Gillette, WY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
60,985
0.248% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37
0.543% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.51%
13.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$88,151
5.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$245,900
7.43% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gillette, WY had a population of 61k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $88,151. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gillette, WY grew from 60,834 to 60,985, a 0.248% increase and its median household income grew from $83,480 to $88,151, a 5.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gillette, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.11%), Other (Hispanic) (3.62%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.87%), and White (Hispanic) (1.72%).

None of the households in Gillette, WY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Gillette, WY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Gillette, WY was $245,900, and the homeownership rate was 79.6%.

Most people in Gillette, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Gillette, WY was 2 cars per household.

Gillette, WY borders Sheridan, WY.

Population & Diversity

Gillette, WY is home to a population of 61k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.71% of Gillette, WY residents were born outside of the country (1.66k people).

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.9k people) in Gillette, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.21k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Gillette, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gillette, WY was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gillette, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.9k ± 407
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.5k ± 472
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.21k ± 540
7.54%
Hispanic Population
4.6k people

In 2022, there were 21.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.9k people) in Gillette, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.21k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.54% of the people in Gillette, WY are hispanic (4.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Gillette, WY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.66k people
2.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.6k people

As of 2022, 2.71% of Gillette, WY residents (1.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gillette, WY was 2.64%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,640 ± 289
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,039 ± 356
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    658 ± 212

Gillette, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gillette, WY employs 30.8k people. The largest industries in Gillette, WY are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5,302 people), Construction (3,399 people), and Educational Services (3,338 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($113,132), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,039), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,585).

Occupations

30.8k
2022 Value
± 1,546
0.786%
1 Year growth
± 7.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gillette, WY grew at a rate of 0.786%, from 30.5k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gillette, WY, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,434 people), Management Occupations (3,439 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,578 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gillette, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30.8k
2022 Value
± 1,546
0.786%
1 Year growth
± 7.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gillette, WY grew at a rate of 0.786%, from 30.5k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gillette, WY, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5,302 people), Construction (3,399 people), and Educational Services (3,338 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gillette, WY, though some of these residents may live in Gillette, WY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$69,083
Median earning men ± $2,768
$36,669
Median earning women ± $1,818

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($100,035), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($87,534), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,855).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($78,220), Public Administration ($55,271), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,690).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 283k people employed in Wyoming. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.9%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 388
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 277
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 266
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wyoming went to Donald J. Trump with 69.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.07%).

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing the state of Wyoming. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Gillette, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wyoming

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John Barrasso
Senator from Wyoming1
Assumed office on June 25, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the death of Craig L. Thomas.
Cynthia Lummis
Senator from Wyoming2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing Wyoming.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Gillette, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Gillette, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Gillette, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.512% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.566% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (129k), Some college (119k), and Bachelors Degree (74.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gillette, WY was $245,900 in 2022, which is 0.872 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $228,900 to $245,900, a 7.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Gillette, WY is 79.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gillette, WY have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gillette, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Gillette, WY is $88,151. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Gillette, WY was Teton County, WY with a value of $108,279, followed by Campbell County, WY and Sublette County, WY, with respective values of $93,315 and $85,960.

Property

$245,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,363
$18,237
Median Property Taxes
±$1,102

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gillette, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.6% of the housing units in Gillette, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gillette, WY was Teton County, WY with a value of $108,279, followed by Campbell County, WY and Sublette County, WY, with respective values of $93,315 and $85,960.

The following map shows all of the counties in Gillette, WY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$88,151
Median Household Income
± $4,229
22.9k
Number of Households
± 1,263

In 2022, the median household income of the 22.9k households in Gillette, WY grew to $88,151 from the previous year's value of $83,480.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gillette, WY is from Wyoming.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Wyoming

In 2022, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0943% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (12.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.63%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Gillette, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.5%) and those who worked at home (5.63%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gillette, WY have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Gillette, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gillette, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gillette, WY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.51% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gillette, WY (5.68k out of 59.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 65 - 74, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gillette, WY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.6% of the population of Gillette, WY has health coverage, with 55.1% on employee plans, 5.5% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 2.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see 1398 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.64% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,398 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wyoming

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see an average of 1,398 patients per year. This represents a 4.64% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wyoming in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.7% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.4%
Uninsured
55.1%
Employer Coverage
5.5%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
13%
Non-Group
2.46%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gillette, WY grew by 8.35% from 12.4% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gillette, WY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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