Sweetwater County, Wyoming Population 2021

Sweetwater County, Wyoming's estimated population is 41,313 with a growth rate of -1.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sweetwater County, Wyoming is the 5th largest county inWyoming. The 2010 Population was 43,574 and has seen a growth of -5.19% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202141,313-515-1.23%
202041,828-515-1.22%
201942,343-515-1.20%
201842,858-606-1.39%
201743,464-758-1.71%
201644,222-497-1.11%
201544,719-229-0.51%
201444,948-209-0.46%
201345,1571550.34%
201245,0021,0162.31%
201143,9864120.95%
201043,5744,75112.24%
199038,823-2,900-6.95%
198041,72323,332126.87%
197018,3914712.63%
196017,920-4,097-18.61%
195022,0172,61013.45%
194019,4071,2426.84%
193018,1654,52533.17%
192013,6402,06517.84%
191011,5753,12036.90%
19008,4553,51471.12%
18904,9412,38092.93%
18802,56164533.66%
18701,9160.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.23% (-515)
County Website
State
Founded
1867
County Seat
2010 Population
43,574
Growth Since 2010
-5.19% (-2,261)
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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,64293.38%
Two or More Races9872.27%
Some Other Race5231.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native5081.17%
Black or African American5021.15%
Asian3400.78%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.04%
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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Population by Race

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Population Pyramid $2021

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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Median Age

35.3


Total

35.1


Male

35.5


Female

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Adults

There are 31,974 adults, (4,972 of whom are seniors) in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Sex Ratio

Female

21,050

48.37%

Male

22,471

51.63%

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Population by Age

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female57.4%42.6%
Non Family64.5%35.5%
Male73.1%26.9%
All76.2%23.8%
Married86.5%13.5%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,5232.7776.2
Married8,5343.3586.5
Non Family4,7291.364.5
Female1,6473.5157.4
Male6134.0673.1

3.32

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4601.65%
9th to 12th Grade1,5575.57%
High School Graduate9,23933.04%
Some College7,04125.18%
Associates Degree3,37412.07%
Bachelors Degree4,13614.79%
Graduate Degree2,1557.71%
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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White23,42222,1605,497
Hispanic3,4872,784513
Native American4003686
2+ Races33433463
Other Race31025410
Black259246142
Asian22719689
Islander1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 54.83%.

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,307$63,528$30,107
Less Than 9th Grade$29,063$42,083$
High School Graduate$36,762$53,190$20,878
Some College$50,016$75,965$27,068
Bachelors Degree$54,684$71,407$50,890
Graduate Degree$61,196$66,019$52,160

$48,307

Average Earnings

$63,528

Average Male

$30,107

Average Female

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Language by Age

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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Language

89.61% of Sweetwater County, Wyoming residents speak only English, while 10.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.23% of the population.

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Language

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,1523,42210.02%
Hispanic6,8701,29618.86%
Multiple98715115.30%
Black4668919.10%
Other5237915.11%
Native5005711.40%
Asian3324914.76%

11.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.55%

Male Poverty Rate

13.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sweetwater County, Wyoming

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater County, Wyoming is Black, with 19.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater County, Wyoming is White, with 10.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.05%.

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.69%
High School11.90%
Some College8.74%
Bachelors or Greater2.75%

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.72%
Female Unemployed28.88%
Female Employed9.09%
Male Employed4.78%

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,843$85,346
Families$87,906$97,459
Married Families$99,454-
Non Families$40,191$53,845
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Income by Household Type

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Married by Age and Sex

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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Marital Status by Race

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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Marital Status

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2,749

Number of Veterans

2,600

Male Veterans

149

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,016
First Gulf War582
Second Gulf War545
Korea171
World War II69

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74875
35 to 54807
75+433
18 to 34347
55 to 64287

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6588.85%
Hispanic2415.43%
Native American5513.75%
Other Race267.22%
Black102.50%

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Veterans by Race

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Veterans by Education

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7.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Veterans by Education

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69.1%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Employment by Age

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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Employment by Race

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Sweetwater County, Wyoming Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.60%

Born in Sweetwater County, Wyoming

95.33%

Native Born

4.67%

Foreign Born

2.91%

Non Citizen

1.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.33% of Sweetwater County, Wyoming residents were born in the United States, with 44.60% having been born in Wyoming. 2.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sweetwater County, Wyoming Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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