Gillette, WY

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Population

48,116

0.736% decline

Median Age

33.2


Median Household Income

$80,178

0.797% decline

Poverty Rate

9.36%


Number of Employees

25,511

1.76% decline

Median Property Value

$213,900

0.0467% decline

About

In 2017, Gillette, WY had a population of 48.1k people with a median age of 33.2 and a median household income of $80,178. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gillette, WY declined from 48,473 to 48,116, a -0.736% decrease and its median household income declined from $80,822 to $80,178, a -0.797% decrease.

The population of Gillette, WY is 87.7% White Alone, 8.42% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.29% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Gillette, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gillette, WY is $213,900, and the homeownership rate is 71.5%. Most people in Gillette, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Gillette, WY is 2 cars per household.

Gillette, WY borders Sheridan, WY.

Economy

The economy of Gillette, WY employs 25.5k people. The largest industries in Gillette, WY are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6,107 people), Retail Trade (2,763 people), and Educational Services (2,569 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,429), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,590), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,819).

Median household income in Gillette, WY is $80,178. Males in Gillette, 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 Gillette, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$80,178

2017 value

± $3,568

-0.797%

1 Year Growth

± 7%

Households in Gillette, WY have a median annual income of $80,178, 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 $80,822 in 2016, which represents a -0.797% 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.

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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 Gillette, 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. N/A

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gillette, WY was Laramie County, WY with a value of $61,961, followed by Natrona County, WY and N/A, with respective values of $60,546 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.36% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gillette, WY (4.45k out of 47.5k 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 Males 6 - 11 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

    4,051 ± 607

  2. Hispanic

    935 ± 362

  3. Two Or More

    230 ± 173

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

25.5k

2017 Value

± 1,348

-1.76%

1 Year decline

± 7.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gillette, WY declined at a rate of -1.76%, from 26k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gillette, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,901 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,007 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,537 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gillette, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gillette, WY, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,901 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,007 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,537 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Gillette, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.07 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.23 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gillette, WY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,125), Legal Occupations ($88,807), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($79,327).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.5k

2017 Value

± 1,348

-1.76%

1 Year decline

± 7.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gillette, WY declined at a rate of -1.76%, from 26k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gillette, WY, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6,107 people), Retail Trade (2,763 people), and Educational Services (2,569 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gillette, WY, though some of these residents may live in Gillette, 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 Gillette, WY, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6,107 people), Retail Trade (2,763 people), and Educational Services (2,569 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Gillette, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (44.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.1 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gillette, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,429), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,590), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,819).

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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

90.4% of the population of Gillette, WY has health coverage, with 65% on employee plans, 9.23% on Medicaid, 6.17% on Medicare, 8.66% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gillette, 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

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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%).

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

9.6%

Uninsured

65%

Employer Coverage

9.23%

Medicaid

6.17%

Medicare

8.66%

Non-Group

1.29%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gillette, WY declined by 12.6% from 11% to 9.6%.

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

Gillette, WY is home to a population of 48.1k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.05% of Gillette, WY residents were born outside of the country (1.47k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gillette, WY is composed of 42.2k White Alone residents (87.7%), 4.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.42%), 1.1k Two or More Races residents (2.29%), 394 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.819%), 229 Asian Alone residents (0.476%), 142 Black or African American Alone residents (0.295%), 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0333%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gillette, WY was 33.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Gillette, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gillette, WY residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.47k people

3.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.77k people

As of 2017, 3.05% of Gillette, WY residents (1.47k 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 Gillette, WY was 3.65%, 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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Gillette, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gillette, WY was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    42.2k ± 25

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.05k ± 483

  3. Two or More Races

    1.1k ± 232

In 2017, there were 10.4 times more White Alone residents (42.2k people) in Gillette, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.05k Hispanic or Latino and 1.1k 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 Gillette, 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 Gillette, 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 Gillette, WY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gillette, 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

    780 ± 178

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    752 ± 238

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    442 ± 181

Gillette, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gillette, WY was $213,900 in 2017, which is 0.983 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $214,000 to $213,900, a 0.0467% decrease. The homeownership rate in Gillette, WY is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gillette, WY have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gillette, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$80,178

Median Household Income

± $3,568

17.6k

Number of Households

± 1,017

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.6k households in Gillette, WY declined from $80,178 from the previous year's value of $80,822.

The following chart displays the households in Gillette, 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

$213,900

2017 Median

± $8,225

$214,000

2016 Median

± $6,287

In 2017, the median property value in Gillette, WY declined from to $213,900 from the previous year's value of $214,000.

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

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Rent vs Own

71.5%

2017 Homeownership

69.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.5% of the housing units in Gillette, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gillette, WY have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.83% of the workforce in Gillette, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gillette, WY was Drove Alone (80%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Worked At Home (3.6%).

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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