Natrona County, WY

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Population

81,023

0.188% growth

Median Age

36.3


Median Household Income

$59,400

4.24% growth

Poverty Rate

9.93%


Number of Employees

41,467

0.977% decline

Median Property Value

$198,600

2.8% growth

About

In 2017, Natrona County, WY had a population of 81k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $59,400. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Natrona County, WY grew from 80,871 to 81,023, a 0.188% increase and its median household income grew from $56,983 to $59,400, a 4.24% increase.

The population of Natrona County, WY is 87% White Alone, 8.23% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.11% Two or More Races. 5.55% of the people in Natrona County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Natrona County, WY are Casper College (779 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Natrona County, WY is $198,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Natrona County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Natrona County, WY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Natrona County, WY employs 41.5k people. The largest industries in Natrona County, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,503 people), Retail Trade (4,848 people), and Educational Services (3,700 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,053), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,069), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,772).

Median household income in Natrona County, WY is $59,400. Males in Natrona 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 Natrona County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,400

2017 value

± $2,542

4.24%

1 Year Growth

± 5.59%

Households in Natrona County, WY have a median annual income of $59,400, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,983 in 2016, which represents a 4.24% 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 Natrona County, WY made 1.49 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Natrona County, WY 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

  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 Natrona County, WY 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 Natrona 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 16.03

  2. Census Tract 9.02

  3. Census Tract 18

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Natrona County, WY was Census Tract 16.03 with a value of $103,703, followed by Census Tract 9.02 and Census Tract 18, with respective values of $78,881 and $75,132.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Natrona County, WY (7.85k out of 79.1k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    6,747 ± 575

  2. Hispanic

    1,107 ± 265

  3. Other

    370 ± 203

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

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,320

-0.977%

1 Year decline

± 4.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Natrona County, WY declined at a rate of -0.977%, from 41.9k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Natrona County, WY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,931 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,169 people), and Management Occupations (3,676 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Natrona County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Natrona County, WY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,931 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,169 people), and Management Occupations (3,676 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Natrona County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.71 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.65 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Natrona County, WY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,647), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,118), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,289).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,320

-0.977%

1 Year decline

± 4.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Natrona County, WY declined at a rate of -0.977%, from 41.9k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Natrona County, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,503 people), Retail Trade (4,848 people), and Educational Services (3,700 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Natrona County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Natrona 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 Natrona County, WY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,503 people), Retail Trade (4,848 people), and Educational Services (3,700 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Natrona County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (14.4 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.69 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Natrona County, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,053), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,069), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,772).

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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 with $7.35B and Fuel oils and $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

86% of the population of Natrona County, WY has health coverage, with 51.9% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 9.16% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Natrona County, WY see 1393 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.72% decrease from the previous year (1432 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1374 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 275 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

1393 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Natrona County, WY see an average of 1393 patients per year. This represents a 2.72% decrease from the previous year (1432 patients).

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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

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%).

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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

14%

Uninsured

51.9%

Employer Coverage

10.8%

Medicaid

9.16%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Natrona County, WY declined by 4.77% from 14.7% to 14%.

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

Natrona County, WY is home to a population of 81k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.99% of Natrona County, WY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Natrona County, WY is composed of 70.5k White Alone residents (87%), 6.67k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.23%), 1.71k Two or More Races residents (2.11%), 978 Black or African American Alone residents (1.21%), 647 Asian Alone residents (0.799%), 519 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.641%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0148%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00617%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Natrona County, WY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,935 speakers), German (178 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (161 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Natrona County, WY was 36.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Natrona County, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Natrona County, WY residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.99%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.99% of Natrona County, WY residents 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 Natrona County, WY was 2.73%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Natrona County, WY was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Natrona County, WY residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Natrona County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Natrona County, WY was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    70.5k ± 42

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.67k ± 619

  3. Two or More Races

    1.71k ± 352

In 2017, there were 10.6 times more White Alone residents (70.5k people) in Natrona County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.67k Hispanic or Latino and 1.71k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Natrona County, WY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,935 speakers (3.93%)

  2. German

    178 speakers (0.239%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    161 speakers (0.216%)

5.55% of Natrona County, WY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Natrona County, WY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.93% of the overall population of Natrona County, WY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.239% speak German and 0.216% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,047 ± 216

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,191 ± 246

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    776 ± 166

Natrona County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Natrona County, WY awarded 779 degrees. The student population of Natrona County, WY is skewed towards women, with 1,593 male students and 2,033 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Natrona County, WY are White (702 and 90.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (29 and 3.75%), Unknown (21 and 2.71%), and Black or African American (8 and 1.03%).

The largest universities in Natrona County, WY by number of degrees awarded are Casper College (779 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Natrona County, WY are General Studies (85 and 10.9%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (62 and 7.96%), and Registered Nursing (41 and 5.26%).

The median tuition costs in Natrona County, WY are $N/A 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. 85 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Natrona County, WY was General Studies with 85 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

779 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Natrona County, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Casper College with 779 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

304

Degrees Awarded to Men

475

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 304 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Natrona County, WY, which is 0.64 times less than the 475 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    702 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    21 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Natrona County, WY were to White students. These 702 degrees mean that there were 24.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Natrona County, WY was $198,600 in 2017, which is 0.913 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $193,200 to $198,600, a 2.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Natrona County, WY is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Natrona County, WY have an average commute time of 16.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Natrona 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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$59,400

Median Household Income

± $2,542

33k

Number of Households

± 1,194

In 2017, the median household income of the 33k households in Natrona County, WY grew to $59,400 from the previous year's value of $56,983.

The following chart displays the households in Natrona 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

$198,600

2017 Median

± $4,582

$193,200

2016 Median

± $3,548

In 2017, the median property value in Natrona County, WY grew to to $198,600 from the previous year's value of $193,200.

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

65.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.6% of the housing units in Natrona County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

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

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Commute Time

16.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Natrona County, WY have a shorter commute time (16.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.13% of the workforce in Natrona County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.63%

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

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