Green River is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 11,978 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Green River is the seventh largest community in Wyoming.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Green River is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.50% of the Green River workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Green River is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Green River who work in office and administrative support (11.12%), management occupations (8.56%), and teaching (8.22%).
The education level of Green River citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.26% of adults in Green River have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Green River in 2010 was $33,368, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,472 for a family of four. However, Green River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Green River is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Green River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Green River residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Green River also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Green River include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Green River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.