Wyoming

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Population

579,315

1.06% decline

Median Age

37.5


Median Household Income

$60,434

0.922% growth

Poverty Rate

11.1%


Number of Employees

270,097

0.191% growth

Median Property Value

$214,300

2.29% growth

About

In 2017, Wyoming had a population of 579k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $60,434. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wyoming declined from 585,501 to 579,315, a -1.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,882 to $60,434, a 0.922% increase.

The population of Wyoming is 84% White Alone, 10% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.13% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Wyoming speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wyoming are University of Wyoming (3,057 degrees awarded in 2016), Laramie County Community College (797 degrees), and Sheridan College (782 degrees).

The median property value in Wyoming is $214,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.8%. Most people in Wyoming commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wyoming is 2 cars per household.

Wyoming borders Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Idaho, Montana, and South Dakota.

Economy

The economy of Wyoming employs 270k people. The largest industries in Wyoming are Elementary & secondary schools (22,895 people), Construction (18,429 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (16,721 people), and the highest paying industries are Drycleaning & laundry services ($195,995), Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers ($113,820), and Offices of dentists ($96,677).

Median household income in Wyoming is $60,434. Males in Wyoming have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,984. The income inequality in Wyoming (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,434

2017 value

± $1,759

0.922%

1 Year Growth

± 4.66%

Households in Wyoming have a median annual income of $60,434, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,882 in 2016, which represents a 0.922% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$59,709

Average Male Salary

± $4,113

$42,984

Average Female Salary

± $2,673

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wyoming made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $50,621 ± $14,028

  2. White

    $47,004 ± $2,595

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,972 ± $9,600

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wyoming workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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 0.46% 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. N/A

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wyoming was Laramie County, WY with a value of $61,961, followed by Natrona County, WY and N/A, with respective values of $60,546 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Wyoming colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wyoming (63.4k out of 569k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    53,460 ± 1,663

  2. Hispanic

    11,641 ± 890

  3. Native American

    3,330 ± 293

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wyoming is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

270k

2017 Value

0.191%

1 Year growth

± 0.191%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wyoming grew at a rate of 0.191%, from 270k employees to 270k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wyoming, are Elementary & middle school teachers (9,526 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (8,742 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (8,653 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wyoming.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wyoming, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (9,526 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (8,742 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (8,653 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Wyoming has an unusually high number of residents working as Mining machine operators (28.8 times higher than expected), Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (15.1 times), and Miscellaneous plant & system operators (15.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wyoming, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($333,321), Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators ($189,545), and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers ($175,654).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

270k

2017 Value

0.191%

1 Year growth

± 0.191%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wyoming grew at a rate of 0.191%, from 270k employees to 270k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wyoming, are Elementary & secondary schools (22,895 people), Construction (18,429 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (16,721 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wyoming, though some of these residents may live in Wyoming 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 Wyoming, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (22,895 people), Construction (18,429 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (16,721 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Wyoming has an unusually high number of Coal mining (52.9 times higher than expected), Oil & gas extraction (14 times), and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying (13.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wyoming, by average salary, are Drycleaning & laundry services ($195,995), Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers ($113,820), and Offices of dentists ($96,677).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from false to other states, or from other states to false.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.2B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $5.14B

In 2015, the top outbound false product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.2B, followed by Crude petroleum with $7.35B and Fuel oils and $5.14B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

$59.3B

2015 Value

$79.1B

Projected 2045 Value

33.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound false trade was $59.3B. This is expected to increase 33.3% to $79.1B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound false 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 false to other states, or from other states to false.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.62B

  2. $6.9B

  3. $3.97B

In 2015, the top outbound false 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 false shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.7% of the population of Wyoming has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 9.54% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.62% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wyoming 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

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%).

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Health Care Spending

$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

12.3%

Uninsured

50.5%

Employer Coverage

9.54%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

2.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wyoming grew by 6.13% from 11.5% to 12.3%.

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

Wyoming is home to a population of 579k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.58% of Wyoming residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wyoming is composed of 487k White Alone residents (84%), 58.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (10%), 12.3k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.13%), 12.3k Two or More Races residents (2.12%), 5.15k Black or African American Alone residents (0.89%), 4.59k Asian Alone residents (0.792%), 223 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0385%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wyoming are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wyoming was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Wyoming are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wyoming residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.58% of Wyoming 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 Wyoming was 3.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    7,866 ± 2,163 people

  2. Canada

    1,595 ± 979 people

  3. El Salvador

    1,185 ± 844 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 7,866 Wyoming residents, followed by Canada with 1,595 and El Salvador with 1,185.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Wyoming residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wyoming was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    487k ± 609

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    58.1k ± 4.29k

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    12.3k ± 1.12k

In 2017, there were 8.37 times more White Alone residents (487k people) in Wyoming than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58.1k Hispanic or Latino and 12.3k 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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wyoming was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wyoming 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

    14,245 ± 1,543

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    10,439 ± 2,048

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,047 ± 1,101

Wyoming has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wyoming awarded 7,394 degrees. The student population of Wyoming is skewed towards women, with 15,907 male students and 17,507 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wyoming are White (5,924 and 82.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (452 and 6.33%), Unknown (335 and 4.69%), and Two or More Races (155 and 2.17%).

The largest universities in Wyoming by number of degrees awarded are University of Wyoming (3,057 and 41.3%), Laramie County Community College (797 and 10.8%), and Sheridan College (782 and 10.6%).

The most popular majors in Wyoming are General Studies (461 and 6.23%), Registered Nursing (429 and 5.8%), and Diesel Mechanics Technology (338 and 4.57%).

The median tuition costs in Wyoming are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $2,976 and $11,904 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 101 degrees awarded

  2. 461 degrees awarded

  3. 233 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wyoming was Elementary Education & Teaching with 101 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,057 degrees awarded

  2. 797 degrees awarded

  3. 782 degrees awarded

$2,976

Median In-State Public

$18,021

Median Private

In 2016, the Wyoming institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wyoming with 3,057 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,419

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,975

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,419 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wyoming, which is 0.86 times less than the 3,975 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Wyoming by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,924 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    452 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    335 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wyoming were to White students. These 5,924 degrees mean that there were 13.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 452 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wyoming was $214,300 in 2017, which is 0.985 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $209,500 to $214,300, a 2.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Wyoming is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wyoming have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wyoming is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$60,434

Median Household Income

± $1,759

226k

Number of Households

± 7,591

In 2017, the median household income of the 226k households in Wyoming grew to $60,434 from the previous year's value of $59,882.

The following chart displays the households in Wyoming 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

$214,300

2017 Median

± $5,510

$209,500

2016 Median

± $6,113

In 2017, the median property value in Wyoming grew to to $214,300 from the previous year's value of $209,500.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.8%

2017 Homeownership

68.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.8% of the housing units in Wyoming were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

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

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wyoming have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Wyoming have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.29%

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

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