Green River, WY


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Green River is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 12,465 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Green River is the seventh largest community in Wyoming.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Green River is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Green River is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Green River who work in office and administrative support (12.84%), sales jobs (9.64%), and teaching (9.13%).

Despite being a small city, Green River has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Green River citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.75% of adults 25 and older in Green River have a college degree.

The per capita income in Green River in 2010 was $31,417, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,668 for a family of four. However, Green River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Green River is a somewhat 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 Asian. 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 16.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Green River include English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Green River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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