Rock River is a tiny town located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 244 people and just one neighborhood, Rock River is the 52nd largest community in Wyoming. Rock River has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Rock River real estate is some of the most expensive in Wyoming, although Rock River house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Rock River, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.29% of Rock River’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Rock River is a town of construction workers and builders, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rock River who work in teaching (20.34%), management occupations (9.32%) and sales jobs (9.32%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.63% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Rock River is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rock River a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rock River has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rock River’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Rock River has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rock River a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small town, Rock River does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.