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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 24,490 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Rock Springs, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,490
Population in Households 24,040
Population in Familes 19,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 450
Population Density2 1,266
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $72,752
Average Household Income $82,796
Per Capita Income $31,667


Total Housing Units 10,672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,145 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,005 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,522 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $195,748
Average Home Value $215,372


Total Households 9,150
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 6,087
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 0.74% -0.07%
Households 0.53% -0.16%
Families 0.48% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

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, 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 # 5 98th
Population Density # 26 88th
Diversity Index # 15 93rd
Median Household Income # 48 77th
Per Capita Income # 99 52nd

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