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Sweetwater County, Wyoming (WY)

County population in 2021: 42,618 (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 (20.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.7%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sweetwater County, WY (2021)
    • 32,79176.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,05216.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,1412.7%Two or more races
    • 5661.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4291.0%Asian alone
    • 3970.9%Some other race alone
    • 3740.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 140.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Wyoming median age:

39.0 years
Males: 21,909  (51.4%)
Females: 20,709  (48.6%)
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Average household size:
Sweetwater County:

2.0 people
Wyoming:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $73,513 ($46,537 in 1999)
This county:

$73,513
Wyoming:

$65,204

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $730 (lower quartile is $600, upper quartile is $1,004)
This county:

$730
State:

$749


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $243,332 (it was $92,800 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$243,332
Wyoming:

$266,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $145,676 - $326,228
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,413
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $397

Institutionalized population: 265

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 12
  • Thefts: 68
  • Auto thefts: 18

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 54
  • Auto thefts: 12
Sweetwater County, WY map from a distance

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:

  • 2021: 49 buildings, average cost: $307,900
  • 2020: 50 buildings, average cost: $261,800
  • 2019: 68 buildings, average cost: $289,300
  • 2018: 54 buildings, average cost: $272,900
  • 2017: 67 buildings, average cost: $269,500
  • 2016: 70 buildings, average cost: $278,800
  • 2015: 84 buildings, average cost: $248,200
  • 2014: 108 buildings, average cost: $280,900
  • 2013: 87 buildings, average cost: $239,000
  • 2012: 116 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2011: 102 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2010: 100 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2009: 130 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2008: 144 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2007: 438 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2006: 236 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2005: 260 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2004: 216 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2003: 63 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2002: 48 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2000: 36 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 1998: 73 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 1997: 75 buildings, average cost: $133,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Sweetwater, WY residents
Average permit cost in Sweetwater, WY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,438 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,163 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Sweetwater, WY in 2021
Distribution of house value in Sweetwater, WY in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sweetwater, WY in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 11.1%
Sweetwater County:

11.1%
Wyoming:

11.4%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.6% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for American Indian residents, 19.9% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 37.2 years old
(Males: 37.0 years old, Females: 37.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.7 years old, Black residents: 35.8 years old, American Indian residents: 47.1 years old, Asian residents: 49.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.1 years old, Other race residents: 38.3 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

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

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

5.1%
Wyoming:

4.1%

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: 92.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,343 (34.8% naturalized citizens)

Sweetwater County:

5.5%
Whole state:

3.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4632010 or later
  • 1,0002000 to 2009
  • 4911990 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: 11,792
  • One, attached: 931
  • Two: 401
  • 3 or 4: 1,050
  • 5 to 9: 453
  • 10 to 19: 444
  • 20 to 49: 347
  • 50 or more: 91
  • Mobile homes: 3,664
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 69

Housing units in Sweetwater County with a mortgage: 6,527 (386 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 248 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 114

Here:

5.0% with mortgage
State:

98.3% 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 2021 - Sweetwater

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,481 (76.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,756 (12.7%)
  • Bus: 450 (2.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 166 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 133 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 549 (2.5%)
  • Worked at home: 687 (3.2%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (50%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Venezuela (4%)
  • Peru (4%)
  • Iran (2%)
  • England (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sweetwater County


  • English (20%)
  • American (13%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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)

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $79,151.

5.48% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($49,261 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Wyoming average:

7.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.58% relocated from other counties in Wyoming ($13,859 average AGI)
3.90% relocated from other states ($35,402 average AGI)
Sweetwater County:

3.90%
Wyoming average:

5.74%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.30% ($49,854 average AGI)
from Uinta County, WY  0.27% ($59,884)
from Natrona County, WY  0.26% ($55,405)
from Carbon County, WY  0.17% ($46,000)
from Laramie County, WY  0.14% ($48,818)
from Clark County, NV  0.13% ($55,381)
from Sublette County, WY  0.12% ($52,300)


6.50% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($61,031 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Wyoming average:

7.46%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.69% relocated to other counties in Wyoming ($15,611 average AGI)
4.81% relocated to other states ($45,420 average AGI)
Sweetwater County:

4.81%
Wyoming average:

5.30%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.28% ($44,304 average AGI)
to Uinta County, WY  0.27% ($50,867)
to Laramie County, WY  0.23% ($47,211)
to Natrona County, WY  0.23% ($70,568)
to Carbon County, WY  0.16% ($52,577)
to Albany County, WY  0.13% ($36,682)
to Fremont County, WY  0.13% ($96,091)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 6.5

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: 42,618
  • Male householders: 8,243 (2,758 living alone), Female householders: 8,101 (2,180 living alone)
  • 8,269 spouses (8,259 opposite-sex spouses), 911 unmarried partners, (911 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 13,163 children (12,228 natural, 214 adopted, 676 stepchildren), 870 grandchildren, 691 brothers or sisters, 415 parents, 48 foster children, 360 other relatives, 806 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 473

Size of family households: 4,458 2-persons, 2,313 3-persons, 1,976 4-persons, 1,275 5-persons, 485 6-persons, 172 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,925 1-person, 725 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 4 4-persons.

7,993 married couples with children.
1,803 single-parent households (585 men, 1,218 women).

90.1% of residents of Sweetwater speak English at home.
7.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 28% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% 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:

6.4
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • Year house built in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • 122020 or later
  • 2,3132010 to 2019
  • 2,3052000 to 2009
  • 2,1231990 to 1999
  • 2,9851980 to 1989
  • 5,0801970 to 1979
  • 1,0761960 to 1969
  • 8221950 to 1959
  • 7771940 to 1949
  • 1,9451939 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
  • 261 room
  • 612 rooms
  • 1943 rooms
  • 8804 rooms
  • 2,2375 rooms
  • 2,6466 rooms
  • 1,7447 rooms
  • 1,3648 rooms
  • 2,9019+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • 1561 room
  • 1812 rooms
  • 7463 rooms
  • 1,3794 rooms
  • 8865 rooms
  • 3596 rooms
  • 2237 rooms
  • 1398 rooms
  • 1519+ 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
  • 28no bedroom
  • 2931 bedroom
  • 1,2482 bedrooms
  • 6,1123 bedrooms
  • 2,5944 bedrooms
  • 1,8325+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater County, Wyoming
  • 147no bedroom
  • 7661 bedroom
  • 1,7622 bedrooms
  • 1,1613 bedrooms
  • 2674 bedrooms
  • 835+ 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
  • 188no vehicle
  • 1,8341 vehicle
  • 4,7862 vehicles
  • 2,9303 vehicles
  • 1,5774 vehicles
  • 7665+ 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
  • 172no vehicle
  • 1,8811 vehicle
  • 1,3952 vehicles
  • 4463 vehicles
  • 2024 vehicles
  • 635+ vehicles

82.9% of Sweetwater County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Wyoming.

Sweetwater County:

82.9%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 18,802
  • Other state: 20,864
  • Northeast: 841
  • Midwest: 4,025
  • South: 2,339
  • West: 13,988
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
  • 83.8%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.5%Utility gas
  • 34.7%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 409
Here:

8.7%
Wyoming:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 64
Here:

2.4%
Wyoming:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 244
Here:

13.7%
Wyoming:

7.6%

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 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,660,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $88,083,000
    Hospital Public: $87,109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,762,000
    Other: $1,225,000
    Other: $792,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $309,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,154,000
    Regular Highways: $5,069,000
    Hospitals: $1,905,000
    Regular Highways: $1,336,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,084,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $84,340,000
    Hospitals: $79,061,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,898,000
    Police Protection: $5,581,000
    Police Protection: $5,431,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,425,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,339,000
    Regular Highways: $4,948,000
    General - Other: $4,079,000
    Regular Highways: $4,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,734,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,630,000
    Financial Administration: $3,620,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,475,000
    Financial Administration: $3,471,000
    Libraries: $3,062,000
    Health - Other: $3,044,000
    General - Other: $2,490,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,951,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,929,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,885,000
    Parks and Recreation: $941,000
    Air Transportation: $901,000
    Local Fire Protection: $851,000
    Transit Utilities: $781,000
    Health - Other: $695,000
    Air Transportation: $634,000
    Corrections - Other: $556,000
    Local Fire Protection: $554,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,132,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,627,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $903,000
    Transit Utilities: $526,000
    Other: $498,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,344,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,313,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,364,000
    Other: $845,000
    Other: $173,000
    Transit Utilities: $147,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,337,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,538,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,203,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,716,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,105,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,108,000
    General Revenue - Other: $9,348,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,361,000
    Interest Earnings: $752,000
    Rents: $484,000
    Rents: $330,000
    Sale of Property: $84,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $993,000
    Hospitals: $906,000
    Regular Highways: $735,000
    Health - Other: $699,000
    Air Transportation: $587,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $228,000
    Police Protection: $179,000
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $121,484,000
    Cash and Securities: $85,996,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,090,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,333,000
    Highways: $2,859,000
    Other: $2,543,000
    Highways: $1,904,000
    Other: $1,852,000
    Health and Hospitals: $697,000
    Transit Utilities: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,207,000
    Property: $27,805,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,210,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,612,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,133,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,036,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $97,000
    Other License: $57,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $31,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,330,000

Sweetwater County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,660,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $88,083,000
    Hospital Public: $87,109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,762,000
    Other: $1,225,000
    Other: $792,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $309,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,154,000
    Regular Highways: $5,069,000
    Hospitals: $1,905,000
    Regular Highways: $1,336,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,084,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $84,340,000
    Hospitals: $79,061,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,898,000
    Police Protection: $5,581,000
    Police Protection: $5,431,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,425,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,339,000
    Regular Highways: $4,948,000
    General - Other: $4,079,000
    Regular Highways: $4,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,734,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,630,000
    Financial Administration: $3,620,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,475,000
    Financial Administration: $3,471,000
    Libraries: $3,062,000
    Health - Other: $3,044,000
    General - Other: $2,490,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,951,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,929,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,885,000
    Parks and Recreation: $941,000
    Air Transportation: $901,000
    Local Fire Protection: $851,000
    Transit Utilities: $781,000
    Health - Other: $695,000
    Air Transportation: $634,000
    Corrections - Other: $556,000
    Local Fire Protection: $554,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,132,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,627,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $903,000
    Transit Utilities: $526,000
    Other: $498,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,344,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,313,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,364,000
    Other: $845,000
    Other: $173,000
    Transit Utilities: $147,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,337,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,538,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,203,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,716,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,105,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,108,000
    General Revenue - Other: $9,348,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,361,000
    Interest Earnings: $752,000
    Rents: $484,000
    Rents: $330,000
    Sale of Property: $84,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $993,000
    Hospitals: $906,000
    Regular Highways: $735,000
    Health - Other: $699,000
    Air Transportation: $587,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $228,000
    Police Protection: $179,000
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $121,484,000
    Cash and Securities: $85,996,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,090,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,333,000
    Highways: $2,859,000
    Other: $2,543,000
    Highways: $1,904,000
    Other: $1,852,000
    Health and Hospitals: $697,000
    Transit Utilities: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,207,000
    Property: $27,805,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,210,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,612,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,133,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,036,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $97,000
    Other License: $57,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $31,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,330,000

Sweetwater County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,660,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $88,083,000
    Hospital Public: $87,109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,762,000
    Other: $1,225,000
    Other: $792,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $309,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,154,000
    Regular Highways: $5,069,000
    Hospitals: $1,905,000
    Regular Highways: $1,336,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,084,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $84,340,000
    Hospitals: $79,061,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,898,000
    Police Protection: $5,581,000
    Police Protection: $5,431,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,425,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,339,000
    Regular Highways: $4,948,000
    General - Other: $4,079,000
    Regular Highways: $4,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,734,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,630,000
    Financial Administration: $3,620,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,475,000
    Financial Administration: $3,471,000
    Libraries: $3,062,000
    Health - Other: $3,044,000
    General - Other: $2,490,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,951,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,929,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,885,000
    Parks and Recreation: $941,000
    Air Transportation: $901,000
    Local Fire Protection: $851,000
    Transit Utilities: $781,000
    Health - Other: $695,000
    Air Transportation: $634,000
    Corrections - Other: $556,000
    Local Fire Protection: $554,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,132,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,627,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $903,000
    Transit Utilities: $526,000
    Other: $498,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,344,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,313,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,364,000
    Other: $845,000
    Other: $173,000
    Transit Utilities: $147,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,337,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,538,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,203,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,716,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,105,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,108,000
    General Revenue - Other: $9,348,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,361,000
    Interest Earnings: $752,000
    Rents: $484,000
    Rents: $330,000
    Sale of Property: $84,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $993,000
    Hospitals: $906,000
    Regular Highways: $735,000
    Health - Other: $699,000
    Air Transportation: $587,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $228,000
    Police Protection: $179,000
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $121,484,000
    Cash and Securities: $85,996,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,090,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,333,000
    Highways: $2,859,000
    Other: $2,543,000
    Highways: $1,904,000
    Other: $1,852,000
    Health and Hospitals: $697,000
    Transit Utilities: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,207,000
    Property: $27,805,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,210,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,612,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,133,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,036,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $97,000
    Other License: $57,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $31,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,330,000

Sweetwater County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,660,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $88,083,000
    Hospital Public: $87,109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,762,000
    Other: $1,225,000
    Other: $792,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $309,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $9,154,000
    Regular Highways: $5,069,000
    Hospitals: $1,905,000
    Regular Highways: $1,336,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,084,000
    Libraries: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $84,340,000
    Hospitals: $79,061,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,898,000
    Police Protection: $5,581,000
    Police Protection: $5,431,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,425,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,339,000
    Regular Highways: $4,948,000
    General - Other: $4,079,000
    Regular Highways: $4,077,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,734,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,630,000
    Financial Administration: $3,620,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,475,000
    Financial Administration: $3,471,000
    Libraries: $3,062,000
    Health - Other: $3,044,000
    General - Other: $2,490,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,951,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,929,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,885,000
    Parks and Recreation: $941,000
    Air Transportation: $901,000
    Local Fire Protection: $851,000
    Transit Utilities: $781,000
    Health - Other: $695,000
    Air Transportation: $634,000
    Corrections - Other: $556,000
    Local Fire Protection: $554,000
    Corrections - Other: $522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,132,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,627,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,443,000
    Other: $903,000
    Transit Utilities: $526,000
    Other: $498,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,344,000
    Interest on Debt: $1,313,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,364,000
    Other: $845,000
    Other: $173,000
    Transit Utilities: $147,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,337,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,838,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,538,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,203,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,716,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,105,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,108,000
    General Revenue - Other: $9,348,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,361,000
    Interest Earnings: $752,000
    Rents: $484,000
    Rents: $330,000
    Sale of Property: $84,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $993,000
    Hospitals: $906,000
    Regular Highways: $735,000
    Health - Other: $699,000
    Air Transportation: $587,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $228,000
    Police Protection: $179,000
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
    Transit Utilities: $68,000
    Financial Administration: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $121,484,000
    Cash and Securities: $85,996,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,090,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,333,000
    Highways: $2,859,000
    Other: $2,543,000
    Highways: $1,904,000
    Other: $1,852,000
    Health and Hospitals: $697,000
    Transit Utilities: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $36,207,000
    Property: $27,805,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,210,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,612,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,133,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,036,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $97,000
    Other License: $57,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $31,000
    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)"