SocioEconomic Data Sources - Statewide by Agency
State of WyomingDepartment of Administration and Information
Economic Analysis Division
The primary function of the Economic Analysis Division is to coordinate, develop, and disseminate economic and demographic research and information. Division responsibilities include:
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.
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.
Methods utilized in the county/city projections are described as follows on the Economic Analysis web site:
The current county/city projections are available from the Economic Analysis web site. Additional information on Census Bureau forecasting methods is available from http://www.census.gov/population/www/methodep.html
Wyoming Income, Employment, and Gross State Product Report.
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:
Wyoming Economic Condition Monthly Reports and 3-Month Moving Averages.
Wyoming Economic Forecast Report.
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)
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.
Employment and Wages Data.
Industry and Occupational Projections.
Department of Revenue
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 SourcesWyoming Department of Agriculture
Wyoming Public Service Commission
Office of State Lands and Investments
Wyoming State Library
Federal AgenciesU.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of the Census
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:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Economic Analysis
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
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
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
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: