Green River, WY Profile: Facts & Data


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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 12,546 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Green River: Greenriver.

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Green River, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,546
Population in Households 12,473
Population in Familes 10,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 914
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $70,013
Average Household Income $80,687
Per Capita Income $29,978


Total Housing Units 5,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,367 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,251 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 419 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $205,839
Average Home Value $231,081


Total Households 4,618
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 3,326
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% -0.41%
Households -0.06% -0.46%
Families -0.29% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 2018 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 Density # 51 75th
Diversity Index # 28 87th
Median Household Income # 59 72nd
Per Capita Income # 114 45th

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