Sweetwater County

Green River, WY: What you need to know

In the southwestern portion of Wyoming is Green River, home to a huge Green River Basin that contains the world’s largest deposits of trona ore used to make soda ash. Mining is the city’s largest industry, and good academic options are available through Sweetwater County School District #2 and Western Wyoming Community College. Residents celebrate Flaming Gorge Days during a weekend each June, and multiple fishing, hunting and hiking opportunities are available throughout Green River.


Green River, WY City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 12,604
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $72,656
Median Home Price $197,900

Green River, WY Demographics

Median Population in Green River, WY

Median Age 36.1%
Age 18 Over 73.4%
Age 21 Over 70.2%
Age 62 Over 13%
Age 65 Over 9.9%

Race in Green River, WY

  Ethnicity White 92.7%
  Ethnicity Black 0.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 16.2%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.6%

Population By Gender in Green River, WY

  Male 50.7%
  Female 49.3%

Language in Green River, WY

  English Only 88.4%
  English Other 11.6%

Economics in Green River, WY

  Median Household Income $72,656
  Median Home Price $197,900
  Homes Owned 26.7%
  Homes Rent 73.3%
  Median Property Rent $870

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Commute Types in Green River, WY

  Walked 2.2%
  Worked at Home 1.1%
  Public Transportation 4.1%
  Other Means 0.5%
  Drove Alone 79.2%
  Carpooled 12.9%

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