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Wyoming’s Population Declining

Written by on April 20, 2017

Wyoming’s population is shrinking.

That’s according to data from the US Census Bureau. It’s only about .2 percent, and represents a loss of a little over 1000 people over the last year, but it’s the first time Wyoming’s population has shrunk since 1990. Layoffs in the energy sector are blamed for the net loss across the state.

Since 2010, Washakie County’s population has declined by about 4% and Hot Springs County by about 3%. However, by contrast, Big Horn County has seen moderate growth, about 3%; and Park County has grown by about 4% in the last six years.

Estimates show about 585,500 people lived in Wyoming as of July of 2016.

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