Opportunity Zones in Wyoming

Wyoming has 25 designated opportunity zones, including 24 low-income communities, plus 1 non-low-income contiguous tract.

Urban vs. Rural

Wyoming is a highly rural state, with 70 percent of their census tracts located in rural areas. An even higher portion of their 25 opportunity zones are rural — 76 percent.

Urban vs. Rural in Wyoming Opportunity Zones

Wyoming Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Wyoming’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 25 31 132
Low-income communities 24 9 33
Contiguous 1 22 23
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $44,099 $52,082 $59,027
Poverty rate 21.45% 13.50% 12.28%
Unemployment rate 6.23% 5.65% 5.10%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $168,428 $173,097 $213,162
Median rent/month $748 $763 $828
Homeownership 60.53% 66.19% 68.20%
Severe rent burden 19.07% 13.63% 14.09%
Vacancy rate 12.81% 15.98% 14.78%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 78.85% 80.58% 84.13%
Black alone 1.12% 1.46% 1.10%
Hispanic 11.54% 11.66% 9.72%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 1.29% 0.85% 0.99%
Younger than 18 21.76% 23.02% 23.18%
Older than 64 13.20% 15.30% 14.48%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 39.75% 38.40% 37.05%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 22.89% 24.87% 25.51%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 0.00% 3.23% 0.76%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 24.00% 16.13% 29.55%
In a micro area 40.00% 48.39% 39.39%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 36.00% 35.48% 31.06%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Wyoming Counties & Cities

List of counties in Wyoming: Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta, Washakie, Weston

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Wyoming: None

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Wyoming

Website: Wyoming Business Council

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Wyoming Albany 56001962800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Albany 56001963100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Albany 56001963400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Albany 56001963500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Albany 56001963700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Carbon 56007967700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Converse 56009956600 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Wyoming Fremont 56013000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Fremont 56013940100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Fremont 56013940300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Goshen 56015957800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Goshen 56015958000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Hot Springs 56017967800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Laramie 56021000402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Laramie 56021001502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Natrona 56025000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Natrona 56025000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Natrona 56025001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Natrona 56025001200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Park 56029965400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Platte 56031959100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Platte 56031959400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Sweetwater 56037970903 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Uinta 56041975400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Wyoming Washakie 56043000301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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