Rock Springs, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 18,708. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,772 (+0.3% change)
Males: 9,315 (49.8%), Females: 9,393 (50.2%)

Sweetwater County

Zip codes: 82901.

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $42,584 (year 2000)
Median house value: $103,900 (year 2000)

Races in Rock Springs:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.8%)
  • Hispanic (9.0%)
  • Other race (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Black (1.1%)

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

Ancestries: English (18.3%), German (16.5%), Irish (10.9%), Italian (8.2%), United States (7.0%), Norwegian (4.7%).

Land area: 18.4 square miles

Map of Rock Springs, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rock Springs

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Springs city

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

3.1% Foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -428 (-2.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Rock Springs:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SWEETWATER COUNTY (1200 COLLEGE DR/PO BOX 1359)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Rock Springs:

  • ASHLEY VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 78 miles; VERNAL, UT)
  • SOUTH LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER (about 85 miles; KEMMERER, WY)
  • LANDER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 89 miles; LANDER, WY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rock Springs:

  • ROCK SPRINGS-SWEETWATER COUNTY (about 12 miles; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; ID: RKS)
  • RIVERTON REGIONAL (about 114 miles; RIVERTON, WY; ID: RIW)
  • YAMPA VALLEY (about 159 miles; HAYDEN, CO; ID: HDN)

Other public-use airports nearest to Rock Springs:

  • GTR GREEN RIVER INTERGALACTIC SPACEPORT (about 21 miles; GREEN RIVER, WY; ID: 48U)
  • DUTCH JOHN (about 48 miles; DUTCH JOHN, UT; ID: 33U)
  • MANILA (about 52 miles; MANILA, UT; ID: 40U)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Rock Springs:

  • WESTERN WYOMING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,527; Location: 2500 COLLEGE DR; Public; Website: www.wwcc.cc.wy.us)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • MESA STATE COLLEGE (about 180 miles; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Full-time enrollment: 4,415)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 185 miles; LOGAN, UT; FT enrollment: 16,384)
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (about 190 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; FT enrollment: 19,866)
  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 191 miles; OGDEN, UT; FT enrollment: 12,112)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (about 194 miles; PROVO, UT; FT enrollment: 29,977)
  • COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE (about 194 miles; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; FT enrollment: 3,400)
  • UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE (about 195 miles; OREM, UT; FT enrollment: 14,182)

Schools

Public high schools in Rock Springs:

  • ROCK SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,132; Location: 1375 JAMES DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 120; Location: 1300 LOWELL AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Rock Springs:

  • ROCK SPRINGS EAST JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 674; Location: GOBEL STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WHITE MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 591; Location: FOOTHILL BOULEVARD; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • WALNUT ELEMENTARY (Students: 336; Location: 1115 WALNUT STREET; Grades: KG – 04)
  • WESTRIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 314; Location: 3501 DEWAR DRIVE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • OVERLAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 305; Location: 3400 FOOTHILLS BOULEVARD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • DESERT VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 291; Location: 1900 DESERT BLVD.; Grades: KG – 04)
  • NORTHPARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 232; Location: 1 N. PARK DR.; Grades: KG – 04)
  • ROOSEVELT LEARNING CENTER (Students: 19; Location: 440 DEWAR DRIVE; Grades: 05 – 12)

Private primary/middle school in Rock Springs:

  • HOLY SPIRIT PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 81; Location: 210 A ST.; Grades: PK – 6)