Laramie, WY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
37,525
0.574% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
28.3
0.702% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23%
2.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,887
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$291,500
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
21,096
2.76% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Laramie, WY had a population of 37.5k people with a median age of 28.3 and a median household income of $55,887. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Laramie, WY grew from 37,311 to 37,525, a 0.574% increase and its median household income grew from $50,733 to $55,887, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laramie, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (81%), White (Hispanic) (5.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.7%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.86%).

None of the households in Laramie, 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.

95.4% of the residents in Laramie, WY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Laramie, WY are University of Wyoming (3,198 degrees awarded in 2022) and WyoTech (680 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Laramie, WY was $291,500, and the homeownership rate was 50.6%.

Most people in Laramie, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Laramie, WY was 2 cars per household.

Laramie, WY borders Cheyenne, WY and Fort Collins, CO.

Population & Diversity

Laramie, WY is home to a population of 37.5k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.8% of Laramie, WY residents were born outside of the country (2.55k people).

In 2022, there were 14.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.4k people) in Laramie, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.06k White (Hispanic) and 1.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.4%
2022 Citizenship
95.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.4% of Laramie, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Laramie, WY was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Laramie, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.4k ± 213
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.06k ± 353
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 345
9.91%
Hispanic Population
3.72k people

In 2022, there were 14.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.4k people) in Laramie, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.06k White (Hispanic) and 1.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.91% of the people in Laramie, WY are hispanic (3.72k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Laramie, WY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    7,502 ± 2,113 people
  2. China
    1,001 ± 776 people
  3. Canada
    993 ± 773 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 7,502 Wyoming residents, followed by China with 1,001 and Canada with 993.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.55k people
6.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.54k people

As of 2022, 6.8% of Laramie, WY residents (2.55k 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, WY was 6.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    600 ± 170
  2. Vietnam
    478 ± 113
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    281 ± 101

Laramie, 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, WY employs 21.1k people. The largest industries in Laramie, WY are Educational Services (5,955 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,674 people), and Retail Trade (2,032 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,750), Utilities ($70,673), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,281).

Males in Wyoming have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,942. The income inequality in Wyoming (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

21.1k
2022 Value
± 1,161
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 7.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laramie, WY grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 20.5k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laramie, WY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,194 people), Management Occupations (2,182 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,816 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laramie, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.1k
2022 Value
± 1,161
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 7.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laramie, WY grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 20.5k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laramie, WY, are Educational Services (5,955 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,674 people), and Retail Trade (2,032 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laramie, WY, though some of these residents may live in Laramie, 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

$39,352
Median earning men ± $4,485
$23,832
Median earning women ± $2,713

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,264), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,094), and Public Administration ($53,047).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($47,926), Wholesale Trade ($42,105), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,480).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wyoming.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 446
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 232
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 227
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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, 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, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Laramie, 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 Laramie, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Laramie, WY awarded 3,878 degrees. The student population of Laramie, WY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,029 male students and 6,064 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Laramie, WY are White (2,929 and 78.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (311 and 8.3%), Unknown (252 and 6.72%), and Two or More Races (143 and 3.82%).

The largest universities in Laramie, WY by number of degrees awarded are University of Wyoming (3,198 and 82.5%) and WyoTech (680 and 17.5%).

The most popular majors in Laramie, WY are Diesel Mechanics Technology (343 and 8.84%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (254 and 6.55%), and General Psychology (148 and 3.82%).

The median tuition cost in Laramie, WY for a public four year colleges is $3,840 for in-state students and $15,960 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Laramie, WY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 96%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 12,093 (49.9% men and 50.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 12,093 students enrolled in Laramie, WY, 49.9% men and 50.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,087 records, of which 51.1% were women and 48.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 148 degrees awarded
  2. 137 degrees awarded
  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Laramie, WY was Registered Nursing with 148 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Laramie, WY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,198 degrees awarded
  2. 680 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wyoming with 3,198 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,018 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Laramie, WY, which is 1.08 times more than the 1,860 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 2,929 degrees mean that there were 9.42 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 311 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($3,840) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,785) 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, 0.512% 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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 Laramie, WY was $291,500 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $247,100 to $291,500, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in Laramie, WY is 50.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Laramie, WY have an average commute time of 14.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Laramie, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Laramie, WY is $55,887. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Laramie, WY was Teton County, WY with a value of $108,279, followed by Campbell County, WY and Sublette County, WY, with respective values of $93,315 and $85,960.

Property

$291,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,051
$8,235
Median Property Taxes
±$656

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 Laramie, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

50.6%
Homeownership
2022
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.6% of the housing units in Laramie, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laramie, WY was Teton County, WY with a value of $108,279, followed by Campbell County, WY and Sublette County, WY, with respective values of $93,315 and $85,960.

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

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Household Income

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$55,887
Median Household Income
± $3,746
16.3k
Number of Households
± 988

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.3k households in Laramie, WY grew to $55,887 from the previous year's value of $50,733.

The following chart displays the households in Laramie, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laramie, 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 (68.7%)
  2. Walked (9.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.91%)

In 2022, 68.7% of workers in Laramie, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.6%) and those who worked at home (7.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laramie, WY have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Laramie, 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, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Laramie, WY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laramie, WY (8.06k out of 35k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laramie, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

92.2% of the population of Laramie, WY has health coverage, with 58% on employee plans, 6.26% on Medicaid, 9.69% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 2.24% 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).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.2% under 18 years, 42.1% between 18 and 34 years, 27.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.8%
Uninsured
58%
Employer Coverage
6.26%
Medicaid
9.69%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
2.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laramie, WY declined by 1.83% from 7.94% to 7.8%.

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

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