According to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control, 70 people died in Powder River County in the years 1999-2001. The county death rate was 13 per thousand people, compared with 9 per thousand people statewide.
During the same period, 16 people died from cancer.
A reported 2 people died in motor vehicle accidents.
The average age of people living in Powder River County at the time of the 2000 census was 40.4, compared with 37.4 statewide and 36.2 nationwide.
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