Rock Springs, Wyoming

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Population in 2014: 24,045 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.5%
Males: 12,661  (52.7%)
Females: 11,384  (47.3%)
Median resident age:  31.8 years
Wyoming median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 82901.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $74,073 (it was $42,584 in 2000)
Rock Springs:

$74,073
WY:

$58,752

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,616 (it was $19,396 in 2000)

Rock Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $186,246 (it was $94,200 in 2000)
Rock Springs:

$186,246
WY:

$195,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $934.

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  • Races in Rock Springs, WY (2013)

    Rock Springs races chart
    • 18,32976.3%White alone
    • 4,15617.3%Hispanic
    • 5842.4%Two or more races
    • 4792.0%Black alone
    • 4201.7%Asian alone
    • 300.1%Other race alone
    • 180.07%American Indian alone
    • 150.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rock Springs: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.1%), English (14.2%), Irish (9.1%), Italian (5.2%), Scottish (4.5%), United States (3.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 18.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,304 people per square mile   (low).

Rock Springs,WY real estate house value index trend

Rock Springs, Wyoming map

For population 25 years and over in Rock Springs:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Springs city:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

585 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

3.1%
Wyoming:

2.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,367 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $964 (0.7%)

Rock Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ogden, UT (144.3 miles , pop. 77,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (250.7 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (579.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Clearview Acres, WY (1.7 miles ), North Rock Springs, WY (2.1 miles ), Reliance, WY (2.3 miles ), Purple Sage, WY (2.5 miles ), Arrowhead Springs, WY (2.5 miles) , Sweeney Ranch, WY (3.7 miles) , Green River, WY (3.7 miles ), James Town, WY (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2002: 33 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2003: 40 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2004: 74 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2005: 203 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2006: 174 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2007: 352 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2008: 96 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2009: 104 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2010: 81 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2011: 87 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2012: 100 buildings, average cost: $217,000
  • 2013: 66 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2014: 76 buildings, average cost: $277,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.59 N, Longitude: 109.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +774 (+3.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,454 (71.5%)

Area code: 307

Rock Springs household income distribution Rock Springs home values distribution

Crime rates in Rock Springs by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0121130000201
per 100,000 0.05.410.85.35.315.40.00.00.00.08.50.04.1
Rapes 810710109692015151020
per 100,000 42.353.937.653.152.746.330.344.192.264.663.741.081.9
Robberies 4101375166634145
per 100,000 21.253.969.937.126.382.330.329.413.817.24.216.420.5
Assaults 5410514692120107107817757715741
per 100,000 285.8565.8785.2488.1632.2550.6540.4397.2355.0245.5301.3233.6167.8
Burglaries 9710416815114615492789169619971
per 100,000 513.4560.4903.5801.1769.1792.5464.6382.5419.6297.1258.8405.7290.6
Thefts 698549710600601643601644473556546551432
per 100,000 3,694.12,958.33,818.43,183.43,166.23,309.03,035.43,158.32,180.82,394.42,316.92,257.71,768.2
Auto thefts 48487949535458362626162837
per 100,000 254.0258.6424.9260.0279.2277.9292.9176.5119.9112.067.9114.7151.4
Arson 241251261112213
per 100,000 10.621.664.526.563.230.95.14.94.68.68.54.112.3
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 312.6374.9497.4379.6404.3428.2330.6301.6285.3240.1254.8220.2224.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Rock Springs detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 60 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
US average:

3.00

Rock Springs tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (25%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Rock Springs: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rock Springs, Wyoming

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Earthquake activity:

Rock Springs-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wyoming state average. It is 167% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 218.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 288.9 miles away from Rock Springs center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 438.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 170.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 121.3 miles away from Rock Springs center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 22.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sweetwater County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rock Springs topographic map

Birthplace of: Jack Snow (American football) - Football player, John Frullo - Certified Public Accountant, Paul Gosar - Dentist and politician, Teno Roncalio - Politician, Mickey Daniels - Film actor, Abby Norman - Beauty contestant, Boyd Dowler - Football player, Edward D. Crippa - Politician, Joe Aguirre - Football player, Lloyd Jones Mills - Soilder.

Hospitals and medical centers in Rock Springs:

  • HOSPICE OF SWEETWATER COUNTY (809 THOMPSON, SUITE D)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SWEETWATER COUNTY (Government - Local, 1200 COLLEGE DRIVE)
  • SAGE VIEW CARE CENTER (1325 SAGE STREET)
  • MEM HOSP OF SWEETWATER COUNTY/DIALYSIS (1200 COLLEGE DR)
  • SWEETWATER COUNTY COMMUNITY NURSING SERVICE (731 C STREET, SUITE 315)
  • YOUNG AT HEART SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (2400 REAGAN)

Airports and heliports located in Rock Springs:

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College/University in Rock Springs:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,086; Location: 2500 College Dr; Public; Website: www.wwcc.wy.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rock Springs:

  • Utah State University (about 135 miles; Logan, UT; Full-time enrollment: 21,131)
  • Weber State University (about 144 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • University of Utah (about 149 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Westminster College (about 150 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 151 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Western Governors University (about 152 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 31,481)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 154 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)

Public high schools in Rock Springs:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Rock Springs:

  • ROCK SPRINGS JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 600, Location: 3500 FOOTHILL BLVD, Grades: 7-8)
  • WESTRIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 360, Location: 3501 DEWAR DRIVE, Grades: KG-4)
  • DESERT VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 343, Location: 1900 DESERT BOULEVARD, Grades: KG-4)
  • OVERLAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 334, Location: 3400 FOOTHILL BOULEVARD, Grades: KG-4)
  • WALNUT ELEMENTARY (Students: 330, Location: 1115 WALNUT, Grades: KG-4)
  • NORTHPARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 277, Location: 500 NORTHPARK DRIVE, Grades: KG-4)
  • PILOT BUTTE ELEMENTARY (Location: 1003 SUMMIT DR., Grades: 5-6)
  • EASTSIDE ELEMENTARY (Location: 305 G ST, Grades: 5-6)
  • SAGE ELEMENTARY (Location: 903 SUMMIT DR., Grades: KG-4)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (Location: 915 EDGAR, Grades: KG-4)

Private elementary/middle school in Rock Springs:

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Notable locations in Rock Springs: Sweetwater County Fire Department (A), Sweetwater County Fire District 1 (B), Rock Springs Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C), Rock Springs Regional Ambulance (D), Sweetwater Medics (E), Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport Fire Department (F), Rock Springs Fire Department Station 3 and Training Facility (G), Rock Springs Fire Department Station 2 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: White Mountain Mall (1), Plaza Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mountain View Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Killpecker Creek (A), Sweetwater Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rock Springs: Bunning Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Local Color Gallery & Gifts (Museums; 513 Bridger Avenue) (1), Rock Springs Historical Museum (201 B Street) (2), Libraries Public (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 400 Centre Street) (3), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Rock Springs Wyoming Stake- Family History Ce (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2055 Edgar Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: The Inn Rocksprings (2518 Foothill Boulevard) (1), Comfort Inn Rock Springs (1670 Sunset Drive) (2), Ramada Limited (2717 Dewar Dr) (3), Cody Motel (75 Center Street) (4), Days Inn (I 80 North) (5), Econo Lodge (1635 Elk Street) (6), Comfort Inn (1670 Sunset Drive) (7), Motel 6 (2615 Commercial Way) (8), Rocky Mountain Motel (1204 9th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Court Call Llc (731 Centre Street) (1), Sweetwater County Government - Circuit Court (731 Centre Street) (2), Wyoming State Government - Wyoming Business Council- South West Regional Of (1400 Dewar Drive) (3), Rock Springs City Government - Municipal Court (212 D Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 2.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.71
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.4%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.1% for Black residents, 32.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.2% for American Indian residents, 11.1% for other race residents, 22.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Rock Springs in 2010:

  • 363 people in college/university student housing
  • 65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Rock Springs in 2000:

  • 327 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 64 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Rock Springs, Wyoming environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Rock Springs (2011 data):

  • The Rock Springs National Bank: West Branch at 1987 Dewar Drive, branch established on 1997/07/01; at 200 Second Street, branch established on 1892/05/23. Info updated 2007/06/01: Bank assets: $361.6 mil, Deposits: $320.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Rsnb Bancorp
  • Bank of the West: Rock Springs Main Branch at 200 North Center Street, branch established on 1975/04/24. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Rock Springs Branch at 1510 Dewar Drive, branch established on 1935/06/10. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • State Bank: Rock Springs Branch at 300 Center St, branch established on 2005/07/05. Info updated 2007/07/03: Bank assets: $38.9 mil, Deposits: $34.1 mil, headquarters in Green River, WY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Rock Springs Branch at 1400 Dewar Drive, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • 1ST BANK: 601 North Front Street Branch at 601 North Front Street, branch established on 1912/08/12. Info updated 2011/09/22: Bank assets: $785.6 mil, Deposits: $535.7 mil, headquarters in Evanston, WY, negative income in the last year, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Bank: Rock Springs Branch at 2515 Foothill Blvd., branch established on 2006/06/30. Info updated 2012/01/25: Bank assets: $222.2 mil, Deposits: $180.6 mil, headquarters in Wilson, WY, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Rocky Mountain Capital
  • NebraskaLand National Bank: Commerce Bank Of Wyoming Branch at 1575 Dewar Drive, Suite 100, branch established on 2006/05/22. Info updated 2009/10/20: Bank assets: $400.1 mil, Deposits: $333.8 mil, headquarters in North Platte, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Nebraskaland Financial Services, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Wyoming average:

9.3

Rock Springs travel time to work - commute Rock Springs mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Rock Springs city (based on Sweetwater County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other7,99317
Catholic7,0075
Evangelical Protestant4,34235
Mainline Protestant1,3688
Orthodox1951
None22,901-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Sweetwater County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Sweetwater County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sweetwater County:

28.7%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.5%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.3%
Wyoming:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rock Springs:

22.4%
Wyoming:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rock Springs:

10.7%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Wyoming:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.7%
State:

34.9%

General health condition:
This city:

55.8%
Wyoming:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.7%
State:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rock Springs, WY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$68,652$63,3710$0
Other Government Administration 6$39,792$79,5849$5,653
Judicial and Legal 7$40,353$69,1772$5,164
Police Protection - Officers 46$258,542$67,4460$0
Police - Other 10$35,882$43,0589$7,006
Firefighters 34$214,595$75,7390$0
Fire - Other 1$4,632$55,5840$0
Streets and Highways 14$68,830$58,9970$0
Health 3$11,918$47,6720$0
Sewerage 14$67,660$57,9940$0
Parks and Recreation 41$188,101$55,05474$57,460
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$37,944$56,9162$2,816
Water Supply 9$44,874$59,8320$0
Other and Unallocable 14$76,522$65,5900$0
Totals for Government 220$1,158,297$63,18096$78,099

Rock Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $7,868,000 ($327.22)
    Regular Highways: $5,105,000 ($212.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $608,000 ($25.29)
    General - Other: $375,000 ($15.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $103,000 ($4.28)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($0.50)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,376,000 ($223.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,157,000 ($214.47)
    General - Other: $3,976,000 ($165.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,305,000 ($137.45)
    Regular Highways: $1,824,000 ($75.86)
    Sewerage: $1,653,000 ($68.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,203,000 ($50.03)
    Financial Administration: $552,000 ($22.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $519,000 ($21.58)
    Central Staff Services: $403,000 ($16.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $364,000 ($15.14)
    Health - Other: $266,000 ($11.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $255,000 ($10.61)
    General Public Buildings: $221,000 ($9.19)
    Air Transportation: $119,000 ($4.95)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($1.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $434,000 ($18.05)
    Police Protection: $200,000 ($8.32)
    Health - Other: $149,000 ($6.20)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $112,000 ($4.66)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($4.33)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($2.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($1.41)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($0.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($0.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($0.21)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($0.17)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.12)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.08)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,181,000 ($506.59)

Rock Springs government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,356,000 ($181.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,068,000 ($44.42)
    All Other: $724,000 ($30.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $230,000 ($9.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $37,000 ($1.54)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($0.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $720,000 ($29.94)
    All Other: $13,000 ($0.54)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($0.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,028,000 ($375.46)
    All Other: $54,000 ($2.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,683,000 ($111.58)
    Interest Earnings: $1,059,000 ($44.04)
    Donations From Private Sources: $65,000 ($2.70)
    Special Assessments: $38,000 ($1.58)
    Rents: $20,000 ($0.83)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,704,000 ($528.34)
    All Other: $3,519,000 ($146.35)
    Highways: $412,000 ($17.13)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($2.33)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($1.12)
  • Tax - Property: $786,000 ($32.69)
    Public Utilities Sales: $616,000 ($25.62)
    Motor Vehicle License: $547,000 ($22.75)
    Other License: $455,000 ($18.92)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $88,000 ($3.66)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $51,000 ($2.12)

Rock Springs government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,000 ($1.91)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000 ($1.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000 ($0.54)

Rock Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,361,000 ($1137.91)

8.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
Wyoming average:

8.02%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($45,032 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.34% ($36,759)
from Albany County, WY  0.24% ($30,925)


8.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
Wyoming average:

8.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.41% ($33,943 average AGI)
to Natrona County, WY  0.30% ($42,720)
to Laramie County, WY  0.24% ($51,225)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Springs:

  • KRKK (1360 AM; 5 kW; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET B/CING CO. OF WY, INC.)
  • KUGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMER (950 AM; 5 kW; KEMMERER, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVEL (920 AM; 5 kW; VERNAL, UT; Owner: ASHLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Springs:

  • K299AG (107.7 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • KUWZ (90.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KYCS (95.1 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFRZ (92.1 FM; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • KSIT (104.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG TICKET BROADCASTING COMPANY OF W)
  • KQSW (96.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET BROADCASTING CO OF WY)
  • K204EC (88.7 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • K217DY (91.3 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K232CU (94.3 FM; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Springs:

  • K25EE (Channel 25; MOUNTAIN VIEW, ETC., UT; Owner: DAGGETT COUNTY TELEVISION DEPT.)
  • KGWR-TV (Channel 13; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF CASPER, LLC)
  • K35CN (Channel 35; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K22BK (Channel 22; ROCK SPRINGS, ETC., WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)
  • K18ER (Channel 18; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - TWO)
  • K20FA (Channel 20; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - TWO)
  • K30EQ (Channel 30; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - TWO)
  • K48FE (Channel 48; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - ONE)
  • K56FV (Channel 56; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - ONE)
  • K58EW (Channel 58; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - ONE)
  • K64EP (Channel 64; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: LOFLIN CHILDREN'S TRUST - ONE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Rock Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 41Number of bridges
  • 219m719ftTotal length
  • $159,000Total costs
  • 365,255Total average daily traffic
  • 52,051Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 192000-2009
  • 12010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rock Springs, WY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rock Springs)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rock Springs, WY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 149 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 92 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rock Springs)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rock Springs)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

ROCK SPRINGS, CITY OF (Population served: 19,050, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2014)
CLEARVIEW IMPROVEMENT SERVICE (Address: 117 MOUNTAIN VIEW DRIVE , Population served: 1,000, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2014)
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
WY TRANS DEPT BITTER CRK WEST (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
WY TRANS DEPT EVANSTON PORT-OF-ENTRY (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-09-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
SKYLINE VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PK (Population served: 735, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed 1431 (Emergency) Order (APR-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation
WESTERN HILLS MHP (Population served: 400, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MOBILE CORRALS/STALLS COURT (Population served: 300, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
TEN MILE WATER & SEWER DIST (Population served: 285, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-23-2010 to JUL-23-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-23-2010 to JUL-23-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rock Springs that have no violations reported:

  • WHITE MT. WATER & SEWER DIST. (Population served: 3,000, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • WY TRANS DEPT BITTER CRK EAST (Population served: 1,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FOOTHILLS VILLAGE MOBILE HOME COURT (Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • HORIZON MOBILE HOME PARK, LLC (Population served: 260, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • WY TRANS DEPT STAR VALLEY RA (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 109
  • Hazardous Condition: 140
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Rock Springs

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rock Springs, WY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rock Springs, Wyoming:

  • Americas Best Value Inn and Suites, 2518 Foothill Blvd, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 , Phone: (307) 362-9600
  • La Quinta Inn Rock Springs, 2717 Dewar Dr, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 , Phone: (307) 362-1770, Fax: (307) 362-2830
  • Motel 8, 108 Gtwy Blvd, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 , Phone: (307) 362-8200, Fax: (307) 362-8200
  • Super 8 Motel, 88 Westland Way, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 , Phone: (307) 362-3800, Fax: (307) 362-4180
  • Wingate Inn, 525 Gateway Blvd, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 , Phone: (307) 382-5181, Fax: (307) 382-5194
  • Hampton Inn Rock Springs, 1901 Dewar Dr, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 , Phone: (307) 382-9222, Fax: (307) 382-2643
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites Rock Springs Green River, 1660 Sunset Dr, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 , Phone: (307) 362-9200, Fax: (307) 362-1064
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton, 60 Winson Dr, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901 , Phone: (307) 382-0764, Fax: (307) 382-0765
  • Rock Springs My Place Hotel, 700 Gateway Blvd, Rock springs, Wyoming 82901 , Phone: (855) 200-5685, Fax: (307) 362-7236
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rock Springs, Wyoming
Most common first names in Rock Springs, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19676.3 years
Mary15380.5 years
William9475.3 years
James9070.0 years
Robert7968.3 years
Frank6578.7 years
Joseph5773.3 years
George5673.7 years
Joe4776.3 years
Thomas4671.9 years
Most common last names in Rock Springs, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5173.1 years
Brown3069.6 years
Clark2373.0 years
Johnson2277.9 years
Williams1972.4 years
Bertagnolli1878.8 years
Anderson1779.8 years
Miller1776.6 years
Jones1567.4 years
Martinez1472.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Rock Springs, WY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kmart1
Albertsons1Kroger4
Applebee's1La Quinta1
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Best Western1Long John Silver's1
Big O Tires1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King2Maurices1
Carson Pirie Scott1McDonald's2
Chevrolet1Nike7
Cold Stone Creamery1Nissan1
Curves1Payless1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx7Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks1
Ford1Super 81
GameStop1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul2
Home Depot1UPS9
Honda1Vans1
JCPenney1Village Inn1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1

Rock Springs compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Rock Springs on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time park and recreation workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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