By Mary Steurer
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Census: Wyoming deaths exceed births


December 29, 2022

CASPER — For the first time in at least a century, Wyoming recorded more deaths than births over a year-long period, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

The state reported 6679 deaths between July 2021 and July 2022 compared to 6,189 births. 

In a census data table dating back to 1922 compiled by the Wyoming Department of Health, it’s the only year where deaths overtook births. 

According to a report published by the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division, 23 other states also recorded more deaths than births from July 2021 to July 2022. 

Births in Wyoming have been stea...

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