Washakie County, WY

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2020 Population
7,933
1.17% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Liz Cheney
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42.6
0.699% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
10.5%
0.0554% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$57,306
5.81% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$165,900
0.0603% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Washakie County, WY had a population of 7.93k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $57,306. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Washakie County, WY declined from 8,027 to 7,933, a −1.17% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,158 to $57,306, a 5.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washakie County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.8%), Other (Hispanic) (7.02%), White (Hispanic) (5.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.16%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.58%).

None of the households in Washakie 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.

98.8% of the residents in Washakie County, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Washakie County, WY was $165,900, and the homeownership rate was 73%.

Most people in Washakie County, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Washakie County, WY was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Wind River's canyon. Washakie County, WY.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Washakie County, WY is home to a population of 7.93k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.18% of Washakie County, WY residents were born outside of the country (173 people).

In 2020, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.49k people) in Washakie County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 557 Other (Hispanic) and 411 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Washakie County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Washakie 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 Washakie County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.49k ± 37
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    557 ± 229
  3. White (Hispanic)
    411 ± 208
14.3%
Hispanic Population
1.13k people

In 2020, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.49k people) in Washakie County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 557 Other (Hispanic) and 411 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.3% of the people in Washakie County, WY are hispanic (1.13k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

2.18%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
173 people
1.56%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
125 people

As of 2020, 2.18% of Washakie County, WY residents (173 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 Washakie County, WY was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    219 ± 75
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    132 ± 73
  3. Korea
    49 ± 45

Washakie County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Washakie County, WY employs 3.84k people. The largest industries in Washakie County, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (546 people), Educational Services (454 people), and Construction (361 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($63,224), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,784), and Educational Services ($53,981).

Occupations

3.84k
2020 Value
± 377
1.69%
1 Year growth
± 13.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washakie County, WY grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 3.78k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washakie County, WY, are Management Occupations (445 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (427 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (381 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washakie County, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.84k
2020 Value
± 377
1.69%
1 Year growth
± 13.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Washakie County, WY grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 3.78k employees to 3.84k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washakie County, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (546 people), Educational Services (454 people), and Construction (361 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washakie County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Washakie 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

$44,144
Median earning men ± $6,993
$26,222
Median earning women ± $1,665

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,288), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,719), and Public Administration ($52,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($51,875), Public Administration ($37,358), and Wholesale Trade ($35,227).

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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. 77
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 74
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 73
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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

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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 Washakie County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 80.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (16.1%), followed by Other (1.76%).

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.

Washakie 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.

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US Representatives from Washakie County, WY

Liz Cheney
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Washakie 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 Washakie County, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Washakie County, WY was $165,900 in 2020, which is 0.722 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $165,800 to $165,900, a 0.0603% increase. The homeownership rate in Washakie County, WY is 73%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Washakie County, WY have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washakie County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washakie County, WY is $57,306. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washakie County, WY was Census Tract 3.02 with a value of $65,543, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $55,268 and $52,074.

Property

$165,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,057
$2,510
Median Property Taxes
±$269

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

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Rent vs Own

73%
Homeownership
2020
71.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 73% of the housing units in Washakie County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3.02
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 3.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washakie County, WY was Census Tract 3.02 with a value of $65,543, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3.01, with respective values of $55,268 and $52,074.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,306
Median Household Income
± $6,264
3.44k
Number of Households
± 352

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.44k households in Washakie County, WY grew to $57,306 from the previous year's value of $54,158.

The following chart displays the households in Washakie 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 Washakie 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 (83.8%)
  2. Walked (5.16%)
  3. Carpooled (4.56%)

In 2020, 83.8% of workers in Washakie County, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (5.16%) and those who carpooled to work (4.56%).

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

12.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washakie County, WY have a shorter commute time (12.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Washakie 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 Washakie County, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washakie County, WY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washakie County, WY (814 out of 7.74k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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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87.8% of the population of Washakie County, WY has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 9.19% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.48% 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 Washakie County, WY see 1971 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.23% decrease from the previous year (2016 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 252 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% 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

1,971 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washakie County, WY

Primary care physicians in Washakie County, WY see an average of 1,971 patients per year. This represents a 2.23% decrease from the previous year (2,016 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washakie 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 24.2% under 18 years, 15.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

12.2%
Uninsured
48.5%
Employer Coverage
9.19%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washakie County, WY declined by 18.6% from 15% to 12.2%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 29.2% in Washakie County, WY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.8% in Washakie County, WY.

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