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Population
44,812
0.09% growth
Median Age
33.8
Median Household Income
$68,233
1.14% decline
Poverty Rate
11%
Number of Employees
23,057
0.2% growth
Median Property Value
$190,700
0.1% decline

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Economy

The economy of Sweetwater County, WY employs 23,057 people. The economy of Sweetwater County, WY is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 29.76; 4.04; and 1.27 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Sweetwater County, WY are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction (4,057), Educational Services (2,515), and Retail trade (2,417), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,574), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($77,488), and Transportation & Warehousing ($56,544).

Median household income in Sweetwater County, WY is $68,233. Males in Sweetwater County, WY have an average income that is 1.56 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,583. The income inequality of Sweetwater County, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Sweetwater County, WY. In Sweetwater County, WY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 33 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,753. Fremont County, WY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wyoming.

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Diversity

Sweetwater County, WY is home to a population of 44,812 people, from which 95.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Sweetwater County, WY is composed of 35,767 White residents (79.8%), 7,107 Hispanic residents (15.9%), 953 Two+ residents (2.13%), 388 Black residents (0.87%), and 276 Asian residents (0.62%). The most common foreign languages in Sweetwater County, WY are Spanish (3,922 speakers), Vietnamese (131 speakers), and Thai (97 speakers), but compared to other places, Sweetwater County, WY has a relative high number of Thai (97 speakers), Other Native North American (19 speakers), and Spanish (3,922 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Sweetwater County, WY awarded 533 degrees. The student population of Sweetwater County, WY is skewed towards females, with 249 male students and 284 female students. Most students in Sweetwater County, WY are White (440 and 82.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (60 and 11.3%), Black or African American (16 and 3%), and Asian (9 and 1.69%). The largest universities in Sweetwater County, WY by number of graduates are Western Wyoming Community College (533 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Sweetwater County, WY are General Studies (80 and 15%), Registered Nursing (32 and 6%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (29 and 5.44%). The median tuition costs in Sweetwater 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sweetwater County, WY is $190,700, which is 0.93 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $190,900 to $190,700, a 0.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Sweetwater County, WY is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Sweetwater County, WY have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sweetwater County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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