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Wyoming State Profile

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Population

  • With 509,294 residents in 2005, Wyoming is the least populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Wyoming grew 2.7 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate well below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • The population in Wyoming is becoming slightly more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining and the percentages of minorities are growing (see below).

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 89.2% 89.0% 88.9% 88.8% 88.6% 88.6%
Hispanic, Latino 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.6% 6.7% 6.7%
African-American 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
Native American, AK Native 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2%
Asian, Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.7%
Two or More Races 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Wyoming - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • Cheyenne (the capital of WY) is the most populated city in Wyoming with 85,163 residents in 2005 – the 351st largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Casper, the second largest city in Wyoming, had 69,799 residents in 2005 – the 358th largest city in the U.S.

Wyoming - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Wyoming ranked 14th in personal income per capita among the 50 states ($34,279 per resident).
  • Wyoming’s personal income relative to the U.S. rose from 102 percent in 1960 to 116 in 1980, fell below the U.S. average from 1980 to 2000, and recovered to 104 percent of the U.S. average in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Wyoming as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Wyoming per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Wyoming has the 6th lowest percentage of its total population living in poverty (9.5%) and the 4th lowest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (11.1%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Wyoming - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Wyoming ranked 3rd among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (93.5%).
  • Wyoming ranked 38th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (24.9%) and 37th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (8.2%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Wyoming has larger percentages of adults who have completed just a high school diploma, some college, and associates degrees, and smaller percentages with less than a high school education and with bachelor’s degrees and higher (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Wyoming and the U.S. Average
Wyoming education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Wyoming - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Wyoming had the 5th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 3.6 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Wyoming has larger percentages of its workforce employed in farming, fishing and forestry, construction and extraction, and production occupations (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • By industry in Wyoming – relative to the U.S. average – there are larger percentages of employment in public administration, arts and recreation, education and healthcare, transportation, retail trade, construction, manufacturing, and agriculture industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Wyoming ranked 46th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Wyoming - Health and Well-Being

  • 14.0 percent of Wyoming residents do not have health insurance – the 21st lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 20.7 percent of Wyoming residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – the 8th lowest rate in the U.S. and below the national average of 23.1 percent (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Wyoming, 195 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – below the U.S. rate of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Wyoming residents (303 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – but lower than the national rate of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Wyoming ranked 19th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Wyoming - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Wyoming had the 7th lowest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (230 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 3.334 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Wyoming – the 23rd lowest rate among states and below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Wyoming had the 29th highest incarceration rate per capita among states in 2004 – with 391 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Wyoming has remained below the U.S. rate since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Wyoming and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Wyoming and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Wyoming Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Wyoming ranges from $24,132 in Big Horn County to $81,231 in Teton County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 15.1 percent in Converse County to 46.4 percent in Albany County (a ratio of more than 3 to 1).

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