Rock Springs, WY

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Rock Springs is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 23,526 people and eight 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 (11.38%), sales jobs (9.77%), and management occupations (7.63%).

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 18.43 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 is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.87% of adults in Rock Springs have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rock Springs in 2018 was $35,468, which is upper middle income relative to Wyoming and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,872 for a family of four. However, Rock Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rock Springs is a very 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 15.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rock Springs include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

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

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