Goshen County vs. Wyoming
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2021
Introduction
Goshen County vs. Wyoming
Goshen County:
2021 Population = 12,537
2021 Percent of State = 2.2%
Wyoming:
2021 Population = 578,803
2021 Percent of U.S. = 0.2%
Attracting and retaining people to live, work, raise a family, and retire underlies the economic vitality of any region. Population growth is both a cause--and a consequence--of economic growth. Patterns of population growth and change reflect differences among regions to attract and retain people both as producers and consumers in their economy.
The following graphs offer a broad overview of trends in the pattern of population growth and change of Goshen County with comparisons to Wyoming and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Goshen County vs. Wyoming's population growth over 1969-2021. The data used are those compiled by the Regional Income and Product Divisions of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population, 1969-2021
Population, 1969-2021
Figure 1.
Figure 1 traces Goshen County's annual population for the period 1969-2021 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 53-year period, Goshen County's population rose from 10,724 in 1969 to 12,537 in 2021, for a net gain of 1,813, or 16.9%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population, 1969-2021
Population, 1969-2021
Figure 2.
Figure 2 tracks Wyoming's annual population for the period 1969-2021 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 53-year period, Wyoming's population rose from 329,000 in 1969 to 578,803 in 2021, for a net gain of 249,803, or 75.9%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2021
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2021
Figure 3.
Figure 3 shows Goshen County's population growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Wyoming, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's population in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the populations in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in population growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Goshen County's overall population growth was 16.9% over 1969-2021 trailed Wyoming's increase of 75.9%, and fell below the United States' increase of 64.9%.
Population as a Percent of the Wyoming Total: 1969-2021
Population as a Percent of the Wyoming Total: 1969-2021
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of contrasting the population growth of Goshen County is to compare its individual percentage contributions to Wyoming's statewide population over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's population grew faster, or declined less, than Wyoming's population, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Goshen County's population totaled 3.3% of Wyoming's population, while in 2021 it totaled 2.2% thereby yielding a -1.1% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2021 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2021
vs.
1969
-1.09%
=
2.17%
-
3.26%
 
   
Goshen County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2021
Goshen County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2021
Figure 5.
Figure 5 displays the short-run pattern of Goshen County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2021. The average annual percent change for the entire 52-year period is also traced on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Goshen County's population grew at an annual rate of 0.31% over 1970-2021. The county recorded its highest growth in 1980 (4.21%) and recorded its lowest growth in 2016 (-2.30%). In 2021, Goshen County's population grew by 0.27%
Goshen County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2021
Goshen County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2021
Figure 6.
Over the past five decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again shows the annual percent change in Goshen County's population since 1970, but this time they are displayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020-2021.
During the 1970s, Goshen County's annual population growth rate averaged 0.83%. It averaged 0.74% throughout the 1980s, 0.01% throughout the 1990s, 0.37% during the 2000s, -0.31% during the 2010s, -0.08% thus far this decade (2020-2021).
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Goshen County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Wyoming and the nation. As the chart reveals, Goshen County's average annual population growth posted below Wyoming's average throughout the 1970s (0.83% vs. 3.23%), exceeded Wyoming's average throughout the 1980s (0.74% vs. 0.18%), posted below Wyoming's average during the 1990s (0.01% vs. 0.71%), trailed Wyoming's average in the 2000s (0.37% vs. 1.31%), fell below Wyoming's average in the 2010s (-0.31% vs. 0.28%), and posted below Wyoming's average over the 2 year period of the current decade, 2020-2021 (-0.08% vs. 0.30%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Goshen County fell below the nation over the 1970s (0.83% vs. 1.10%), fell under the nation throughout the 1980s (0.74% vs. 0.95%), fell below the nation in the 1990s (0.01% vs. 1.23%), lagged the nation in the 2000s (0.37% vs. 0.95%), fell under the nation throughout the 2010s (-0.31% vs. 0.74%), and recorded underneath the nation over 2020-2021 (-0.08% vs. 0.25%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
0.31
0.83
0.74
0.01
0.37
-0.31
-0.08
0.27
 
1.11
3.23
0.18
0.71
1.31
0.28
0.30
0.27
 
0.97
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.74
0.25
0.12
 
   

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Goshen County:
Population, 1969-2021
 
1969
 
10,724
100.0
N
3.26
1970
 
10,931
101.9
1.93
3.27
1971
 
11,064
103.2
1.22
3.25
1972
 
11,110
103.6
0.42
3.20
1973
 
11,264
105.0
1.39
3.19
1974
 
11,403
106.3
1.23
3.13
1975
 
11,746
109.5
3.01
3.09
1976
 
12,206
113.8
3.92
3.09
1977
 
12,098
112.8
-0.88
2.94
1978
 
11,892
110.9
-1.70
2.76
1979
 
11,628
108.4
-2.22
2.57
1980
 
12,118
113.0
4.21
2.56
1981
 
12,403
115.7
2.35
2.52
1982
 
12,412
115.7
0.07
2.45
1983
 
12,557
117.1
1.17
2.46
1984
 
12,709
118.5
1.21
2.52
1985
 
12,781
119.2
0.57
2.56
1986
 
12,818
119.5
0.29
2.59
1987
 
12,781
119.2
-0.29
2.68
1988
 
12,620
117.7
-1.26
2.71
1989
 
12,498
116.5
-0.97
2.73
1990
 
12,346
115.1
-1.22
2.72
1991
 
12,361
115.3
0.12
2.69
1992
 
12,394
115.6
0.27
2.66
1993
 
12,494
116.5
0.81
2.64
1994
 
12,511
116.7
0.14
2.60
1995
 
12,522
116.8
0.09
2.58
1996
 
12,572
117.2
0.40
2.58
1997
 
12,787
119.2
1.71
2.61
1998
 
12,629
117.8
-1.24
2.57
1999
 
12,502
116.6
-1.01
2.54
2000
 
12,561
117.1
0.47
2.54
2001
 
12,475
116.3
-0.68
2.52
2002
 
12,381
115.5
-0.75
2.48
2003
 
12,374
115.4
-0.06
2.46
2004
 
12,473
116.3
0.80
2.45
2005
 
12,460
116.2
-0.10
2.42
2006
 
12,538
116.9
0.63
2.40
2007
 
12,620
117.7
0.65
2.36
2008
 
12,772
119.1
1.20
2.34
2009
 
12,967
120.9
1.53
2.32
2010
 
13,406
125.0
3.39
2.38
2011
 
13,481
125.7
0.56
2.38
2012
 
13,477
125.7
-0.03
2.34
2013
 
13,316
124.2
-1.19
2.29
2014
 
13,223
123.3
-0.70
2.28
2015
 
13,173
122.8
-0.38
2.26
2016
 
12,870
120.0
-2.30
2.21
2017
 
12,852
119.8
-0.14
2.23
2018
 
12,733
118.7
-0.93
2.22
2019
 
12,558
117.1
-1.37
2.18
2020
 
12,503
116.6
-0.44
2.17
2021
 
12,537
116.9
0.27
2.17
Source: Calculations by the Wyoming Regional Economic Analysis Project (WY-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2022
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Wyoming:
Population, 1969-2021
 
1969
 
329,000
100.0
N
0.16
1970
 
333,795
101.5
1.46
0.16
1971
 
340,023
103.4
1.87
0.16
1972
 
346,863
105.4
2.01
0.17
1973
 
353,353
107.4
1.87
0.17
1974
 
364,548
110.8
3.17
0.17
1975
 
380,477
115.6
4.37
0.18
1976
 
395,446
120.2
3.93
0.18
1977
 
411,530
125.1
4.07
0.19
1978
 
430,897
131.0
4.71
0.19
1979
 
451,850
137.3
4.86
0.20
1980
 
474,185
144.1
4.94
0.21
1981
 
491,712
149.5
3.70
0.21
1982
 
506,400
153.9
2.99
0.22
1983
 
510,344
155.1
0.78
0.22
1984
 
504,895
153.5
-1.07
0.21
1985
 
499,696
151.9
-1.03
0.21
1986
 
495,633
150.6
-0.81
0.21
1987
 
476,966
145.0
-3.77
0.20
1988
 
465,103
141.4
-2.49
0.19
1989
 
458,373
139.3
-1.45
0.19
1990
 
453,690
137.9
-1.02
0.18
1991
 
459,260
139.6
1.23
0.18
1992
 
466,251
141.7
1.52
0.18
1993
 
473,081
143.8
1.46
0.18
1994
 
480,283
146.0
1.52
0.18
1995
 
485,160
147.5
1.02
0.18
1996
 
488,167
148.4
0.62
0.18
1997
 
489,451
148.8
0.26
0.18
1998
 
490,787
149.2
0.27
0.18
1999
 
491,780
149.5
0.20
0.18
2000
 
494,300
150.2
0.51
0.18
2001
 
494,657
150.4
0.07
0.17
2002
 
500,017
152.0
1.08
0.17
2003
 
503,453
153.0
0.69
0.17
2004
 
509,106
154.7
1.12
0.17
2005
 
514,157
156.3
0.99
0.17
2006
 
522,667
158.9
1.66
0.18
2007
 
534,876
162.6
2.34
0.18
2008
 
546,043
166.0
2.09
0.18
2009
 
559,851
170.2
2.53
0.18
2010
 
564,405
171.6
0.81
0.18
2011
 
566,858
172.3
0.43
0.18
2012
 
575,497
174.9
1.52
0.18
2013
 
580,930
176.6
0.94
0.18
2014
 
580,949
176.6
0.00
0.18
2015
 
583,645
177.4
0.46
0.18
2016
 
581,983
176.9
-0.28
0.18
2017
 
576,248
175.2
-0.99
0.18
2018
 
574,801
174.7
-0.25
0.17
2019
 
575,341
174.9
0.09
0.17
2020
 
577,267
175.5
0.33
0.17
2021
 
578,803
175.9
0.27
0.17
Source: Calculations by the Wyoming Regional Economic Analysis Project (WY-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2022
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United States:
Population, 1969-2021
 
1969
 
201,298,000
100.0
N
1970
 
203,798,722
101.2
1.24
1971
 
206,817,509
102.7
1.48
1972
 
209,274,882
104.0
1.19
1973
 
211,349,205
105.0
0.99
1974
 
213,333,635
106.0
0.94
1975
 
215,456,585
107.0
1.00
1976
 
217,553,859
108.1
0.97
1977
 
219,760,875
109.2
1.01
1978
 
222,098,244
110.3
1.06
1979
 
224,568,579
111.6
1.11
1980
 
227,224,719
112.9
1.18
1981
 
229,465,744
114.0
0.99
1982
 
231,664,432
115.1
0.96
1983
 
233,792,014
116.1
0.92
1984
 
235,824,907
117.2
0.87
1985
 
237,923,734
118.2
0.89
1986
 
240,132,831
119.3
0.93
1987
 
242,288,936
120.4
0.90
1988
 
244,499,004
121.5
0.91
1989
 
246,819,222
122.6
0.95
1990
 
249,622,814
124.0
1.14
1991
 
252,980,941
125.7
1.35
1992
 
256,514,224
127.4
1.40
1993
 
259,918,588
129.1
1.33
1994
 
263,125,821
130.7
1.23
1995
 
266,278,393
132.3
1.20
1996
 
269,394,284
133.8
1.17
1997
 
272,646,925
135.4
1.21
1998
 
275,854,104
137.0
1.18
1999
 
279,040,168
138.6
1.15
2000
 
282,162,411
140.2
1.12
2001
 
284,968,955
141.6
0.99
2002
 
287,625,193
142.9
0.93
2003
 
290,107,933
144.1
0.86
2004
 
292,805,298
145.5
0.93
2005
 
295,516,599
146.8
0.93
2006
 
298,379,912
148.2
0.97
2007
 
301,231,207
149.6
0.96
2008
 
304,093,966
151.1
0.95
2009
 
306,771,529
152.4
0.88
2010
 
309,378,433
153.7
0.85
2011
 
311,841,632
154.9
0.80
2012
 
314,344,331
156.2
0.80
2013
 
316,735,375
157.3
0.76
2014
 
319,270,047
158.6
0.80
2015
 
321,829,327
159.9
0.80
2016
 
324,367,742
161.1
0.79
2017
 
326,623,063
162.3
0.70
2018
 
328,542,157
163.2
0.59
2019
 
330,233,102
164.1
0.51
2020
 
331,501,080
164.7
0.38
2021
 
331,893,745
164.9
0.12
Source: Calculations by the Wyoming Regional Economic Analysis Project (WY-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2022
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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