Laramie County, WY

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Population

97,031

0.593% growth

Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$62,879

2.74% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

47,243

1.39% growth

Median Property Value

$202,800

3.52% growth

About

In 2017, Laramie County, WY had a population of 97k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $62,879. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Laramie County, WY grew from 96,459 to 97,031, a 0.593% increase and its median household income grew from $61,201 to $62,879, a 2.74% increase.

The population of Laramie County, WY is 79.1% White Alone, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Laramie County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laramie County, WY are Laramie County Community College (797 degrees awarded in 2016), Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Cheyenne (28 degrees), and CollegeAmerica-Cheyenne (19 degrees).

The median property value in Laramie County, WY is $202,800, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Laramie County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Laramie County, WY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Laramie County, WY employs 47.2k people. The largest industries in Laramie County, WY are Retail Trade (7,032 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,330 people), and Public Administration (6,318 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,542), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,946), and Public Administration ($53,690).

Median household income in Laramie County, WY is $62,879. Males in Laramie 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 Laramie County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,879

2017 value

± $1,820

2.74%

1 Year Growth

± 3.95%

Households in Laramie County, WY have a median annual income of $62,879, 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 $61,201 in 2016, which represents a 2.74% 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 Laramie 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 12

  2. Census Tract 19.01

  3. Census Tract 19.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laramie County, WY was Census Tract 12 with a value of $98,917, followed by Census Tract 19.01 and Census Tract 19.02, with respective values of $96,838 and $81,328.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laramie County, WY (9.83k out of 94.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    8,466 ± 722

  2. Hispanic

    2,313 ± 388

  3. Other

    735 ± 248

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laramie County, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

47.2k

2017 Value

± 1,593

1.39%

1 Year growth

± 4.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laramie County, WY grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 46.6k employees to 47.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laramie County, WY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,003 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,003 people), and Management Occupations (4,856 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laramie County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Laramie County, WY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,003 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,003 people), and Management Occupations (4,856 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Laramie County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (1.56 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.53 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Laramie County, WY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,860), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,438), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,050).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

47.2k

2017 Value

± 1,593

1.39%

1 Year growth

± 4.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laramie County, WY grew at a rate of 1.39%, from 46.6k employees to 47.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laramie County, WY, are Retail Trade (7,032 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,330 people), and Public Administration (6,318 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laramie County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Laramie 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 Laramie County, WY, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (7,032 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,330 people), and Public Administration (6,318 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Laramie County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.03 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.86 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Laramie County, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,542), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,946), and Public Administration ($53,690).

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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 Laramie County, WY has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 8.9% on Medicaid, 9.64% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 7.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Laramie County, WY see 1428 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.776% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1308 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 270 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

1,428 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Laramie County, WY see an average of 1,428 patients per year. This represents a 0.776% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

9.58%

Uninsured

49.6%

Employer Coverage

8.9%

Medicaid

9.64%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

7.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laramie County, WY declined by 8.37% from 10.5% to 9.58%.

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

Laramie County, WY is home to a population of 97k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.27% of Laramie County, WY residents were born outside of the country (3.18k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Laramie County, WY is composed of 76.7k White Alone residents (79.1%), 13.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.3%), 2.52k Black or African American Alone residents (2.6%), 1.93k Two or More Races residents (1.98%), 1.09k Asian Alone residents (1.13%), 778 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.802%), 91 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0938%), and 37 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0381%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Laramie County, WY was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Laramie County, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Laramie County, WY residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.18k people

3.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.95k people

As of 2017, 3.27% of Laramie County, WY residents (3.18k 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 Laramie County, WY was 3.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Laramie County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Laramie County, WY was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    76.7k ± 57

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13.8k ± 1.05k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.52k ± 301

In 2017, there were 5.55 times more White Alone residents (76.7k people) in Laramie County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.8k Hispanic or Latino and 2.52k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Laramie 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 Laramie 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 Laramie County, WY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Laramie 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

    3,021 ± 284

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,936 ± 463

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,024 ± 278

Laramie County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Laramie County, WY awarded 844 degrees. The student population of Laramie County, WY is skewed towards women, with 1,757 male students and 2,455 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laramie County, WY are White (693 and 83.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (75 and 9.01%), Black or African American (22 and 2.64%), and Unknown (15 and 1.8%).

The largest universities in Laramie County, WY by number of degrees awarded are Laramie County Community College (797 and 94.4%), Cheeks International Academy of Beauty Culture-Cheyenne (28 and 3.32%), and CollegeAmerica-Cheyenne (19 and 2.25%).

The most popular majors in Laramie County, WY are General Studies (72 and 8.53%), Registered Nursing (72 and 8.53%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (66 and 7.82%).

The median tuition costs in Laramie County, WY are $18,021 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. 52 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 72 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Laramie County, WY was General Education with 52 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 797 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$18,021

Median Private

In 2016, the Laramie County, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Laramie County Community College with 797 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

335

Degrees Awarded to Men

509

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 335 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laramie County, WY, which is 0.658 times less than the 509 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    693 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    75 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Laramie County, WY were to White students. These 693 degrees mean that there were 9.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 75 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laramie County, WY was $202,800 in 2017, which is 0.932 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $195,900 to $202,800, a 3.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Laramie County, WY is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Laramie County, WY have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Laramie 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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$62,879

Median Household Income

± $1,820

38.4k

Number of Households

± 1,390

In 2017, the median household income of the 38.4k households in Laramie County, WY grew to $62,879 from the previous year's value of $61,201.

The following chart displays the households in Laramie 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

$202,800

2017 Median

± $4,640

$195,900

2016 Median

± $4,498

In 2017, the median property value in Laramie County, WY grew to to $202,800 from the previous year's value of $195,900.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.3%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.3% of the housing units in Laramie County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

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

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laramie County, WY have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.41% of the workforce in Laramie County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.69%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.78%

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

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