For a national comparison, please see an overview of the United States.
Wyoming, the least populous U.S. state, covers 97,100
square miles, with a 2021 estimated population of 578,803
people – 398,385 living in rural Wyoming (USDA-ERS).
Cheyenne, the capital and largest city, is located in the
southeastern region of the state. The state's other large
cities include Casper, Laramie, and Gillette. According
to 2021 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 92.5% of the
state's population is white, 1.3% is African-American,
1.1% is Asian, 2.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native,
0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and
10.1% is of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Wyoming Rural Healthcare Facilities
Critical Access Hospitals
Rural Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers*
Short Term/PPS Hospitals*
*Sites located outside of Urbanized Areas according to data.HRSA.gov
Selected Social Determinants of Health for Rural Wyoming
9.6% of Wyoming residents lack health insurance (Kaiser,
2020). According to the USDA Economic Research Service,
the average per capita income for Wyomingites in 2020 was
$61,855, with the rural per capita income at $62,222. The
ERS reports, based on 2020 ACS data, that the poverty
rate in rural Wyoming is 9.7%, compared with 8.3% in
urban areas of the state. 6.6% of the rural population
has not completed high school, while 6.1% of the urban
population lacks a high school diploma according to
2016-2020 ACS data reported by ERS. The unemployment rate
in rural Wyoming is 4.3%, and in urban Wyoming it is 4.9%
Foundation State Health Facts;
U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts;
USDA Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Wyoming Office of Rural Health
Seeks to enhance access to healthcare services, support the
development of an adequate healthcare workforce, and
promote collaboration in expanding comprehensive,
community-based healthcare in rural Wyoming.
There are more organizations related to Wyoming
in the organizations section.