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Gas Industry Workforce Survey
Survey Process
A one-page survey distributed to gas industry employees in fall 2005 provides a sampling of demographic data relating to the gas industry workforce, and details both demographic and housing-related information.

Out of 1500 surveys distributed, 524 workers filled out and returned surveys - representing about 15-25% of the total gas industry workforce working in Sublette County. Occupations of respondents are diverse, with the exception of rig hands, or roughnecks, who are thought to be somewhat underrepresented by the survey.

Selected Survey Questions & Answers

Are you thinking about or planning on permanently relocating to the area? 48% are thinking about it
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What best describes what you do? 22% work in Fracturing
17% answered Roughneck
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What is your age bracket? 42% are 41-50 years old
24% are 21-30 years old
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Given your family budget, how much can you pay per month for housing? 47% can afford $500-$750
19% can afford less than $500
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Summary of Findings
In sum, the survey found that among non-residents (ie., temporary or rotational workers) currently employed in the gas industry, there appears to be substantial interest in permanently relocating to the area. Potential relocatees tend to be older, married, and have children under the age of 18. They also indicated interest in purchasing a home, with more interest expressed in moving to Sublette County (especially the Pinedale and Boulder areas) then Sweetwater County.

The vast majority of potential relocatees indicated, however, they would be willing to spend less than $750 a month in housing costs, which would require a very substantial down payment in order to afford the average home in Sublette County. When asked the biggest obstacle in moving to the area, the overwhelming majority of people indicated housing affordability and overall housing availability as key. View the complete summary of findings.

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Pinedale, WY 82941
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