Powell, WY

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2022 Population
6,460
1.17% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37
5.61% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.6%
9.73% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$62,899
4.47% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$238,900
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,825
2.38% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Powell, WY had a population of 6.46k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $62,899. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Powell, WY grew from 6,385 to 6,460, a 1.17% increase and its median household income grew from $60,210 to $62,899, a 4.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Powell, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.72%), Other (Hispanic) (2.46%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.07%).

None of the households in Powell, WY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Powell, WY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Powell, WY are Northwest College (278 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Powell, WY was $238,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.7%.

Most people in Powell, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Powell, WY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Powell, WY is home to a population of 6.46k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.18% of Powell, WY residents were born outside of the country (76 people).

In 2022, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.48k people) in Powell, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 336 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 240 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Powell, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Powell, WY was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Powell, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.48k ± 217
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    336 ± 145
  3. White (Hispanic)
    240 ± 104
8.25%
Hispanic Population
533 people

In 2022, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.48k people) in Powell, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 336 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 240 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.25% of the people in Powell, WY are hispanic (533 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    7,502 ± 2,113 people
  2. China
    1,001 ± 776 people
  3. Canada
    993 ± 773 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 7,502 Wyoming residents, followed by China with 1,001 and Canada with 993.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.18%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
76 people
2.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
149 people

As of 2022, 1.18% of Powell, WY residents (76 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Powell, WY was 2.33%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    210 ± 125
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    97 ± 94
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    53 ± 74

Powell, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Powell, WY employs 2.83k people. The largest industries in Powell, WY are Educational Services (505 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (373 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (279 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($108,140), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,806).

Males in Wyoming have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,942. The income inequality in Wyoming (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.83k
2022 Value
± 455
−2.38%
1 Year decline
± 22.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Powell, WY declined at a rate of −2.38%, from 2.89k employees to 2.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Powell, WY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (421 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (323 people), and Management Occupations (313 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Powell, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.83k
2022 Value
± 455
−2.38%
1 Year decline
± 22.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Powell, WY declined at a rate of −2.38%, from 2.89k employees to 2.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Powell, WY, are Educational Services (505 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (373 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (279 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Powell, WY, though some of these residents may live in Powell, WY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,372
Median earning men ± $18,557
$29,919
Median earning women ± $7,220

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($113,093), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,678), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,109).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Retail Trade ($56,875), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,596), and Information ($41,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 283k people employed in Wyoming. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wyoming.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wyoming went to Donald J. Trump with 69.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.07%).

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.

Powell, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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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US Representatives from Powell, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Powell, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Powell, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Powell, WY awarded 278 degrees. The student population of Powell, WY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 618 male students and 805 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Powell, WY are White (222 and 83.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (19 and 7.12%), Two or More Races (9 and 3.37%), and Unknown (6 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Powell, WY by number of degrees awarded are Northwest College (278 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Powell, WY are General Studies (56 and 20.1%), Registered Nursing (34 and 12.2%), and Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (31 and 11.2%).

The median tuition cost in Powell, WY for a public four year colleges is $3,150 for in-state students and $9,450 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,423 students enrolled in Powell, WY, 43.4% men and 56.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,142 records, of which 58.3% were women and 41.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 10 degrees awarded
  2. 56 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Powell, WY was Elementary Education & Teaching with 10 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
278 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest College with 278 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 94 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Powell, WY, which is 0.511 times less than the 184 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 222 degrees mean that there were 11.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,150) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,712) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.512% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.566% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (129k), Some college (119k), and Bachelors Degree (74.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Powell, WY was $238,900 in 2022, which is 0.847 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $211,900 to $238,900, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Powell, WY is 65.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Powell, WY have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Powell, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$238,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,254
$1,851
Median Property Taxes
±$352

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Powell, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.7% of the housing units in Powell, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9651
  2. Census Tract 9652

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

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Household Income

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$62,899
Median Household Income
± $10,346
2.82k
Number of Households
± 467

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.82k households in Powell, WY grew to $62,899 from the previous year's value of $60,210.

The following chart displays the households in Powell, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Powell, WY is from Wyoming.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Wyoming

In 2022, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0943% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.7%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Walked (6.13%)

In 2022, 73.7% of workers in Powell, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who walked to work (6.13%).

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Powell, WY have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.67% of the workforce in Powell, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Powell, WY (809 out of 5.96k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Powell, 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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Health

85.7% of the population of Powell, WY has health coverage, with 34.1% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Park County, WY see 768 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.77% decrease from the previous year (815 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1275 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 253 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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768 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Park County, WY

Primary care physicians in Park County, WY see an average of 768 patients per year. This represents a 5.77% decrease from the previous year (815 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.3%
Uninsured
34.1%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
1.92%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Powell, WY declined by 11.2% from 16.1% to 14.3%.

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