Lincoln County, WY

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2022 Population
19,794
1.73% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
1.24% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.06%
5.14% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$83,033
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$325,500
14.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lincoln County, WY had a population of 19.8k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $83,033. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lincoln County, WY grew from 19,457 to 19,794, a 1.73% increase and its median household income grew from $74,835 to $83,033, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.4%), White (Hispanic) (3.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.69%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.51%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.338%).

None of the households in Lincoln County, WY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Lincoln County, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lincoln County, WY was $325,500, and the homeownership rate was 79.4%.

Most people in Lincoln County, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, WY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lincoln County, WY is home to a population of 19.8k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.94% of Lincoln County, WY residents were born outside of the country (581 people).

In 2022, there were 29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Lincoln County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 625 White (Hispanic) and 532 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Lincoln County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, WY was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.1k ± 67
  2. White (Hispanic)
    625 ± 152
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    532 ± 54.6
5.04%
Hispanic Population
998 people

In 2022, there were 29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Lincoln County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 625 White (Hispanic) and 532 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.04% of the people in Lincoln County, WY are hispanic (998 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lincoln County, WY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.94%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
581 people
2.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
533 people

As of 2022, 2.94% of Lincoln County, WY residents (581 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, WY was 2.74%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    727 ± 175
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    146 ± 71
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    112 ± 64

Lincoln County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, WY employs 9.87k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, WY are Construction (1,297 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,208 people), and Retail Trade (1,200 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($106,250), Wholesale Trade ($104,300), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,691).

Occupations

9.87k
2022 Value
± 699
3.04%
1 Year growth
± 9.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, WY grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 9.58k employees to 9.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,391 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,124 people), and Management Occupations (987 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.87k
2022 Value
± 699
3.04%
1 Year growth
± 9.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lincoln County, WY grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 9.58k employees to 9.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, WY, are Construction (1,297 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,208 people), and Retail Trade (1,200 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln County, WY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,402
Median earning men ± $3,505
$31,823
Median earning women ± $2,538

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($132,819), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,321), and Public Administration ($78,685).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,536), Wholesale Trade ($65,400), and Public Administration ($53,278).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 283k people employed in Wyoming. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.9%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 167
    Construction
  2. 138
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 131
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 82.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (14.3%), followed by Other (1.96%).

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing the state of Wyoming. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Lincoln County, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wyoming

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John Barrasso
Senator from Wyoming1
Assumed office on June 25, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the death of Craig L. Thomas.
Cynthia Lummis
Senator from Wyoming2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing Wyoming.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Lincoln County, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Lincoln County, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Lincoln County, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.512% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.566% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (129k), Some college (119k), and Bachelors Degree (74.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, WY was $325,500 in 2022, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $283,800 to $325,500, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, WY is 79.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lincoln County, WY have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, WY is $83,033. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, WY was Census Tract 9782 with a value of $95,859, followed by Census Tract 9781 and Census Tract 9784, with respective values of $81,721 and $71,793.

Property

$325,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,899
$6,056
Median Property Taxes
±$529

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lincoln County, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.4% of the housing units in Lincoln County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9782
  2. Census Tract 9781
  3. Census Tract 9784

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, WY was Census Tract 9782 with a value of $95,859, followed by Census Tract 9781 and Census Tract 9784, with respective values of $81,721 and $71,793.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lincoln County, WY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$83,033
Median Household Income
± $2,479
7.63k
Number of Households
± 593

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.63k households in Lincoln County, WY grew to $83,033 from the previous year's value of $74,835.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, WY 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln County, WY is from Wyoming.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Wyoming

In 2022, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0943% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.3%)
  2. Carpooled (15.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.52%)

In 2022, 68.3% of workers in Lincoln County, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.6%) and those who worked at home (8.52%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, WY have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.24% of the workforce in Lincoln County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln County, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, WY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, WY (1.39k out of 19.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, WY is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Health

87.7% of the population of Lincoln County, WY has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 6.44% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, WY see 1416 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (1388 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2025 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 750 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,416 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, WY

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, WY see an average of 1,416 patients per year. This represents a 2.02% increase from the previous year (1,388 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lincoln County, WY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.3%
Uninsured
55.3%
Employer Coverage
6.44%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, WY declined by 10.4% from 13.7% to 12.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Lincoln County, WY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27% in Lincoln County, WY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.1% in Lincoln County, WY.

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