Migration Profile for Wyoming, 2007-08

October 14, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Wyoming in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Wyoming People Moving into Wyoming People Moving out of Wyoming Net # People Moving into Wyoming from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 27,320 30,860 -3,540 0.89
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 4,970 7,714 -2,744 0.64
Aged 18-19 3,186 1,805 1,381 1.77
Aged 20-24 5,648 5,887 -239 0.96
Aged 25-34 5,299 6,065 -766 0.87
Aged 35-44 3,191 3,210 -19 0.99
Aged 45-54 2,776 2,064 712 1.34
Aged 55-64 615 1,921 -1,306 0.32
Aged 65+ 1,635 2,194 -559 0.75
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 11,035 11,805 -770 0.93
Married 7,268 8,802 -1,534 0.83
Divorced 3,333 2,523 810 1.32
Separated 719 791 -72 0.91
Widowed 698 943 -245 0.74
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 1,274 1,721 -447 0.74
High School Graduate 4,013 3,646 367 1.10
Some college or Associates degree 4,545 6,353 -1,808 0.72
Bachelor’s Degree 2,106 2,551 -445 0.83
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,578 1,183 395 1.33
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 2,547 2,326 221 1.10
$1-$9,999 7,026 6,608 418 1.06
$10,000-$24,999 5,082 7,404 -2,322 0.69
$25,000-$49,999 5,424 5,764 -340 0.94
$50,000-$74,999 1,931 1,553 378 1.24
$75,000+ 1,043 1,209 -166 0.86
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 5,357 4,792 565 1.12
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 2,141 3,983 -1,842 0.54
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 16,614 18,936 -2,322 0.88

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Wyoming” refers to those people living in Wyoming in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Wyoming” refers to those people living in Wyoming in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 0.89 means that very every 100 people leaving Wyoming for another state, 89 people are moving to Wyoming from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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