Sweetwater County

Rock Springs, WY: What you need to know

An outdoor lover's paradise, Rock Springs is just three hours from Salt Lake City. The nearby Green River and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Sweetwater County earned the city a spot on Livability.com's Top 10 Best Cities for Water Activities list. Home of Wyoming’s Big Show and several rodeo events, the city also has thriving energy industry that is a major contributor to its growing job market.

Rock Springs, WY City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 23,869
Median Age 32
Median Household Income $69,667
Median Home Price $199,600
Walkscore 30

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Rock Springs, WY Demographics

Median Population in Rock Springs, WY

Median Age 32.1%
Age 18 Over 73.1%
Age 21 Over 69.3%
Age 62 Over 12%
Age 65 Over 9%

Race in Rock Springs, WY

  Ethnicity White 90.5%
  Ethnicity Black 1.2%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.4%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 16.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 1.5%

Population By Gender in Rock Springs, WY

  Male 52.5%
  Female 47.5%

Language in Rock Springs, WY

  English Only 88.6%
  English Other 11.4%

Economics in Rock Springs, WY

  Median Household Income $69,667
  Median Home Price $199,600
  Homes Owned 32.3%
  Homes Rent 67.7%
  Median Property Rent $893

The fishing here is absolutely phenomenal. We’ve got lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, all sorts of fish. It is absolutely a fisherman’s paradise.

Dave Hanks, Executive Director, Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce

 
COMMUTE TIME: 19 MINUTES
in Rock Springs, WY

Commute Types in Rock Springs, WY

  Walked 1.8%
  Worked at Home 1.9%
  Public Transportation 2%
  Other Means 0.9%
  Drove Alone 75.3%
  Carpooled 18.1%

30/100
WALK SCORE
for Rock Springs, WY

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 7
In Rock Springs, WY

 
10.3% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Rock Springs, WY