Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Wyoming

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Wyoming total population increased from 493,782 (2000) to 568,158 (2011) -- a change of 74,376 ( 15.06%). The median age increased from 36.2 (2000) to 36.8 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 97,933 (2000) to 96,069 (2011) -- a change of -1,864 ( -1.90%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 493,782 100.0 568,158 100.0 74,376 15.1
  Male 248,374 50.3 289,416 50.9 41,042 16.5
  Female 245,408 49.7 278,742 49.1 33,334 13.6
  Under 5 years 30,940 6.3 39,022 6.9 8,082 26.1
  5 to 9 years 34,127 6.9 35,530 6.3 1,403 4.1
  10 to 14 years 38,376 7.8 39,025 6.9 649 1.7
  15 to 19 years 41,903 8.5 38,768 6.8 -3,135 -7.5
  20 to 24 years 33,455 6.8 40,205 7.1 6,750 20.2
  25 to 34 years 59,854 12.1 79,318 14.0 19,464 32.5
  35 to 44 years 78,765 16.0 66,597 11.7 -12,168 -15.4
  45 to 54 years 74,079 15.0 80,644 14.2 6,565 8.9
  55 to 59 years 24,935 5.0 44,382 7.8 19,447 78.0
  60 to 64 years 19,655 4.0 32,638 5.7 12,983 66.1
  65 to 74 years 31,343 6.3 41,068 7.2 9,725 31.0
  75 to 84 years 19,615 4.0 23,445 4.1 3,830 19.5
  85 years and over 6,735 1.4 7,516 1.3 781 11.6
  Median age 36.2... 36.8... 0.6 1.7

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 420,5963.719,6073.5
  5- 919,2033.418,0103.2
  10-1418,5923.317,3633.1
  15-1919,6263.518,5163.3
  20-2421,3153.819,0033.4
  25-2921,7523.919,5243.5
  30-3418,9193.417,4543.1
  35-3917,7023.116,1592.9
  40-4417,1493.015,9562.8
  45-4919,7133.519,7593.5
  50-5422,4504.021,6553.8
  55-5920,9283.720,0183.6
  60-6416,8783.015,6892.8
  65-6911,5552.111,4192.0
  70-748,1261.48,4681.5
  75-795,7041.06,7881.2
  80-844,1760.75,2520.9
  85+ 3,0530.55,5491.0

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 2,771 (2000) to 4,833 (2011) -- a change of 2,062 ( 74.41%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 614 (2000) to 831 (2011) -- a change of 217 ( 35.34%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 493,782 100.0 568,158 100.0 74,376 15.1
One Race 484,899 98.2 552,518 97.2 67,619 13.9
  White 454,670 92.1 515,335 90.7 60,665 13.3
  Black or African American 3,722 0.8 5,079 0.9 1,357 36.5
  American Indian and Alaska Native 11,133 2.3 12,241 2.2 1,108 10.0
  Asian 2,771 0.6 4,833 0.9 2,062 74.4
    Asian Indian 354 0.1 1,062 0.2 708 200.0
    Chinese 609 0.1 914 0.2 305 50.1
    Filipino 472 0.1 1,244 0.2 772 163.6
    Japanese 485 0.1 661 0.1 176 36.3
    Korean 412 0.1 396 0.1 -16 -3.9
    Vietnamese 100 0.0 194 0.0 94 94.0
    Other Asian 339 0.1 362 0.1 23 6.8
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 302 0.1 201 0.0 -101 -33.4
    Native Hawaiian 75 0.0 -1 0.0 -76 -101.3
    Guamanian or Chamorro 65 0.0 -1 0.0 -66 -101.5
    Samoan 63 0.0 -1 0.0 -64 -101.6
    Other Pacific Islander 99 0.0 -1 0.0 -100 -101.0
  Some other race 12,301 2.5 14,829 2.6 2,528 20.6
Two or more races 8,883 1.8 15,640 2.8 6,757 76.1
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 462,902 93.7 530,643 93.4 67,741 14.6
  Black or African American 4,863 1.0 7,940 1.4 3,077 63.3
  American Indian and Alaska Native 15,012 3.0 21,388 3.8 6,376 42.5
  Asian 4,107 0.8 6,929 1.2 2,822 68.7
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 614 0.1 831 0.1 217 35.3
  Some other race 15,610 3.2 16,886 3.0 1,276 8.2
Hispanic 31,669 6.4 51,758 9.1 20,089 63.4

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 193,608 (2000) to 222,539 (2011) -- a change of 28,931 ( 14.94%). The number of families increased from 130,497 (2000) to 142,618 (2011) -- a change of 12,121 ( 9.29%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 193,608 100.0 222,539 100.0 28,931 14.9
  Family households (families) 130,497 67.4 142,618 64.1 12,121 9.3
    Married-couple family 106,179 54.8 114,463 51.4 8,284 7.8
  Nonfamily households 63,111 32.6 79,921 35.9 16,810 26.6
    Householder living alone 50,980 26.3 60,037 27.0 9,057 17.8
      Householder 65 years and over 17,059 8.8 19,380 8.7 2,321 13.6

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 97,779 (2000) to 115,521 (2011) -- a change of 17,742 ( 18.15%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 315,663 100.0 375,608 100.0 59,945 19.0
  Less than 9th grade 10,614 3.4 6,925 1.8 -3,689 -34.8
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 27,703 8.8 23,238 6.2 -4,465 -16.1
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 97,779 31.0 115,521 30.8 17,742 18.1
  Some college, no degree 85,184 27.0 99,998 26.6 14,814 17.4
  Associate's degree 25,221 8.0 37,078 9.9 11,857 47.0
  Bachelor's degree 47,066 14.9 61,815 16.5 14,749 31.3
  Graduate or professional degree 22,096 7.0 31,033 8.3 8,937 40.4
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 87.9... 92.0 4.1 4.7
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 21.9... 24.7 2.8 12.8

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 136,139 (2000) to 145,877 (2011) -- a change of 9,738 ( 7.15%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 136,139 100.0 145,877 100.0 9,738 7.2
  Nursery school, preschool 7,880 5.8 9,211 6.3 1,331 16.9
  Kindergarten 6,612 4.9 7,770 5.3 1,158 17.5
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 59,518 43.7 60,593 41.5 1,075 1.8
  High school (grades 9-12) 32,432 23.8 29,494 20.2 -2,938 -9.1
  College or graduate school 29,697 21.8 38,809 26.6 9,112 30.7

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 8,919 (2000) to 9,243 (2011) -- a change of 324 ( 3.63%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 462,809 100.0 529,136 100.0 66,327 14.3
  English only 433,324 93.6 495,202 93.6 61,878 14.3
  Language other than English 29,485 6.4 33,934 6.4 4,449 15.1
    Speak English less than "very well" 8,919 1.9 9,243 1.7 324 3.6
  Spanish 18,606 4.0 25,587 4.8 6,981 37.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 6,223 1.3 7,292 1.4 1,069 17.2
  Other Indo-European languages 6,391 1.4 3,313 0.6 -3,078 -48.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,381 0.3 555 0.1 -826 -59.8
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 2,117 0.5 3,401 0.6 1,284 60.7
    Speak English less than "very well" 862 0.2 1,251 0.2 389 45.1

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 241,055 (2000) to 289,976 (2011) -- a change of 48,921 ( 20.29%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 381,912 100.0 446,044 100.0 64,132 16.8
  In labor force 257,808 67.5 308,042 69.1 50,234 19.5
    Civilian labor force 254,508 66.6 305,529 68.5 51,021 20.0
      Employed 241,055 63.1 289,976 65.0 48,921 20.3
      Unemployed 13,453 3.5 15,553 3.5 2,100 15.6
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.3... 5.1 -0.2 -3.8
    Armed Forces 3,300 0.9 2,513 0.6 -787 -23.8
  Not in labor force 124,104 32.5 138,002 30.9 13,898 11.2

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 241,055 100.0 289,976 100.0 48,921 20.3
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 25,732 10.7 33,180 11.4 7,448 28.9
  Construction 20,881 8.7 21,545 7.4 664 3.2
  Manufacturing 11,749 4.9 13,427 4.6 1,678 14.3
  Wholesale trade 5,499 2.3 7,232 2.5 1,733 31.5
  Retail trade 28,457 11.8 32,790 11.3 4,333 15.2
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 15,847 6.6 20,102 6.9 4,255 26.9
  Information 5,351 2.2 5,279 1.8 -72 -1.3
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 11,402 4.7 14,809 5.1 3,407 29.9
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 14,312 5.9 18,946 6.5 4,634 32.4
  Educational, health and social services 51,737 21.5 64,700 22.3 12,963 25.1
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 23,173 9.6 26,837 9.3 3,664 15.8
  Other services (except public administration) 11,785 4.9 12,964 4.5 1,179 10.0
  Public administration 15,130 6.3 18,165 6.3 3,035 20.1

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 307,867 (May 2012) to 305,110 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -2,757 ( -0.9%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force307,867307,808306,992306,292305,825305,110
  Employed291,722291,113289,709288,849289,163289,347
  Unemployed16,14516,69517,28317,44316,66215,763
  Unemployment rate 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.7 5.4 5.2

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 17.8 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 239,809). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 18.1 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 286,078).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 48.68% ( 225,303) of the population 5 years and over ( 462,809) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 17.56% ( 98,581) of the population 1 year and over ( 561,389) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $37,892 (2000) to $56,322 (2011) -- a change of $18,430 ( 48.64%). The per capita income increased from $19,134 (2000) to $27,973 (2011) -- a change of $8,839 ( 46.20%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income increased from $55,213 (2010) to $56,322 (2011) -- a change of $1,109 ( 2.01%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.423 (2010) to 0.408 (2011) -- a change of -0.015 ( -3.546%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 193,959 100.0 222,539 100.0 28,580 14.7
  Less than $10,000 17,766 9.2 9,966 4.5 -7,800 -43.9
  $10,000 to $14,999 14,586 7.5 9,905 4.5 -4,681 -32.1
  $15,000 to $24,999 28,984 14.9 23,147 10.4 -5,837 -20.1
  $25,000 to $34,999 27,727 14.3 24,870 11.2 -2,857 -10.3
  $35,000 to $49,999 35,417 18.3 32,041 14.4 -3,376 -9.5
  $50,000 to $74,999 39,126 20.2 43,874 19.7 4,748 12.1
  $75,000 to $99,999 17,392 9.0 32,726 14.7 15,334 88.2
  $100,000 to $149,999 8,636 4.5 32,261 14.5 23,625 273.6
  $150,000 to $199,999 1,880 1.0 7,944 3.6 6,064 322.6
  $200,000 or more 2,445 1.3 5,805 2.6 3,360 137.4
  Median household income (dollars) 37,892... 56,322... 18,430 48.6
  Median family income (dollars) 45,685... 68,629... 22,944 50.2
  Per capita income (dollars) 19,134... 27,973... 8,839 46.2

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $27,111M (2011Q2) to $27,834M (2012Q2) -- a change of $723M ( 2.7%). Per capita personal income increased from $48,030 (2011Q2) to $48,990 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,593 ( 3.3%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 26,95027,11127,31427,48027,66227,834
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 26,70826,88327,07727,23327,35527,603
  Farm income 10.2/ 241228237246308231
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 18,79218,97319,25119,43319,49819,499
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 2,0292,0512,0732,0922,1022,105
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 813821829836833834
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,2161,2291,2441,2561,2691,270
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -5-5-8-6-20
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 16,75816,91717,17017,33417,39417,394
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 6,5836,5866,5456,5386,6096,754
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 3,6093,6083,5993,6083,6603,686
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 12,78612,94313,13013,25313,28513,326
Supplements to wages and salaries 3,3493,3833,4323,4553,4553,464
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 2,1332,1532,1882,1992,1862,194
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,2161,2291,2441,2561,2691,270
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 2,6572,6472,6882,7262,7592,709
  Farm proprietors' income 129115124133182121
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 2,5282,5322,5642,5932,5772,588
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 47,74548,03048,39048,68448,68748,990

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 8.05 (2000) to 7.90 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 11.42 (2000) to 11.30 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 558,832) with health insurance was 473,001. Of those with health insurance, 396,105 had private health insurance and 139,386 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 17.10% ( 77,143) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 451,175) had a disability. In 2011, 11.43% ( 63,853) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 558,832) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 223,854 (2000) to 265,554 (2011) -- a change of 41,700 ( 18.63%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 223,854 100.0 265,554 100.0 41,700 18.6
  Occupied housing units 193,608 86.5 222,539 83.8 28,931 14.9
    Owner-occupied housing units 135,514 60.5 157,223 59.2 21,709 16.0
    Renter-occupied housing units 58,094 26.0 65,316 24.6 7,222 12.4
  Vacant housing units 30,246 13.5 43,015 16.2 12,769 42.2

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $96,600 (2000) to $179,900 (2011) -- a change of $83,300 ( 86.23%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 135,514 100.0 157,223 100.0 21,709 16.0
  Less than $50,000 7,942 5.9 16,642 10.6 8,700 109.5
  $50,000 to $99,999 43,294 31.9 15,745 10.0 -27,549 -63.6
  $100,000 to $149,999 25,961 19.2 26,185 16.7 224 0.9
  $150,000 to $199,999 9,586 7.1 32,940 21.0 23,354 243.6
  $200,000 to $299,999 5,395 4.0 38,414 24.4 33,019 612.0
  $300,000 to $499,999 1,936 1.4 19,754 12.6 17,818 920.4
  $500,000 to $999,999 904 0.7 4,699 3.0 3,795 419.8
  $1,000,000 or more 573 0.4 2,844 1.8 2,271 396.3
Median value (dollars) 96,600... 179,900... 83,300 86.2

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $437 (2000) to $759 (2011) -- a change of $322 ( 73.68%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $825 (2000) to $1,269 (2011) -- a change of $444 ( 53.82%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 62,809 100.0 96,851 100.0 34,042 54.2
  Less than $300 556 0.9 145 0.1 -411 -73.9
  $300 to $499 5,786 9.2 1,293 1.3 -4,493 -77.7
  $500 to $699 14,869 23.7 7,171 7.4 -7,698 -51.8
  $700 to $999 21,953 35.0 17,807 18.4 -4,146 -18.9
  $1,000 to $1,499 14,234 22.7 37,321 38.5 23,087 162.2
  $1,500 to $1,999 3,573 5.7 19,718 20.4 16,145 451.9
  $2,000 or more 1,838 2.9 13,396 13.8 11,558 628.8
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 825... 1,269... 444 53.8
Housing units without a mortgage 32,782 52.2 60,372 100.0 27,590 84.2
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 229... 365... 136 59.4


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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