Poverty in Wyoming

What is the poverty rate in Wyoming?
The poverty rate in Wyoming is 11.1%. One out of every 9 residents of Wyoming lives in poverty.

How many people in Wyoming live in poverty?
63,398 of 569,412 residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the Poverty Rate in Wyoming compare to the national average?
Wyoming ranks 11th in Poverty Rate at 11.1%(poverty rankings by state).The Poverty Rate of Wyoming is significantly lower than the national average of 14.6%.

Wyoming Poverty Rate County Map

Wyoming County Poverty Rate Comparison

Wyoming Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Wyoming?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Wyoming is 10.0%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Wyoming is 12.3%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Wyoming

Female residents of Wyoming are meaningfully(23%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

29,048 of 290,236 males in Wyoming live below the poverty line.

34,350 of 279,176 females in Wyoming live below the poverty line.

Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate in Wyoming By Age?

Wyoming Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

  • Children Under 6 in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 15.2%.
  • Children 6 to 11 Years Old in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 12.4%.
  • Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 10.8%.
  • Adults 18 to 59 Years Old in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.5%.
  • Adults 60 to 74 Years Old in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 7.9%.
  • 75 to 84 Years Old in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 9.3%.
  • Over 85 Years Old in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 10.5%.

Historical Wyoming Poverty Rate

Wyoming Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

11.2% 15.3%

2011

11.3% 1.0% 15.9%

2012

12.6% 11.0% 15.9%

2013

10.9% 16.0% 15.8%

2014

11.2% 2.0% 15.5%

2015

11.1% 0.0% 14.7%

2016

11.3% 2.0% 14.0%

2017

11.3% 0.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Wyoming Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

5,618

14.0% 25.2% 1.0%

American Indian

12,869

25.9% 26.8% 2.2%

Asian

4,867

21.6% 11.9% 0.8%

Other

9,883

25.3% 23.8% 1.7%

Two Or More Races

14,871

15.1% 18.4% 2.5%

White

481,018

9.5% 10.3% 82.5%

Hispanic

55,162

21.1% 22.2% 9.5%

What's the Poverty Rate in Wyoming By Race?

14.0% of Black residents of Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Wyoming is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 785 of 5,618 black Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.0% of the total population of Wyoming is black.

21.6% of Asian residents of Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Wyoming is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 1,050 of 4,867 asian Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 0.8% of the total population of Wyoming is asian.

9.5% of White residents of Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Wyoming is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 45,468 of 481,018 white Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 82.5% of the total population of Wyoming are white.

21.1% of Hispanic residents of Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Wyoming is the same as than the national average. 11,641 of 55,162 hispanic Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 9.5% of the total population of Wyoming are hispanic.

Wyoming Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Wyoming can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 15.4%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Wyoming residents enrolled in school is significantly lower than the national average of 20.1%. This translates to 21,718 of 140,640 Wyomingites enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 24.1% of the total population of Wyoming are currently enrolled in school.

  • Not Enrolled in School in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 9.4%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Wyoming residents not enrolled in school is significantly lower than the national average of 12.2%. This translates to 38,182 of 407,357 Wyomingites not enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 69.8% of the total population of Wyoming are currently not enrolled in school.

Poverty for younger ages in Wyoming is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 15.6%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Wyoming residents enrolled in nursery school is moderately lower than the national average of 18.0%. This translates to 1,362 of 8,711 Wyomingites enrolled in nursery school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 1.5% of the total population of Wyoming is currently enrolled in nursery school.

  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 12.8%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Wyoming residents enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) is dramatically lower than the national average of 21.2%. This translates to 4,125 of 32,245 Wyomingites enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 5.5% of the total population of Wyoming are currently enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4).

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Wyoming can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.0%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Wyoming residents enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) is dramatically lower than the national average of 19.0%. This translates to 3,321 of 30,153 Wyomingites enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 5.2% of the total population of Wyoming are currently enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8).

  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 10.8%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Wyoming residents enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) is dramatically lower than the national average of 17.7%. This translates to 3,020 of 27,938 Wyomingites enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.8% of the total population of Wyoming are currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12).

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 29.8%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Wyoming residents enrolled in undergraduate school is meaningfully higher than the national average of 23.4%. This translates to 7,975 of 26,803 Wyomingites enrolled in undergraduate school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.6% of the total population of Wyoming are currently enrolled in undergraduate school.

  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 12.9%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Wyoming residents enrolled in graduate or professional school is significantly lower than the national average of 17.2%. This translates to 942 of 7,278 Wyomingites enrolled in graduate or professional school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 1.2% of the total population of Wyoming is currently enrolled in graduate or professional school.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Wyoming Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Wyoming born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

10.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States is 10.8%.

20.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 20.9%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Wyoming born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Wyoming have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 549,222 residents of Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States, 59,172 (10.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 4,226 (20.9%) of 20,190 residents of Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Wyoming Poverty Rate By City

Wyoming Poverty Rate Distribution by City
City Rank Poverty Rate Population

Afton

22nd

8.7% 2,407

Antelope Valley-Crestview

6th

1.7% 1,594

Arapahoe

59th

32.7% 1,586

Bar Nunn

11th

4.9% 2,772

Basin

26th

10.0% 1,574

Buffalo

44th

14.6% 4,606

Casper

27th

10.1% 59,171

Cheyenne

29th

10.7% 62,986

Clearview Acres

52nd

19.2% 1,416

Cody

18th

7.7% 9,826

Douglas

16th

7.0% 6,465

Ethete

54th

20.8% 1,747

Evanston

53rd

19.3% 12,054

Evansville

36th

12.3% 2,929

Fort Washakie

58th

31.5% 1,928

Fox Farm-College

55th

21.0% 4,736

Gillette

31st

11.6% 31,783

Glenrock

32nd

11.8% 2,671

Green River

37th

12.3% 12,396

Greybull

30th

11.1% 1,876

Guernsey

51st

18.7% 1,137

Hoback

2nd

0.0% 1,409

Jackson

21st

8.3% 10,413

Kemmerer

14th

6.2% 2,730

Lander

41st

13.3% 7,683

Laramie

57th

26.0% 32,104

Lovell

45th

14.9% 2,622

Lusk

47th

16.2% 1,783

Lyman

23rd

9.1% 2,045

Marbleton

17th

7.7% 1,396

Mills

39th

12.7% 3,817

Moose Wilson Road

13th

5.4% 1,443

Mountain View

46th

14.9% 1,173

Newcastle

43rd

14.2% 3,480

North Rock Springs

34th

11.8% 2,027

Pine Bluffs

24th

9.6% 1,108

Pinedale

20th

8.0% 2,003

Powell

38th

12.4% 6,412

Purple Sage

56th

23.6% 1,019

Rafter J Ranch

2nd

0.0% 1,565

Ranchester

28th

10.4% 1,112

Ranchettes

7th

2.5% 6,001

Rawlins

42nd

13.8% 9,112

Riverton

40th

13.3% 11,113

Rock Springs

33rd

11.8% 23,820

Saratoga

25th

9.8% 1,686

Sheridan

19th

7.8% 17,816

South Greeley

49th

16.6% 4,487

South Park

2nd

0.0% 1,579

Star Valley Ranch

9th

3.2% 1,489

Sundance

12th

5.3% 1,464

Thermopolis

35th

12.2% 2,935

Torrington

48th

16.5% 6,723

Vista West

8th

2.5% 1,030

Warren AFB

5th

1.3% 2,208

Wheatland

10th

4.8% 3,617

Wilson

4th

1.1% 1,991

Worland

50th

16.7% 5,310

Wright

15th

6.5% 1,851

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