Carbon County WY Information


Carbon County Subdivisions

Carbon County WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,809
Daytime Population: Workers 8,268
Daytime Population: Residents 6,936
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,204
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 15,029
Population in Familes 11,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 780
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $62,073
Average Household Income $72,963
Per Capita Income $30,445


Total Housing Units 8,660 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,375 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,961 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,324 (26.8%)
Median Home Value $160,504
Average Home Value $188,720


Total Households 6,336
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,989
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% -0.33%
Households -0.11% -0.37%
Families -0.41% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.01%


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, 2017 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 Density # 21 13th
Diversity Index # 2 96th
Median Household Income # 7 74th
Per Capita Income # 11 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wyoming Census Data Comparison Tool.