Poverty in Laramie, Wyoming

What is the poverty rate in Laramie, Wyoming?
The poverty rate in Laramie is 26.0%. One out of every 3.9 residents of Laramie lives in poverty.

How many people in Laramie, Wyoming live in poverty?
7,764 of 29,903 Laramie residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Laramie, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Two Or More Races

1,137

18.9% 18.4% 3.5%

White

24,157

25.1% 10.3% 75.2%

Hispanic

3,133

27.4% 22.2% 9.8%

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

25.1% of White residents of Laramie, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Laramie, Wyoming is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 6,067 of 24,157 white Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 75.2% of the total population of Laramie, Wyoming are white.

27.4% of Hispanic residents of Laramie, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Laramie, Wyoming is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 859 of 3,133 hispanic Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 9.8% of the total population of Laramie, Wyoming are hispanic.

Laramie, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Laramie, Wyoming is 25.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Laramie, Wyoming is 26.1%.

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

Female residents of Laramie, Wyoming are slightly(0%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

4,048 of 15,639 males in Laramie live below the poverty line.

3,716 of 14,264 females in Laramie live below the poverty line.

Laramie, Wyoming Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Laramie, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 44.4%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Laramie, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.4%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Laramie, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Laramie, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 13.8%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Laramie, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 9.1%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Laramie, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 6.6%.

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 Laramie, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 68.9%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Laramie, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 24.2%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Laramie, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

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

Laramie, Wyoming Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Laramie, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

16.9%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

11.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

5.9%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

32.6%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

8.1%

75 to 84 Years Old

14.3%

Over 85 Years Old

5.2%

Laramie, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Laramie, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States is 25.8%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Laramie, Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 27.7%.

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

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

Of the 27,640 residents of Laramie, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States, 7,137 (25.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 627 (27.7%) of 2,263 residents of Laramie, 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 Laramie, Wyoming

The poverty rate in Laramie is 26.0%.
Laramie is in Albany County.
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