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0.1% decline
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0.55% decline
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4.05% decline
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1.41% decline


The economy of Wyoming employs 269,581 people. The economy of Wyoming is specialized in Coal mining; Support activities for mining; and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying, which employ respectively 43.91; 13.23; and 12.97 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wyoming are Elementary & secondary schools (21,165), Construction (19,258), and Restaurants & Food Services (16,151), and the highest paying industries are Electric & gas, and other combinations ($143,468), Wholesale electronic markets & agents & brokers ($141,806), and Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($114,005).

Median household income in Wyoming is $59,882. Males in Wyoming have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,145. The income inequality of Wyoming (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448 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 Wyoming. In Wyoming 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 68 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,767. Fremont County, WY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Wyoming.


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Wyoming is home to a population of 585,501 people, from which 98% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wyoming is composed of 494,078 White residents (84.4%), 56,264 Hispanic residents (9.6%), 12,328 Native residents (2.11%), 11,232 Two+ residents (1.92%), and 5,815 Asian residents (0.99%). The most common foreign languages in Wyoming are Spanish (27,635 speakers), Other Native North American (1,761 speakers), and German (1,504 speakers), but compared to other places, Wyoming has a relative high number of Other Native North American (1,761 speakers), German (1,504 speakers), and Thai (224 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Wyoming awarded 7,904 degrees. The student population of Wyoming is skewed away from females, with 3,962 male students and 3,942 female students. Most students in Wyoming are White (6,369 and 80.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (518 and 6.55%), Unknown (321 and 4.06%), and Two or more races (127 and 1.61%). The largest universities in Wyoming by number of graduates are University of Wyoming (2,959 and 37.4%), Wyotech-Laramie (1,093 and 13.8%), and Laramie County Community College (853 and 10.8%). The most popular majors in Wyoming are General Studies (524 and 6.63%), Registered Nursing (263 and 3.33%), and Diesel Mechanics Technology (126 and 1.59%). The median tuition costs in Wyoming are $18,021 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wyoming is $209,500, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $212,500 to $209,500, a 1.41% increase. The homeownership rate of Wyoming is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Wyoming have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wyoming is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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