Poverty in Casper, Wyoming

What is the poverty rate in Casper, Wyoming?
The poverty rate in Casper is 10.1%. One out of every 9.9 residents of Casper lives in poverty.

How many people in Casper, Wyoming live in poverty?
5,851 of 58,052 Casper residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Casper compare to the rest of Wyoming?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Wyoming is 11.1%, meaning Casper has a moderately lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Wyoming.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Casper, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

1,005

14.1% 25.2% 1.7%

Two Or More Races

1,664

19.1% 18.4% 2.8%

White

49,874

8.8% 10.3% 84.3%

Hispanic

5,088

17.4% 22.2% 8.6%

What's the Poverty Rate in Casper, Wyoming By Race?

14.1% of Black residents of Casper, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Casper, Wyoming is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 142 of 1,005 black Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.7% of the total population of Casper, Wyoming is black.

8.8% of White residents of Casper, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Casper, Wyoming is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 4,376 of 49,874 white Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 84.3% of the total population of Casper, Wyoming are white.

17.4% of Hispanic residents of Casper, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Casper, Wyoming is the same as than the national average. 883 of 5,088 hispanic Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 8.6% of the total population of Casper, Wyoming are hispanic.

Casper, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Casper, Wyoming is 9.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Casper, Wyoming is 10.8%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Casper, Wyoming

Female residents of Casper, Wyoming are moderately(16%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

2,725 of 29,181 males in Casper live below the poverty line.

3,126 of 28,871 females in Casper live below the poverty line.

Casper, Wyoming Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Casper, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 12.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Casper, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 8.7%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Casper, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 8.8%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Casper, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.6%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Casper, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 9.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Casper, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 15.4%.

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 Casper, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 17.4%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Casper, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 10.6%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Casper, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Casper, Wyoming?

Casper, Wyoming Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Casper, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

16.3%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

11.1%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

10.8%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

9.7%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

7.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

7.1%

Over 85 Years Old

8.7%

Casper, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Casper, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States is 9.8%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Casper, Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 19.1%.

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

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

Of the 56,263 residents of Casper, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States, 5,509 (9.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 342 (19.1%) of 1,789 residents of Casper, Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Casper, Wyoming

The poverty rate in Casper is 10.1%.
Casper is in Natrona County.
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Bar Nunn 4.9%
Casper 10.1%
Evansville 12.3%
Mills 12.7%
Vista West 2.5%

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