Carbon County WY Information


Carbon County Subdivisions

Carbon County WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,030
Population in Households 15,232
Population in Familes 11,913
Population in Group Qrtrs 798
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 6,441
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 4,067
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,397 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,044 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,173 (25.2%)
Median Home Value $152,396
Average Home Value $187,281


Median Household Income $56,411
Average Household Income $68,068
Per Capita Income $28,564
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.21%
Households 0.13% 0.22%
Families -0.16% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Carbon County WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carbon County to the other 23 counties and county equivalents in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 52nd
Population Density1 # 22 9th
Diversity Index2 # 2 96th
Median Household Income # 10 61st
Per Capita Income # 11 57th

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