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State Demographics Data - WY

Wyoming

Demographics & Social
2015
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 21,999
% Foreign Born 3.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 96.3%
% change: 1990-2000 46.5%
Race (%)  
One race 98.3%
White
57.3%
Black or African American
4.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.0%
Asian
16.8%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
19.1%
Two or more races 1.7%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 12,704
% Latino 57.7%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 7.6%
18-64 81.9%
65 and older 9.7%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.

38.4
Gender (% female) 58.0%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.8%
Married 55.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 13.1%

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 564,108
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 16.9%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.2%
White 92.8%
Black or African American 0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.3%
Asian 0.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.1%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 45,141
% Latino 8.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.7%
5-17 17.7%
18-64 61.3%
65 and older 14.3%
Median Age 36.7
Gender (% female) 49.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.9%
Married 52.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.2%
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.

21,999
Born in Africa 1,155
Born in Asia 4,149
Born in Europe 2,717
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 12,946
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 906
Born in Oceania 126
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.

21,999
Europe 2,717
Northern Europe 1,034
United Kingdom
981
Ireland
29
Other Northern Europe
24
Western Europe 681
France
118
Germany
420
Other Western Europe
143
Southern Europe 452
Italy
97
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
355
Eastern Europe 550
Poland
0
Russia
5
Other Eastern Europe
545
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 4,149
Eastern Asia 946
China
678

China, excluding Taiwan

678

Taiwan

0
Japan
92
Korea
176
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 481
India
167
Iran
79
Other South Central Asia
235
Southeastern Asia 2,413
Philippines
1,275
Vietnam
527
Other Southeastern Asia
611
Western Asia 309
Israel
0
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
309
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 1,155
Eastern Africa 884
Northern Africa
182
Western Africa
82
Middle and Southern Africa
7
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 126
Australia and New Zealand subregion 106
Oceania (no country specified) 20
Americas 13,852
Latin America 12,946
Caribbean
96

Cuba

0

Jamaica

24

Other Caribbean

72
Central America
12,468

Mexico

10,761

El Salvador

734

Other Central America

973
South America
382

Brazil

0

Colombia

25

Other South America

357
Northern America 906
Canada
906
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 5,133
1990-1999 5,230
2000-2009 7,955
Since 2010 3,681
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 5.3%
Born in Asia 18.9%
Born in Europe 12.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 58.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4.1%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 44.2%
Country #2 7.0%
Country #3 5.5%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 12.4%
Northern Europe 4.7%
United Kingdom 4.5%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.1%
Western Europe 3.1%
France 0.5%
Germany 1.9%
Other Western Europe 0.7%
Southern Europe 2.1%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 1.6%
Eastern Europe 2.5%
Poland 0.0%
Russia 0.0%
Other Eastern Europe 2.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 18.9%
Eastern Asia 4.3%
China 3.1%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.1%
Taiwan 0.0%
Japan 0.4%
Korea 0.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 2.2%
India 0.8%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 1.1%
Southeastern Asia 11.0%
Philippines 5.8%
Vietnam 2.4%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.8%
Western Asia 1.4%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 1.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 5.3%
Eastern Africa 4.0%
Northern Africa 0.8%
Western Africa 0.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.0%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 0.6%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.5%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 63.0%
Latin America 58.8%
Caribbean 0.4%
Cuba 0.0%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.3%
Central America 56.7%
Mexico 48.9%
El Salvador 3.3%
Other Central America 4.4%
South America 1.7%
Brazil 0.0%
Colombia 0.1%
Other South America 1.6%
Northern America 4.1%
Canada 4.1%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 23.3%
1980-1989 23.8%
1990-1999 36.2%
Since 2000 16.7%
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 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 26.3%
Country #2 13.3%
Country #3 11.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 21,999
Naturalized citizens 8,500
Noncitizens 13,499
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 8,500
Before 1980 1,689
1980-1989 1,256
1990-1999 1,555
2000-2009 1,760
Since 2010 2,240
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 38.6%
Noncitizens 61.4%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 19.9%
1980-1989 14.8%
1990-1999 18.3%
2000-2009 20.7%
Since 2010 26.4%
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) 9,240
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 456
% 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) 124,486
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,271
% married among women who gave birth 70.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 29.4%
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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 3.07
Average family size 3.55
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.47
Average family size 3.03
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 132,763
Only native parent(s)
120,131
One or more foreign-born parents
12,632

Child is native

11,004

Child is foreign born

1,628
Children under age 6 with 45,877
Only native parent(s)
42,408
One or more foreign-born parents
3,469

Child is native

3,290

Child is foreign born

179
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 86,886
Only native parent(s)
77,723
One or more foreign-born parents
9,163

Child is native

7,714

Child is foreign born

1,449
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.

44,464
Only native parents 37,784
One or more foreign-born parents 6,680
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 90.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 9.5%
Child is native 8.3%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 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 0.4%
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 8.9%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 85.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.0%
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 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 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.