Green River is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 12,305 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Green River who work in office and administrative support (12.34%), sales jobs (10.32%), and teaching (8.63%).
Even though Green River is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
In terms of college education, Green River is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.85% of adults 25 and older in Green River have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Green River in 2010 was $30,515, which is upper middle income relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,060 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 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 18.36% 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.