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South Lincoln County consists of five incorporated municipalities as well as approximately 1,000 county residents. The workforce in the area swells with additional employees commuting from Evanston, Wyoming (50 miles/50 minutes); Rich County, Utah (52 miles, 50 minutes); and Montpelier, Idaho (76 miles, 1.2 hours).

Population

Workforce Unemployment Rate

Median Household Income

Kemmerer

2,656

1,494 1.5%

$62,992

Diamondville

737

332 2.9%

$68,984

Cokeville

535

252 1.9%

$77,500

La Barge

551

202 2.8%

$61,667

Opal

96

55 11.2%

$59,375

Total

4,575

2,335 3.0%

$66,103

Source: 2016 American Community Survey Estimates; Population from 2010 U.S. Census

Major Employers

Westmoreland Kemmerer Mine

292

Coal Mine

ExxonMobil

180

Natural Gas & Helium

Pacificorp/Rocky Mountain Power

150

Naughton Power Plant

Lincoln County School District #1

148

Education

South Lincoln Medical Center

125

Healthcare

Lincoln County

80

Government

Williams Field Services

35

Natural Gas

Fossil Industry (various)

25

Tourism

1,035

Other area employers include: Enterprise Gas Processing, City of Kemmerer, Town of Diamondville, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, various retailers.