Laramie, WY

Add Comparison

Population

32,104

0.0249% growth

Median Age

25.6


Median Household Income

$43,191

7.33% growth

Poverty Rate

26%


Number of Employees

17,946

0.894% growth

Median Property Value

$210,600

1.89% growth

About

In 2017, Laramie, WY had a population of 32.1k people with a median age of 25.6 and a median household income of $43,191. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Laramie, WY grew from 32,096 to 32,104, a 0.0249% increase and its median household income grew from $40,240 to $43,191, a 7.33% increase.

The population of Laramie, WY is 81% White Alone, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.06% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Laramie, WY speak a non-English language, and 94.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laramie, WY are University of Wyoming (3,057 degrees awarded in 2016) and Wyotech-Laramie (496 degrees).

The median property value in Laramie, WY is $210,600, and the homeownership rate is 43.5%. Most people in Laramie, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Laramie, WY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Laramie, WY employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Laramie, WY are Educational Services (5,689 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,980 people), and Retail Trade (1,845 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($48,542), Utilities ($45,565), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,469).

Median household income in Laramie, WY is $43,191. Males in Laramie, 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 Laramie, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,191

2017 value

± $2,593

7.33%

1 Year Growth

± 9.45%

Households in Laramie, WY have a median annual income of $43,191, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,240 in 2016, which represents a 7.33% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Laramie, WY compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Wyoming.

$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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Wyoming by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Wyoming.

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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Wyoming by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laramie, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wyoming across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9631

  2. Census Tract 9627

  3. Census Tract 9636

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laramie, WY was Census Tract 9631 with a value of $64,760, followed by Census Tract 9627 and Census Tract 9636, with respective values of $61,447 and $49,360.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laramie, WY (7.76k out of 29.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,779 ± 499

  2. Hispanic

    859 ± 217

  3. Asian

    344 ± 157

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laramie, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.9k

2017 Value

± 917

0.894%

1 Year growth

± 7.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laramie, WY grew at a rate of 0.894%, from 17.8k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laramie, WY, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,537 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,091 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,478 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,537 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,091 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,478 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Laramie, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.77 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.34 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.58 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($63,491), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,450), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($52,862).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

17.9k

2017 Value

± 917

0.894%

1 Year growth

± 7.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Laramie, WY grew at a rate of 0.894%, from 17.8k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laramie, WY, are Educational Services (5,689 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,980 people), and Retail Trade (1,845 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laramie, WY, though some of these residents may live in Laramie, WY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Laramie, WY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (5,689 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,980 people), and Retail Trade (1,845 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Laramie, WY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.42 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.08 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.28 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Laramie, WY, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($48,542), Utilities ($45,565), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,469).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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. $24.2B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $5.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.2B, followed by Crude petroleum ($7.35B) and Fuel oils ($5.14B).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Wyoming state.

$59.3B

2015 Value

$79.1B

Projected 2045 Value

33.3% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wyoming trade was $59.3B. This is expected to increase 33.3% 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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. $9.62B

  2. $6.9B

  3. $3.97B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Utah with $9.62B, followed by Colorado with $6.9B and Nebraska and $3.97B.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

91.7% of the population of Laramie, WY has health coverage, with 61.8% on employee plans, 7.02% on Medicaid, 5.28% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Laramie, WY see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1557 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 334 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Wyoming.

1,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1,460 patients).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Wyoming.

$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

8.3%

Uninsured

61.8%

Employer Coverage

7.02%

Medicaid

5.28%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

1.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laramie, WY declined by 5.65% from 8.8% to 8.3%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Laramie, WY is home to a population of 32.1k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Laramie, WY residents were born outside of the country (2.39k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Laramie, WY is composed of 26k White Alone residents (81%), 3.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.4%), 982 Asian Alone residents (3.06%), 942 Two or More Races residents (2.93%), 478 Black or African American Alone residents (1.49%), 258 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.804%), 97 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.302%), and 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0249%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Laramie, WY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Laramie, WY was 25.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Laramie, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Laramie, WY residents was 25.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    2.39k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Laramie, WY residents (2.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laramie, WY was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Laramie, WY compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Wyoming.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

94.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.7% of Laramie, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Laramie, WY was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Laramie, WY compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    26k ± 163

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.33k ± 438

  3. Asian Alone

    982 ± 150

In 2017, there were 7.8 times more White Alone residents (26k people) in Laramie, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k Hispanic or Latino and 982 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Laramie, WY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Laramie, WY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Laramie, WY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    527 ± 179

  2. Vietnam

    442 ± 131

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    175 ± 96

Laramie, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2016, universities in Laramie, WY awarded 3,553 degrees. The student population of Laramie, WY is skewed towards men, with 6,537 male students and 6,347 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laramie, WY are White (2,675 and 79.8%), followed by Unknown (295 and 8.8%), Hispanic or Latino (174 and 5.19%), and Two or More Races (93 and 2.77%).

The largest universities in Laramie, WY by number of degrees awarded are University of Wyoming (3,057 and 86%) and Wyotech-Laramie (496 and 14%).

The most popular majors in Laramie, WY are Diesel Mechanics Technology (225 and 6.33%), Registered Nursing (196 and 5.52%), and Autobody & Collision Repair Technology (177 and 4.98%).

The median tuition costs in Laramie, WY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,976 and $11,904 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 188 degrees awarded

  2. 124 degrees awarded

  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Laramie, WY was Registered Nursing with 188 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,057 degrees awarded

  2. 496 degrees awarded

$2,976

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Laramie, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wyoming with 3,057 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,856

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,697

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,856 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laramie, WY, which is 1.09 times more than the 1,697 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Laramie, WY by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,675 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    295 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    174 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Laramie, WY were to White students. These 2,675 degrees mean that there were 9.07 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 295 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Laramie, WY was $210,600 in 2017, which is 0.968 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $206,700 to $210,600, a 1.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Laramie, WY is 43.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Laramie, WY have an average commute time of 11.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Laramie, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$43,191

Median Household Income

± $2,593

13.5k

Number of Households

± 835

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.5k households in Laramie, WY grew to $43,191 from the previous year's value of $40,240.

The following chart displays the households in Laramie, 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 < $10k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$210,600

2017 Median

± $10,173

$206,700

2016 Median

± $10,350

In 2017, the median property value in Laramie, WY grew to to $210,600 from the previous year's value of $206,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Laramie, 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 Laramie, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

43.5%

2017 Homeownership

42.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.5% of the housing units in Laramie, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 42.8%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

11.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laramie, WY have a shorter commute time (11.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.986% of the workforce in Laramie, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Laramie, WY compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.5%

  2. Walked

    9.6%

  3. Carpooled

    9.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Laramie, WY was Drove Alone (69.5%), followed by those who Walked (9.6%) and those who Carpooled (9.35%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart