Fremont County, WY

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Population

40,354

0.809% decline

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$55,013

2.71% growth

Poverty Rate

13.7%


Number of Employees

18,674

0.0804% growth

Median Property Value

$189,700

0.0527% growth

About

In 2017, Fremont County, WY had a population of 40.4k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $55,013. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fremont County, WY declined from 40,683 to 40,354, a -0.809% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,559 to $55,013, a 2.71% increase.

The population of Fremont County, WY is 70.1% White Alone, 19.6% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 6.78% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Fremont County, WY speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fremont County, WY are Central Wyoming College (340 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Fremont County, WY is $189,700, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Fremont County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Fremont County, WY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fremont County, WY employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Fremont County, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,724 people), Educational Services (2,451 people), and Retail Trade (2,329 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,968), Utilities ($52,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,481).

Median household income in Fremont County, WY is $55,013. Males in Fremont 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 Fremont County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,013

2017 value

± $2,341

2.71%

1 Year Growth

± 5.94%

Households in Fremont County, WY have a median annual income of $55,013, 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 $53,559 in 2016, which represents a 2.71% 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 Wyoming made 1.49 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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

  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 Wyoming 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 Fremont 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.

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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9402.01

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 9404

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fremont County, WY was Census Tract 9402.01 with a value of $64,760, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 9404, with respective values of $62,148 and $56,997.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fremont County, WY (5.38k out of 39.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 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

    2,667 ± 294

  2. Native American

    2,295 ± 176

  3. Hispanic

    580 ± 138

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fremont County, WY is White, followed by Native American 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

18.7k

2017 Value

± 729

0.0804%

1 Year growth

± 5.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fremont County, WY grew at a rate of 0.0804%, from 18.7k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fremont County, WY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,989 people), Management Occupations (1,745 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,637 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fremont County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fremont County, WY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,989 people), Management Occupations (1,745 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,637 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fremont County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.88 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.7 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fremont County, WY, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($62,750), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,353), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 729

0.0804%

1 Year growth

± 5.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fremont County, WY grew at a rate of 0.0804%, from 18.7k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fremont County, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,724 people), Educational Services (2,451 people), and Retail Trade (2,329 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fremont County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Fremont 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 Fremont County, WY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,724 people), Educational Services (2,451 people), and Retail Trade (2,329 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fremont County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (13 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.36 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fremont County, WY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,968), Utilities ($52,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,481).

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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 ($7.35B) and Fuel oils ($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

81.1% of the population of Fremont County, WY has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fremont County, WY see 1152 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.73% increase from the previous year (1100 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1341 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 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

1,152 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fremont County, WY see an average of 1,152 patients per year. This represents a 4.73% increase from the previous year (1,100 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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%).

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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

18.9%

Uninsured

42.2%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

10.3%

Non-Group

2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fremont County, WY declined by 4.21% from 19.7% to 18.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fremont 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

Fremont County, WY is home to a population of 40.4k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.26% of Fremont County, WY residents were born outside of the country (507 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fremont County, WY is composed of 28.3k White Alone residents (70.1%), 7.93k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (19.6%), 2.74k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.78%), 1.12k Two or More Races residents (2.76%), 217 Black or African American Alone residents (0.538%), 40 Asian Alone residents (0.0991%), 24 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0595%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fremont County, WY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fremont County, WY was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Fremont County, WY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fremont County, WY residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

507 people

1.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

545 people

As of 2017, 1.26% of Fremont County, WY residents (507 people) 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 Fremont County, WY was 1.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Fremont County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fremont County, WY was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28.3k ± 25

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    7.93k ± 258

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.74k ± 354

In 2017, there were 3.57 times more White Alone residents (28.3k people) in Fremont County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.93k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 2.74k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Fremont County, WY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Fremont County, WY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fremont County, WY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,188 ± 154

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    378 ± 90

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    373 ± 118

Fremont County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fremont County, WY awarded 340 degrees. The student population of Fremont County, WY is skewed towards women, with 924 male students and 1,058 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fremont County, WY are White (284 and 83.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (19 and 5.59%), American Indian or Alaska Native (19 and 5.59%), and Black or African American (6 and 1.76%).

The largest universities in Fremont County, WY by number of degrees awarded are Central Wyoming College (340 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fremont County, WY are Entrepreneurial Studies (63 and 18.5%), Registered Nursing (27 and 7.94%), and Computer & Computer Systems Technology (23 and 6.76%).

The median tuition costs in Fremont County, 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. 27 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fremont County, WY was Registered Nursing with 27 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

340 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Fremont County, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Wyoming College with 340 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

146

Degrees Awarded to Men

194

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 146 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fremont County, WY, which is 0.753 times less than the 194 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Fremont County, WY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    284 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    19 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    19 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fremont County, WY were to White students. These 284 degrees mean that there were 14.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fremont County, WY was $189,700 in 2017, which is 0.872 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $189,600 to $189,700, a 0.0527% increase. The homeownership rate in Fremont County, WY is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fremont County, WY have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fremont 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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$55,013

Median Household Income

± $2,341

15.2k

Number of Households

± 626

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.2k households in Fremont County, WY grew to $55,013 from the previous year's value of $53,559.

The following chart displays the households in Fremont 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

$189,700

2017 Median

± $5,392

$189,600

2016 Median

± $5,215

In 2017, the median property value in Fremont County, WY grew to to $189,700 from the previous year's value of $189,600.

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

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Fremont County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fremont County, WY have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.06% of the workforce in Fremont County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fremont County, WY was Drove Alone (75.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (6.62%).

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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