Johnson County vs. Wyoming
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2020
Introduction
Johnson County vs. Wyoming
Johnson County:
2020 Population = 8,588
2020 Percent of State = 1.5%
Wyoming:
2020 Population = 582,328
2020 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 Johnson County with comparisons to Wyoming and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Johnson County vs. Wyoming's population growth over 1969-2020. 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, 1969-2020
Population, 1969-2020
Figure 1.
Figure 1 tracks Johnson County's annual population for the period 1969-2020 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 52-year period, Johnson County's population rose from 5,530 in 1969 to 8,588 in 2020, for a net gain of 3,058, or 55.3%.
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, 1969-2020
Population, 1969-2020
Figure 2.
Figure 2 tracks Wyoming's annual population for the period 1969-2020 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 52-year period, Wyoming's population rose from 329,000 in 1969 to 582,328 in 2020, for a net gain of 253,328, or 77.0%.
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): 1969-2020
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2020
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Johnson 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.
Johnson County's overall population growth was 55.3% over 1969-2020 trailed Wyoming's increase of 77.0%, and fell below the United States' increase of 63.7%.
Population as a Percent of the Wyoming Total: 1969-2020
Population as a Percent of the Wyoming Total: 1969-2020
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of highlighting the population growth of Johnson 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, Johnson County's population comprised 1.7% of Wyoming's population, while in 2020 it comprised 1.5% thereby yielding a -0.2% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2020 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2020
vs.
1969
-0.21%
=
1.47%
-
1.68%
 
   
Johnson County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2020
Johnson County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2020
Figure 5.
Figure 5 displays the short-run pattern of Johnson County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2020. The average annual percent change for the entire 51-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, Johnson County's population grew at an annual rate of 0.89% over 1970-2020. The county recorded its highest growth in 1976 (5.84%) and recorded its lowest growth in 1972 (-5.17%). In 2020, Johnson County's population grew by 0.47%
Johnson County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2020
Johnson County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2020
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 depicts the annual percent change in Johnson County's population since 1970, but this time they are displayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2020.
During the 1970s, Johnson County's annual population growth rate averaged 1.56%. It averaged -0.33% throughout the 1980s, 1.19% throughout the 1990s, 2.11% in the 2000s, -0.02% in the 2010s, and 0.47% in 2020.
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 Johnson County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Wyoming and the nation. As the chart reveals, Johnson County's average annual population growth trailed Wyoming's average in the 1970s (1.56% vs. 3.23%), amounted to less than Wyoming's average throughout the 1980s (-0.33% vs. 0.18%), surpassed Wyoming's average in the 1990s (1.19% vs. 0.71%), recorded above Wyoming's average in the 2000s (2.11% vs. 1.31%), and fell below Wyoming's average over the 10 year period of the last decade, 2010-2019 (-0.02% vs. 0.36%). In 2020, Johnson County's growth has recorded above Wyoming's average (0.47% vs. 0.38%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Johnson County outgained the nation in the 1970s (1.56% vs. 1.10%), fell below the nation throughout the 1980s (-0.33% vs. 0.95%), trailed the nation during the 1990s (1.19% vs. 1.23%), outperformed the nation in the 2000s (2.11% vs. 0.95%), and lagged the nation over 2010-2019 (-0.02% vs. 0.68%). In 2020, growth for Johnson County has registered above the national average (0.47% vs. 0.35%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
0.89
1.56
-0.33
1.19
2.11
-0.02
0.47
 
1.14
3.23
0.18
0.71
1.31
0.36
0.38
 
0.97
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.68
0.35
 
   

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Johnson County:
Population, 1969-2020
 
1969
 
5,530
100.0
N
1.68
1970
 
5,611
101.5
1.46
1.68
1971
 
5,722
103.5
1.98
1.68
1972
 
5,426
98.1
-5.17
1.56
1973
 
5,444
98.4
0.33
1.54
1974
 
5,361
96.9
-1.52
1.47
1975
 
5,663
102.4
5.63
1.49
1976
 
5,994
108.4
5.84
1.52
1977
 
6,043
109.3
0.82
1.47
1978
 
6,272
113.4
3.79
1.46
1979
 
6,423
116.1
2.41
1.42
1980
 
6,755
122.2
5.17
1.42
1981
 
6,965
125.9
3.11
1.42
1982
 
7,128
128.9
2.34
1.41
1983
 
7,200
130.2
1.01
1.41
1984
 
7,025
127.0
-2.43
1.39
1985
 
6,909
124.9
-1.65
1.38
1986
 
6,730
121.7
-2.59
1.36
1987
 
6,417
116.0
-4.65
1.35
1988
 
6,253
113.1
-2.56
1.34
1989
 
6,185
111.8
-1.09
1.35
1990
 
6,172
111.6
-0.21
1.36
1991
 
6,209
112.3
0.60
1.35
1992
 
6,280
113.6
1.14
1.35
1993
 
6,357
115.0
1.23
1.34
1994
 
6,533
118.1
2.77
1.36
1995
 
6,672
120.7
2.13
1.38
1996
 
6,772
122.5
1.50
1.39
1997
 
6,831
123.5
0.87
1.40
1998
 
6,872
124.3
0.60
1.40
1999
 
6,958
125.8
1.25
1.41
2000
 
7,108
128.5
2.16
1.44
2001
 
7,167
129.6
0.83
1.45
2002
 
7,371
133.3
2.85
1.47
2003
 
7,496
135.6
1.70
1.49
2004
 
7,554
136.6
0.77
1.48
2005
 
7,685
139.0
1.73
1.49
2006
 
7,796
141.0
1.44
1.49
2007
 
8,146
147.3
4.49
1.52
2008
 
8,460
153.0
3.85
1.55
2009
 
8,565
154.9
1.24
1.53
2010
 
8,591
155.4
0.30
1.52
2011
 
8,650
156.4
0.69
1.52
2012
 
8,645
156.3
-0.06
1.50
2013
 
8,648
156.4
0.03
1.48
2014
 
8,589
155.3
-0.68
1.47
2015
 
8,622
155.9
0.38
1.47
2016
 
8,492
153.6
-1.51
1.45
2017
 
8,457
152.9
-0.41
1.46
2018
 
8,505
153.8
0.57
1.47
2019
 
8,548
154.6
0.51
1.47
2020
 
8,588
155.3
0.47
1.47
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 2021
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Wyoming:
Population, 1969-2020
 
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
 
564,531
171.6
0.84
0.18
2011
 
567,491
172.5
0.52
0.18
2012
 
576,656
175.3
1.62
0.18
2013
 
582,620
177.1
1.03
0.18
2014
 
583,159
177.3
0.09
0.18
2015
 
586,389
178.2
0.55
0.18
2016
 
585,243
177.9
-0.20
0.18
2017
 
579,994
176.3
-0.90
0.18
2018
 
579,054
176.0
-0.16
0.18
2019
 
580,116
176.3
0.18
0.18
2020
 
582,328
177.0
0.38
0.18
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 2021
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United States:
Population, 1969-2020
 
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
 
309,327,143
153.7
0.83
2011
 
311,583,481
154.8
0.73
2012
 
313,877,662
155.9
0.74
2013
 
316,059,947
157.0
0.70
2014
 
318,386,329
158.2
0.74
2015
 
320,738,994
159.3
0.74
2016
 
323,071,755
160.5
0.73
2017
 
325,122,128
161.5
0.63
2018
 
326,838,199
162.4
0.53
2019
 
328,329,953
163.1
0.46
2020
 
329,484,123
163.7
0.35
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 2021
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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