The City of Rock Springs is the 5th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 24,210 as of July 1, 2020. 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 41.5875 and longitude -109.2029 in Sweetwater County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rock Springs 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.
|Total Population||24,210 (100%)|
|Population in Households||23,772 (98.2%)|
|Population in Families||18,800 (77.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||438 ( 1.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$71,241|
|Average Household Income||$81,927|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||13%|
|Per Capita Income||$31,204|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||10,938 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,371 (58.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,813 (25.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,754 (16.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$213,800|
|Average Home Value||$244,809|
|Housing Affordability Index3||201|
|Average Household Size||2.59|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.92%|
|Per Capita Income||1.31%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.08%|
The table below compares Rock Springs to the other 203 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 5||98th|
|Population Density||# 25||88th|
|Median Household Income||# 56||73rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 160||79th|
|Per Capita Income||# 107||48th|
|Diversity Index||# 15||93rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wyoming Census Data Comparison Tool.