Rock Springs, WY

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Living in Rock Springs

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.

Rock Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

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 17.81 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Rock Springs is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.72% of adults 25 and older in the city 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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