Goshen County, WY

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Population

13,479

0.495% decline

Median Age

43.7


Median Household Income

$48,422

7.88% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

6,122

1.12% growth

Median Property Value

$154,900

1.24% growth

About

In 2017, Goshen County, WY had a population of 13.5k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $48,422. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Goshen County, WY declined from 13,546 to 13,479, a -0.495% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,883 to $48,422, a 7.88% increase.

The population of Goshen County, WY is 86.2% White Alone, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.77% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Goshen County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Goshen County, WY are Eastern Wyoming College (202 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Goshen County, WY is $154,900, and the homeownership rate is 76%. Most people in Goshen County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Goshen County, WY is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: North of Cheyenne

Economy

The economy of Goshen County, WY employs 6.12k people. The largest industries in Goshen County, WY are Educational Services (833 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (790 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (625 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,969), Utilities ($58,846), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,693).

Median household income in Goshen County, WY is $48,422. Males in Goshen County, WY have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,789. The income inequality in Goshen County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,422

2017 value

± $4,319

7.88%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in Goshen County, WY have a median annual income of $48,422, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,883 in 2016, which represents a 7.88% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,351

Average Male Salary

± $3,660

$41,789

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wyoming made 1.49 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $47,441 ± $2,313

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,258 ± $27,938

  3. Asian

    $43,395 ± $26,059

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wyoming workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Goshen County, WY is from Wyoming.

0.44

2017 Wage GINI

0.442

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.416% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9580

  2. Census Tract 9577

  3. Census Tract 9578

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Goshen County, WY was Census Tract 9580 with a value of $55,761, followed by Census Tract 9577 and Census Tract 9578, with respective values of $54,712 and $45,910.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Goshen County, WY (1.7k out of 12.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,634 ± 268

  2. Hispanic

    415 ± 151

  3. Other

    56 ± 94

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

Employment by Occupations

6.12k

2017 Value

± 458

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Goshen County, WY grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 6.05k employees to 6.12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Goshen County, WY, are Management Occupations (788 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (601 people), and Transportation Occupations (558 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Goshen County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Goshen County, WY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (788 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (601 people), and Transportation Occupations (558 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Goshen County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.81 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.18 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Goshen County, WY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,667), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,167), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.12k

2017 Value

± 458

1.12%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Goshen County, WY grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 6.05k employees to 6.12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Goshen County, WY, are Educational Services (833 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (790 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (625 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Goshen County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Goshen County, WY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Goshen County, WY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (833 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (790 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (625 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Goshen County, WY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.44 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.4 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Goshen County, WY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,969), Utilities ($58,846), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,693).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wyoming to other states, or from other states to Wyoming.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.2B

  2. $7.71B

  3. $5.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $27.2B, followed by Crude petroleum ($7.71B) and Fuel oils ($5.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wyoming products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$63.9B

2020 Value

$79.1B

Projected 2045 Value

23.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wyoming trade was $63.9B. This is expected to increase 23.8% to $79.1B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wyoming trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wyoming to other states, or from other states to Wyoming.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.7B

  2. $7.52B

  3. $4.49B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Utah with $10.7B, followed by Colorado with $7.52B and Nebraska and $4.49B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wyoming shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.2% of the population of Goshen County, WY has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Goshen County, WY was $8,320 in 2014. This is a 4.51% increase from the previous year ($7,961).

Primary care physicians in Goshen County, WY see 1487 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (1351 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2232 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 263 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.9%). Additionally, Campbell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,487 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Goshen County, WY see an average of 1,487 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% increase from the previous year (1,351 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Goshen County, WY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,320

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,957

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,698

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,050

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wyoming (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.51%, from $7,961 to $8,320.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.8%

Uninsured

42.2%

Employer Coverage

11.8%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

14.9%

Non-Group

2.04%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Goshen County, WY grew by 9.01% from 12.7% to 13.8%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.9% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.5% prevalence

Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming, at 11.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Goshen County, WY is home to a population of 13.5k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.57% of Goshen County, WY residents were born outside of the country (346 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Goshen County, WY is composed of 11.6k White Alone residents (86.2%), 1.42k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.6%), 239 Two or More Races residents (1.77%), 128 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.95%), 57 Asian Alone residents (0.423%), 9 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0668%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Goshen County, WY was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Goshen County, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Goshen County, WY residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.57%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

346 people

2.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

369 people

As of 2017, 2.57% of Goshen County, WY residents (346 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Goshen County, WY was 2.72%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    8,138 ± 2,199 people

  2. Canada

    1,016 ± 782 people

  3. Philippines

    1,012 ± 780 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Wyoming residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Goshen County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Goshen County, WY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.6k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.42k ± 246

  3. Two or More Races

    239 ± 97.9

In 2017, there were 8.16 times more White Alone residents (11.6k people) in Goshen County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k Hispanic or Latino and 239 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Goshen County, WY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    516 ± 126

  2. Korea

    142 ± 58

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    120 ± 53

Goshen County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Goshen County, WY awarded 202 degrees. The student population of Goshen County, WY is skewed towards women, with 669 male students and 891 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Goshen County, WY are White (179 and 91.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (7 and 3.57%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 3.06%), and Black or African American (2 and 1.02%).

The largest universities in Goshen County, WY by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Wyoming College (202 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Goshen County, WY are Welding Technology (60 and 29.7%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (32 and 15.8%), and Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (28 and 13.9%).

The median tuition costs in Goshen County, WY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 32 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Goshen County, WY was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 32 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Goshen County, WY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

202 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Goshen County, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Wyoming College with 202 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

89

Degrees Awarded to Men

113

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 89 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Goshen County, WY, which is 0.788 times less than the 113 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    179 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    7 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Goshen County, WY were to White students. These 179 degrees mean that there were 25.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Goshen County, WY was $154,900 in 2017, which is 0.674 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $153,000 to $154,900, a 1.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Goshen County, WY is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Goshen County, WY have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Goshen County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,900

2017 Median

± $10,697

$153,000

2016 Median

± $8,280

In 2017, the median property value in Goshen County, WY grew to to $154,900 from the previous year's value of $153,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Goshen County, WY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Goshen County, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$48,422

Median Household Income

± $4,319

5.33k

Number of Households

± 425

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.33k households in Goshen County, WY grew to $48,422 from the previous year's value of $44,883.

The following chart displays the households in Goshen 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Goshen County, WY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Goshen County, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76%

2017 Homeownership

76.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76% of the housing units in Goshen County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Goshen County, WY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Goshen County, WY have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.81% of the workforce in Goshen County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Goshen County, WY was Drove Alone (79.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.88%) and those who Worked At Home (6.62%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Goshen County, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Goshen County, WY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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