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County population in 2012: 8,615 (51% urban, 49% rural); it was 7,075 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,625
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,061
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,181
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,096 (it was 778 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 4166 sq. mi.
Water area: 8.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Johnson County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.1%), Construction (15.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  44.0 years
Wyoming median age:  36.0 years

Males: 4,365  (40.6%)
Females: 4,204  (59.4%)

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Average household size:
Johnson County:

2.0 people
Wyoming:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,271 ($34,012 in 1999)
This county:

$47271
Wyoming:

$52664

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $565 (lower quartile is $428, upper quartile is $786)
This county:

$565
State:

$583


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $211,927 (it was $109,700 in 2000)
Johnson County:

$211,927
Wyoming:

$184,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,867 - $326,417

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $342,655
Here:

$342,655
State:

$293,327

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,201,412
Here:

$1,201,412
State:

$210,440

In 2-unit structures: $249,446
Here:

$249,446
State:

$408,102

Mobile homes: $102,569
Here:

$102,569
State:

$45,718
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,264
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 71

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Johnson County, WY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,029 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $787 (0.5%)


Johnson County household income distribution in 2009 Johnson County home values distribution


Johnson County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.5%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 2.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

10.1%
Whole state:

11.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.2%
Whole state:

4.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Johnson County is $409 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Buffalo, Kaycee.

Johnson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Johnson County: Lindar Cabin (A), Losey Ranch (B), Lund Ranch (C), Lund Sheep Camp (D), Martirena Ranch (E), Matthews Ranch (F), Mayor Ranch (G), Meadow Creek (H), Melke Brothers Ranch (I), Moore Ranch (J), Muddy Creek Cow Camp (K), Nichols Ranch (L), Noland Cabin (M), Norris Graves Ranch (N), North Meadow Creek Camp (O), O'Conner Ranch (P), Old Kos Ranch (Q), Osborn Ranch (R), P Meike Ranch (S), Payseno Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Willow Grove Cemetery (1), Kaycee Cemetery (2), Morgareidge Cemetery (3), Little Piney Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Myrtle Lake (A), Gem Lake (B), Highland Park Lakes (C), Highland Lake (D), Firehole Lakes (E), Elk Lake (F), Spear Lake (G), Rinehart Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alkali Creek (A), Little North Fork (B), Antelope Creek (C), Little Eagle Creek (D), Arch Creek (E), Bachaus Creek (F), Baldwin Creek (G), Hesse Creek (H), Hunter Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Johnson County include: Highland Park (1), Bozeman Trail Historical Marker (2), Heidley Park (3), Pioneer Monument (4), Medicine Cabin Park (5), Father DeSmet Historical Monument (6), Hazel Park (7), Granite Park (8), Coffeen Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Big Horn County , Campbell County , Converse County , Natrona County , Sheridan County , Washakie County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 134
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 58 (53% naturalized citizens)

Johnson County:

0.8%
Whole state:

2.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.1%

Johnson County marital status for males
Johnson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Johnson County with a mortgage: 776 (161 second mortgage, 27 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 638

Here:

54.9% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.42%
Here51.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,638
Total congregations: 17

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents1,517 (41.7%)398 (10.9%)356 (9.8%)256 (7.0%)231 (6.3%)
Congregations3 (17.6%)2 (11.8%)2 (11.8%)1 (5.9%)1 (5.9%)
Name The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents230 (6.3%)207 (5.7%)139 (3.8%)135 (3.7%)169 (4.6%)
Congregations1 (5.9%)2 (11.8%)1 (5.9%)1 (5.9%)3 (17.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Johnson County - Buffalo, Kaycee

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Johnson County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

9.83 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Johnson County:

11.06 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
Wyoming:

7.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.6%
Wyoming:

24.4%



Agriculture in Johnson County:

Average size of farms: 7924 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $97,275
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $18.60
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $110,325
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 84.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,916
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.68%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.79
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%

Tornado activity:

Johnson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 11.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/14/1974, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Johnson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 34.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 33.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/19/1996 at 13:27:57, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/25/1993 at 03:44:15, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 ML, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from Johnson County center
On 8/31/1992 at 01:40:14, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/1/2003 at 18:44:11, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Johnson County (%):





Johnson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,229 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 278 (9%)
  • Bicycle: 32 (1%)
  • Walked: 287 (9%)
  • Other means: 17 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 324 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Johnson County, Wyoming in 2000:

41 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
30 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $51,995.

10.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,881 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.61%
Wyoming average:

9.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.25% relocated from other counties in Wyoming ($14,046 average AGI)
6.36% relocated from other states ($29,834 average AGI)
Johnson County:

6.36%
Wyoming average:

6.22%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sheridan County, WY  1.51% ($28,744 average AGI)
from Natrona County, WY  0.53% ($49,267)
from Campbell County, WY  0.46% ($39,923)


8.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
Wyoming average:

8.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.34% relocated to other counties in Wyoming ($17,089 average AGI)
5.18% relocated to other states ($21,181 average AGI)
Johnson County:

5.18%
Wyoming average:

5.71%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sheridan County, WY  1.15% ($55,781 average AGI)
to Natrona County, WY  0.61% ($34,294)
to Campbell County, WY  0.58% ($36,125)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Johnson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Johnson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 1.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Johnson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,464 (1,326 aged, 138 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 13.06
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7613.950
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 979.5
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24252.32

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1476.490
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 945.470
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 51.81

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.96
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 129.520

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 64.76

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,498

Size of family households: 1,349 2-persons, 423 3-persons, 390 4-persons, 147 5-persons, 62 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,201 1-person, 148 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

96.5% of residents of Johnson County speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $53,518,000 ($6989 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $933,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $21,745,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $6,235,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $766,000
Federal grants: $17,780,000
Federal procurement contracts: $604,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,388,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,551,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,961,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 320
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 387
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +718
Here:

+93 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Johnson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.12 millions of gallons per day (8% from ground, 92% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Johnson County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 93
  • 4 rooms: 257
  • 5 rooms: 462
  • 6 rooms: 417
  • 7 rooms: 304
  • 8 rooms: 352
  • 9+ rooms: 269
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 55
  • 3 rooms: 111
  • 4 rooms: 180
  • 5 rooms: 172
  • 6 rooms: 86
  • 7 rooms: 102
  • 8 rooms: 45
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Johnson County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 98
  • 2 bedrooms: 561
  • 3 bedrooms: 910
  • 4 bedrooms: 486
  • 5+ bedrooms: 120
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 158
  • 2 bedrooms: 274
  • 3 bedrooms: 264
  • 4 bedrooms: 63
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Johnson County, Wyoming in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 58
  • 1 vehicle: 521
  • 2 vehicles: 953
  • 3 vehicles: 449
  • 4 vehicles: 151
  • 5+ vehicles: 49
  • no vehicle: 75
  • 1 vehicle: 289
  • 2 vehicles: 300
  • 3 vehicles: 72
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

53% of Johnson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in Wyoming.

Johnson County:

53.1%
State average:

51.9%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $67,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Johnson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.1%)
  • Electricity (12.1%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • Coal or coke (2.3%)
  • Utility gas (63.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.1%)
  • Electricity (16.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 25
Here:

3.0%
Wyoming:

4.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

2.8%
Wyoming:

3.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Wyoming:

8.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Johnson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Johnson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Johnson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Johnson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Johnson County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Johnson County, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William6976.7 years
John6776.6 years
Robert4371.7 years
Charles4178.0 years
James3975.1 years
George3975.0 years
Mary3583.2 years
Helen3083.0 years
Dorothy2578.7 years
Margaret2582.3 years
Most common last names in Johnson County, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4076.5 years
Johnson2677.0 years
Taylor1881.2 years
Anderson1681.1 years
Jones1477.1 years
Long1480.0 years
Lund1376.8 years
Ross1371.5 years
Williams1277.4 years
Brown1270.9 years
Businesses in Johnson County, WY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1Motel 61
Decora Cabinetry1Nike1
FedEx3Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1RadioShack1
Hardee's1Super 81
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets1YMCA1

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