Gillette, WY

Census Place

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Population
33,056
4.01% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
Median Age
31.1

Poverty Rate
13.3%

Median Household Income
$73,513
1.12% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$207,700
1.86% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
16,374
0.171% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Gillette, WY had a population of 33.1k people with a median age of 31.1 and a median household income of $73,513. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Gillette, WY grew from 31,783 to 33,056, a 4.01% increase and its median household income declined from $74,348 to $73,513, a -1.12% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gillette, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.9%), White (Hispanic) (9.57%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.684%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.424%). 0% of the households in Gillette, WY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.7% of the residents in Gillette, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Gillette, WY was $207,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.8%. Most people in Gillette, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Gillette, WY was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Wyoming (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Wyoming. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wyoming.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wyoming across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Campbell County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 86.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (7.28%), followed by Other (6.03%). The most partisan county was Crook County, WY with 87.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing the state of Wyoming. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Gillette, WY is currently represented by Liz Cheney in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Campbell County, WY
86.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Wyoming
  1. 87.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Wyoming was Crook County, WY with 87.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Wyoming colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Wyoming

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John Barrasso
Senator from Wyoming1
Assumed office on June 25, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the death of Craig L. Thomas.
Cynthia Lummis
Senator from Wyoming2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing Wyoming.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wyoming over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Gillette, WY

Liz Cheney
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Gillette, WY is currently represented by Liz Cheney (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Gillette, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Gillette, WY is home to a population of 33.1k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.71% of Gillette, WY residents were born outside of the country (1.23k people).

In 2018, there were 8.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in Gillette, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k White (Hispanic) and 1.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gillette, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.1k ± 446
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 400
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.02k ± 346
10.5%
Hispanic Population
3.48k people

In 2018, there were 8.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in Gillette, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k White (Hispanic) and 1.02k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.5% of the people in Gillette, WY are hispanic (3.48k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Gillette, WY as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.71%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.23k people
3.69%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.17k people

As of 2018, 3.71% of Gillette, WY residents (1.23k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gillette, WY was 3.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

31
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
32
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Gillette, WY was 31.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Gillette, WY are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Gillette, WY residents was 31.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    7,878 ± 2,164 people
  2. Canada
    990 ± 772 people
  3. China
    925 ± 746 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 7,878 Wyoming residents, followed by Canada with 990 and China with 925.

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Citizenship

97.7%
2018 Citizenship
97.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.7% of Gillette, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Gillette, WY was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    645 ± 215
  2. Vietnam
    416 ± 147
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    188 ± 96

Gillette, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Gillette, WY is $73,513. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Gillette, WY was Census Tract 1 with a value of $95,606, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $93,323 and $86,412.

Males in Wyoming have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,030. The income inequality in Wyoming (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Gillette, WY employs 16.4k people. The largest industries in Gillette, WY are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,477 people), Retail Trade (1,950 people), and Educational Services (1,808 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,708), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,157), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,234).

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,513
2018 value
± $4,609
-1.12%
1 Year Growth
± 9.92%

Households in Gillette, WY have a median annual income of $73,513, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,348 in 2017, which represents a -1.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,286
Average Male Salary in Wyoming
± $4,113
$44,030
Average Female Salary in Wyoming
± $3,021

In 2019, full-time male employees in Wyoming made 1.48 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 in Wyoming
  1. Black
    $50,029 ± $29,544
  2. White
    $49,969 ± $2,638
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $45,474 ± $28,626

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wyoming workers was Black. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Wyoming.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Wyoming by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gillette, WY is from Wyoming.
0.449
2019 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.449
2018 Wage GINI in Wyoming

In 2019, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0154% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 1
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 2

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gillette, WY was Census Tract 1 with a value of $95,606, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $93,323 and $86,412.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gillette, WY (4.33k out of 32.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    4,096 ± 594
  2. Hispanic
    1,008 ± 342
  3. Two Or More
    172 ± 165

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

16.4k
2018 Value
± 1,058
0.171%
1 Year growth
± 9.25%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gillette, WY grew at a rate of 0.171%, from 16.3k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gillette, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,505 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,791 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,586 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 (2,505 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,791 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,586 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gillette, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.04 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.02 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gillette, WY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($94,177), Legal Occupations ($91,800), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($70,446).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.4k
2018 Value
± 1,058
0.171%
1 Year growth
± 9.25%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gillette, WY grew at a rate of 0.171%, from 16.3k employees to 16.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gillette, WY, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,477 people), Retail Trade (1,950 people), and Educational Services (1,808 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 (3,477 people), Retail Trade (1,950 people), and Educational Services (1,808 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gillette, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (40.6 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.65 times), and Construction (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gillette, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,708), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,157), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,234).

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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. $23.9B
  2. $8.57B
  3. $5.13B

In 2018, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $23.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($8.57B) and Fuel oils ($5.13B).

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
2018 Value in Wyoming
$84B
Projected 2045 Value in Wyoming
41.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Wyoming trade was $59.3B. This is expected to increase 41.8% to $84B 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. $7.29B
  2. $6.57B
  3. $3.72B

In 2018, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Utah with $7.29B, followed by Colorado with $6.57B and Nebraska and $3.72B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wyoming shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gillette, WY was $207,700 in 2018, which is 0.904 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $203,900 to $207,700, a 1.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Gillette, WY is 66.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gillette, WY have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gillette, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$207,700
2018 Median
± $7,586
$203,900
2017 Median
± $9,900

In 2018, the median property value in Gillette, WY grew to to $207,700 from the previous year's value of $203,900.

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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Household Income

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$73,513
Median Household Income
± $4,609
11.9k
Number of Households
± 834

In 2018, the median household income of the 11.9k households in Gillette, WY declined from $73,513 from the previous year's value of $74,348.

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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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

66.8%
2018 Homeownership
66.3%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.8% of the housing units in Gillette, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.3%.

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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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gillette, WY have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in Gillette, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (80.1%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.29%)

In 2018, 80.1% of workers in Gillette, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who worked at home (3.29%).

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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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Health

90.4% of the population of Gillette, WY has health coverage, with 63.9% on employee plans, 9.98% on Medicaid, 5.79% on Medicare, 9.14% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Campbell County, WY see 2006 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.249% decrease from the previous year (2011 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2726 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 483 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Platte County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15%). Additionally, Weston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,006 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Campbell County, WY

Primary care physicians in Campbell County, WY see an average of 2,006 patients per year. This represents a 0.249% decrease from the previous year (2,011 patients).

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

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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 in Wyoming
$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

9.58%
Uninsured
63.9%
Employer Coverage
9.98%
Medicaid
5.79%
Medicare
9.14%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gillette, WY grew by 0.562% from 9.53% to 9.58%.

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

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15% prevalence
  2. 14.4% prevalence
  3. 12.1% prevalence

Platte County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming, at 15%.

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

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