Platte County, WY

County

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Population
8,673
0.345% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
Median Age
47.1

Poverty Rate
11.7%

Median Household Income
$47,096
0.599% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$173,700
2.24% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
4,307
0.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Platte County, WY had a population of 8.67k people with a median age of 47.1 and a median household income of $47,096. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Platte County, WY declined from 8,703 to 8,673, a -0.345% decrease and its median household income declined from $47,380 to $47,096, a -0.599% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Platte County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.7%), White (Hispanic) (6.11%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), Other (Hispanic) (1.46%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.68%). NaNk% of the people in Platte County, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Platte County, WY is $173,700, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in Platte County, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Platte County, WY is 3 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Wyoming, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Wyoming (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Wyoming across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Platte County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 75.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (15.9%), followed by Other (8.24%). The most partisan county was Crook County, WY with 87.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

N/A is currently represented by N/A in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Platte County, WY
75.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Wyoming
  1. 87.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 86.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 86% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Wyoming was Crook County, WY with 87.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Wyoming colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wyoming over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from N/A

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the N/A for N/A have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Platte County, WY is home to a population of 8.67k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.77% of Platte County, WY residents were born outside of the country (240 people).

In 2018, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.69k people) in Platte County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 530 White (Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Platte County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.69k ± 17
  2. White (Hispanic)
    530 ± 131
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    215 ± 95.5
8.05%
Hispanic Population
698 people

In 2018, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.69k people) in Platte County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 530 White (Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.05% of the people in Platte County, WY are hispanic (698 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.77%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
240 people
3.02%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
263 people

As of 2018, 2.77% of Platte County, WY residents (240 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Platte County, WY was 3.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Platte County, WY was 47.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Platte County, WY are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Platte County, WY residents was 47.

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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

98.2%
2018 Citizenship
98.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.2% of Platte County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Platte County, WY was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    341 ± 98
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    110 ± 68
  3. Korea
    99 ± 51

Platte County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Platte County, WY is $47,096. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Platte County, WY was Census Tract 9594 with a value of $47,249, followed by Census Tract 9591 and N/A, with respective values of $45,658 and N/A.

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

The economy of Platte County, WY employs 4.31k people. The largest industries in Platte County, WY are Retail Trade (586 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (496 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (432 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($125,278), Utilities ($98,276), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,297).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,096
2018 value
± $3,764
-0.599%
1 Year Growth
± 12.9%

Households in Platte County, WY have a median annual income of $47,096, 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 $47,380 in 2017, which represents a -0.599% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,351
Average Male Salary in Wyoming
± $3,660
$41,789
Average Female Salary in Wyoming
± $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 in Wyoming
  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 in Wyoming.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Platte County, WY is from Wyoming.
0.44
2017 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.442
2016 Wage GINI in Wyoming

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 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 9594
  2. Census Tract 9591
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Platte County, WY was Census Tract 9594 with a value of $47,249, followed by Census Tract 9591 and N/A, with respective values of $45,658 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Platte County, WY (998 out of 8.56k 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 < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    876 ± 197
  2. Hispanic
    274 ± 140
  3. Other
    112 ± 127

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

4.31k
2018 Value
± 504
0.42%
1 Year growth
± 16.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Platte County, WY grew at a rate of 0.42%, from 4.29k employees to 4.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Platte County, WY, are Management Occupations (550 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (531 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (409 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Platte County, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Platte County, WY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (550 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (531 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (409 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Platte County, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.07 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.24 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Platte County, WY, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($135,547), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($76,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.31k
2018 Value
± 504
0.42%
1 Year growth
± 16.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Platte County, WY grew at a rate of 0.42%, from 4.29k employees to 4.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Platte County, WY, are Retail Trade (586 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (496 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (432 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Platte County, WY, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (586 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (496 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (432 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Platte County, WY has an unusually high number of Utilities (9.74 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.33 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Platte County, WY, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($125,278), Utilities ($98,276), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,297).

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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. $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.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$59.3B
2015 Value in Wyoming
$79.1B
Projected 2045 Value in Wyoming
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.

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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. $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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Platte County, WY was $173,700 in 2018, which is 0.756 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $169,900 to $173,700, a 2.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Platte County, WY is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Platte County, WY have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Platte County, WY is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$173,700
2018 Median
± $14,107
$169,900
2017 Median
± $12,407

In 2018, the median property value in Platte County, WY grew to to $173,700 from the previous year's value of $169,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Platte 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 Platte County, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,096
Median Household Income
± $3,764
3.94k
Number of Households
± 425

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.94k households in Platte County, WY declined from $47,096 from the previous year's value of $47,380.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Platte County, WY 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

73.8%
2018 Homeownership
76.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.8% of the housing units in Platte County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Platte County, WY have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Platte County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    78.9%
  2. Worked At Home
    8.41%
  3. Carpooled
    6.69%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Platte County, WY was Drove Alone (78.9%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.41%) and those who Carpooled (6.69%).

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

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, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

90% of the population of Platte County, WY has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 8.37% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.52% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Platte County, WY see 2203 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.136% increase from the previous year (2200 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4340 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 542 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

2,203 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Platte County, WY

Primary care physicians in Platte County, WY see an average of 2,203 patients per year. This represents a 0.136% increase from the previous year (2,200 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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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.

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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.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,320
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Wyoming
$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

10%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
8.37%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
2.52%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Platte County, WY declined by 3.63% from 10.4% to 10%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Platte 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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