Community and County Profiles

The county seat of Campbell County, Gillette is a city of about 30,000, and coal and cattle have been major features of its history. Founded in the late 1800s, the town came to life when the railroad came through, and soon the rail cars were shipping coal. Today, in addition to coal mining, Gillette’s diverse economy includes related energy industries, as well as a broad portfolio of manufacturing, education, healthcare, and service sector businesses.

Gillette is home to a highly rated two-year college, top-ranked public schools, and a host of activities, both indoors and out. The 9,000-seat Cam-Plex features events from rodeos to Broadway musicals, while hunting, hiking, and other outdoor fun can be found at nearby Black Hills, South Dakota and the Bighorn Mountains.

Gillette

Population

Total Population

34,980

Population
Growth Rate

1.31%

Median Age

33

Diversity Index

33.100

Housing & Income

Households

13,084

Total Housing Units

14,358


Owner Occupied

8,215

Renter Occupied

4,869

Vacant

1,274

Median Home Value

$220,559


Average Home Value

$272,858

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.21%


Per Capita Income

1.82%

Income Projection

Median Household

$76,068 $82,335


Average Household

$84,386 $92,574


Per Capita

$31,575 $34,551

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,566

Total Employed

21,783

Workers 16+

16,094

HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

140

Employed

4,434

Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

195

Employed

2,361

Mining Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

38

Employed

2,329

Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

125

Employed

2,245

Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

92

Employed

1,769

Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

90

Employed

1,741

Some
High School

1,444

Graduated
High School

6,623

Associates
Degree

2,132

Bachelor's
Degree

3,009

Graduate
Degree

1,326

Average Commute Time

19 min.



Resident Commuters

15,792

Non-Resident Commuters

118

Drive Alone

13,109

Carpooled

1,778

Public

413

Work At Home

414