Laramie, WY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2019 Population
38,390
0.756% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
27.6
1.1% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
20.7%
8.4% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$49,322
5.24% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$235,000
3.57% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
21,328
0.756% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Laramie, WY had a population of 38.4k people with a median age of 27.6 and a median household income of $49,322. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Laramie, WY grew from 38,102 to 38,390, a 0.756% increase and its median household income grew from $46,865 to $49,322, a 5.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laramie, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.5%), White (Hispanic) (7.04%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.19%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%). 0% of the households in Laramie, WY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.1% of the residents in Laramie, WY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laramie, WY are University of Wyoming (3,207 degrees awarded in 2019) and WyoTech (36 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Laramie, WY was $235,000, and the homeownership rate was 51%. Most people in Laramie, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Laramie, WY was 2 cars per household.

Laramie, WY borders Cheyenne, WY and Fort Collins, CO.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wyoming. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Laramie, WY is home to a population of 38.4k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 13.3% of Laramie, WY residents were born outside of the country (5.11k people).

In 2019, there were 11.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.7k people) in Laramie, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.7k White (Hispanic) and 1.26k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Laramie, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.7k ± 55
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.7k ± 283
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.26k ± 137
9.53%
Hispanic Population
3.66k people

In 2019, there were 11.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.7k people) in Laramie, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.7k White (Hispanic) and 1.26k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.53% of the people in Laramie, WY are hispanic (3.66k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.11k people
7.32%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.79k people

As of 2019, 13.3% of Laramie, WY residents (5.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laramie, WY was 7.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

27
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
31
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Laramie, WY was 27.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Laramie, WY are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Laramie, WY residents was 27.

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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

95.1%
2019 Citizenship
95.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.1% of Laramie, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Laramie, WY was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    805 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    607 ± 202
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    272 ± 101

Laramie, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Laramie, WY is $49,322. In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Laramie, WY was Laramie County, WY with a value of $70,567, followed by Natrona County, WY and N/A, with respective values of $65,034 and N/A.

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 Laramie, WY employs 21.3k people. The largest industries in Laramie, WY are Educational Services (6,278 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,637 people), and Retail Trade (2,277 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,205), Manufacturing ($56,875), and Public Administration ($50,858).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,322
2019 value
± $2,791
5.24%
1 Year Growth
± 6.95%

Households in Laramie, WY have a median annual income of $49,322, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,865 in 2018, which represents a 5.24% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laramie, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. N/A

In 2019, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laramie, WY was Laramie County, WY with a value of $70,567, followed by Natrona County, WY and N/A, with respective values of $65,034 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laramie, WY (7.45k out of 35.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    6,633 ± 479
  2. Hispanic
    807 ± 195
  3. Asian
    253 ± 137

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

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

21.3k
2019 Value
± 997
0.756%
1 Year growth
± 6.58%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Laramie, WY grew at a rate of 0.756%, from 21.2k employees to 21.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laramie, WY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,175 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,966 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,818 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,175 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,966 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,818 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Laramie, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.8 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2.45 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($57,375), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($52,264), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($51,442).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.3k
2019 Value
± 997
0.756%
1 Year growth
± 6.58%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Laramie, WY grew at a rate of 0.756%, from 21.2k employees to 21.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laramie, WY, are Educational Services (6,278 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,637 people), and Retail Trade (2,277 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laramie, WY, though some of these residents may live in Laramie, 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, WY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (6,278 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,637 people), and Retail Trade (2,277 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Laramie, WY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.17 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.2 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Laramie, WY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,205), Manufacturing ($56,875), and Public Administration ($50,858).

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Wyoming went to Donald J. Trump with 67.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (21.6%), followed by Gary Johnson (5.13%). 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.

Laramie, 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Wyoming
67.4% 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 Laramie, WY

Liz Cheney
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Laramie, 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 Laramie, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Laramie, WY awarded 3,243 degrees. The student population of Laramie, WY is skewed towards women, with 6,154 male students and 6,348 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laramie, WY are White (2,343 and 76.9%), followed by Unknown (288 and 9.46%), Hispanic or Latino (192 and 6.3%), and Two or More Races (126 and 4.14%).

The largest universities in Laramie, WY by number of degrees awarded are University of Wyoming (3,207 and 98.9%) and WyoTech (36 and 1.11%).

The most popular majors in Laramie, WY are General Psychology (136 and 4.19%), Registered Nursing (133 and 4.1%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (113 and 3.48%).

The median tuition costs in Laramie, WY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,336 and $13,392 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 133 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 122 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 108 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Laramie, WY was Registered Nursing with 133 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,207 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded
$3,336
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Laramie, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wyoming with 3,207 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,475
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,768
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,475 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laramie, WY, which is 0.834 times less than the 1,768 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,343 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    288 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    192 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Laramie, WY was White students. These 2,343 degrees mean that there were 8.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 288 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laramie, WY was $235,000 in 2019, which is 0.977 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $226,900 to $235,000, a 3.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Laramie, WY is 51%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Laramie, WY have an average commute time of 12.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Laramie, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$235,000
2019 Median
± $10,169
$226,900
2018 Median
± $9,006

In 2019, the median property value in Laramie, WY grew to to $235,000 from the previous year's value of $226,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Laramie, 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, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,322
Median Household Income
± $2,791
15.9k
Number of Households
± 863

In 2019, the median household income of the 15.9k households in Laramie, WY grew to $49,322 from the previous year's value of $46,865.

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

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Rent vs Own

51%
2019 Homeownership
49.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 51% of the housing units in Laramie, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Laramie, WY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laramie, WY have a shorter commute time (12.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.66% of the workforce in Laramie, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (71%)
  2. Walked (9.82%)
  3. Carpooled (8.86%)

In 2019, 71% of workers in Laramie, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.82%) and those who carpooled to work (8.86%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Laramie, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Laramie, WY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

91.8% of the population of Laramie, WY has health coverage, with 59.2% on employee plans, 6.71% on Medicaid, 7.66% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 2.18% 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 Wyoming see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.543% decrease from the previous year (1474 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1447 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 290 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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1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wyoming

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 0.543% decrease from the previous year (1,474 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 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

8.23%
Uninsured
59.2%
Employer Coverage
6.71%
Medicaid
7.66%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
2.18%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laramie, WY grew by 10.8% from 7.43% to 8.23%.

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