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Population (year 2000): 18,708. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,772 (+0.3% change)
Males: 9,315 (49.8%), Females: 9,393 (50.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $42,584 (year 2000)
Median house value: $103,900 (year 2000)

Races in Rock Springs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.8%)
  • Hispanic (9.0%)
  • Other race (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Black (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (18.3%), German (16.5%), Irish (10.9%), Italian (8.2%), United States (7.0%), Norwegian (4.7%).

New! Springs, Wyoming forum

Land area: 18.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Rock Springs

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Springs city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

3.1% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -428 (-2.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: UT Ogden, (189.8 miles pop. 77,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: CO Denver, (319.7 miles pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: AZ Phoenix, (591.1 miles pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Acres, WY (3.8 miles Clearview Rock Springs, WY North (4.9 miles WY (5.1 miles Reliance, Arrowhead Springs, WY (7.1 miles) , Sage, WY (7.9 miles Purple Sweeney Ranch, WY (16.4 miles) , River, WY Green (17.5 miles WY (21.2 miles Superior,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $188,200

Latitude: 41.59 N, Longitude: 109.22 W

Area code: 307


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.3%), Retail trade (13.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -458 (-2.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,111 (66.9%)


 

Crime in Rock Springs by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1 0 1 2
    per 100,000 5.3 5.3 5.3 0.0 5.3 10.7
Rapes 7 17 11 8 10 7
    per 100,000 37.4 90.9 58.8 42.8 53.5 37.4
Robberies 3 6 2 4 10 13
    per 100,000 16.0 32.1 10.7 21.4 53.5 69.5
Assaults 75 82 72 54 105 146
    per 100,000 400.9 438.3 384.9 288.6 561.3 780.4
Burglaries 114 109 119 97 104 168
    per 100,000 609.4 582.6 636.1 518.5 555.9 898.0
Thefts 921 886 733 698 549 710
    per 100,000 4923.0 4735.9 3918.1 3731.0 2934.6 3795.2
Auto thefts 38 27 25 48 48 79
    per 100,000 203.1 144.3 133.6 256.6 256.6 422.3
361.1 380.7 321.0 287.3 331.8 451.0


Average climate in Rock Springs, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hospital/medical center in Rock Springs:
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SWEETWATER COUNTY (1200 COLLEGE DR/PO BOX 1359)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rock Springs:
  • ASHLEY VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 78 miles; VERNAL, UT)
  • SOUTH LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER (about 85 miles; KEMMERER, WY)
  • LANDER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 89 miles; LANDER, WY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rock Springs:
  • ROCK SPRINGS-SWEETWATER COUNTY (about 12 miles; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; ID: RKS)
  • RIVERTON REGIONAL (about 114 miles; RIVERTON, WY; ID: RIW)
  • YAMPA VALLEY (about 159 miles; HAYDEN, CO; ID: HDN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rock Springs:
  • GTR GREEN RIVER INTERGALACTIC SPACEPORT (about 21 miles; GREEN RIVER, WY; ID: 48U)
  • DUTCH JOHN (about 48 miles; DUTCH JOHN, UT; ID: 33U)
  • MANILA (about 52 miles; MANILA, UT; ID: 40U)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8 $33,150 $49,725 1 $754
Police Protection - Officers 40 $174,013 $52,203 0 $0
Streets and Highways 20 $73,971 $44,382 0 $0
Correction 9 $19,492 $25,989 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $3,154 $37,848 0 $0
Firefighters 35 $170,247 $58,370 0 $0
Police - Other 18 $50,510 $33,673 1 $500
Judicial and Legal 6 $24,457 $48,914 1 $130
Other Government Administration 6 $21,886 $43,772 11 $11,665
Other and Unallocable 3 $10,314 $41,256 0 $0
Water Supply 13 $46,514 $42,936 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $17,552 $35,104 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 36 $121,110 $40,370 53 $33,596
Sewerage 13 $48,030 $44,335 0 $0
Health 2 $5,940 $35,640 0 $0
Totals for Government 216 $820,340 $45,574 67 $46,645


College/University in Rock Springs:
  • WESTERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,527; Location: 2500 COLLEGE DR; Public; Website: www.wwcc.cc.wy.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rock Springs:
  • MESA STATE COLLEGE (about 180 miles; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,415)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 185 miles; LOGAN, UT; FT enrollment: 16,384)
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (about 190 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; FT enrollment: 19,866)
  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 191 miles; OGDEN, UT; FT enrollment: 12,112)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (about 194 miles; PROVO, UT; FT enrollment: 29,977)
  • COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE (about 194 miles; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; FT enrollment: 3,400)
  • UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE (about 195 miles; OREM, UT; FT enrollment: 14,182)
Public high schools in Rock Springs:
  • ROCK SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,132; Location: 1375 JAMES DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 120; Location: 1300 LOWELL AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rock Springs:
  • ROCK SPRINGS EAST JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 674; Location: GOBEL STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WHITE MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 591; Location: FOOTHILL BOULEVARD; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • WALNUT ELEMENTARY (Students: 336; Location: 1115 WALNUT STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WESTRIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 314; Location: 3501 DEWAR DRIVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • OVERLAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 305; Location: 3400 FOOTHILLS BOULEVARD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • DESERT VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 291; Location: 1900 DESERT BLVD.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • NORTHPARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 232; Location: 1 N. PARK DR.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • ROOSEVELT LEARNING CENTER (Students: 19; Location: 440 DEWAR DRIVE; Grades: 05 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Rock Springs:
  • HOLY SPIRIT PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 81; Location: 210 A ST.; Grades: PK - 6)

Shopping Centers: White Mountain Mall (1), Plaza Mall Shopping Center (2).

Cemetery: Mountain View Cemetery (1).

Creeks: Killpecker Creek (A), Sweetwater Creek (B).

Park in Rock Springs: Bunning Park (1).


Rock Springs compared to Wyoming state average:

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Springs:
  • KRKK (1360 AM; 5 kW; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET B/CING CO. OF WY, INC.)
  • KUGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMER (950 AM; 5 kW; KEMMERER, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Springs:
  • K299AG (107.7 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • KSIT (104.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG TICKET BROADCASTING COMPANY OF W)
  • KQSW (96.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET BROADCASTING CO OF WY)
  • KYCS (95.1 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUWZ (90.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KFRZ (92.1 FM; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • K204EC (88.7 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • K217DY (91.3 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Springs:
  • KGWR-TV (Channel 13; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CASPER, LLC)
  • K35CN (Channel 35; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K22BK (Channel 22; ROCK SPRINGS, ETC., WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)

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