Rock Springs, WY
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Rock Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 23,082 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Rock Springs is the fifth largest community in Wyoming.

Rock Springs is a blue-collar town, with 36.07% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 (11.75%), sales jobs (9.06%), and management occupations (8.06%).

One of the benefits of Rock Springs is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.66 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.

In terms of college education, Rock Springs is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.95% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rock Springs in 2010 was $33,034, which is wealthy relative to Wyoming, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,136 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 12.48% 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 French.


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