Sweetwater County WY Information


Sweetwater County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 44,755
Daytime Population: Workers 24,686
Daytime Population: Residents 22,234
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 46,920
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 44,083
Population in Familes 35,635
Population in Group Qrtrs 672
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $69,701
Average Household Income $81,777
Per Capita Income $31,153


Total Housing Units 19,438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,689 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,071 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,678 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $206,160
Average Home Value $212,108


Total Households 16,760
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 11,386
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 0.3% -0.2%
Households 0.24% -0.24%
Families -0.02% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.3%


Sweetwater County WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater 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 # 4 87th
Population Density # 11 48th
Diversity Index # 3 91st
Median Household Income # 4 87th
Per Capita Income # 6 78th

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