Laramie County PUMA, WY

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
100,316
26.9% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38
8.88% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.98%
30.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$76,282
15.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$295,800
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
54,319
20.5% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Laramie County PUMA, WY had a population of 100k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $76,282. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Laramie County PUMA, WY declined from 137,216 to 100,316, a −26.9% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,056 to $76,282, a 15.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laramie County PUMA, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (77%), White (Hispanic) (7.89%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.69%).

6.14% of the households in Laramie County PUMA, 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.

98.4% of the residents in Laramie County PUMA, WY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laramie County PUMA, WY are Laramie County Community College (770 degrees awarded in 2022) and Cheeks Beauty Academy (26 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Laramie County PUMA, WY was $295,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.2%.

Most people in Laramie County PUMA, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Laramie County PUMA, WY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Laramie County PUMA, WY is home to a population of 100k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.24% of Laramie County PUMA, WY residents were born outside of the country (3.25k people).

In 2022, there were 9.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.2k people) in Laramie County PUMA, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.92k White (Hispanic) and 4.18k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Laramie County PUMA, WY are Spanish (3,845 households), German (446 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (179 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
52,767
Women
48.9%
55,211
Men
51.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 107,978 inhabitants, with 51.1% men, and 48.9% women.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Laramie County PUMA, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Laramie County PUMA, WY was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Laramie County PUMA, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    77.2k ± 444
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.92k ± 863
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.18k ± 818
15.5%
Hispanic Population
15.6k people

In 2022, there were 9.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.2k people) in Laramie County PUMA, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.92k White (Hispanic) and 4.18k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.5% of the people in Laramie County PUMA, WY are hispanic (15.6k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    925 ± 743 people
  2. China
    625 ± 612 people
  3. Germany
    214 ± 359 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Laramie County PUMA, WY was Mexico, the natal country of 925 Laramie County PUMA, WY residents, followed by China with 625 and Germany with 214.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.25k people
4.18%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.74k people

As of 2022, 3.24% of Laramie County PUMA, WY residents (3.25k 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 Laramie County PUMA, WY was 4.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,845 households (4.07%)
  2. German
    446 households (0.472%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    179 households (0.19%)

6.14% of the households in Laramie County PUMA, WY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Laramie County PUMA, WY was Spanish. 4.07% of the households in Laramie County PUMA, WY reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,695 ± 488
  2. Vietnam
    2,932 ± 376
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,836 ± 319

Laramie County PUMA, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Laramie County PUMA, WY employs 54.3k people. The largest industries in Laramie County PUMA, WY are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,987 people), Construction (3,729 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,352 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($221,481), Banking & related activities ($140,957), and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying ($131,375).

Males in Laramie County PUMA, WY have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,958. The income inequality in Laramie County PUMA, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.439, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
31,366
Women
45.5%
37,641
Men
54.5%

The workforce of Laramie County PUMA, WY in 2020 was 69,007 people, with 45.5% woman, and 54.5% men.

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Occupations

54.3k
2022 Value
−20.5%
1 Year decline
± −20.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laramie County PUMA, WY declined at a rate of −20.5%, from 68.3k employees to 54.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laramie County PUMA, WY, are Other managers (1,510 people), Registered nurses (1,457 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,249 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laramie County PUMA, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.3k
2022 Value
−20.5%
1 Year decline
± −20.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laramie County PUMA, WY declined at a rate of −20.5%, from 68.3k employees to 54.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laramie County PUMA, WY, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,987 people), Construction (3,729 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,352 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laramie County PUMA, WY, though some of these residents may live in Laramie County PUMA, 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

$57,724
Median earning men ± $1,640
$34,922
Median earning women ± $1,683

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,293), Wholesale Trade ($74,217), and Public Administration ($74,167).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,126), Construction ($53,837), and Wholesale Trade ($49,327).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% 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 11.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wyoming went to Donald J. Trump with 69.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.07%).

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.

Laramie County PUMA, 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 Laramie County PUMA, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Laramie County PUMA, WY awarded 796 degrees. The student population of Laramie County PUMA, WY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,464 male students and 2,351 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laramie County PUMA, WY are White (536 and 68.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (117 and 14.9%), Unknown (77 and 9.8%), and Two or More Races (34 and 4.33%).

The largest universities in Laramie County PUMA, WY by number of degrees awarded are Laramie County Community College (770 and 96.7%) and Cheeks Beauty Academy (26 and 3.27%).

The most popular majors in Laramie County PUMA, WY are Welding Technology (71 and 8.92%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (70 and 8.79%), and Registered Nursing (56 and 7.04%).

The median tuition cost in Laramie County PUMA, WY for a public four year colleges is $3,150 for in-state students and $9,450 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,815 students enrolled in Laramie County PUMA, WY, 38.4% men and 61.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,137 records, of which 63.5% were women and 36.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 28 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Laramie County PUMA, WY was Elementary Education & Teaching with 28 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 770 degrees awarded
  2. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Laramie County Community College with 770 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 332 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laramie County PUMA, WY, which is 0.716 times less than the 464 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 536 degrees mean that there were 4.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 117 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,150) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,463) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.302% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.345% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Laramie County PUMA, WY in 2022 were Some college (23.2k), High School or Equivalent (21k), and Bachelors Degree (16.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laramie County PUMA, WY was $295,800 in 2022, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $252,500 to $295,800, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Laramie County PUMA, WY is 72.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Laramie County PUMA, WY have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Laramie County PUMA, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Laramie County PUMA, WY is $76,282. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Laramie County PUMA, WY was Sheridan, Park, Teton, Lincoln & Big Horn Counties PUMA, WY with a value of $76,968, followed by Laramie County PUMA, WY and Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY, with respective values of $76,282 and $73,776.

Property

$295,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,363
$29,892
Median Property Taxes
±$1,345

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Rent vs Own

72.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.2% of the housing units in Laramie County PUMA, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laramie County PUMA, WY was Sheridan, Park, Teton, Lincoln & Big Horn Counties PUMA, WY with a value of $76,968, followed by Laramie County PUMA, WY and Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY, with respective values of $76,282 and $73,776.

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Household Income

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$76,282
Median Household Income
± $2,658
41.4k
Number of Households
± 1,618

In 2022, the median household income of the 41.4k households in Laramie County PUMA, WY grew to $76,282 from the previous year's value of $66,056.

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Wage Distribution

0.439
2022 Wage GINI in Laramie County PUMA, WY
0.451
2021 Wage GINI in Laramie County PUMA, WY

In 2022, the income inequality in Laramie County PUMA, WY was 0.439 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.75% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Laramie County PUMA, WY was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Laramie County PUMA, WY in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.03%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.51%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in Laramie County PUMA, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.03%) and those who worked at home (7.51%).

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Commute Time

17.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laramie County PUMA, WY have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.1% of the workforce in Laramie County PUMA, 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 Laramie County PUMA, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Laramie County PUMA, WY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laramie County PUMA, WY (8.83k out of 98.3k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laramie County PUMA, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

91.4% of the population of Laramie County PUMA, WY has health coverage, with 48.9% on employee plans, 8.95% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 5.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see 1398 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.64% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,398 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wyoming

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see an average of 1,398 patients per year. This represents a 4.64% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.63%
Uninsured
48.9%
Employer Coverage
8.95%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
17.3%
Non-Group
5.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laramie County PUMA, WY grew by 3.38% from 8.35% to 8.63%.

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