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Population in 2012: 244 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.8%
 

Males: 147  (60.6%)
Females: 97  (39.4%)

Median resident age:  47.5 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 82083.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,374 (it was $24,306 in 2000)
Rock River:

$53,374
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,986

Rock River town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,399 (it was $50,300 in 2000)
Rock River:

$87,399
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,077; Detached houses: $108,776; Mobile homes: $93,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $779.

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  • White alone - 212 (86.5%)
  • Hispanic - 22 (9.0%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (3.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.8%)

Races in Rock River detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rock River: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Rock River, Wyoming on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Rock River is mentioned 43 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (20.7%), English (11.4%), Irish (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (6.8%), Welsh (6.0%), Scottish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 6891 feet

Land area: 2.35 square miles.

Population density: 104 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Rock River:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock River town:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.1%
Wyoming:  2.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $400 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (0.6%)

Rock River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (73.4 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (149.0 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (658.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Arlington, WY (4.0 miles) , Medicine Bow, WY (4.0 miles ), Elk Mountain, WY (4.8 miles) , East Albany, WY (5.5 miles) , Hanna, WY (5.6 miles ), Centennial, WY (5.6 miles) , Laramie, WY (6.0 miles ), Albany, WY (6.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $35,600
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 41.74 N, Longitude: 105.97 W

Area code: 307

Rock River household income distribution Rock River home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.9%
Wyoming:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Extraction workers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Rock River-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wyoming state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 50.1 miles away from the Rock River town center injured 3 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 7/2/1976, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/6/1999 at 00:41:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from Rock River center
On 10/19/1996 at 13:27:57, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/26/2000 at 21:58:46, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/1/2005 at 05:57:03, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from Rock River center
On 10/10/1993 at 04:17:46, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Albany County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Rock River, WY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rock River:

  • University of Wyoming (about 36 miles; Laramie, WY; Full-time enrollment: 9,610)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 76 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Casper College (about 78 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • Colorado State University (about 94 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)
  • Aims Community College (about 112 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 114 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 9,984)
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (about 126 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 27,408)

Public high school in Rock River:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rock River:

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Notable location: Rock River Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Albany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 11.2. This is significantly better than average.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.1
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rock River and their reported violations in the past:

ROCK RIVER, TOWN OF (Population served: 235, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.7%
(3.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.6%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.4%
Whole state:  7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rock River, WY

Rock River compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rock River travel time to work - commute


Rock River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Electricity (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rock River town (based on Albany County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.36%
Here37.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents33.7%17.6%5.7%4.8%4.7%
Congregations4.8%16.7%2.4%2.4%2.4%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.0%3.8%3.6%3.3%19.0%
Congregations2.4%2.4%4.8%4.8%57.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Albany County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Albany County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Albany County:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

9.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

4.5%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Albany County:

18.6%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$878
Other Government Administration 1$2,195$26,3405$80
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$366
Water Supply 0$0 2$523
Other and Unallocable 1$2,310$27,7201$911
Totals for Government 2$4,505$27,03010$2,758

Rock River government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $84,000 ($344.26)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($122.95)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($98.36)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($81.97)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($69.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($53.28)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($28.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($8.20)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $66,000 ($270.49)

Rock River government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($4.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $168,000 ($688.52)
    All Other: $114,000 ($467.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($139.34)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($295.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $189,000 ($774.59)
    Highways: $3,000 ($12.30)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($77.87)
    NEC: $6,000 ($24.59)

Rock River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,499,000 ($6143.44)

13.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.78%
Wyoming average:

9.04%

0.79% of residents moved from foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.79%
Wyoming average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Laramie County, WY  0.96% ($24,856 average AGI)
from Natrona County, WY  0.51% ($19,932)
from Sweetwater County, WY  0.45% ($21,731)


14.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.75%
Wyoming average:

8.50%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($287 average AGI)
Albany County:

0.19%
Wyoming average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Laramie County, WY  1.40% ($36,756 average AGI)
to Larimer County, CO  0.55% ($48,656)
to Natrona County, WY  0.45% ($28,472)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock River:

  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHI (1210 AM; 10 kW; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOWB (1290 AM; 5 kW; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KGAB (650 AM; 9 kW; ORCHARD VALLEY, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KJJL (1370 AM; 10 kW; CHEYENNE, WY; Owner: CHRISTUS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKWY (1630 AM; 10 kW; FOX FARM, WY; Owner: CHRISTUS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock River:

  • KIMX (105.5 FM; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • K219CA (91.7 FM; CASPER, WY; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUWR (91.9 FM; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KCGY (95.1 FM; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRQU (104.5 FM; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: LARAMIE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KHAT (96.7 FM; LARAMIE, WY; Owner: RULE COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Rock River:

  • K07JE (Channel 7; ROCK RIVER, WY; Owner: TOWN OF ROCK RIVER)
  • K06LU (Channel 6; ROCK RIVER, WY; Owner: TOWN OF ROCK RIVER)
  • K13KE (Channel 13; ROCK RIVER, WY; Owner: TOWN OF ROCK RIVER)
  • K04KW (Channel 4; ROCK RIVER, WY; Owner: TOWN OF ROCK RIVER)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rock River)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • .25 Mi E On Hwy 30 (Lat: 41.744139 Lon: -105.974444), Call Sign: KQR967
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/2000, Expiration Date: 03/06/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2005
    Registrant: Rock River, Town Of, Rock River, WY 82083, Phone: (307) 378-2386
  • Rock River High School (Lat: 41.745528 Lon: -105.977222), Call Sign: KRT264, Licensee ID: L00664049
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.515 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/09/2005, Expiration Date: 04/23/2015
    Registrant: Albany County School District One, 1948 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070, Phone: (307) 721-4475
  • Harper 4.3 Mi Sw (Lat: 41.706639 Lon: -105.913333), Call Sign: WNIE645
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHz, 462.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/07/2012, Expiration Date: 01/13/2023
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WY0MN, Previous Call Sign: KS4YL, Licensee ID: L00333451
    Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 05/15/2021, Certifier: Lex A Heath
    Registrant: Lex A Heath, Rock River, WY 82083

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3289A , Serial Number: 25933, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 08/02/1977
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kelly G Kennedy, Vale Ranch Rr Garrett, Rock River, WY 82083, Other Owners: Alexa M Kennedy
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3353A , Serial Number: 18-2986, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 06/04/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Craig E Kennedy, Vale Ranch, Rock River, WY 82083, Other Owners: Tammera J Kennedy


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4


Most common first names in Rock River, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John478.5 years
Alice381.0 years
Edward381.3 years
Mary384.3 years
Edna277.0 years
Alfred274.5 years
Anna287.5 years
Elizabeth280.5 years
Ernest279.4 years
Carl277.5 years
Most common last names in Rock River, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kennedy476.7 years
Benson476.3 years
White475.7 years
Mallery390.7 years
Long284.0 years
Curry286.4 years
Cuthill283.0 years
Emerson277.0 years
Lebeau282.5 years
Bennett266.5 years
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