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Rock Springs, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Rock Springs is the 5th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 25,011 as of July 1, 2016. Rock Springs 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 Rock Springs is located at latitude 41.595 and longitude -109.2236 in Sweetwater County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rock Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sweetwater County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,388 feet.

The City of Rock Springs (GNIS ID: 2410976) 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 Rock Springs is located within Rock Springs North Division of Sweetwater County.

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

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Rock Springs, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,011
Population in Households 24,525
Population in Familes 19,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 486
Population Density1 1,293
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 9,440
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 6,254
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,263 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,176 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,375 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $196,710
Average Home Value $204,020


Median Household Income $70,291
Average Household Income $81,279
Per Capita Income $31,438
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 0.7%
Households 1.2% 0.64%
Families 1.08% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Rock Springs, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rock Springs 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 # 5 98th
Population Density1 # 25 88th
Diversity Index2 # 16 93rd
Median Household Income # 43 79th
Per Capita Income # 76 63rd

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