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Green River, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Green River is the 7th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 12,694 as of July 1, 2016. Green River ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Green River is located at latitude 41.5124 and longitude -109.4705 in Sweetwater County. The formal boundaries for the City of Green River (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Sweetwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,115 feet.

The City of Green River (GNIS ID: 2410656) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Green River is located within Green River North Division of Sweetwater County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Green River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Green River: Greenriver.

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Green River, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,694
Population in Households 12,615
Population in Familes 10,622
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 925
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 4,718
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,395
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,359 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,360 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 371 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $211,635
Average Home Value $213,762


Median Household Income $71,093
Average Household Income $81,285
Per Capita Income $30,490
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.06%
Households 0.26% 0.06%
Families -0.05% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Green River, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Green River to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 97th
Population Density1 # 50 76th
Diversity Index2 # 31 85th
Median Household Income # 41 80th
Per Capita Income # 82 60th

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