Lincoln County, WY

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Population

18,791

1.34% growth

Poverty Rate

9.27%


Median Age

39.1


Median Household Income

$63,756

1.27% decline

Number of Employees

9,124

0.762% growth

Median Property Value

$205,900

0.783% growth

About

In 2017, Lincoln County, WY had a population of 18.8k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $63,756. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lincoln County, WY grew from 18,543 to 18,791, a 1.34% increase and its median household income declined from $64,579 to $63,756, a -1.27% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.36%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.761%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (0.309%). N/A% of the people in Lincoln County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lincoln County, WY is $205,900, and the homeownership rate is 78.4%. Most people in Lincoln County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, WY is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lincoln County, WY employs 9.12k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, WY are Construction (1,281 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,142 people), and Retail Trade (1,092 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,833), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,806), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,642).

Median household income in Lincoln County, WY is $63,756. Males in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,756

2017 value

± $4,307

-1.27%

1 Year Growth

± 9.83%

Households in Lincoln County, WY have a median annual income of $63,756, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,579 in 2016, which represents a -1.27% 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.

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

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9780

  2. Census Tract 9782

  3. Census Tract 9784

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, WY was Census Tract 9780 with a value of $68,281, followed by Census Tract 9782 and Census Tract 9784, with respective values of $67,941 and $64,383.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, WY (1.73k out of 18.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 16 - 17.

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

    1,640 ± 311

  2. Hispanic

    95 ± 95

  3. Two Or More

    50 ± 98

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

Employment by Occupations

9.12k

2017 Value

± 596

0.762%

1 Year growth

± 9.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, WY grew at a rate of 0.762%, from 9.06k employees to 9.12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,367 people), Management Occupations (1,128 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (931 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WY, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,367 people), Management Occupations (1,128 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (931 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (3.01 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.84 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, WY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($103,387), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($81,184), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($65,341).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.12k

2017 Value

± 596

0.762%

1 Year growth

± 9.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lincoln County, WY grew at a rate of 0.762%, from 9.06k employees to 9.12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, WY, are Construction (1,281 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,142 people), and Retail Trade (1,092 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, WY, by number of employees, are Construction (1,281 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,142 people), and Retail Trade (1,092 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (17 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.95 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($89,833), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,806), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,642).

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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

88.2% of the population of Lincoln County, WY has health coverage, with 52.3% on employee plans, 7.03% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, WY see 1560 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.84% increase from the previous year (1547 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1737 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 831 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

1,560 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, WY see an average of 1,560 patients per year. This represents a 0.84% increase from the previous year (1,547 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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

11.8%

Uninsured

52.3%

Employer Coverage

7.03%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

1.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, WY grew by 7.38% from 11% to 11.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincoln 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%.

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Diversity

Lincoln County, WY is home to a population of 18.8k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.18% of Lincoln County, WY residents were born outside of the country (410 people).

In 2017, there were 27.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Lincoln County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 632 White (Hispanic) and 396 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, WY was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Lincoln County, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lincoln County, WY residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

410 people

2.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

399 people

As of 2017, 2.18% of Lincoln County, WY residents (410 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 Lincoln County, WY was 2.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Lincoln County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, WY was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, WY

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    17.4k ± 52

  2. White (Hispanic)

    632 ± 82

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    396 ± 80.2

In 2017, there were 27.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.4k people) in Lincoln County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 632 White (Hispanic) and 396 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    557 ± 111

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    167 ± 73

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    155 ± 65

Lincoln County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, WY was $205,900 in 2017, which is 0.896 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $204,300 to $205,900, a 0.783% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, WY is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lincoln County, WY have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lincoln County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$205,900

2017 Median

± $11,512

$204,300

2016 Median

± $11,285

In 2017, the median property value in Lincoln County, WY grew to to $205,900 from the previous year's value of $204,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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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$63,756

Median Household Income

± $4,307

7.06k

Number of Households

± 535

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.06k households in Lincoln County, WY declined from $63,756 from the previous year's value of $64,579.

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

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Rent vs Own

78.4%

2017 Homeownership

79.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.4% of the housing units in Lincoln County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, WY have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.59% of the workforce in Lincoln County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.3%

  2. Carpooled

    15.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lincoln County, WY was Drove Alone (74.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.8%) and those who Worked At Home (4.49%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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