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Sweetwater County, Wyoming (WY)

County population in 2019: 43,351 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sweetwater County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (32.5%), Public administration (19.0%), Retail trade (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 32%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sweetwater County, WY (2019)
    • 34,33891.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,06518.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6861.8%Two or more races
    • 6031.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4321.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2980.8%Asian alone
    • 200.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 100.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Wyoming median age:

38.1 years
Males: 22,455  (51.8%)
Females: 20,896  (48.2%)
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Average household size:
Sweetwater County:

2.0 people
Wyoming:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $75,957 ($46,537 in 1999)
This county:

$75,957
Wyoming:

$65,003

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $756 (lower quartile is $587, upper quartile is $964)
This county:

$756
State:

$722


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $219,307 (it was $92,800 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$219,307
Wyoming:

$235,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $128,272 - $296,474
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,387
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $373

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:

  • 1997: 75 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 1998: 73 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2004: 216 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2005: 260 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2006: 236 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 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
  • 2015: 84 buildings, average cost: $248,200
  • 2016: 70 buildings, average cost: $278,800
  • 2017: 67 buildings, average cost: $269,500
  • 2018: 54 buildings, average cost: $272,900
  • 2019: 68 buildings, average cost: $289,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Sweetwater, WY residents
Average permit cost in Sweetwater, WY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,375 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,147 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Sweetwater, WY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sweetwater, WY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sweetwater, WY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.5%
Sweetwater County:

10.5%
Wyoming:

10.1%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.5% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.4% for American Indian residents, 13.0% for other race residents, 14.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 35.7 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 36.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.3 years old, Black residents: 19.1 years old, American Indian residents: 57.2 years old, Asian residents: 34.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 39.5 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

2018 air pollution in Sweetwater County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 9.2 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.

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

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Wyoming:

4.9%

Unemployment by year in Sweetwater, WY
County total employment by year in Sweetwater, WY
County average yearly wages by year in Sweetwater, WY

Current college students: 2,004
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,807 (38.9% naturalized citizens)

Sweetwater County:

4.2%
Whole state:

3.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5572010 or later
  • 6392000 to 2009
  • 4091990 to 1999
  • 1471980 to 1989
  • 3061970 to 1979
  • 243Before 1970

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: 11,421
  • One, attached: 1,102
  • Two: 508
  • 3 or 4: 775
  • 5 to 9: 748
  • 10 to 19: 499
  • 20 to 49: 619
  • 50 or more: 72
  • Mobile homes: 4,180
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 51

Housing units in Sweetwater County with a mortgage: 6,541 (89 second mortgage, 153 home equity loan, 33 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,673

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

59.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sweetwater County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Wyoming state average. It is 1350% 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:

  • Wyoming Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4535, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Wyoming Severe Storms, Flooding, And Landslides, Incident Period: May 18, 2011 to July 08, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4007: July 22, 2011, FEMA Id: 4007, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Wyoming Drought, Incident Period: June 15, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3043: June 15, 1977, FEMA Id: 3043, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Sweetwater County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sweetwater

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,729 (74.3%)
  • Carpooled: 3,839 (17.1%)
  • Bus: 754 (3.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 137 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 55 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 523 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 491 (2.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (41%)
  • Guatemala (9%)
  • Peru (6%)
  • England (5%)
  • Venezuela (4%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sweetwater County


  • American (12%)
  • German (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $81,069.

5.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Wyoming average:

7.08%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.70% relocated from other counties in Wyoming ($16,091 average AGI)
4.01% relocated from other states ($40,704 average AGI)
Sweetwater County:

4.01%
Wyoming average:

4.84%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Natrona County, WY  0.24% ($44,000 average AGI)
from Uinta County, WY  0.22% ($66,447)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.21% ($45,371)
from Carbon County, WY  0.18% ($48,633)
from Laramie County, WY  0.18% ($48,467)
from Lincoln County, WY  0.18% ($59,267)
from Campbell County, WY  0.14% ($73,500)


7.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Wyoming average:

7.86%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.98% relocated to other counties in Wyoming ($16,855 average AGI)
5.63% relocated to other states ($41,049 average AGI)
Sweetwater County:

5.63%
Wyoming average:

5.61%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.44% ($41,868 average AGI)
to Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($78,200)
to Laramie County, WY  0.25% ($50,000)
to Albany County, WY  0.21% ($29,838)
to Natrona County, WY  0.20% ($110,514)
to Fremont County, WY  0.15% ($53,038)
to Sublette County, WY  0.14% ($56,800)

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 2019: 6.4

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 population in Sweetwater County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 11.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sweetwater County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sweetwater County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sweetwater County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sweetwater County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sweetwater County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Sweetwater County, Wyoming in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (366)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (315)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (275)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (210)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (87)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (54)
  • Unspecified dementia (39)
  • Bronchopneumonia, unspecified (31)
  • Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (22)
  • Congestive heart failure (13)

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: 6,666
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 262
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 64,654

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,451
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 764
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

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: 43,351
  • Male householders: 8,163 (2,276 living alone), Female householders: 7,564 (1,632 living alone)
  • 8,807 spouses (8,797 opposite-sex spouses), 979 unmarried partners, (979 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 13,961 children (12,909 natural, 321 adopted, 710 stepchildren), 949 grandchildren, 300 brothers or sisters, 208 parents, 33 foster children, 452 other relatives, 1,220 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 556

Size of family households: 4,998 2-persons, 2,452 3-persons, 2,065 4-persons, 1,018 5-persons, 342 6-persons, 161 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,920 1-person, 691 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 24 4-persons.

8,078 married couples with children.
2,205 single-parent households (576 men, 1,629 women).

88.9% of residents of Sweetwater speak English at home.
8.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $142,256,000 ($3,768 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:

6.7
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.5

Year house built in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • Year house built in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • 1,2162014 or later
  • 8992010 to 2013
  • 2,4632000 to 2009
  • 2,3661990 to 1999
  • 3,2911980 to 1989
  • 4,5991970 to 1979
  • 1,1771960 to 1969
  • 9581950 to 1959
  • 9411940 to 1949
  • 2,1571939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • 711 room
  • 562 rooms
  • 913 rooms
  • 8214 rooms
  • 2,6495 rooms
  • 2,2136 rooms
  • 1,9277 rooms
  • 1,5288 rooms
  • 2,8639+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • 741 room
  • 1172 rooms
  • 4133 rooms
  • 1,3274 rooms
  • 6585 rooms
  • 3856 rooms
  • 2077 rooms
  • 2268 rooms
  • 1439+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • 80no bedroom
  • 1811 bedroom
  • 1,3602 bedrooms
  • 6,1813 bedrooms
  • 2,6574 bedrooms
  • 1,8105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • 73no bedroom
  • 5981 bedroom
  • 1,4532 bedrooms
  • 1,1183 bedrooms
  • 2544 bedrooms
  • 475+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater County, Wyoming in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 173no vehicle
  • 1,7641 vehicle
  • 4,7882 vehicles
  • 3,1323 vehicles
  • 1,5474 vehicles
  • 8175+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 152no vehicle
  • 1,4101 vehicle
  • 1,4862 vehicles
  • 3203 vehicles
  • 984 vehicles
  • 765+ vehicles

82.8% of Sweetwater County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Wyoming.

Sweetwater County:

82.8%
State average:

83.2%

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

  • This state: 19,638
  • Other state: 21,352
  • Northeast: 1,397
  • Midwest: 3,955
  • South: 2,751
  • West: 13,259
Year householders moved into unit in Sweetwater County, WY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sweetwater County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 85.8%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.3%Utility gas
  • 27.3%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 396
Here:

7.2%
Wyoming:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 167
Here:

6.6%
Wyoming:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 280
Here:

12.8%
Wyoming:

7.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sweetwater County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,660,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $87,109,000
    Other: $792,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $309,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,154,000
    Regular Highways: $1,336,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $79,061,000
    Police Protection: $5,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,425,000
    General - Other: $4,079,000
    Regular Highways: $4,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,734,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,475,000
    Financial Administration: $3,471,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,951,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,929,000
    Air Transportation: $901,000
    Health - Other: $695,000
    Local Fire Protection: $554,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $498,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,313,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $173,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,538,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,300,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,348,000
    Interest Earnings: $752,000
    Rents: $330,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $735,000
    Police Protection: $179,000
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,996,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,333,000
    Highways: $1,904,000
    Other: $1,852,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,805,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,210,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,036,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $97,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,330,000

Sweetwater County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,660,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $87,109,000
    Other: $792,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $309,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,154,000
    Regular Highways: $1,336,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $79,061,000
    Police Protection: $5,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,425,000
    General - Other: $4,079,000
    Regular Highways: $4,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,734,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,475,000
    Financial Administration: $3,471,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,951,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,929,000
    Air Transportation: $901,000
    Health - Other: $695,000
    Local Fire Protection: $554,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $498,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,313,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $173,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,538,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,300,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,348,000
    Interest Earnings: $752,000
    Rents: $330,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $735,000
    Police Protection: $179,000
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,996,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,333,000
    Highways: $1,904,000
    Other: $1,852,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,805,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,210,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,036,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $97,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,330,000

Sweetwater County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,660,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $87,109,000
    Other: $792,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $309,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,154,000
    Regular Highways: $1,336,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $79,061,000
    Police Protection: $5,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,425,000
    General - Other: $4,079,000
    Regular Highways: $4,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,734,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,475,000
    Financial Administration: $3,471,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,951,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,929,000
    Air Transportation: $901,000
    Health - Other: $695,000
    Local Fire Protection: $554,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $498,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,313,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $173,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,538,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,300,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,348,000
    Interest Earnings: $752,000
    Rents: $330,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $735,000
    Police Protection: $179,000
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,996,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,333,000
    Highways: $1,904,000
    Other: $1,852,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,805,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,210,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,036,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $97,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,330,000

Sweetwater County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,660,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $87,109,000
    Other: $792,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $309,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,154,000
    Regular Highways: $1,336,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $79,061,000
    Police Protection: $5,581,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,425,000
    General - Other: $4,079,000
    Regular Highways: $4,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,734,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,475,000
    Financial Administration: $3,471,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,951,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,929,000
    Air Transportation: $901,000
    Health - Other: $695,000
    Local Fire Protection: $554,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $498,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,313,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $173,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,538,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,300,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,348,000
    Interest Earnings: $752,000
    Rents: $330,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $735,000
    Police Protection: $179,000
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $85,996,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,333,000
    Highways: $1,904,000
    Other: $1,852,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,805,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,210,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,036,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $97,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,330,000

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
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

Sweetwater County on our top lists:

  • #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)"