Sheridan County, WY

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2020 Population
30,397
0.853% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Liz Cheney
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.7
0.946% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.4%
42.5% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$59,380
2.35% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$284,200
4.33% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
14,885
2.03% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Sheridan County, WY had a population of 30.4k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $59,380. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sheridan County, WY grew from 30,140 to 30,397, a 0.853% increase and its median household income declined from $60,807 to $59,380, a −2.35% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sheridan County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.96%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.72%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.734%).

None of the households in Sheridan 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.

99% of the residents in Sheridan County, WY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sheridan County, WY are Northern Wyoming Community College District (646 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Sheridan County, WY was $284,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.6%.

Most people in Sheridan County, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sheridan County, WY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Sheridan County, WY is home to a population of 30.4k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.45% of Sheridan County, WY residents were born outside of the country (746 people).

In 2020, there were 30.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.8k people) in Sheridan County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 901 White (Hispanic) and 523 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Sheridan County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sheridan County, WY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sheridan County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.8k ± 84
  2. White (Hispanic)
    901 ± 149
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    523 ± 166
4.37%
Hispanic Population
1.33k people

In 2020, there were 30.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.8k people) in Sheridan County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 901 White (Hispanic) and 523 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.37% of the people in Sheridan County, WY are hispanic (1.33k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    8,053 ± 2,188 people
  2. Canada
    1,118 ± 820 people
  3. China
    748 ± 671 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 8,053 Wyoming residents, followed by Canada with 1,118 and China with 748.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.45%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
746 people
2.03%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
612 people

As of 2020, 2.45% of Sheridan County, WY residents (746 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sheridan County, WY was 2.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,112 ± 210
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    399 ± 168
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    187 ± 90

Sheridan County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Sheridan County, WY employs 14.9k people. The largest industries in Sheridan County, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,385 people), Educational Services (1,829 people), and Construction (1,505 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,158), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,051).

Males in Wyoming have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,541. The income inequality in Wyoming (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

14.9k
2020 Value
± 945
−2.03%
1 Year decline
± 8.93%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sheridan County, WY declined at a rate of −2.03%, from 15.2k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sheridan County, WY, are Management Occupations (2,362 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,321 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,248 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.9k
2020 Value
± 945
−2.03%
1 Year decline
± 8.93%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sheridan County, WY declined at a rate of −2.03%, from 15.2k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sheridan County, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,385 people), Educational Services (1,829 people), and Construction (1,505 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sheridan County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Sheridan 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

$50,523
Median earning men ± $2,484
$32,575
Median earning women ± $2,133

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($154,943), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,139), and Manufacturing ($56,815).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,667), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,678), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($39,448).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Wyoming. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wyoming.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 391
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 290
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 237
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $142k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $75.6k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $54k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wyoming to other states, or from other states to Wyoming.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $10.3B
  2. $3.74B
  3. $3.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $10.3B, followed by Crude petroleum ($3.74B) and Basic chemicals ($3.55B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wyoming products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$36B
2020 Value in Wyoming
$60.8B
Projected 2050 Value in Wyoming
68.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wyoming trade was $36B. This is expected to increase 68.8% to $60.8B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wyoming trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wyoming to other states, or from other states to Wyoming.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $5.28B
  2. $4.66B
  3. $2.66B

In 2020, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Colorado with $5.28B, followed by Utah with $4.66B and Nebraska and $2.66B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wyoming shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sheridan County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 71.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.05%).

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.

Sheridan County, WY is currently represented by Liz Cheney 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wyoming over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Sheridan County, WY

Liz Cheney
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Sheridan County, WY is currently represented by Liz Cheney (Republican Party).

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

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In 2020, universities in Sheridan County, WY awarded 646 degrees. The student population of Sheridan County, WY in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 1,960 male students and 1,781 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sheridan County, WY are White (546 and 85.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (46 and 7.22%), Two or More Races (23 and 3.61%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (8 and 1.26%).

The largest universities in Sheridan County, WY by number of degrees awarded are Northern Wyoming Community College District (646 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sheridan County, WY are General Studies (108 and 16.7%), General Health & Wellness (67 and 10.4%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (57 and 8.82%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,741 students enrolled in Sheridan County, WY, 52.4% men and 47.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,190 records, of which 46.6% were women and 53.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 108 degree-majors awarded
  2. 67 degree-majors awarded
  3. 56 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sheridan County, WY was General Studies with 108 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sheridan County, WY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
646 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Wyoming Community College District with 646 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 229 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sheridan County, WY, which is 0.549 times less than the 417 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 546 degrees mean that there were 11.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,970) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,320) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.373% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.361% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (132k), Some college (121k), and Bachelors Degree (73.4k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Sheridan County, WY was $284,200 in 2020, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $272,400 to $284,200, a 4.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Sheridan County, WY is 67.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Sheridan County, WY have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sheridan County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sheridan County, WY is $59,380. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sheridan County, WY was Census Tract 6 with a value of $62,270, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $56,384 and $54,141.

In 2021, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sheridan County, WY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.03%.

Property

$284,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,101
$8,991
Median Property Taxes
±$710

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 Sheridan County, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sheridan County, WY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.6%
Homeownership
2020
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.6% of the housing units in Sheridan County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sheridan County, WY was Census Tract 6 with a value of $62,270, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $56,384 and $54,141.

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

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Household Income

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$59,380
Median Household Income
± $4,197
13.3k
Number of Households
± 875

In 2020, the median household income of the 13.3k households in Sheridan County, WY declined from $59,380 from the previous year's value of $60,807.

The following chart displays the households in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, WY is from Wyoming.
0.446
2020 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.449
2019 Wage GINI in Wyoming

In 2020, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.633% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wyoming across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.61%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.86%)

In 2020, 79.2% of workers in Sheridan County, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.61%) and those who worked at home (7.86%).

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

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sheridan County, WY have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sheridan County, WY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sheridan County, WY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.03%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sheridan County, WY (2.48k out of 29.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sheridan County, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 10% of the children was living in poverty in Sheridan County, WY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 151 in Sheridan County, WY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 20.3 per 100,000 population.

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88.6% of the population of Sheridan County, WY has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 7.41% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 2.56% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Wyoming was $8,320 in 2014. This is a 4.51% increase from the previous year ($7,961).

Primary care physicians in Sheridan County, WY see 1680 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.7% increase from the previous year (1439 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 953 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 205 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wyoming, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,680 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sheridan County, WY

Primary care physicians in Sheridan County, WY see an average of 1,680 patients per year. This represents a 16.7% increase from the previous year (1,439 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wyoming across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
7.41%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
2.56%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sheridan County, WY grew by 7.15% from 10.6% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sheridan County, WY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.7 in Sheridan County, WY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 28.9% in Sheridan County, WY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.1% in Sheridan County, WY.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Sheridan County, WY.

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