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State Demographics Data - WY

Wyoming

Demographics & Social
2017
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 20,520
% Foreign Born 3.5%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 83.1%
% change: 1990-2000 46.5%
Race (%)  
One race 97.9%
White
68.2%
Black or African American
1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.0%
Asian
17.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
10.2%
Two or more races 2.1%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 10,138
% Latino 49.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.0%
5-17 3.9%
18-64 86.7%
65 and older 9.4%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

39.8
Gender (% female) 48.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.2%
Married 63.7%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.1%

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 558,795
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 15.8%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.2%
White 92.1%
Black or African American 1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.5%
Asian 0.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.4%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 47,984
% Latino 8.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.8%
5-17 17.8%
18-64 59.6%
65 and older 15.8%
Median Age 36.8
Gender (% female) 48.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.5%
Married 52.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.2%
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.

20,520
Born in Africa 409
Born in Asia 4,268
Born in Europe 3,410
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 10,996
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,225
Born in Oceania 212
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.

20,520
Europe 3,410
Northern Europe 1,389
United Kingdom
1,290
Ireland
49
Other Northern Europe
50
Western Europe 1,135
France
179
Germany
680
Other Western Europe
276
Southern Europe 259
Italy
205
Portugal
54
Other Southern Europe
0
Eastern Europe 627
Poland
0
Russia
324
Other Eastern Europe
303
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 4,268
Eastern Asia 1,576
China
930

China, excluding Taiwan

771

Taiwan

159
Japan
51
Korea
595
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 643
India
440
Iran
87
Other South Central Asia
116
Southeastern Asia 1,595
Philippines
1,004
Vietnam
109
Other Southeastern Asia
482
Western Asia 454
Israel
0
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
454
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 409
Eastern Africa 118
Northern Africa
77
Western Africa
36
Middle and Southern Africa
178
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 212
Australia and New Zealand subregion 212
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 12,221
Latin America 10,996
Caribbean
118

Cuba

66

Jamaica

0

Other Caribbean

52
Central America
10,344

Mexico

8,637

El Salvador

828

Other Central America

879
South America
534

Brazil

142

Colombia

169

Other South America

223
Northern America 1,225
Canada
1,225
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 5,825
1990-1999 3,701
2000-2009 7,002
Since 2010 3,992
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.0%
Born in Asia 20.8%
Born in Europe 16.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 53.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 6.0%
Born in Oceania 1.0%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 44.2
Country #2 7.00%
Country #3 5.5
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 16.6%
Northern Europe 6.8%
United Kingdom 6.3%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 5.5%
France 0.9%
Germany 3.3%
Other Western Europe 1.3%
Southern Europe 1.3%
Italy 1.0%
Portugal 0.3%
Other Southern Europe 0.0%
Eastern Europe 3.1%
Poland 0.0%
Russia 1.6%
Other Eastern Europe 1.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 20.8%
Eastern Asia 7.7%
China 4.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.8%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 0.2%
Korea 2.9%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 3.1%
India 2.1%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 0.6%
Southeastern Asia 7.8%
Philippines 4.9%
Vietnam 0.5%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.3%
Western Asia 2.2%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 2.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 2.0%
Eastern Africa 0.6%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 0.2%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.9%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 1.0%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1.0%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 59.6%
Latin America 53.6%
Caribbean 0.6%
Cuba 0.3%
Jamaica 0.0%
Other Caribbean 0.3%
Central America 50.4%
Mexico 42.1%
El Salvador 4.0%
Other Central America 4.3%
South America 2.6%
Brazil 0.7%
Colombia 0.8%
Other South America 1.1%
Northern America 6.0%
Canada 6.0%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 28.4%
1980-1989 18.0%
1990-1999 34.1%
Since 2000 19.5%
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 34.9
Country #2 10.1
Country #3 6.7
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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 0
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 26.3
Country #2 13.3
Country #3 11.9
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 20,520
Naturalized citizens 7,228
Noncitizens 13,292
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 7,228
Before 1980 1,110
1980-1989 636
1990-1999 664
2000-2009 1,799
Since 2010 3,019
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 35.2%
Noncitizens 64.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 15.4%
1980-1989 8.8%
1990-1999 9.2%
2000-2009 24.9%
Since 2010 41.8%
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) 6,835
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 449
% married among women who gave birth
67.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
33.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 118,518
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 6,553
% married among women who gave birth 71.4%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 28.6%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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 3.01
Average family size 3.57
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.45
Average family size 3.01
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 131,897
Only native parent(s)
118,303
One or more foreign-born parents
13,594

Child is native

13,131

Child is foreign born

463
Children under age 6 with 42,372
Only native parent(s)
38,198
One or more foreign-born parents
4,174

Child is native

4,174

Child is foreign born

0
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 89,525
Only native parent(s)
80,105
One or more foreign-born parents
9,420

Child is native

8,957

Child is foreign born

463
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.

45,430
Only native parents 39,988
One or more foreign-born parents 5,442
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.3%
Child is native 10.0%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 90.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 9.9%
Child is native 9.9%
Child is foreign born 0.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.5%
Child is native 10.0%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 88.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.0%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.