Weston County, WY

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2022 Population
6,870
0.305% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.1
1.15% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
8.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,800
9.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$208,900
19.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Weston County, WY had a population of 6.87k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $71,800. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Weston County, WY declined from 6,891 to 6,870, a −0.305% decrease and its median household income grew from $65,566 to $71,800, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Weston County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (8.31%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.51%), and White (Hispanic) (0.946%).

None of the households in Weston 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.

99.4% of the residents in Weston County, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Weston County, WY was $208,900, and the homeownership rate was 90%.

Most people in Weston County, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Weston County, WY was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Weston County, WY is home to a population of 6.87k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.961% of Weston County, WY residents were born outside of the country (66 people).

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.87k people) in Weston County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 571 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 104 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Weston County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Weston County, WY was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Weston County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.87k ± 244
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    571 ± 273
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    104 ± 81
3.54%
Hispanic Population
243 people

In 2022, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.87k people) in Weston County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 571 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 104 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.54% of the people in Weston County, WY are hispanic (243 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.961%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
66 people
1.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
108 people

As of 2022, 0.961% of Weston County, WY residents (66 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 Weston County, WY was 1.57%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    203 ± 109
  2. Vietnam
    185 ± 90
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    142 ± 98

Weston County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Weston County, WY employs 3.04k people. The largest industries in Weston County, WY are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (600 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (321 people), and Retail Trade (214 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($112,664), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($86,099), and Transportation & Warehousing ($85,259).

Occupations

3.04k
2022 Value
± 388
−0.296%
1 Year decline
± 17.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Weston County, WY declined at a rate of −0.296%, from 3.04k employees to 3.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Weston County, WY, are Management Occupations (348 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (309 people), and Production Occupations (300 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Weston County, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.04k
2022 Value
± 388
−0.296%
1 Year decline
± 17.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Weston County, WY declined at a rate of −0.296%, from 3.04k employees to 3.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Weston County, WY, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (600 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (321 people), and Retail Trade (214 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Weston County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Weston 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

$65,820
Median earning men ± $10,469
$32,422
Median earning women ± $5,290

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($107,159), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($86,078), and Manufacturing ($82,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,276), Public Administration ($37,716), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,456).

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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. 66
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 40
    Retail Trade
  3. 38
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Weston County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 87.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.1%), followed by Other (1.32%).

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.

Weston 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 Weston County, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Weston 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 Weston 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 Weston County, WY was $208,900 in 2022, which is 0.741 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $174,500 to $208,900, a 19.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Weston County, WY is 90%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Weston County, WY have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Weston County, WY is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$208,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,985
$2,375
Median Property Taxes
±$288

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 Weston County, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

90%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 90% of the housing units in Weston County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 87%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9513
  2. Census Tract 9511

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

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Household Income

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$71,800
Median Household Income
± $9,694
2.64k
Number of Households
± 321

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.64k households in Weston County, WY grew to $71,800 from the previous year's value of $65,566.

The following chart displays the households in Weston 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 Weston 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 (67.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Public Transit (6.98%)

In 2022, 67.7% of workers in Weston County, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (6.98%).

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

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Weston County, WY have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.32% of the workforce in Weston County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Weston County, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Weston County, WY have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Weston County, WY (830 out of 6.41k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Weston 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

82.2% of the population of Weston County, WY has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 6.47% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 4.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Weston County, WY see 2309 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.56% decrease from the previous year (2322 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1349 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 562 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52% were men and 48% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,309 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Weston County, WY

Primary care physicians in Weston County, WY see an average of 2,309 patients per year. This represents a 0.56% decrease from the previous year (2,322 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Weston 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 22.9% under 18 years, 14.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52% were men and 48% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.8%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
6.47%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
4.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Weston County, WY grew by 38.9% from 12.8% to 17.8%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 33.4% in Weston County, WY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.3% in Weston County, WY.

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