Rock Springs, WY
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Rock Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 22,653 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Rock Springs is the fifth largest community in Wyoming.

Unlike some cities, Rock Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rock Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rock Springs is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Rock Springs who work in office and administrative support (10.91%), sales jobs (9.17%), and teaching (7.97%).

One of the benefits of Rock Springs is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.81 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of people in Rock Springs who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.72% of adults in Rock Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rock Springs in 2018 was $33,468, which is upper middle income relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,872 for a family of four. However, Rock Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rock Springs is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 12.14% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rock Springs include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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


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