Washakie County, WY

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2022 Population
7,725
0.554% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.3
3.75% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.66%
1.42% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,875
0.636% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$194,000
8.56% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washakie County, WY had a population of 7.73k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $61,875. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washakie County, WY declined from 7,768 to 7,725, a −0.554% decrease and its median household income declined from $62,271 to $61,875, a −0.636% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washakie County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.92%), White (Hispanic) (4.44%), Other (Hispanic) (3.48%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%).

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.

99.9% of the residents in Washakie County, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Washakie County, WY was $194,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.6%.

Most people in Washakie County, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.2 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.

Population & Diversity

Washakie County, WY is home to a population of 7.73k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.37% of Washakie County, WY residents were born outside of the country (106 people).

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.3k people) in Washakie County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 457 Two+ (Hispanic) and 343 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Washakie County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washakie County, WY was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washakie County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.3k ± 43
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    457 ± 205
  3. White (Hispanic)
    343 ± 245
14.3%
Hispanic Population
1.1k people

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.3k people) in Washakie County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 457 Two+ (Hispanic) and 343 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.3% of the people in Washakie County, WY are hispanic (1.1k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
106 people
1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
78 people

As of 2022, 1.37% of Washakie County, WY residents (106 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 Washakie County, WY was 1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    227 ± 73
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    100 ± 72
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    47 ± 29

Washakie County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washakie County, WY employs 3.96k people. The largest industries in Washakie County, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (549 people), Educational Services (438 people), and Retail Trade (395 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,417), and Information ($59,006).

Occupations

3.96k
2022 Value
± 401
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 13.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washakie County, WY grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 3.91k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washakie County, WY, are Management Occupations (470 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (392 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (357 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

3.96k
2022 Value
± 401
1.38%
1 Year growth
± 13.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washakie County, WY grew at a rate of 1.38%, from 3.91k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washakie County, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (549 people), Educational Services (438 people), and Retail Trade (395 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

$44,218
Median earning men ± $1,962
$28,739
Median earning women ± $4,768

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,833), Public Administration ($59,271), and Manufacturing ($57,601).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($59,006), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($40,658), and Public Administration ($38,467).

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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. 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

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Civics

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 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 Washakie County, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Washakie 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 Washakie 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 Washakie County, WY was $194,000 in 2022, which is 0.688 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $178,700 to $194,000, a 8.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Washakie County, WY is 71.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washakie County, WY have an average commute time of 11.2 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 $61,875. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washakie County, WY was Census Tract 3.02 with a value of $72,634, followed by Census Tract 3.01 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $61,087 and $56,627.

Property

$194,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,345
$2,446
Median Property Taxes
±$278

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

71.6%
Homeownership
2022
71.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.6% of the housing units in Washakie County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washakie County, WY was Census Tract 3.02 with a value of $72,634, followed by Census Tract 3.01 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $61,087 and $56,627.

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

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$61,875
Median Household Income
± $5,828
3.41k
Number of Households
± 353

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.41k households in Washakie County, WY declined from $61,875 from the previous year's value of $62,271.

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.
0.449
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 (78.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.59%)
  3. Walked (4.68%)

In 2022, 78.3% of workers in Washakie County, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.59%) and those who walked to work (4.68%).

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

11.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washakie County, WY have a shorter commute time (11.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.407% 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

6.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washakie County, WY (503 out of 7.55k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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

88.5% of the population of Washakie County, WY has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 7.03% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 7.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washakie County, WY see 1561 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.8% decrease from the previous year (1971 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1109 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,561 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washakie County, WY

Primary care physicians in Washakie County, WY see an average of 1,561 patients per year. This represents a 20.8% decrease from the previous year (1,971 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 15.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
43.9%
Employer Coverage
7.03%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
7.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washakie County, WY grew by 8.07% from 10.7% to 11.5%.

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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 28.9% in Washakie 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 15.9% in Washakie County, WY.

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