Carbon County, WY

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2022 Population
14,609
0.714% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
7.67% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$65,196
4.06% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$212,800
13.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carbon County, WY had a population of 14.6k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $65,196. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carbon County, WY declined from 14,714 to 14,609, a −0.714% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,654 to $65,196, a 4.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.2%), White (Hispanic) (9.94%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.62%), Other (Hispanic) (3.85%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.83%).

None of the households in Carbon 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.

96.9% of the residents in Carbon County, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Carbon County, WY was $212,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Carbon County, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon County, WY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carbon County, WY is home to a population of 14.6k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.97% of Carbon County, WY residents were born outside of the country (580 people).

In 2022, there were 7.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.1k people) in Carbon County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.45k White (Hispanic) and 675 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Carbon County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon County, WY was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.1k ± 84
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.45k ± 301
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    675 ± 248
18.7%
Hispanic Population
2.73k people

In 2022, there were 7.67 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.1k people) in Carbon County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.45k White (Hispanic) and 675 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.7% of the people in Carbon County, WY are hispanic (2.73k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
580 people
5.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
786 people

As of 2022, 3.97% of Carbon County, WY residents (580 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 Carbon County, WY was 5.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    361 ± 105
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    240 ± 110
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    78 ± 45

Carbon County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carbon County, WY employs 6.62k people. The largest industries in Carbon County, WY are Retail Trade (819 people), Public Administration (635 people), and Manufacturing (629 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($118,571), Manufacturing ($116,215), and Utilities ($80,370).

Occupations

6.62k
2022 Value
± 538
−3.13%
1 Year decline
± 11.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon County, WY declined at a rate of −3.13%, from 6.84k employees to 6.62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon County, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (883 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (664 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (538 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon County, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.62k
2022 Value
± 538
−3.13%
1 Year decline
± 11.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon County, WY declined at a rate of −3.13%, from 6.84k employees to 6.62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon County, WY, are Retail Trade (819 people), Public Administration (635 people), and Manufacturing (629 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carbon County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Carbon 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

$57,770
Median earning men ± $5,579
$29,359
Median earning women ± $2,183

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($128,718), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,077), and Public Administration ($66,773).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,380), Manufacturing ($50,486), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($38,068).

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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%.

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. 134
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 111
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 107
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carbon County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 74.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.12%).

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.

Carbon 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 Carbon County, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Carbon 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 Carbon 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 Carbon County, WY was $212,800 in 2022, which is 0.755 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $188,100 to $212,800, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon County, WY is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carbon County, WY have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carbon County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carbon County, WY is $65,196. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carbon County, WY was Census Tract 9676 with a value of $75,714, followed by Census Tract 9678 and Census Tract 9680, with respective values of $74,647 and $64,760.

Property

$212,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,034
$4,256
Median Property Taxes
±$405

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

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.8% of the housing units in Carbon County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9676
  2. Census Tract 9678
  3. Census Tract 9680

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon County, WY was Census Tract 9676 with a value of $75,714, followed by Census Tract 9678 and Census Tract 9680, with respective values of $74,647 and $64,760.

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

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Household Income

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$65,196
Median Household Income
± $6,044
5.85k
Number of Households
± 512

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.85k households in Carbon County, WY grew to $65,196 from the previous year's value of $62,654.

The following chart displays the households in Carbon 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 Carbon 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 (81%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.47%)
  3. Carpooled (6.43%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Carbon County, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.47%) and those who carpooled to work (6.43%).

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

15.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon County, WY have a shorter commute time (15.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Carbon 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 Carbon County, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carbon County, WY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon County, WY (1.95k out of 14k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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

85.8% of the population of Carbon County, WY has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 7.21% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, WY see 1850 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1871 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2102 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 334 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,850 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carbon County, WY

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, WY see an average of 1,850 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% decrease from the previous year (1,871 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carbon 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 25.2% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.2%
Uninsured
51%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
7.21%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon County, WY grew by 2.94% from 13.8% to 14.2%.

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

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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 Carbon 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 32% in Carbon County, WY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.7% in Carbon County, WY.

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