Park County, WY

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Population

29,276

0.664% growth

Median Age

44.2


Median Household Income

$60,828

0.583% decline

Poverty Rate

6.99%


Number of Employees

15,092

0.828% growth

Median Property Value

$236,200

2.21% growth

About

In 2017, Park County, WY had a population of 29.3k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $60,828. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Park County, WY grew from 29,083 to 29,276, a 0.664% increase and its median household income declined from $61,185 to $60,828, a -0.583% decrease.

The population of Park County, WY is 90.7% White Alone, 5.74% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.95% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Park County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Park County, WY are Northwest College (369 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Park County, WY is $236,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.3%. Most people in Park County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Park County, WY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Park County, WY employs 15.1k people. The largest industries in Park County, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,208 people), Retail Trade (2,116 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,586 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,994), Wholesale Trade ($52,000), and Educational Services ($51,286).

Median household income in Park County, WY is $60,828. Males in Park 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 Park County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,828

2017 value

± $3,674

-0.583%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Park County, WY have a median annual income of $60,828, 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 $61,185 in 2016, which represents a -0.583% 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.

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

  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 Park 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 9653

  2. Census Tract 9651

  3. Census Tract 9654

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Park County, WY was Census Tract 9653 with a value of $68,531, followed by Census Tract 9651 and Census Tract 9654, with respective values of $68,456 and $59,470.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.99% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Park County, WY (2k out of 28.6k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    1,632 ± 355

  2. Hispanic

    649 ± 285

  3. Other

    321 ± 189

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

15.1k

2017 Value

± 976

0.828%

1 Year growth

± 9.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Park County, WY grew at a rate of 0.828%, from 15k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Park County, WY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,991 people), Management Occupations (1,790 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,368 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Park County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Park County, WY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,991 people), Management Occupations (1,790 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,368 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Park County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.82 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.71 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Park County, WY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,215), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($64,093), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,969).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.1k

2017 Value

± 976

0.828%

1 Year growth

± 9.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Park County, WY grew at a rate of 0.828%, from 15k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Park County, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,208 people), Retail Trade (2,116 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,586 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Park County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Park 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 Park County, WY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,208 people), Retail Trade (2,116 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,586 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Park County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.01 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.27 times), and Utilities (2.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Park County, WY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,994), Wholesale Trade ($52,000), and Educational Services ($51,286).

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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

89.6% of the population of Park County, WY has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 9.35% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 2.9% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Park County, WY see 835 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.845% increase from the previous year (828 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1276 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 319 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

835 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Park County, WY see an average of 835 patients per year. This represents a 0.845% increase from the previous year (828 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

10.4%

Uninsured

46.7%

Employer Coverage

9.35%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

2.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Park County, WY declined by 12.5% from 11.8% to 10.4%.

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

Park County, WY is home to a population of 29.3k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.43% of Park County, WY residents were born outside of the country (712 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Park County, WY is composed of 26.5k White Alone residents (90.7%), 1.68k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.74%), 572 Two or More Races residents (1.95%), 156 Black or African American Alone residents (0.533%), 153 Asian Alone residents (0.523%), 148 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.506%), 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0683%), and 3 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0102%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Park County, WY was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Park County, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Park County, WY residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.43%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

712 people

2.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

781 people

As of 2017, 2.43% of Park County, WY residents (712 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 Park County, WY was 2.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Park County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Park County, WY was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26.5k ± 36

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.68k ± 464

  3. Two or More Races

    572 ± 170

In 2017, there were 15.8 times more White Alone residents (26.5k people) in Park County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.68k Hispanic or Latino and 572 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 Park 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 Park 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 Park County, WY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Park 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

    1,151 ± 199

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    416 ± 157

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    213 ± 119

Park County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Park County, WY awarded 369 degrees. The student population of Park County, WY is skewed towards women, with 680 male students and 976 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Park County, WY are White (304 and 87.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28 and 8.07%), Two or More Races (7 and 2.02%), and Black or African American (5 and 1.44%).

The largest universities in Park County, WY by number of degrees awarded are Northwest College (369 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Park County, WY are General Studies (58 and 15.7%), Commercial Photography (25 and 6.78%), and Registered Nursing (25 and 6.78%).

The median tuition costs in Park 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. 58 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Park County, WY was General Studies with 58 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

369 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Park County, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest College with 369 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

124

Degrees Awarded to Men

245

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 124 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Park County, WY, which is 0.506 times less than the 245 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    304 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Park County, WY were to White students. These 304 degrees mean that there were 10.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Park County, WY was $236,200 in 2017, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $231,100 to $236,200, a 2.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Park County, WY is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Park County, WY have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Park 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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$60,828

Median Household Income

± $3,674

11.8k

Number of Households

± 792

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.8k households in Park County, WY declined from $60,828 from the previous year's value of $61,185.

The following chart displays the households in Park 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

$236,200

2017 Median

± $13,499

$231,100

2016 Median

± $13,703

In 2017, the median property value in Park County, WY grew to to $236,200 from the previous year's value of $231,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.3%

2017 Homeownership

72%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.3% of the housing units in Park County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Park County, WY have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Park County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Walked

    8.04%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Park County, WY was Drove Alone (73.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Walked (8.04%).

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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