Did you know Wyoming is the least populous state in the USA? This week we are discussing Wyoming employment background check information, WY crime data, and other general Wyoming state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Wyoming Population and Age Distribution. Wyoming’s estimated population was 0.6 million. The median age was 36.9 years. 24% of the population was under the age of 18, and 13% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $54,901. The total number of households was 223,513 with an average of 2.52 people.
Wyoming Employment and Unemployment Rate. 63.6% of the Wyoming population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 8th in the nation. The Wyoming unemployment rate is 5.6% which was ranked 47th in the country.
Types of Wyoming Employers. The types of employers in Wyoming were as follows: 21,206 (7.3%) were self-employed, 57,061 (19.8%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 210,171 (72.8%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Wyoming Industries. The top five industries by percent in Wyoming were: Educational Services and Health Care (20.7%), Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Hunting/Mining (12.7%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (10.7%), Retail (10.1%), and Construction (8.2%),
Wyoming Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Wyoming’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (31.6%), Sales and Office (21.1%), Service (18.3%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (16.4%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (12.6%).
Wyoming Health Insurance Coverage. 85% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (15% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 69% had private coverage and 28% had public coverage.
Disability. 12% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Wyoming reported a disability. The Wyoming disability claim rate was ranked 32nd in the country.
For a list of Wyoming counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Wyoming Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Wyoming had 1,161 total violent crimes (which ranked 51st in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.28% (which ranked it 34th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 14 were murders, 154 were forcible rapes, 61 were robberies, and 932 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Wyoming had 13,222 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 2,125 were burglaries, 10,513 were larceny/thefts, and 584 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Wyoming had the 12th most law enforcement employees per population. Wyoming ranked 11th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Wyoming crime information, please see the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
Wyoming Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Wyoming employment background check products: a Wyoming county criminal background check and a Wyoming state criminal background check.
The Wyoming state criminal background check includes a Wyoming corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Wyoming as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records of persons sentenced to a Wyoming detention facility. The Wyoming state criminal background check is “non-instant” and results are provided within seven to fourteen business days. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Wyoming criminal background check webpage.
The Wyoming county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Circuit and District courts. The Wyoming county criminal check results are provided within five to seven business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Wyoming employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Wyoming” data is from 2011. “Wyoming Crime Data” data is from 2012.