Weston County, WY

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Population

7,117

0.808% decline

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$59,605

7.13% growth

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Number of Employees

3,407

2.93% growth

Median Property Value

$180,100

4.53% growth

About

In 2017, Weston County, WY had a population of 7.12k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $59,605. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Weston County, WY declined from 7,175 to 7,117, a -0.808% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,640 to $59,605, a 7.13% increase.

The population of Weston County, WY is 91.6% White Alone, 4.29% Asian Alone, and 2.08% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Weston County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Weston County, WY is $180,100, and the homeownership rate is 76.6%. Most people in Weston County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Weston County, WY is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Weston County, WY employs 3.41k people. The largest industries in Weston County, WY are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (656 people), Educational Services (426 people), and Retail Trade (382 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,303), Utilities ($78,558), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,528).

Median household income in Weston County, WY is $59,605. Males in Weston 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 Weston County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,605

2017 value

± $7,853

7.13%

1 Year Growth

± 17.1%

Households in Weston County, WY have a median annual income of $59,605, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,640 in 2016, which represents a 7.13% 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 Weston 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 9511

  2. Census Tract 9513

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Weston County, WY was Census Tract 9511 with a value of $62,435, followed by Census Tract 9513 and N/A, with respective values of $54,074 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Weston 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

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Weston County, WY (973 out of 6.76k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    704 ± 173

  2. Asian

    189 ± 114

  3. Two Or More

    60 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Weston County, WY is White, followed by Asian 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.41k

2017 Value

± 352

2.93%

1 Year growth

± 14.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Weston County, WY grew at a rate of 2.93%, from 3.31k employees to 3.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Weston County, WY, are Management Occupations (433 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (425 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (307 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Weston County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Weston County, WY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (433 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (425 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (307 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Weston County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.65 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.51 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Weston County, WY, by median earnings, are Material Moving Occupations ($73,000), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($67,853), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,182).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.41k

2017 Value

± 352

2.93%

1 Year growth

± 14.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Weston County, WY grew at a rate of 2.93%, from 3.31k employees to 3.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Weston County, WY, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (656 people), Educational Services (426 people), and Retail Trade (382 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Weston County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Weston 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 Weston County, WY, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (656 people), Educational Services (426 people), and Retail Trade (382 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Weston County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (35.6 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.54 times), and Utilities (2.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Weston County, WY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,303), Utilities ($78,558), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,528).

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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. $27.2B

  2. $7.71B

  3. $5.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $27.2B, followed by Crude petroleum ($7.71B) and Fuel oils ($5.3B).

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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$63.9B

2020 Value

$79.1B

Projected 2045 Value

23.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wyoming trade was $63.9B. This is expected to increase 23.8% 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. $10.7B

  2. $7.52B

  3. $4.49B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Utah with $10.7B, followed by Colorado with $7.52B and Nebraska and $4.49B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wyoming shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.2% of the population of Weston County, WY has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 5.82% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.53% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Weston County, WY see 1808 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.6% increase from the previous year (1440 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1809 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 724 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

1,808 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Weston County, WY see an average of 1,808 patients per year. This represents a 25.6% increase from the previous year (1,440 patients).

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

12.8%

Uninsured

53.6%

Employer Coverage

5.82%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

2.53%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Weston County, WY declined by 10.1% from 14.3% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Weston 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

Weston County, WY is home to a population of 7.12k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.82% of Weston County, WY residents were born outside of the country (272 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Weston County, WY is composed of 6.52k White Alone residents (91.6%), 305 Asian Alone residents (4.29%), 148 Two or More Races residents (2.08%), 103 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.45%), 33 Black or African American Alone residents (0.464%), 6 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0843%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 27.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Weston County, WY was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Weston County, WY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Weston County, WY residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

272 people

4.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

293 people

As of 2017, 3.82% of Weston County, WY residents (272 people) 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 Weston County, WY was 4.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Weston County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Weston 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

    6.52k ± 17

  2. Asian Alone

    305 ± 139

  3. Two or More Races

    148 ± 117

In 2017, there were 21.4 times more White Alone residents (6.52k people) in Weston County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 305 Asian Alone and 148 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    263 ± 76

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    196 ± 115

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    73 ± 51

Weston County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Weston County, WY was $180,100 in 2017, which is 0.784 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $172,300 to $180,100, a 4.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Weston County, WY is 76.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Weston County, WY have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Weston County, WY is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$180,100

2017 Median

± $21,678

$172,300

2016 Median

± $16,009

In 2017, the median property value in Weston County, WY grew to to $180,100 from the previous year's value of $172,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Weston 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 Weston County, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Household Income

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$59,605

Median Household Income

± $7,853

3.18k

Number of Households

± 344

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.18k households in Weston County, WY grew to $59,605 from the previous year's value of $55,640.

The following chart displays the households in Weston 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.6%

2017 Homeownership

76.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.6% of the housing units in Weston County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

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

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Weston County, WY have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.84% of the workforce in Weston County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.7%

  2. Public Transit

    9.13%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Weston County, WY was Drove Alone (72.7%), followed by those who Public Transit (9.13%) and those who Worked At Home (6.87%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

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

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