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SocioEconomic Data Sources - Statewide by Agency

State of Wyoming

Department of Administration and Information
Economic Analysis Division
Emerson Bldg 327E
2001 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7504

The primary function of the Economic Analysis Division is to coordinate, develop, and disseminate economic and demographic research and information. Division responsibilities include:

  1. conducting original economic, demographic and statistical research and analysis;
  2. management of a diverse database of economic and demographic information for client services; and
  3. customer service to clients through published reports, presentations and customized information responses.

The Wyoming State Data Center Program is a joint effort between the Division of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. The State Data Center acts as the Census information clearinghouse for the entire state. The extensive data library includes federal, state, and county information on income, employment, demographics, and population in the State.

Economic Analysis maintains and makes available to the public a wide range of data products, both in database and report publication format, which summarize and characterize both Census data and other major sources of socioeconomic data and information for Wyoming. A brief summary follows of those products identified as potential contributing information sources for a statewide water planning effort.

Equality State Almanac.
Description: Published annually, the Equality State Almanac represents a detailed, comprehensive reference on state demographics, economics, services and natural resources. The document is compiled annually by Economic Analysis from a wide range of state and federal agency sources, including the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office, Wyoming Department of Revenue, U.S. Bureau of the Census and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Major sections include demography (population, migration, etc.), business and industry (employment, income, etc.), agriculture (cash receipts, production, etc.), mining (income, production, etc.), construction (new housing units, etc.), manufacturing, transportation, communication and public utilities (statistics, energy consumption, etc.), wholesale and retail trade, finance, insurance and real estate (banks, tax collection, etc.), services (e.g., health care), government (employment, election results, revenue and taxation, etc.), and major natural resources (assessed agricultural land values, game and fish populations, etc.). One-page summary profiles of each of the State's 23 counties are also included in the document.

1990 Census of Population and Housing: State, County and Major City Profiles. Economic Analysis maintains a series of 1990 Census profiles for data compiled at both the statewide and county levels from the 1990 Decennial Census of Housing and Population. Statewide profiles include: Selected Population and Household Characteristics; Selected Social Characteristics; Selected Labor Force and Commuting Characteristics; Selected Income and Poverty Status; and Selected Housing Characteristics. Similar profiles are also available on a county-by-county basis and individually for all cities in the state with a population of 5,000 or more.

Population Estimates and Forecasts.
Economic Analysis maintains several data sets on Wyoming population projections, including statewide estimates by age, sex and race, and estimates and forecasts for Wyoming counties, cities and towns through 2006. The county/city projections may prove most appropriate for statewide water planning purposes, providing some indication of potential growth areas and consequently areas of increased water demand in the State.

Methods utilized in the county/city projections are described as follows on the Economic Analysis web site:

"1990 state, county and municipality population figures are from April 1990 census; 1991 to 1996 state, county, and municipality population estimates were produced by U.S. Bureau of the Census; 1997 to 2006 state population numbers are from "1997 Wyoming Economic Forecast Report" (released in January 1998); 1997 to 2006 county population forecasts were conducted independently based on trends of population estimates, K-12 school enrollment, employment, and retail trade, and then adjusted by state population forecasts; 1997 to 2006 municipality population was simply calculated by applying the average place/county ratios of 1990-96 population to the appropriate county projections. Minor discrepancies are due to rounding"

The current county/city projections are available from the Economic Analysis web site. Additional information on Census Bureau forecasting methods is available from

Wyoming Income, Employment, and Gross State Product Report.
Published in 1996, the Wyoming Income, Employment, and Gross State Product Report is a compendium of federal government data for Wyoming and its 23 counties. It includes several of the best indicators of Wyoming's demographic and economic growth presented in a format which can be easily used for planning and projection purposes. Data contained in the report focuses on 20-year historical series (1975-1994) of county level data for income and employment and statewide summaries of gross state product data from 1977 to 1992.

All data are from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Regional Economic Analysis Division, Washington, DC 20230. Phone (202) 606-5340. The information for income and employment was taken from the Regional Economic Information System (REIS) CD-ROM released in June 1996. Gross State Product Information was released by the BEA in June 1995. The BEA released 1993 and 1994 Gross State Product data in June of 1997.

Available from the Economic Analysis web site, specific files include:

  • Total Personal Income for Wyoming Counties, 1975-1994
  • Per Capita Personal Income for Wyoming Counties, 1975-1994
  • Wyoming Personal Income by Mjr Source and Earnings by Mjr Industry, 1975-1994 (statewide and by-county)
  • Total Employment for Wyoming Counties, 1975-1994
  • Wyoming Unemployment Rates, 1975-1994
  • Wyoming Full-Time and Part-time Employment by Mjr Industry, 1975-1994 (statewide and by-county)

Wyoming Economic Condition Monthly Reports and 3-Month Moving Averages.
Economic Analysis releases a monthly assessment of economic conditions in Wyoming, detailing current population, labor force/unemployment, and personal income, as well as other economic indicators such as sales tax revenue and average active oil rig counts. In addition, a second tabulation of the above time series indicators is also released quarterly, in which a smoothing routine is applied in order to provide a three-month moving average of movement in economic trends.

Wyoming Economic Forecast Report.
The 1996 Wyoming Economic Forecast Report includes forecasts of employment and earnings by industry, as well as forecasts of population, Total Personal Income, selected mineral price and production data, and selected agricultural data. The forecast does not try to predict the business cycle, but rather presents a prediction of where the State of Wyoming might be in year 2005 given current trends.

The Wyoming Economic Forecast Model was developed for state and local government officials, businesses, economic development groups, special interest groups, and the citizens of Wyoming, as a tool for long range economic and policy planning and analysis. The model uses historical data to identify relationships between economic variables and produce a baseline economic forecast. Selected industry professionals periodically review the forecast. If circumstances deviate too significantly from historical patterns, portions of the model forecast may be adjusted based on empirical evidence. Historically, three industries have been the primary drivers behind Wyoming's economy. Despite attempts to diversify, the Wyoming economy relies heavily on the mining, tourism, and agriculture industries. Mining and agriculture are classified as major industrial sectors, and can be analyzed in a detailed manner due to the availability of historical and current data. Analysis of the tourism industry presents special problems, because tourism activity occurs in many different economic sectors. Much of the activity associated with tourism takes place within the retail trade and service sectors. To date, the detailed information needed to isolate and analyze the tourism industry within the framework of the Wyoming Economic Forecast Project does not exist.

Department of Employment
Employment Resources Division (Research and Planning)
245 S. Center
Casper, WY 82601
Phone: (307) 473-3801
Email: DOE_R&

The Research and Planning unit of the Department of Employment's Employment Resources Division is a primary source of labor market information in Wyoming. R&P is currently divided into seven units. Of these groups, several track and maintain labor market information which may be of value in statewide water resource planning activities.

R&P established the Wyoming Labor Market Information System (LMI) to provide information/data about jobs, workers and employment to a wide range of users. LMI is a resource describing employment, unemployment and factors affecting labor supply and demand. LMI is supported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and National & State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees (NOICC & SOICC).

Current Employment Statistics Data.
The R&P Current Employment Statistics (CES) unit provides information on estimated employment by industry and hours worked and earnings for selected industries using payroll records and survey forms returned by employers each month. The program data for states and areas includes estimates of all nonagricultural employees, including production or nonsupervisory employees. Estimates are produced and published monthly. Planners will find this data useful in helping determine the economic health of their state and areas within their state.

Employment and Wages Data.
The R&P Employment and Wages Program unit maintains ES-202 employment and wages data for the State. ES-202 data are organized similar to the CES data by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and includes the number of business firms in the state, their locations, monthly employment, and total wages. The data are produced from covered employment and wage reports of employers subject to Unemployment Insurance (UI) coverage. ES-202 data provide accurate and comprehensive reporting for virtually every segment of the economy

Industry and Occupational Projections.
This publication provides an overview of recent and anticipated labor market trends for the State.

Department of Revenue
Herschler Bldg, 2nd West
122 W. 25th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0110
Phone: (307) 777-7961

The Department of Revenue is charged with administration and collection of mineral severance taxes, sales/use, cigarette and estate taxes for the State of Wyoming. It is also responsible for valuing minerals, utilities, and certain large industries, and with providing this information to counties for the purpose of Ad Valorem taxation. In addition, the Department provides support and monitors the work of county assessors in their duties of appraisal and assessment of all residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial properties.

Ancillary State Data Sources

Wyoming Department of Agriculture
2219 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7321

Wyoming Public Service Commission
Hansen Building, Suite 300
2515 Warren Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7427

Office of State Lands and Investments
Herschler Bldg. 3rd West
122 West 25th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7331

Wyoming State Library
Supreme Court & State Library Building
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060
Phone: (307) 777-7281

Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of the Census
Denver Regional Office
6900 West Jefferson Ave., Suite 100
Lakewood, CO 80235
Phone: (303) 969-7750


The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. The Bureau's primary functions include large-scale surveys and censuses supported by a full range of activities required to produce data, including survey and instrument design and data collection, processing, and dissemination, research, and data analysis.

The majority of the Census Bureau's data products are available through the Wyoming State Data Center housed by the Economic Analysis Division of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information. However, the bureau does maintain two WWW-based services which provide real-time access to all of many of the major Census databases and products available:

CenStats is a Web-based subscription service that provides interactive search-and-display access to the following databases: County Business Patterns; USA Counties; Annual Survey of Manufacturers; ZIP Business Patterns; Census Tract/Street Index; Building Permits; International Trade Data; Occupation by Sex, Race & Hispanic Origins; and Consolidated Federal Funds Report.

CenStore provides information about products sold by the Census Bureau and the U.S. Government Printing Office: CD-ROMs; Computer tapes; Publications; and Maps. Updated on a daily basis, this is the most current source of Census product information and availability.

U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Economic Analysis
1441 L Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20230
Phone: (202) 606-9900
Email: unavailable

Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration. BEA is the Nation's accountant, integrating and interpreting a tremendous volume of data to draw a complete and consistent picture of the U.S. economy. BEA's economic national, regional, and provide information on such key issues as economic growth, regional development, and the Nation's position in the world economy.

The national economic accounts provide a quantitative view of the production, distribution, and use of the Nation's output; one of the most widely known measures is gross domestic product (GDP). BEA also prepares estimates of the Nation's tangible wealth and input-output tables that show how industries interact. The regional economic accounts provide estimates, analyses, and projections of personal income, population, and employment for regions, states, metropolitan areas, and counties. BEA also prepares estimates of gross state product. The international economic accounts encompass the international transactions accounts (balance of payments) and the estimates of U.S. direct investment abroad and foreign direct investment in the United States.

U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Region VIII Office
1100 Main Street, Suite 600
Kansas City, MO 64105-2112
Phone: (816) 426-2481

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor. The principal economic information maintained by the BLS for Wyoming is the Wyoming Labor Market Information.

U.S. Department of Interior
Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission
P.O. Box 25007, D-5001
Denver, Colorado 80225-0007
Phone: (303) 445-2100

Under the Western Water Policy Review Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-575, Title XXX) Congress directed the President to undertake a comprehensive review of Federal activities in the nineteen Western States affecting the allocation and use of water resources, and to submit a report of findings to the President and Congress. The President appointed the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission (Commission). The Commission is composed of twenty-two members and was chartered by the Secretary of the Interior on September 15, 1995, and Congress has since extended the Commission's final report due date to October 2, 1997.

The Commission has reviewed water resources problems in the nineteen Western States, existing institutional arrangements, the legal regime, and the responsibilities, authorities, and programs of Federal agencies with direct water resources management responsibility. It has examined these topics over a two-year period of research, field investigations, public discussions, and Commission deliberations. It has conducted case studies of selected river basins in the Western States as well as several special studies, including Patterns of Demographic, Economic, and Value Change in the Western United States and Water Use in the West: 1960-1990.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Wyoming Agricultural Statistics Service
P.O. Box 1148
Cheyenne, WY 82003-1148
Phone: (800) 892-1660

The Wyoming Agricultural Statistics Service (WASS) conducts surveys and prepares estimates of agricultural production and prices for the State of Wyoming. Located in Cheyenne, WASS is a field office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Through a cooperative agreement, WASS also serves the statistical needs of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. There are 45 similar field offices that serve all 50 States.

Field offices collect, verify, and analyze data which are used to prepare statistical estimates. Farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses are the grassroots source of the information, which is collected through voluntary surveys throughout the year. Survey indications at the state level are analyzed by statisticians in each field office who then make recommendations to the national headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Wyoming Agricultural Statistics Service cooperatively publishes several reports with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service which are available by subscription. These reports include:

Wyoming Agricultural Statistics Annual Bulletin
This annual summary of all statistics released is issued in July and is published in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture.

Crop-Weather Report
The Wyoming Crop-Weather Report is published weekly from April - October and monthly other times. Information includes crop progress, crop and livestock conditions, weekly temperatures and precipitation, and soil moisture ratings.

Range Review
The Range Review is published monthly and summarizes the major reports released in the past month. These reports include crop acreage, production, livestock inventory and agricultural prices. County data are included as released.

Crop Varieties
Annual reports are published for both winter wheat and barley showing the acreage of individual varieties planted. Both state and district estimates are included. Winter wheat is published in March and barley in July.

Index of the Statewide Data Inventory
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