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Sweetwater County, Wyoming (WY)

County population in 2014: 45,010 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 37,613 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,520
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,352
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,591
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,603 (it was 3,514 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 10425 sq. mi.

Water area: 65.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sweetwater County: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sweetwater County, Wyoming:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (15.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Wyoming median age:  36.0 years
Males: 23,477  (52.2%)
Females: 21,533  (47.8%)
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Sweetwater County,WY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sweetwater County:

2.0 people
Wyoming:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $68,790 ($46,537 in 1999)

This county:

$68790
Wyoming:

$58752

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $812 (lower quartile is $614, upper quartile is $1,000)
This county:

$812
State:

$662


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $186,456 (it was $92,800 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$186,456
Wyoming:

$195,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,156 - $257,443
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,446
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $371

Institutionalized population: 265

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 51
  • Thefts: 232
  • Auto thefts: 23
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Health of residents in Sweetwater County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
69.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
52.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
99.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
66.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 167 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 438 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2008: 144 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2009: 130 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2010: 100 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2011: 102 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2012: 116 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2013: 87 buildings, average cost: $239,000
  • 2014: 108 buildings, average cost: $280,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,324 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $851 (0.7%)

Sweetwater County household income distribution in 2009 Sweetwater County home values distribution Sweetwater County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.3%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.8% for American Indian residents, 4.7% for other race residents, 23.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.4%
Sweetwater County:

10.4%
Wyoming:

10.9%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.6% for Black residents, 27.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.7% for American Indian residents, 5.5% for other race residents, 22.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 32 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 32 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 45 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sweetwater County is $395 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $495 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $692 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rock Springs, Green River, North Rock Springs, Clearview Acres, Reliance, James Town, Purple Sage, Eden, Wamsutter, Superior.

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

2012 air pollution in Sweetwater County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.363 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 16.1 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cache County, Utah , DuPage County, Illinois , Lake County, Ohio , Steuben County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,004
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,032 (43% naturalized citizens)

Sweetwater County:

2.7%
Whole state:

2.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 231
  • 1990 to 1994: 105
  • 1985 to 1989: 91
  • 1980 to 1984: 56
  • 1975 to 1979: 119
  • 1970 to 1974: 187
  • 1970 to 1974: 42
  • 1965 to 1969: 201

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.5%

Sweetwater County marital status for males Sweetwater County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,355
  • One, attached: 415
  • Two: 486
  • 3 or 4: 667
  • 5 to 9: 435
  • 10 to 19: 177
  • 20 or more: 623
  • Mobile homes: 3,696
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 67

Housing units in Sweetwater County with a mortgage: 5,128 (845 second mortgage, 441 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,155

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sweetwater County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other7,99317
Catholic7,0075
Evangelical Protestant4,34235
Mainline Protestant1,3688
Orthodox1951
None22,901-
Sweetwater County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Sweetwater County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Sweetwater County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 31
This county:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sweetwater County:

6.1%
Wyoming:

7.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Sweetwater County:

28.7%
State:

24.4%

Agriculture in Sweetwater County:

Average size of farms: 8707 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,755
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $44.50
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: 90.33%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,409
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.04%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 94.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,110
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.53%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.11%

Earthquake activity:

Sweetwater County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wyoming state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 215.8 miles away from Sweetwater County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 289.1 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 441.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 172.3 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from Sweetwater County center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 25.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • WyomingDrought, Incident Period: June 15, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3043): June 15, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3043, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Sweetwater County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (37%)
  • Japan (11%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Canada (5%)

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

  • German (16%)
  • English (15%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Sweetwater County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,240 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 2,995 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,186 (6%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 38 (0%)
  • Walked: 433 (2%)
  • Other means: 112 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 482 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 327 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 119 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in halfway houses
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Sweetwater County, Wyoming in 2010:

  • 363 people in college/university student housing
  • 132 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $70,239.

8.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
Wyoming average:

8.02%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.90% relocated from other counties in Wyoming ($9,936 average AGI)
6.37% relocated from other states ($33,183 average AGI)
Sweetwater County:

6.37%
Wyoming average:

5.64%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($45,032 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.34% ($36,759)
from Albany County, WY  0.24% ($30,925)
from Carbon County, WY  0.22% ($62,108)
from Fremont County, WY  0.21% ($43,417)
from Sublette County, WY  0.21% ($48,861)
from Natrona County, WY  0.16% ($37,037)


8.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
Wyoming average:

8.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.88% relocated to other counties in Wyoming ($11,733 average AGI)
6.27% relocated to other states ($38,275 average AGI)
Sweetwater County:

6.27%
Wyoming average:

5.77%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.41% ($33,943 average AGI)
to Natrona County, WY  0.30% ($42,720)
to Laramie County, WY  0.24% ($51,225)
to Uinta County, WY  0.22% ($53,595)
to Albany County, WY  0.21% ($28,743)
to Williams County, ND  0.17% ($73,464)
to Carbon County, WY  0.16% ($56,074)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8

Births per 1000 population in Sweetwater County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Sweetwater County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sweetwater County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sweetwater County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sweetwater County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,020 (3,358 aged, 662 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,044 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Sweetwater County, Wyoming in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (297)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (265)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (219)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (177)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (133)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (118)
  • Unspecified dementia (84)
  • Bronchopneumonia, unspecified (80)
  • Congestive heart failure (69)
  • Person injured in unspecified motor-vehicle accident, traffic (69)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6666.140
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 262.2
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 64653.85

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1450.950
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 763.660
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.07

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50.28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.53

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 261.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 184.9
  • Other - 77.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 43,127
  • In family households: 36,574 (8,832 male householders, 2,573 female householders)
    8,813 spouses, 13,010 children (11,706 natural, 331 adopted, 973 stepchildren), 841 grandchildren, 352 brothers or sisters, 196 parents, 441 other relatives, 1,311 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,553 (3,123 male householders (2,342 living alone)), 1,947 female householders (1,607 living alone)), 1,483 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 679 (265 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,737 2-persons, 2,593 3-persons, 2,183 4-persons, 1,196 5-persons, 446 6-persons, 250 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,949 1-person, 907 2-persons, 131 3-persons, 54 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

7,814 married couples with children.
2,187 single-parent households (648 men, 1,539 women).

92.5% of residents of Sweetwater County speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 40% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $142,256,000 ($3768 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,401,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $66,075,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,490,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $449,000
Federal grants: $30,802,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,224,000 ($73,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,215,000 ($510,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $215,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $28,300,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,609,000

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

Births: 2,904
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,383
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +210
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,328
Here -35 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sweetwater County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.91 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 572
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,102
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,799
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,866
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,256
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,170
  • 1950 to 1959: 968
  • 1940 to 1949: 887
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,332
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 73
  • 3 rooms: 423
  • 4 rooms: 1,144
  • 5 rooms: 2,333
  • 6 rooms: 1,841
  • 7 rooms: 1,652
  • 8 rooms: 1,334
  • 9+ rooms: 1,778
  • 1 room: 44
  • 2 rooms: 237
  • 3 rooms: 701
  • 4 rooms: 1,104
  • 5 rooms: 825
  • 6 rooms: 320
  • 7 rooms: 135
  • 8 rooms: 102
  • 9+ rooms: 46
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 289
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,151
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,582
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,533
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,018
  • no bedroom: 77
  • 1 bedroom: 882
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,476
  • 3 bedrooms: 882
  • 4 bedrooms: 107
  • 5+ bedrooms: 90
Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater County, Wyoming in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 152
  • 1 vehicle: 1,946
  • 2 vehicles: 4,383
  • 3 vehicles: 2,861
  • 4 vehicles: 833
  • 5+ vehicles: 416
  • no vehicle: 308
  • 1 vehicle: 1,645
  • 2 vehicles: 1,187
  • 3 vehicles: 304
  • 4 vehicles: 42
  • 5+ vehicles: 28

55% of Sweetwater County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Wyoming.

Sweetwater County:

55.4%
State average:

51.9%

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

  • This state: 17821
  • Northeast: 935
  • Midwest: 4817
  • South: 2421
  • West: 10394

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sweetwater County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (88.3%)
  • Electricity (5.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.9%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (71.3%)
  • Electricity (22.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 67
Here:

1.3%
Wyoming:

4.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 68
Here:

2.3%
Wyoming:

3.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 97
Here:

5.5%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Sweetwater County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Hospitals: $1,950,000
    General Public Buildings: $557,000
    Health - Other: $429,000
    Correctional Institutions: $170,000
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $143,000
    General - Other: $72,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $36,317,000
    Health - Other: $8,952,000
    Regular Highways: $4,543,000
    Police Protection: $3,746,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,625,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,414,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,230,000
    Libraries: $3,045,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,088,000
    Financial Administration: $2,068,000
    General - Other: $1,753,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,365,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $836,000
    Parks and Recreation: $774,000
    Local Fire Protection: $522,000
    Corrections - Other: $405,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,595,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $15,087,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,284,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,077,000
    Regular Highways: $789,000
    Hospitals: $607,000
    Libraries: $148,000
    Health - Other: $139,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
    Parks and Recreation: $87,000
    Financial Administration: $84,000
    Central Staff Services: $72,000
    General - Other: $40,000
    Correctional Institutions: $38,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,000
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000
    General Public Building: $13,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $31,760,000

Sweetwater County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $39,004,000
    All Other: $1,847,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,308,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,708,000
    All Other: $208,000
    Health and Hospitals: $156,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $827,000
    Housing and Community Development: $190,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,069,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,958,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,114,000
    Sale of Property: $36,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,479,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,378,000
    All Other: $3,113,000
    Highways: $1,701,000
    Public Welfare: $34,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,300,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,230,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,462,000
    Other Selective Sales: $433,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $264,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $60,000

Sweetwater County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,335,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $63,335,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,538,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,711,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $827,000

Sweetwater County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,067,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,970,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $63,917,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 325
  • Number of aged recipients: 10
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 315
  • Number of recipients under 18: 61
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 234
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 30
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 103
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 159
Sweetwater County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Sweetwater County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Sweetwater County, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John24775.4 years
Mary19380.7 years
James13170.1 years
William12975.2 years
Robert10766.9 years
Frank7977.3 years
George7973.6 years
Joseph6974.0 years
Thomas6472.0 years
Charles5972.5 years
Most common last names in Sweetwater County, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6671.9 years
Brown4371.3 years
Williams3373.0 years
Clark3272.3 years
Jones3070.3 years
Johnson2778.8 years
Anderson2776.5 years
Davis2372.7 years
Miller2276.8 years
Lewis2172.4 years
Businesses in Sweetwater County, WY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2KFC1
Albertsons1Kmart1
Applebee's1Kroger8
Arby's1La Quinta1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture2
Best Western1Long John Silver's1
Big O Tires1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King2Maurices1
Carson Pirie Scott1McDonald's3
Chevrolet1Nike6
Cold Stone Creamery1Nissan1
Curves2Payless1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx11Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks1
Ford1Super 82
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Toyota1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS10
Honda1Village Inn1
JCPenney1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's1

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  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"