Wyoming’s population changes


Sublette County leads in federal lands, oil and gas taxation

released last week by the State

of Wyoming’s, Economic Analysis Division

with information on the entire state and

individual counties.

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

applications.”

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

percent.

• 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

the year.

• 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

state.

• Of Sublette County’s 3,275 households,

2,827 have Internet access: 25 through dialup,

2,676 through broadband, and 151 without

a subscription.

• 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

stamps.

• 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,

34.8 percent.

• 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

hospitality industry.

• 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,

$11.7 million.

• 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

residential properties.

• The portion of federal land in Sublette

County is 76.7 percent, compared with 2.1

percent in Goshen County and 47.6 percent

for Wyoming.

• 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

Wyoming.

• 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,

20.4 minutes.

• 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_

data/County_Profile.html.

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