Lincoln County, WY

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Population
19,011
1.17% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
Median Age
39.3

Poverty Rate
9.06%

Median Household Income
$64,519
1.2% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$231,700
12.5% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
9,134
0.11% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Lincoln County, WY had a population of 19k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $64,519. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lincoln County, WY grew from 18,791 to 19,011, a 1.17% increase and its median household income grew from $63,756 to $64,519, a 1.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), White (Hispanic) (3.48%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.15%), Other (Hispanic) (0.594%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.468%). NaNk% of the people in Lincoln County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincoln County, WY is $231,700, and the homeownership rate is 78.7%. Most people in Lincoln County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, WY is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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 Lincoln County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 76.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (12.5%), followed by Other (11.2%). 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.

N/A is currently represented by N/A 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 Lincoln County, WY
76.4% 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.

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Diversity

Lincoln County, WY is home to a population of 19k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.2% of Lincoln County, WY residents were born outside of the country (418 people).

In 2018, there were 26.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.6k people) in Lincoln County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 662 White (Hispanic) and 409 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.6k ± 53
  2. White (Hispanic)
    662 ± 86
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    409 ± 73
4.58%
Hispanic Population
871 people

In 2018, there were 26.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.6k people) in Lincoln County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 662 White (Hispanic) and 409 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.58% of the people in Lincoln County, WY are hispanic (871 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
418 people
2.18%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
410 people

As of 2018, 2.2% of Lincoln County, WY residents (418 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 Lincoln County, WY was 2.18%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, WY was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Lincoln County, WY are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lincoln County, WY residents was 39.

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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

98.6%
2018 Citizenship
98.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.6% of Lincoln County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, WY was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    633 ± 127
  2. Korea
    200 ± 101
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    172 ± 79

Lincoln County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lincoln County, WY is $64,519. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, WY was Census Tract 9780 with a value of $68,486, followed by Census Tract 9781 and Census Tract 9784, with respective values of $63,713 and $63,500.

Males in Wyoming have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,789. The income inequality in Wyoming (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lincoln County, WY employs 9.13k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, WY are Construction (1,547 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,248 people), and Educational Services (963 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,404), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,453), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,295).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,519
2018 value
± $4,154
1.2%
1 Year Growth
± 9.22%

Households in Lincoln County, WY have a median annual income of $64,519, 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 $63,756 in 2017, which represents a 1.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,351
Average Male Salary in Wyoming
± $3,660
$41,789
Average Female Salary in Wyoming
± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wyoming made 1.49 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Wyoming by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Wyoming
  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 in Wyoming.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, WY is from Wyoming.
0.44
2017 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.442
2016 Wage GINI in Wyoming

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 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. Census Tract 9780
  2. Census Tract 9781
  3. Census Tract 9784

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, WY was Census Tract 9780 with a value of $68,486, followed by Census Tract 9781 and Census Tract 9784, with respective values of $63,713 and $63,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, WY (1.71k out of 18.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

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
    1,588 ± 301
  2. Hispanic
    147 ± 95
  3. Two Or More
    72 ± 96

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

9.13k
2018 Value
± 607
0.11%
1 Year growth
± 9.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lincoln County, WY grew at a rate of 0.11%, from 9.12k employees to 9.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,622 people), Management Occupations (967 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (875 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WY, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,622 people), Management Occupations (967 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (875 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.53 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.92 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,278), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($65,417), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,360).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.13k
2018 Value
± 607
0.11%
1 Year growth
± 9.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lincoln County, WY grew at a rate of 0.11%, from 9.12k employees to 9.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, WY, are Construction (1,547 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,248 people), and Educational Services (963 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, WY, by number of employees, are Construction (1,547 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,248 people), and Educational Services (963 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (16 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.71 times), and Construction (2.65 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($90,404), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,453), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,295).

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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 in Wyoming
$79.1B
Projected 2045 Value in Wyoming
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, WY was $231,700 in 2018, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $205,900 to $231,700, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, WY is 78.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, WY have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$231,700
2018 Median
± $8,834
$205,900
2017 Median
± $11,512

In 2018, the median property value in Lincoln County, WY grew to to $231,700 from the previous year's value of $205,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$64,519
Median Household Income
± $4,154
7.08k
Number of Households
± 517

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.08k households in Lincoln County, WY grew to $64,519 from the previous year's value of $63,756.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.7%
2018 Homeownership
78.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 78.7% of the housing units in Lincoln County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lincoln County, WY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, WY have a longer commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.83% of the workforce in Lincoln County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    70.2%
  2. Carpooled
    19.2%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.21%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, WY was Drove Alone (70.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (19.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.21%).

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

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Health

87.5% of the population of Lincoln County, WY has health coverage, with 52.9% on employee plans, 6.31% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.86% 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 Lincoln County, WY see 1560 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.84% increase from the previous year (1547 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1737 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 831 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

1,560 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, WY

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, WY see an average of 1,560 patients per year. This represents a 0.84% increase from the previous year (1,547 patients).

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

12.5%
Uninsured
52.9%
Employer Coverage
6.31%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.86%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, WY grew by 5.59% from 11.8% to 12.5%.

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