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State Demographics Data - WY

Wyoming

Demographics & Social
2019
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 17,769
% Foreign Born 3.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 58.6%
% change: 1990-2000 46.5%
Race (%)  
One race 98.2%
White
57.5%
Black or African American
5.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
16.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
18.4%
Two or more races 1.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 7,847
% Latino 44.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.0%
5-17 5.2%
18-64 83.2%
65 and older 11.6%
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 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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.

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Gender (% female) 48.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 28.5%
Married 61.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 10.3%

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 560,990
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 16.2%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.1%
White 91.9%
Black or African American 1.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.5%
Asian 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.3%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 50,760
% Latino 9.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 5.9%
5-17 17.9%
18-64 59.0%
65 and older 17.2%
Median Age 37.5
Gender (% female) 48.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 25.9%
Married 55.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.9%
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.

17,769
Born in Africa 1,290
Born in Asia 3,190
Born in Europe 3,247
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 8,573
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1,259
Born in Oceania 210
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.

 
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
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.

17,769
Europe 3,247
Northern Europe 574
United Kingdom
378
Ireland
118
Other Northern Europe
78
Western Europe 882
France
180
Germany
455
Other Western Europe
247
Southern Europe 484
Italy
279
Portugal
40
Other Southern Europe
165
Eastern Europe 1,307
Poland
71
Russia
197
Other Eastern Europe
1,039
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 3,190
Eastern Asia 1,419
China
1,101

China, excluding Taiwan

1,002

Taiwan

99
Japan
32
Korea
286
Other Eastern Asia
N
South Central Asia 663
India
271
Iran
48
Other South Central Asia
344
Southeastern Asia 1,108
Philippines
804
Vietnam
36
Other Southeastern Asia
268
Western Asia N
Israel
N
Lebanon
N
Other Western Asia
N
Other Asia (no country specified) N
Africa 1,290
Eastern Africa 525
Northern Africa
236
Western Africa
169
Middle and Southern Africa
134
Other Africa (no country specified)
226
Oceania 210
Australia and New Zealand subregion 210
Oceania (no country specified) N
Americas 9,832
Latin America 8,573
Caribbean
38

Cuba

N

Jamaica

38

Other Caribbean

N
Central America
7,898

Mexico

7,436

El Salvador

N

Other Central America

462
South America
637

Brazil

136

Colombia

284

Other South America

217
Northern America 1,259
Canada
1,259
Other Northern America
N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 3,469
1990-1999 3,564
2000-2009 6,526
Since 2010 4,210
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 7.3%
Born in Asia 18.0%
Born in Europe 18.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 48.2%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 7.1%
Born in Oceania 1.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 18.3%
Northern Europe 3.2%
United Kingdom 2.1%
Ireland 0.7%
Other Northern Europe 0.4%
Western Europe 5.0%
France 1.0%
Germany 2.6%
Other Western Europe 1.4%
Southern Europe 2.7%
Italy 1.6%
Portugal 0.2%
Other Southern Europe 0.9%
Eastern Europe 7.4%
Poland 0.4%
Russia 1.1%
Other Eastern Europe 5.8%
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 18.0%
Eastern Asia 8.0%
China 6.2%
China, excluding Taiwan 5.6%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.2%
Korea 1.6%
Other Eastern Asia N
South Central Asia 3.7%
India 1.5%
Iran 0.3%
Other South Central Asia 1.9%
Southeastern Asia 6.2%
Philippines 4.5%
Vietnam 0.2%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.5%
Western Asia N
Israel N
Lebanon N
Other Western Asia N
Other Asia (no country specified) N
Africa 7.3%
Eastern Africa 3.0%
Northern Africa 1.3%
Western Africa 1.0%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.8%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.3%
Oceania 1.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1.2%
Oceania (no country specified) N
Americas 55.3%
Latin America 48.2%
Caribbean 0.2%
Cuba N
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean N
Central America 44.4%
Mexico 41.8%
El Salvador N
Other Central America 2.6%
South America 3.6%
Brazil 0.8%
Colombia 1.6%
Other South America 1.2%
Northern America 7.1%
Canada 7.1%
Other Northern America N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 19.5%
1980-1989 20.1%
1990-1999 36.7%
Since 2000 23.7%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 17,769
Naturalized citizens 7,257
Noncitizens 10,512
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 7,257
Before 1990 1,447
1990-1999 1,890
2000-2009 1,739
2010-2014 1,234
Since 2015 947
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 40.8%
Noncitizens 59.2%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 19.9%
1980-1989 26.0%
1990-1999 24.0%
2000-2009 17.0%
Since 2010 13.0%
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) 5,140
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 355
% 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) 120,988
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 6,550
% married among women who gave birth 76.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 23.5%
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 U.S Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 3.12
Average family size 3.72
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.44
Average family size 3.00
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 age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluded 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 125,643
Only native parent(s)
116,300
One or more foreign-born parents
9,343

Child is native

8,734

Child is foreign born

609
Children under age 6 with 38,494
Only native parent(s)
35,074
One or more foreign-born parents
3,420

Child is native

3,420

Child is foreign born

0
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 87,149
Only native parent(s)
81,226
One or more foreign-born parents
5,923

Child is native

5,314

Child is foreign born

609
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau has excluded 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.

38,490
Only native parents 36,027
One or more foreign-born parents 2,463
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.4%
Child is native 7.0%
Child is foreign born 0.5%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.9%
Child is native 8.9%
Child is foreign born 0.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.8%
Child is native 6.1%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 93.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.4%
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, 2019 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. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 has 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.