Torrington, WY

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Population

6,723

0.533% decline

Median Age

35.5


Median Household Income

$42,202

0.579% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Number of Employees

2,991

1.9% decline

Median Property Value

$137,900

1.17% growth

About

In 2017, Torrington, WY had a population of 6.72k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $42,202. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Torrington, WY declined from 6,759 to 6,723, a -0.533% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,959 to $42,202, a 0.579% increase.

The population of Torrington, WY is 84.9% White Alone, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.34% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Torrington, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Torrington, WY are Eastern Wyoming College (233 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Torrington, WY is $137,900, and the homeownership rate is 66.9%. Most people in Torrington, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Torrington, WY is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: North of Cheyenne

Economy

The economy of Torrington, WY employs 2.99k people. The largest industries in Torrington, WY are Educational Services (467 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (454 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (334 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($55,848), Utilities ($51,818), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,808).

Median household income in Torrington, WY is $42,202. Males in Torrington, 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 Torrington, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,202

2017 value

± $4,325

0.579%

1 Year Growth

± 14.4%

Households in Torrington, WY have a median annual income of $42,202, 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 $41,959 in 2016, which represents a 0.579% 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.

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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 Torrington, 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 9578

  2. Census Tract 9579

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Torrington, WY was Census Tract 9578 with a value of $45,910, followed by Census Tract 9579 and N/A, with respective values of $44,583 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in Torrington, 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

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Torrington, WY (1.03k out of 6.22k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

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

    981 ± 239

  2. Hispanic

    375 ± 152

  3. Other

    43 ± 87

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

2.99k

2017 Value

± 346

-1.9%

1 Year decline

± 16.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Torrington, WY declined at a rate of -1.9%, from 3.05k employees to 2.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Torrington, WY, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (324 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (318 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (257 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Torrington, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Torrington, WY, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (324 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (318 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (257 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Torrington, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.26 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.47 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Torrington, WY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,813), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($60,800), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($60,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.99k

2017 Value

± 346

-1.9%

1 Year decline

± 16.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Torrington, WY declined at a rate of -1.9%, from 3.05k employees to 2.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Torrington, WY, are Educational Services (467 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (454 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (334 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Torrington, WY, though some of these residents may live in Torrington, 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 Torrington, WY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (467 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (454 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (334 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Torrington, WY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.48 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.38 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.92 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Torrington, WY, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($55,848), Utilities ($51,818), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,808).

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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

86.5% of the population of Torrington, WY has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 15% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Torrington, WY see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1557 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 334 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

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1,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1,460 patients).

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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

13.5%

Uninsured

45.3%

Employer Coverage

15%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Torrington, WY grew by 23.8% from 10.9% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Torrington, 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

Torrington, WY is home to a population of 6.72k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Torrington, WY residents were born outside of the country (97 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Torrington, WY is composed of 5.71k White Alone residents (84.9%), 797 Hispanic or Latino residents (11.9%), 90 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.34%), 71 Two or More Races residents (1.06%), 46 Asian Alone residents (0.684%), 9 Black or African American Alone residents (0.134%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.2

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Torrington, WY was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Torrington, WY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Torrington, WY residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    97 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Torrington, WY residents (97 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Torrington, WY was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Torrington, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Torrington, WY was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.71k ± 183

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    797 ± 252

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    90 ± 90

In 2017, there were 7.16 times more White Alone residents (5.71k people) in Torrington, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 797 Hispanic or Latino and 90 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Torrington, 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 Torrington, 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 Torrington, WY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Torrington, 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

    240 ± 88

  2. Korea

    72 ± 44

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    67 ± 47

Torrington, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Torrington, WY awarded 233 degrees. The student population of Torrington, WY is skewed towards women, with 672 male students and 932 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Torrington, WY are White (203 and 87.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14 and 6.01%), American Indian or Alaska Native (6 and 2.58%), and Black or African American (5 and 2.15%).

The largest universities in Torrington, WY by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Wyoming College (233 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Torrington, WY are Welding Technology (64 and 27.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (40 and 17.2%), and Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (20 and 8.58%).

The median tuition costs in Torrington, 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. 40 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Torrington, WY was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 40 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

233 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Torrington, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Wyoming College with 233 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

114

Degrees Awarded to Men

119

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 114 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Torrington, WY, which is 0.958 times less than the 119 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

    203 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    6 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Torrington, WY were to White students. These 203 degrees mean that there were 14.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Torrington, WY was $137,900 in 2017, which is 0.634 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $136,300 to $137,900, a 1.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Torrington, WY is 66.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Torrington, WY have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Torrington, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,202

Median Household Income

± $4,325

2.54k

Number of Households

± 304

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.54k households in Torrington, WY grew to $42,202 from the previous year's value of $41,959.

The following chart displays the households in Torrington, 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

$137,900

2017 Median

± $6,735

$136,300

2016 Median

± $6,150

In 2017, the median property value in Torrington, WY grew to to $137,900 from the previous year's value of $136,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Torrington, 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 Torrington, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.9%

2017 Homeownership

69.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.9% of the housing units in Torrington, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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

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Commute Time

14.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Torrington, WY have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Torrington, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.58%

  3. Walked

    3.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Torrington, WY was Drove Alone (85.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.58%) and those who Walked (3.13%).

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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