Wyoming Population and Demographics
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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Wyoming, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.
The data on this page is from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.
Richest Zip Codes in Wyoming
In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Wyoming based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.
If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.
|Rank||ZIP Code||County||Mean Income|
|2||83001||Sublette County, Teton County||$156,727.00|
|10||82832||Johnson County, Sheridan County||$105,625.00|
To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Wyoming.
Richest Cities in Wyoming
We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Wyoming. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Wyoming by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.
|3||Star Valley Ranch||Lincoln County||$110,257.00|
|4||Rolling Hills||Converse County||$108,167.00|
|6||Bar Nunn||Natrona County||$102,510.00|
|7||Green River||Sweetwater County||$100,081.00|
|10||Rock Springs||Sweetwater County||$91,506.00|
To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Wyoming.
Median Household Income
According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in Wyoming is $65,304.00.
The chart below shows the average household income by age in Wyoming.
25 to 44$77,657.00
45 to 64$81,693.00
65 and over$50,854.00
Average Household Income
A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Wyoming?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.
The average (or mean) household income in Wyoming is $83,583.00.
5.65% of households in Wyoming are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).
The difference between a median and an average income
The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.
Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Wyoming but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.
Household Income Tiers for Wyoming
We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.
The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Wyoming easier to view.
You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.
Less than $24,99916.31%
$25,000 to $49,99919.88%
$50,000 to $74,99918.22%
$75,000 to $99,99914.37%
$100,000 to $149,99918.27%
$150,000 to $199,9997.29%
$200,000 or more5.65%
Per Capita Income
The per capita income is the average income of all people in Wyoming. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Wyoming by the total number of people in Wyoming.
It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Wyoming and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).
The per capita income in Wyoming is $34,415.00.
Population in Wyoming by Race and Ethnicity
The total population in Wyoming is currently 581,348 people.
The race and ethnicity of the population in Wyoming can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.
Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.
The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Wyoming.
0.80% Black/African American4,811
0.10% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander397
2.80% Two or more races15,921
Population of Wyoming by Age and Gender
Another very important demographics statistic for Wyoming is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.
In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.
|0 to 9 Years||37,289||34,787|
|10 to 19 Years||40,082||37,349|
|20 to 29 Years||39,065||35,231|
|30 to 39 Years||40,415||37,794|
|40 to 49 Years||35,187||32,368|
|50 to 59 Years||36,625||34,644|
|60 to 69 Years||37,280||36,944|
|70 Years and over||29,261||32,320|
Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.
What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.
The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Wyoming.
Master's degree or higher13.48%
Some college or associate's degree14.34%
High school diploma or equivalent39.29%
Less than high school diploma2.47%
The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Wyoming because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.
Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Wyoming look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.
The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Wyoming that are over the age of 16.
The current population in Wyoming that are over the age of 16 is 457,128 people.
The unemployment rate in Wyoming is 34.20%, which means 156,295 people are unemployed.
Median Age in Wyoming
The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Wyoming. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.
For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.
An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.
The median age in Wyoming is 38.2 years old.
We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:
Median age by gender in Wyoming
Households and Families
There are a total of 230,653 households in Wyoming, and the average household size is 2.44 people.
For families, the total number is 145,766, and the average family size is 3.05 people.
6.80% of those families in Wyoming are living below the poverty line.
The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Wyoming in 2022.
|Household Size||Poverty Threshold|
Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.
Households and Families by Marital Status
There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:
- Male householder, no spouse present
- Female householder, no spouse present
- Nonfamily household
In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Wyoming for each type, as well as the average sizes.
|Average Household Size||3.1||3.19||3.34||1.26|
|Average Household Size||3.07||2.82||3.05||0|
Housing Data in Wyoming
There are total of 271,818 housing units in Wyoming. Of those units, 230,653 (84.86%) are occupied, and 41,165 (15.14%) are vacant.
Of the 271,818 housing units in Wyoming, 59,580 (21.92%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $878.00.
Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 60.83% of housing units, with 165,359 housing units in total.
The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Wyoming.
No rent paid5,714
Less than $5006,923
$500 to $99930,620
$1,000 to $1,49915,353
$1,500 to $1,9994,714
$2,000 to $2,499997
$2,500 to $2,999570
$3,000 or more403
The median value of a property in Wyoming is $237,900.00.
The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Wyoming.
Less than $50,00013,092
$50,000 to $99,9997,975
$100,000 to $149,99915,571
$150,000 to $199,99926,731
$200,000 to $299,99947,476
$300,000 to $499,99936,582
$500,000 to $999,99912,814
$1,000,000 or more5,118
We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Wyoming.
1939 or earlier29,971
1940 to 194913,184
1950 to 195922,732
1960 to 196920,436
1970 to 197952,234
1980 to 198939,709
1990 to 199931,576
2000 to 200939,243
2010 to 201322,237
2014 or later496
Vehicles Available per Household
Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Wyoming has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.
No vehicles available8,763
1 vehicle available60,673
2 vehicles available83,983
3 or more vehicles available77,234
Commuting to Work in Wyoming
The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.
Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?
Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Wyoming, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.
The average travel time is 18.1 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Wyoming.
Less than 5 minutes23,216
5 to 9 minutes62,043
10 to 14 minutes60,593
15 to 19 minutes43,893
20 to 24 minutes20,977
25 to 29 minutes6,472
30 to 34 minutes14,438
35 to 39 minutes2,742
40 to 44 minutes3,974
45 to 59 minutes9,098
60 to 89 minutes9,044
90 or more minutes6,208
We can also look at the means of transport in Wyoming to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.
Worked from home19,112
Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Wyoming.
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