Platte County, WY

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Population

8,703

0.423% decline

Median Age

46.7


Median Household Income

$47,380

15.4% growth

Poverty Rate

10.5%


Number of Employees

4,289

6.16% growth

Median Property Value

$169,900

3.6% growth

About

In 2017, Platte County, WY had a population of 8.7k people with a median age of 46.7 and a median household income of $47,380. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Platte County, WY declined from 8,740 to 8,703, a -0.423% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,051 to $47,380, a 15.4% increase.

The population of Platte County, WY is 89.2% White Alone, 7.79% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.47% Two or More Races. 5.95% of the people in Platte County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Platte County, WY is $169,900, and the homeownership rate is 76.4%. Most people in Platte County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Platte County, WY is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Platte County, WY employs 4.29k people. The largest industries in Platte County, WY are Retail Trade (592 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (441 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (423 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,846), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,120), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,200).

Median household income in Platte County, WY is $47,380. Males in Platte 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 Platte County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,380

2017 value

± $4,737

15.4%

1 Year Growth

± 15.3%

Households in Platte County, WY have a median annual income of $47,380, 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 $41,051 in 2016, which represents a 15.4% 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 Platte 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 Platte 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 Platte 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 Platte 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 9591

  2. Census Tract 9594

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Platte County, WY was Census Tract 9591 with a value of $51,023, followed by Census Tract 9594 and N/A, with respective values of $35,531 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Platte County, WY (902 out of 8.58k 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 < 5, 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

    767 ± 201

  2. Hispanic

    294 ± 153

  3. Other

    128 ± 140

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

4.29k

2017 Value

± 489

6.16%

1 Year growth

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Platte County, WY grew at a rate of 6.16%, from 4.04k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Platte County, WY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (548 people), Management Occupations (512 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (381 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Platte County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Platte County, WY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (548 people), Management Occupations (512 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (381 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Platte County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.8 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.62 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Platte County, WY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($132,639), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($122,944), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,174).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.29k

2017 Value

± 489

6.16%

1 Year growth

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Platte County, WY grew at a rate of 6.16%, from 4.04k employees to 4.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Platte County, WY, are Retail Trade (592 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (441 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (423 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Platte County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Platte 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 Platte County, WY, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (592 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (441 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (423 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Platte County, WY has an unusually high number of Utilities (12.1 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.34 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Platte County, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($93,846), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,120), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,200).

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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

89.6% of the population of Platte County, WY has health coverage, with 50.2% on employee plans, 8.53% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.98% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Platte County, WY see 2203 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.136% increase from the previous year (2200 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4340 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 542 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

2,203 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Platte County, WY see an average of 2,203 patients per year. This represents a 0.136% increase from the previous year (2,200 patients).

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

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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

10.4%

Uninsured

50.2%

Employer Coverage

8.53%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

2.98%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Platte County, WY declined by 38.4% from 16.9% to 10.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Platte County, WY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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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

Platte County, WY is home to a population of 8.7k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.02% of Platte County, WY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Platte County, WY is composed of 7.76k White Alone residents (89.2%), 678 Hispanic or Latino residents (7.79%), 215 Two or More Races residents (2.47%), 43 Asian Alone residents (0.494%), 3 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0345%), 3 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0345%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Platte County, WY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (323 speakers), German (90 speakers), and Chinese (33 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 19.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Platte County, WY was 46.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Platte County, WY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Platte County, WY residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.02%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.02% of Platte 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 Platte County, WY was 2.78%, 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 Platte County, WY was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Platte County, WY residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Platte County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Platte 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

    7.76k ± 2

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    678 ± 217

  3. Two or More Races

    215 ± 68

In 2017, there were 11.4 times more White Alone residents (7.76k people) in Platte County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 678 Hispanic or Latino and 215 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 Platte County, WY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    323 speakers (3.92%)

  2. German

    90 speakers (1.09%)

  3. Chinese

    33 speakers (0.4%)

5.95% of Platte 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 Platte County, WY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.92% of the overall population of Platte County, WY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.09% speak German and 0.4% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    269 ± 101

  2. Korea

    146 ± 60

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    101 ± 62

Platte County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Platte County, WY was $169,900 in 2017, which is 0.781 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,000 to $169,900, a 3.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Platte County, WY is 76.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Platte County, WY have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Platte County, WY is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,380

Median Household Income

± $4,737

3.74k

Number of Households

± 435

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.74k households in Platte County, WY grew to $47,380 from the previous year's value of $41,051.

The following chart displays the households in Platte 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

$169,900

2017 Median

± $12,407

$164,000

2016 Median

± $7,888

In 2017, the median property value in Platte County, WY grew to to $169,900 from the previous year's value of $164,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Platte 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 Platte County, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.4%

2017 Homeownership

75.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.4% of the housing units in Platte County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Platte County, WY have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Platte County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.1%

  3. Carpooled

    8.76%

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

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