released last week by the State
of Wyoming’s, Economic Analysis Division
with information on the entire state and
Sublette County leads the state in miles
its residents drive to work, unemployment
in the oil and gas sector and the largest acreage
of federal lands.
The updated 2019 publication provides
answers to frequently requested statistics
that measure the demographic, social, economic,
housing and revenue conditions of
all 23 counties and Wyoming. More than
30 topics are covered including population
by age and race, employment and wages by
industry, educational attainment, income
and poverty, commuting and land ownership.
“The county profiles provide essential
information about Wyoming and individual
county people, housing and economy in a
single place,” said Dr. Wenlin Liu, chief
economist with the Economic Analysis
Division. “Timely and accurate data are
imperative for government, businesses and
communities to make the most informed
decisions possible in areas such as strategic
planning, economic development and grant
By the numbers
• Proportion of the population ages 65
and over in 2019 was 26.2 percent in Hot
Springs County, compared with 10.1 percent
in Campbell County and 16.5 percent
for Wyoming – Sublette County was 19.5
• Proportion of Hispanic population was
18.2 percent in Carbon County, compared
with 2.4 percent in Crook County and 10.1
percent for Wyoming – Sublette County
was 7.5 percent or 732 of its 9,813 residents.
• Net migration – the number of people
who moved in less people who moved
out – Park County was up 136 over 2018,
compared with Sweetwater County that
was down 374. The state was down 3,089.
Sublette County was up 16 people or 29.6
percent with 97 births and 60 deaths during
• Proportion of households that are married-
couple families was 63.8 percent in
Crook County, compared with 38.7 percent
in Albany County and 51.6 percent for Wyoming
– Sublette County was 59 percent.
• Sublette County’s average household
size is 3.01 people compared to 2.46 for the
• Of Sublette County’s 3,275 households,
2,827 have Internet access: 25 through dialup,
2,676 through broadband, and 151 without
• Households with an Internet subscription
was 89.4 percent in Campbell County,
compared with 70.6 percent in Platte County
and 81.7 percent for Wyoming – Sublette
County was 82.5 percent.
• Of Sublette County’s residents over age
25, 96.3 percent are high school graduates
and 25.2 percent have a bachelor’s degree
or higher, compared to 92.9 percent and
26.9 percent for the state. Teton County
leads the state with 57.4 percent having
bachelor’s degrees, and a low 15.4 percent
in Uinta County.
• Sublette County has 711 veterans or 9.5
percent of the population.
• There are 1,280 people, who are civilians
and not institutionalized, in Sublette
County with a disability.
• Residents born in Wyoming was
52.5 percent of the population in Fremont
County, compared with 22.3 percent in
Teton County and 42.1 percent for Wyoming
– Sublette County was 35.1 percent.
• In Sublette County, 309 residents
were foreign born, with 113 born abroad to
American parents, 208 naturalized citizens
and 101 not citizens.
• Median household income was $83,831
in Teton County, compared with $39,359 in
Niobrara County and $62,268 for Wyoming
– Sublette County, $78,680.
• Proportion of households with food
stamp/SNAP benefits was 9.2 percent in
Fremont County, compared with 0.7 percent
in Johnson County and 5.7 percent for
Wyoming – Sublette County had 72 people
or 2.2 percent of the population using food
• The poverty rate for single-mother
families with children under 18 years was
55.5 percent in Goshen County, compared
with 0.0 percent in Crook County and 33.5
percent for Wyoming – Sublette County,
• Percent of the population without
health insurance coverage was 18.0 percent
in Fremont County, compared with 7.4 percent
in Albany County and 11.3 percent for
Wyoming – Sublette County, 13.4 percent.
• The home ownership rate was 83.7 percent
in Crook County, compared with 49.7
percent in Albany County and 69.4 percent
for Wyoming – Sublette County, 81 percent.
• Of Sublette County’s residents, 670 or
6.8 percent people lived in households that
fell more than 50 percent below poverty
level. That is compared to 4.9 percent for
the entire state.
• The median home value was $827,400
in Teton County, compared with $144,900
in Niobrara County and $213,300 for Wyoming
– Sublette County, $272,600. Housing
inventory listed 112 homes in Sublette
County valued at more than $1 million.
• Of the 2,654 owner-occupied homes in
Sublette County, 57.4 percent have mortgages
compared to 58.1 percent in the state.
• Percent covered with unemployment
insurance in the mining industry that includes
oil and gas extraction was 24.0 percent
in Campbell County, compared with
0.0 percent in Teton and Goshen counties
and 7.6 percent for Wyoming – Sublette
County is listed at 22.8 percent.
• Average annual wage per job was
$90,205 in Wyoming’s mining industry,
compared with $29,048 for the retail trade
industry and $21,271 for the leisure and
• In Sublette County, 413 workers commuted
out of county to work, with the largest
percentage going to Sweetwater County
but others traveled to Lincoln County,
McKenzie County, N.D., Duchesne County,
Utah, and Converse County.
• Even more workers –1,358 – commuted
into Sublette County with the largest
number coming from Lincoln County, then
Sweetwater and Teton counties.
• There are 406 “farms” in Sublette
County totaling 546,000 acres.
• Female full-time workers made only 57
cents for every dollar earned (measured in
median) by men in Converse County, compared
with one dollar in Teton County and
71 cents for Wyoming.
• Approximately 510 people who lived
in Albany County were commuting to Laramie
County for work, compared with 1,650
workers commuting from Lincoln County
to Teton County.
Wyoming’s population changes
Sublette County leads in federal lands, oil and gas taxation
By Holly Dabb, [email protected]
• The total cash receipts for farmers and
ranchers in Washakie County was $48.7
million, of which 51.9 percent was from
crops, while $148.1 million or 79.0 percent
of Laramie County’s receipts was from
livestock and products – Sublette County,
• Total taxed valuation for Sublette
County in 2019 was $2.5 billion with $2.2
billion coming from oil and natural gas.
• In Sublette County, 70.8 percent of its
property taxes were from natural gas production,
while 54.8 percent of Campbell
County’s total property taxes were from
coal valuation, compared to 83.8 percent of
Teton County’s property taxes coming from
• The portion of federal land in Sublette
County is 76.7 percent, compared with 2.1
percent in Goshen County and 47.6 percent
• The high school graduation rate in four
years was 94.0 percent in Teton County,
compared with 56.5 percent in Niobrara
County and 82.1 percent for Wyoming –
Sublette County was 92.2 percent.
• The composite ACT score was 21.5
in Teton County, compared with 17.2 in
Washakie County and 19.5 for Wyoming –
Sublette County was at 20.7.
• Passenger cars and trucks accounted for
75.8 percent of total registered vehicles in
Laramie County, compared with 57.0 percent
in Sublette County and 67.7 percent for
• Sublette County residents traveled an
average 40,204 miles in 2019 compared to
the state average of 18,068 miles.
• The mean travel time to work was 27.1
minutes in Crook County, compared with
12.2 minutes in Washakie County and 17.8
minutes for Wyoming – Sublette County,
• The percent of population receiving
Medicaid benefits was 24.3 percent in Fremont
County, compared with 5.6 percent in
Teton County and 13.6 percent for Wyoming
– Sublette County, 7.2 percent.
• Percent of adults with BMI (body mass
index) higher than 30 was 33.6 percent in
Natrona County, compared with the low of
24.8 percent in Sublette County and 28.8
percent for Wyoming.
The entire report including all 23 counties
is at http://eadiv.state.wy.us/Demog_