Rock Springs, WY


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Rock Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 23,962 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Rock Springs is the fifth largest community in Wyoming.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Rock Springs is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.87% of the Rock Springs workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Rock Springs is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rock Springs who work in office and administrative support (11.95%), sales jobs (9.74%), and management occupations (7.08%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rock Springs spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Rock Springs citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.46% of adults 25 and older in Rock Springs have a college degree.

The per capita income in Rock Springs in 2010 was $30,625, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,500 for a family of four. However, Rock Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rock Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rock Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rock Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rock Springs include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rock Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.

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