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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 24,051 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Rock Springs, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,051
Daytime Population: Workers 13,759
Daytime Population: Residents 11,918
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,677
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 23,606
Population in Familes 18,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 445
Population Density2 1,244
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $72,015
Average Household Income $82,455
Per Capita Income $31,832


Total Housing Units 10,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,085 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,984 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,566 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $203,079
Average Home Value $206,987


Total Households 9,069
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 5,995
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% -0.05%
Households 0.48% -0.11%
Families 0.34% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.26%

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, 2017 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 Density # 27 87th
Diversity Index # 15 93rd
Median Household Income # 49 76th
Per Capita Income # 89 57th

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