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Population
8,740
0.11% decline
Median Age
47.2
Median Household Income
$41,051
6.63% growth
Poverty Rate
15.6%
Number of Employees
4,040
2.25% decline
Median Property Value
$164,000
5.47% growth

Economy

The economy of Platte County, WY employs 4,040 people. The economy of Platte County, WY is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 11.26; 10.25; and 5.51 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Platte County, WY are Retail trade (628), Accommodation & Food Service (359), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (354), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,457), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($69,063), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($65,798).

Median household income in Platte County, WY is $41,051. Males in Platte County, WY have an average income that is 1.57 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,792. The income inequality of Platte County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Platte County, WY. In Platte County, WY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 45 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,616. Fremont County, WY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wyoming.

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Diversity

Platte County, WY is home to a population of 8,740 people, from which 98.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Platte County, WY is composed of 7,810 White residents (89.4%), 683 Hispanic residents (7.81%), 228 Two+ residents (2.61%), 11 Asian residents (0.13%), and 5 Black residents (0.06%). The most common foreign languages in Platte County, WY are Spanish (323 speakers), German (90 speakers), and Chinese (33 speakers), but compared to other places, Platte County, WY has a relative high number of Scandinavian (12 speakers), German (90 speakers), and Russian (21 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY awarded 261 degrees. The student population of Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY is skewed away from females, with 142 male students and 119 female students. Most students in Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY are White (228 and 87.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16 and 6.13%), Two or more races (4 and 1.53%), and American Indian (4 and 1.53%). The largest universities in Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY by number of graduates are Eastern Wyoming College (261 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (52 and 19.9%), Welding Technology (23 and 8.81%), and Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (15 and 5.75%). The median tuition costs in Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Platte County, WY is $164,000, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $155,500 to $164,000, a 5.47% increase. The homeownership rate of Platte County, WY is 75.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Platte County, WY have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Platte County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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