Platte County, WY

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2022 Population
8,618
0.128% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.1
0.607% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
9.52% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,753
9.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$237,100
12.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Platte County, WY had a population of 8.62k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $64,753. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Platte County, WY grew from 8,607 to 8,618, a 0.128% increase and its median household income grew from $59,402 to $64,753, a 9.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Platte County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.04%), White (Hispanic) (2.46%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.545%).

None of the households in Platte 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.

99.5% of the residents in Platte County, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Platte County, WY was $237,100, and the homeownership rate was 74.1%.

Most people in Platte County, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Platte County, WY was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Platte County, WY is home to a population of 8.62k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.801% of Platte County, WY residents were born outside of the country (69 people).

In 2022, there were 14.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.35k people) in Platte County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 499 Two+ (Hispanic) and 434 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.5% of Platte County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Platte County, WY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Platte County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.35k ± 207
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    499 ± 233
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    434 ± 219
8.44%
Hispanic Population
727 people

In 2022, there were 14.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.35k people) in Platte County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 499 Two+ (Hispanic) and 434 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.44% of the people in Platte County, WY are hispanic (727 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.801%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
69 people
2.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
173 people

As of 2022, 0.801% of Platte County, WY residents (69 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 Platte County, WY was 2.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    424 ± 121
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    140 ± 95
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    45 ± 52

Platte County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Platte County, WY employs 3.66k people. The largest industries in Platte County, WY are Construction (569 people), Accommodation & Food Services (469 people), and Educational Services (429 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($250,001), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($170,519), and Utilities ($115,202).

Occupations

3.66k
2022 Value
± 467
−8.24%
1 Year decline
± 20.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Platte County, WY declined at a rate of −8.24%, from 3.99k employees to 3.66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Platte County, WY, are Management Occupations (750 people), Transportation Occupations (373 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Platte County, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.66k
2022 Value
± 467
−8.24%
1 Year decline
± 20.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Platte County, WY declined at a rate of −8.24%, from 3.99k employees to 3.66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Platte County, WY, are Construction (569 people), Accommodation & Food Services (469 people), and Educational Services (429 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Platte County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Platte 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

$50,584
Median earning men ± $8,196
$42,747
Median earning women ± $6,979

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,474), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,114).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,412), Other Services Except Public Administration ($52,829), and Manufacturing ($52,792).

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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. 74
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 61
    Manufacturing
  3. 46
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Platte County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 78.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.9%), followed by Other (2.22%).

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.

Platte 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 Platte County, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Platte County, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman (Republican Party).

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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 Platte County, WY was $237,100 in 2022, which is 0.841 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $210,400 to $237,100, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Platte County, WY is 74.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Platte County, WY have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Platte County, WY is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$237,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$26,134
$2,860
Median Property Taxes
±$385

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

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Rent vs Own

74.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.1% of the housing units in Platte County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.7%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9591
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$64,753
Median Household Income
± $5,139
3.86k
Number of Households
± 472

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.86k households in Platte County, WY grew to $64,753 from the previous year's value of $59,402.

The following chart displays the households in Platte 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Platte 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 (77.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.33%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.24%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Platte County, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.33%) and those who worked at home (7.24%).

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

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Platte County, WY have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Platte 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 Platte County, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Platte County, WY have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Platte County, WY (1.01k out of 8.43k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

81.8% of the population of Platte County, WY has health coverage, with 32.1% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 21.1% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 4.72% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Platte County, WY see 2798 patients per year on average, which represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (2855 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4289 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 357 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,798 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Platte County, WY

Primary care physicians in Platte County, WY see an average of 2,798 patients per year. This represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (2,855 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Platte 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 21% under 18 years, 13.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.2%
Uninsured
32.1%
Employer Coverage
11.6%
Medicaid
21.1%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
4.72%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Platte County, WY grew by 34.2% from 13.6% to 18.2%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 31.1% in Platte County, WY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15% in Platte County, WY.

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