Converse County, WY

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2022 Population
13,729
0.197% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.1
1.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11%
39.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$79,235
7.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$251,700
10.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Converse County, WY had a population of 13.7k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $79,235. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Converse County, WY grew from 13,702 to 13,729, a 0.197% increase and its median household income grew from $73,698 to $79,235, a 7.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Converse County, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.96%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.787%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.495%).

None of the households in Converse County, WY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.8% of the residents in Converse County, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Converse County, WY was $251,700, and the homeownership rate was 80.5%.

Most people in Converse County, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Converse County, WY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Converse County, WY is home to a population of 13.7k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.64% of Converse County, WY residents were born outside of the country (363 people).

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.1k people) in Converse County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 936 White (Hispanic) and 407 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Converse County, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Converse County, WY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Converse County, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.1k ± 17
  2. White (Hispanic)
    936 ± 172
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    407 ± 67.2
8.46%
Hispanic Population
1.16k people

In 2022, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.1k people) in Converse County, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 936 White (Hispanic) and 407 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.46% of the people in Converse County, WY are hispanic (1.16k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

2.64%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
363 people
2.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
404 people

As of 2022, 2.64% of Converse County, WY residents (363 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Converse County, WY was 2.95%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    368 ± 122
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    298 ± 144
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    149 ± 92

Converse County, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Converse County, WY employs 6.87k people. The largest industries in Converse County, WY are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,059 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (844 people), and Educational Services (763 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($99,397), Utilities ($91,406), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,740).

Occupations

6.87k
2022 Value
± 572
2.89%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Converse County, WY grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 6.67k employees to 6.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Converse County, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (799 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (777 people), and Management Occupations (723 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Converse County, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.87k
2022 Value
± 572
2.89%
1 Year growth
± 11.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Converse County, WY grew at a rate of 2.89%, from 6.67k employees to 6.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Converse County, WY, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,059 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (844 people), and Educational Services (763 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Converse County, WY, though some of these residents may live in Converse County, WY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,727
Median earning men ± $5,252
$35,553
Median earning women ± $2,683

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($99,655), Other Services Except Public Administration ($79,583), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,672).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,895), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,795), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,492).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 283k people employed in Wyoming. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.9%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 91
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 80
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 70
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Converse County, WY went to Donald J. Trump with 84.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (12.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.73%).

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.

Converse County, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Converse County, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Converse County, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Converse County, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.512% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.566% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (129k), Some college (119k), and Bachelors Degree (74.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Converse County, WY was $251,700 in 2022, which is 0.893 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $227,200 to $251,700, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Converse County, WY is 80.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Converse County, WY have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Converse County, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Converse County, WY is $79,235. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Converse County, WY was Census Tract 9564 with a value of $89,815, followed by Census Tract 9566 and Census Tract 9565, with respective values of $86,067 and $77,903.

Property

$251,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,580
$4,554
Median Property Taxes
±$494

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

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Rent vs Own

80.5%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.5% of the housing units in Converse County, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9564
  2. Census Tract 9566
  3. Census Tract 9565

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Converse County, WY was Census Tract 9564 with a value of $89,815, followed by Census Tract 9566 and Census Tract 9565, with respective values of $86,067 and $77,903.

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

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Household Income

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$79,235
Median Household Income
± $9,542
5.66k
Number of Households
± 541

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.66k households in Converse County, WY grew to $79,235 from the previous year's value of $73,698.

The following chart displays the households in Converse 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Converse County, WY is from Wyoming.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Wyoming

In 2022, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0943% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.06%)

In 2022, 74.5% of workers in Converse County, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (6.06%).

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Commute Time

25.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Converse County, WY have a shorter commute time (25.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 9.79% of the workforce in Converse County, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Converse County, WY (1.5k out of 13.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Converse County, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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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Health

89.9% of the population of Converse County, WY has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 9.58% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Converse County, WY see 1728 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.3% decrease from the previous year (1949 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1972 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52% were men and 48% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,728 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Converse County, WY

Primary care physicians in Converse County, WY see an average of 1,728 patients per year. This represents a 11.3% decrease from the previous year (1,949 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52% were men and 48% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
9.58%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Converse County, WY grew by 2.88% from 9.82% to 10.1%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Converse County, WY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.2% in Converse County, WY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.7% in Converse County, WY.

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