Washakie County, WY

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Population

8,253

1.17% decline

Median Age

43.4


Median Household Income

$51,362

11.1% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

3,833

1.38% growth

Median Property Value

$165,500

5.48% growth

About

In 2017, Washakie County, WY had a population of 8.25k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $51,362. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washakie County, WY declined from 8,351 to 8,253, a -1.17% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,212 to $51,362, a 11.1% increase.

The population of Washakie County, WY is 82.2% White Alone, 14.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.79% Two or More Races. 9.66% of the people in Washakie County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Washakie County, WY is $165,500, and the homeownership rate is 76.1%. Most people in Washakie County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Washakie County, WY is 3 cars per household.

About the photo: The Wind River's canyon. Washakie County, WY.

Economy

The economy of Washakie County, WY employs 3.83k people. The largest industries in Washakie County, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (386 people), Manufacturing (378 people), and Educational Services (375 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,982), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,813), and Utilities ($50,083).

Median household income in Washakie County, WY is $51,362. Males in Washakie 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 Washakie County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,362

2017 value

± $2,570

11.1%

1 Year Growth

± 9.41%

Households in Washakie County, WY have a median annual income of $51,362, 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 $46,212 in 2016, which represents a 11.1% 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 Washakie 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 Washakie 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 Washakie 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 Washakie 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3.02

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 3.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washakie County, WY was Census Tract 3.02 with a value of $55,192, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $54,545 and $34,643.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washakie County, WY (1.04k out of 8.09k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    909 ± 156

  2. Hispanic

    166 ± 118

  3. Other

    73 ± 101

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

3.83k

2017 Value

± 347

1.38%

1 Year growth

± 12.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washakie County, WY grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 3.78k employees to 3.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washakie County, WY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (460 people), Management Occupations (440 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (413 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washakie County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washakie County, WY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (460 people), Management Occupations (440 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (413 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washakie County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.25 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.17 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washakie County, WY, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($102,946), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($102,875), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($102,604).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.83k

2017 Value

± 347

1.38%

1 Year growth

± 12.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washakie County, WY grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 3.78k employees to 3.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washakie County, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (386 people), Manufacturing (378 people), and Educational Services (375 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washakie County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Washakie 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 Washakie County, WY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (386 people), Manufacturing (378 people), and Educational Services (375 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washakie County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (12.1 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (6.18 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washakie County, WY, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,982), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,813), and Utilities ($50,083).

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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

83.2% of the population of Washakie County, WY has health coverage, with 45.8% on employee plans, 8.86% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washakie County, WY see 2776 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0721% increase from the previous year (2774 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1372 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 317 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

2,776 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washakie County, WY see an average of 2,776 patients per year. This represents a 0.0721% increase from the previous year (2,774 patients).

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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

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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

16.8%

Uninsured

45.8%

Employer Coverage

8.86%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.67%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washakie County, WY declined by 0.682% from 16.9% to 16.8%.

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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

Washakie County, WY is home to a population of 8.25k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.34% of Washakie County, WY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Washakie County, WY is composed of 6.78k White Alone residents (82.2%), 1.18k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.2%), 230 Two or More Races residents (2.79%), 29 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.351%), 25 Black or African American Alone residents (0.303%), 11 Asian Alone residents (0.133%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washakie County, WY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (664 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (53 speakers), and German (35 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washakie County, WY was 43.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Washakie County, WY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Washakie County, WY residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.34% of Washakie 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 Washakie County, WY was 3.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Washakie County, WY was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Washakie County, WY residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Washakie County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washakie County, WY was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.78k ± 37

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.18k ± 261

  3. Two or More Races

    230 ± 68

In 2017, there were 5.77 times more White Alone residents (6.78k people) in Washakie County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k Hispanic or Latino and 230 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    664 speakers (8.38%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    53 speakers (0.669%)

  3. German

    35 speakers (0.441%)

9.66% of Washakie 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 Washakie County, WY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 8.38% of the overall population of Washakie County, WY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.669% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.441% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    239 ± 84

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    150 ± 91

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    101 ± 59

Washakie County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washakie County, WY was $165,500 in 2017, which is 0.761 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,900 to $165,500, a 5.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Washakie County, WY is 76.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washakie County, WY have an average commute time of 13.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washakie County, WY is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,362

Median Household Income

± $2,570

3.49k

Number of Households

± 313

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.49k households in Washakie County, WY grew to $51,362 from the previous year's value of $46,212.

The following chart displays the households in Washakie 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

$165,500

2017 Median

± $8,907

$156,900

2016 Median

± $8,749

In 2017, the median property value in Washakie County, WY grew to to $165,500 from the previous year's value of $156,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washakie 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 Washakie County, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.1%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.1% of the housing units in Washakie County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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

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Commute Time

13.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washakie County, WY have a shorter commute time (13.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Washakie County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Walked

    6.94%

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

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