Green River, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 11,808. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,787 (-0.2% change)
Males: 5,986 (50.7%), Females: 5,822 (49.3%)

Sweetwater County

Zip code: 82935

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $53,164 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,700 (year 2000)

Races in Green River:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.2%)
  • Hispanic (10.2%)
  • Other race (4.2%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (19.9%), German (18.8%), Irish (8.0%), United States (6.2%), Danish (3.8%), Swedish (3.2%).

Elevation: 6109 feet

Land area: 13.7 square miles

Map of Green River, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Green River

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Green River city

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

2.2% Foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.8% Latin America, 0.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -906 (-7.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Green River:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SWEETWATER COUNTY (about 22 miles; ROCK SPRINGS, WY)
  • ASHLEY VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 69 miles; VERNAL, UT)
  • SOUTH LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER (about 71 miles; KEMMERER, WY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Green River:

  • ROCK SPRINGS-SWEETWATER COUNTY (about 30 miles; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; ID: RKS)
  • RIVERTON REGIONAL (about 127 miles; RIVERTON, WY; ID: RIW)
  • JACKSON HOLE (about 169 miles; JACKSON, WY; ID: JAC)

Other public-use airports nearest to Green River:

  • GTR GREEN RIVER INTERGALACTIC SPACEPORT (about 5 miles; GREEN RIVER, WY; ID: 48U)
  • MANILA (about 40 miles; MANILA, UT; ID: 40U)
  • DUTCH JOHN (about 42 miles; DUTCH JOHN, UT; ID: 33U)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 169 miles; LOGAN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 16,384)
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (about 172 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; FT enrollment: 19,866)
  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 174 miles; OGDEN, UT; FT enrollment: 12,112)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (about 176 miles; PROVO, UT; FT enrollment: 29,977)
  • UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE (about 178 miles; OREM, UT; FT enrollment: 14,182)
  • SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 179 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; FT enrollment: 11,896)
  • MESA STATE COLLEGE (about 180 miles; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; FT enrollment: 4,415)

Schools

Public high schools in Green River:

  • GREEN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 829; Location: 1615 HITCHING POST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EXPEDITION ACADEMY (Students: 58; Location: 280 MONROE AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Green River:

  • LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 433; Location: 350 MONROE AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • MONROE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 250 MONROE AVENUE; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • HARRISON ELEMENTARY (Students: 240; Location: 1825 ALABAMA DRIVE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • TRUMAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 226; Location: 1055 WEST TETON BLVD.; Grades: KG – 04)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 221; Location: 750 WEST 5TH NORTH; Grades: KG – 04)
  • JACKSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 202; Location: 2200 EAST TETON BLVD.; Grades: KG – 04)

Libraries

Library in Green River:

  • SWEETWATER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,528,354; Location: 300 N. 1ST STREET; 207,278 books; 12,255 audio materials; 8,172 video materials; 700 serial subscriptions)