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State Demographics Data - WY

Wyoming

Demographics & Social
2016
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 18,856
% Foreign Born 3.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2016 68.3%
% change: 1990-2000 46.5%
Race (%)  
One race 97.2%
White
59.9%
Black or African American
6.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.0%
Asian
19.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
10.9%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 8,153
% Latino 43.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.0%
5-17 7.4%
18-64 83.0%
65 and older 8.6%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

38.5
Gender (% female) 53.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 17.7%
Married 60.0%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 22.3%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 566,645
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 17.4%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.4%
White 93.1%
Black or African American 0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.3%
Asian 0.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.7%
Two or more races 2.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 48,111
% Latino 8.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.7%
5-17 17.9%
18-64 60.2%
65 and older 15.2%
Median Age 36.7
Gender (% female) 48.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.9%
Married 52.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.4%
Foreign Born
Number 11,205
% Foreign Born 2.3%
Population Change over Time  
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U.S. Born
Number 482,577
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Foreign Born
Number 7,647
% Foreign Born 1.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 445,941
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

18,856
Born in Africa 1,277
Born in Asia 4,565
Born in Europe 3,426
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 8,840
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 658
Born in Oceania 90
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

18,856
Europe 3,426
Northern Europe 1,203
United Kingdom
1,001
Ireland
110
Other Northern Europe
92
Western Europe 815
France
15
Germany
614
Other Western Europe
186
Southern Europe 350
Italy
250
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
100
Eastern Europe 1,058
Poland
0
Russia
414
Other Eastern Europe
644
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 4,565
Eastern Asia 1,684
China
853

China, excluding Taiwan

780

Taiwan

73
Japan
141
Korea
606
Other Eastern Asia
84
South Central Asia 1,160
India
844
Iran
0
Other South Central Asia
316
Southeastern Asia 1,271
Philippines
826
Vietnam
64
Other Southeastern Asia
381
Western Asia 450
Israel
0
Lebanon
76
Other Western Asia
374
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 1,277
Eastern Africa 410
Northern Africa
236
Western Africa
452
Middle and Southern Africa
179
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 90
Australia and New Zealand subregion 90
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 9,498
Latin America 8,840
Caribbean
484

Cuba

0

Jamaica

54

Other Caribbean

430
Central America
7,368

Mexico

6,981

El Salvador

0

Other Central America

387
South America
988

Brazil

72

Colombia

92

Other South America

824
Northern America 658
Canada
658
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 4,209
1990-1999 4,212
2000-2009 6,474
Since 2010 3,961
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 6.8%
Born in Asia 24.2%
Born in Europe 18.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 46.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3.5%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 44.20
Country #2 7.00%
Country #3 5.50
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 18.2%
Northern Europe 6.4%
United Kingdom 5.3%
Ireland 0.6%
Other Northern Europe 0.5%
Western Europe 4.3%
France 0.1%
Germany 3.3%
Other Western Europe 1.0%
Southern Europe 1.9%
Italy 1.3%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 5.6%
Poland 0.0%
Russia 2.2%
Other Eastern Europe 3.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 24.2%
Eastern Asia 8.9%
China 4.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.1%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 0.7%
Korea 3.2%
Other Eastern Asia 0.4%
South Central Asia 6.2%
India 4.5%
Iran 0.0%
Other South Central Asia 1.7%
Southeastern Asia 6.7%
Philippines 4.4%
Vietnam 0.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.0%
Western Asia 2.4%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.4%
Other Western Asia 2.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 6.8%
Eastern Africa 2.2%
Northern Africa 1.3%
Western Africa 2.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.9%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 0.5%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.5%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 50.4%
Latin America 46.9%
Caribbean 2.6%
Cuba 0.0%
Jamaica 0.3%
Other Caribbean 2.3%
Central America 39.1%
Mexico 37.0%
El Salvador 0.0%
Other Central America 2.1%
South America 5.2%
Brazil 0.4%
Colombia 0.5%
Other South America 4.4%
Northern America 3.5%
Canada 3.5%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.3%
1980-1989 22.3%
1990-1999 34.3%
Since 2000 21.0%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 11,205
Born in Africa 261
Born in Asia 2,170
Born in Europe 2,937
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 4,514
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,131
Cat28 192
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.3%
Born in Asia 19.4%
Born in Europe 26.2%
Born in Latin America 40.3%
Born in Northern America 10.1%
Born in Oceania 1.7%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 34.90
Country #2 10.10
Country #3 6.70
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 7,412
Born in Africa 93
Born in Asia 1,446
Born in Europe 2,727
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 2,212
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 833
Cat21 101
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 United Kingdom
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.3%
Born in Asia 19.5%
Born in Europe 36.8%
Born in Latin America 29.8%
Born in Northern America 11.2%
Born in Oceania 1.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 26.30
Country #2 13.30
Country #3 11.90
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 18,856
Naturalized citizens 7,396
Noncitizens 11,460
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 7,396
Before 1980 898
1980-1989 561
1990-1999 1,512
2000-2009 2,689
Since 2010 1,736
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.2%
Noncitizens 60.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 12.1%
1980-1989 7.6%
1990-1999 20.4%
2000-2009 36.4%
Since 2010 23.5%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 11,205
Naturalized citizens 5,121
Noncitizens 6,084
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 45.7%
Noncitizens 54.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 7,647
Naturalized citizens 3,966
Noncitizens 3,681
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 51.9%
Noncitizens 48.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 6,405
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 105
% married among women who gave birth
100.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
0.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 122,378
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,281
% married among women who gave birth 62.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 37.4%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.05
Average family size 3.54
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.49
Average family size 3.04
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 132,053
Only native parent(s)
121,965
One or more foreign-born parents
10,088

Child is native

9,467

Child is foreign born

621
Children under age 6 with 44,247
Only native parent(s)
41,016
One or more foreign-born parents
3,231

Child is native

3,045

Child is foreign born

186
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 87,806
Only native parent(s)
80,949
One or more foreign-born parents
6,857

Child is native

6,422

Child is foreign born

435
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

42,103
Only native parents 38,042
One or more foreign-born parents 4,061
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.6%
Child is native 7.2%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.3%
Child is native 6.9%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.8%
Child is native 7.3%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 90.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 9.6%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 122,476
Only native parent(s) 117,342
One or more foreign-born parents 5,134
Child is native 4,416
Child is foreign born 718
Children under age 6 with 36,508
Only native parent(s) 34,633
One or more foreign-born parents 1,875
Child is native 1,799
Child is foreign born 76
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 85,968
Only native parent(s) 82,709
One or more foreign-born parents 3,259
Child is native 2,617
Child is foreign born 642
Children in Low-Income Families* 46,183
Only native parents 43,740
One or more foreign-born parents 2,443
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.2%
Child is native 3.6%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.1%
Child is native 4.9%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.8%
Child is native 3.0%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 94.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.3%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 132,688
Only native parent(s) 128,138
One or more foreign-born parents 4,550
Child is native 4,083
Child is foreign born 467
Children under age 6 with 42,771
Only native parent(s) 41,316
One or more foreign-born parents 1,455
Child is native 1,380
Child is foreign born 75
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 89,917
Only native parent(s) 86,822
One or more foreign-born parents 3,095
Child is native 2,703
Child is foreign born 392
Children in Low-Income Families* 51,271
Only native parents 49,105
One or more foreign-born parents 2,166
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.4%
Child is native 3.1%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.4%
Child is native 3.2%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.4%
Child is native 3.0%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 95.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.2%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2016 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.