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State Demographics Data - WY

Wyoming

Demographics & Social
2018
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 17,528
% Foreign Born 3.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 56.4%
% change: 1990-2000 46.5%
Race (%)  
One race 99.0%
White
66.1%
Black or African American
2.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.1%
Asian
17.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
12.6%
Two or more races 1.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 8,692
% Latino 49.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 0.9%
18-64 86.1%
65 and older 12.3%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.

39.9
Gender (% female) 54.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 26.0%
Married 53.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 20.8%

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 560,209
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 16.1%
% change: 1990-2000 8.2%
Race (%)  
One race 97.6%
White 92.3%
Black or African American 0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.9%
Asian 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.2%
Two or more races 2.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 49,203
% Latino 8.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.3%
5-17 17.4%
18-64 59.4%
65 and older 16.9%
Median Age 37.2
Gender (% female) 49.2%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.6%
Married 52.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.5%
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.

17,528
Born in Africa 385
Born in Asia 3,853
Born in Europe 3,923
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 8,410
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 748
Born in Oceania 209
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
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.

17,528
Europe 3,923
Northern Europe 1,392
United Kingdom
1,120
Ireland
134
Other Northern Europe
138
Western Europe 1,352
France
68
Germany
968
Other Western Europe
316
Southern Europe 369
Italy
5
Portugal
58
Other Southern Europe
306
Eastern Europe 810
Poland
111
Russia
286
Other Eastern Europe
413
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 3,853
Eastern Asia 2,357
China
1,693

China, excluding Taiwan

1,693

Taiwan

0
Japan
341
Korea
323
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 891
India
78
Iran
334
Other South Central Asia
479
Southeastern Asia 472
Philippines
361
Vietnam
0
Other Southeastern Asia
111
Western Asia 133
Israel
0
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
133
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 385
Eastern Africa 0
Northern Africa
63
Western Africa
322
Middle and Southern Africa
0
Other Africa (no country specified)
0
Oceania 209
Australia and New Zealand subregion 209
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 9,158
Latin America 8,410
Caribbean
0

Cuba

0

Jamaica

0

Other Caribbean

0
Central America
7,958

Mexico

7,409

El Salvador

109

Other Central America

440
South America
452

Brazil

0

Colombia

0

Other South America

452
Northern America 748
Canada
748
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 5,280
1990-1999 2,712
2000-2009 4,628
Since 2010 4,908
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.2%
Born in Asia 22.0%
Born in Europe 22.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 48.0%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4.3%
Born in Oceania 1.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 22.4%
Northern Europe 7.9%
United Kingdom 6.4%
Ireland 0.8%
Other Northern Europe 0.8%
Western Europe 7.7%
France 0.4%
Germany 5.5%
Other Western Europe 1.8%
Southern Europe 2.1%
Italy 0.0%
Portugal 0.3%
Other Southern Europe 1.7%
Eastern Europe 4.6%
Poland 0.6%
Russia 1.6%
Other Eastern Europe 2.4%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 22.0%
Eastern Asia 13.4%
China 9.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 9.7%
Taiwan 0.0%
Japan 1.9%
Korea 1.8%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 5.1%
India 0.4%
Iran 1.9%
Other South Central Asia 2.7%
Southeastern Asia 2.7%
Philippines 2.1%
Vietnam 0.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 0.6%
Western Asia 0.8%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 0.8%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 2.2%
Eastern Africa 0.0%
Northern Africa 0.4%
Western Africa 1.8%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.0%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.0%
Oceania 1.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 1.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 52.2%
Latin America 48.0%
Caribbean 0.0%
Cuba 0.0%
Jamaica 0.0%
Other Caribbean 0.0%
Central America 45.4%
Mexico 42.3%
El Salvador 0.6%
Other Central America 2.5%
South America 2.6%
Brazil 0.0%
Colombia 0.0%
Other South America 2.6%
Northern America 4.3%
Canada 4.3%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 30.1%
1980-1989 15.5%
1990-1999 26.4%
Since 2000 28.0%
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
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 17,528
Naturalized citizens 6,302
Noncitizens 11,226
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 6,302
Before 1990 1,784
1990-1999 1,368
2000-2009 1,407
2010-2014 573
Since 2015 1,170
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 36.0%
Noncitizens 64.0%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 28.3%
1980-1989 21.7%
1990-1999 22.3%
2000-2009 9.1%
Since 2010 18.6%
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) 6,357
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 978
% married among women who gave birth
58.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
41.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 121,497
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 7,319
% married among women who gave birth 66.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 33.9%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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
Average family size 4
U.S. Born
Average household size 2
Average family size 3
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 125,063
Only native parent(s)
115,508
One or more foreign-born parents
9,555

Child is native

9,292

Child is foreign born

263
Children under age 6 with 40,478
Only native parent(s)
36,883
One or more foreign-born parents
3,595

Child is native

3,478

Child is foreign born

117
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 84,585
Only native parent(s)
78,625
One or more foreign-born parents
5,960

Child is native

5,814

Child is foreign born

146
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.

40,470
Only native parents 34,991
One or more foreign-born parents 5,479
%
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 7.4%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.9%
Child is native 8.6%
Child is foreign born 0.3%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.0%
Child is native 6.9%
Child is foreign born 0.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 86.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 13.5%
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, 2018 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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.