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Wyoming in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Caucus Snapshot

     Wyoming, which is holding its Democratic caucus on March 8, had a 2007 population of about 520,000. It included a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a lower percentage of blacks and Hispanics than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. About 67 percent of Wyoming's voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election; the national rate was 64 percent. Wyoming held its Republican caucus on Jan. 5.

     These and other statistics about Wyoming's population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/>.

      Highlights include the following:

 Selected Characteristics Wyoming U.S.
 Median age 37.1 36.4
 Women 49.3% 50.7%
 White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 88.1% 66.4%
 Black alone 0.9% 12.8%
 Hispanic or Latino 6.9% 14.8%
 Median household income $47,423 $48,451
 Foreign born 2.7% 12.5%
 Persons below poverty 9.4% 13.3%
 Bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+) 22.7% 27.0%
 Median home value $148,900 $185,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014