Converse County, WY have a median annual income of $62,776, 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 $66,737 in 2016, which represents a -5.94% 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 Converse 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 9566

  2. Census Tract 9564

  3. Census Tract 9565

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Converse County, WY was Census Tract 9566 with a value of $66,148, followed by Census Tract 9564 and Census Tract 9565, with respective values of $65,040 and $57,868.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.96% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Converse County, WY (1.12k out of 14.1k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    1,030 ± 223

  2. Two Or More

    67 ± 102

  3. Hispanic

    60 ± 107

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

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

6.9k

2017 Value

± 559

-5.43%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Converse County, WY declined at a rate of -5.43%, from 7.3k employees to 6.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Converse County, WY, are Management Occupations (902 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (864 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (810 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Converse County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Converse County, WY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (902 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (864 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (810 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Converse County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.74 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.36 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Converse County, WY, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($80,714), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,214), and Production Occupations ($77,550).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.9k

2017 Value

± 559

-5.43%

1 Year decline

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Converse County, WY declined at a rate of -5.43%, from 7.3k employees to 6.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Converse County, WY, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,020 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (719 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (673 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Converse County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Converse 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 Converse County, WY, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,020 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (719 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (673 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Converse County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (27.3 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.24 times), and Utilities (3.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Converse County, WY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,077), Finance & Insurance ($79,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,533).

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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

91.4% of the population of Converse County, WY has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 8.28% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.16% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Converse County, WY see 1780 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.6% decrease from the previous year (2014 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2027 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 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

1,780 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Converse County, WY see an average of 1,780 patients per year. This represents a 11.6% decrease from the previous year (2,014 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

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

8.6%

Uninsured

55.3%

Employer Coverage

8.28%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

2.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Converse County, WY declined by 11.5% from 9.71% to 8.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Converse 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%.

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

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Diversity

Converse County, WY is home to a population of 14.2k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.14% of Converse County, WY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Converse County, WY is composed of 12.9k White Alone residents (91.3%), 1.11k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.82%), 110 Two or More Races residents (0.777%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.134%), 1 Black or African American Alone residents (0.00706%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Converse County, WY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (492 speakers), Other Indic Languages (94 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (37 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 24.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Converse County, WY was 40. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Converse County, WY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Converse County, WY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.14% of Converse 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 Converse County, WY was 2.71%, 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 Converse County, WY was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Converse County, WY residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Converse County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Converse County, WY was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.9k ± 101

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.11k ± 150

  3. Two or More Races

    110 ± 89.1

In 2017, there were 11.7 times more White Alone residents (12.9k people) in Converse County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Hispanic or Latino and 110 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 Converse County, WY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    492 speakers (3.73%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    94 speakers (0.713%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    37 speakers (0.281%)

5.48% of Converse 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 Converse County, WY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.73% of the overall population of Converse County, WY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.713% speak Other Indic Languages and 0.281% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    499 ± 117

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    294 ± 114

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    79 ± 53

Converse County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Converse County, WY was $197,200 in 2017, which is 0.906 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $194,500 to $197,200, a 1.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Converse County, WY is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Converse County, WY have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Converse 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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$62,776

Median Household Income

± $5,189

5.63k

Number of Households

± 491

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.63k households in Converse County, WY declined from $62,776 from the previous year's value of $66,737.

The following chart displays the households in Converse 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

$197,200

2017 Median

± $8,985

$194,500

2016 Median

± $11,504

In 2017, the median property value in Converse County, WY grew to to $197,200 from the previous year's value of $194,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Converse 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 Converse County, 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 Converse County, WY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Converse County, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

73.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Converse County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Converse County, WY have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 8.11% of the workforce in Converse County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77%

  2. Carpooled

    8.15%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.22%

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

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