Rock Springs, Wyoming Population 2024

22,751

Rock Springs is a city located in Sweetwater County Wyoming. Rock Springs has a 2024 population of 22,751. Rock Springs is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -3.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,491 in 2020.

The average household income in Rock Springs is $102,150 with a poverty rate of 13.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rock Springs is 35.2 years, 35 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.

Rock Springs Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rock Springs was:

  • White: 82.53%
  • Two or more races: 8.48%
  • Other race: 4.5%
  • Black or African American: 2.25%
  • Asian: 1.22%
  • Native American: 1.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
State
Wyoming
Land Area (mi²)
19.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,174.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.15% (-740)
The current population of Rock Springs, Wyoming is 22,751 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,491.

Rock Springs, Wyoming Population 2024

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Rock Springs Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White19,27982.53%
Two or more races1,9808.48%
Other race1,0514.5%
Black or African American5262.25%
Asian2861.22%
Native American2371.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander20.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rock Springs Population by Race

Rock Springs Population Pyramid 2024

Rock Springs Median Age

35.2

Total

35

Male

35.4

Female

Rock Springs Adults

There are 17,288 adults, (2,817 of whom are seniors) in Rock Springs.

Rock Springs Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

19.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Rock Springs Sex Ratio

Female11,17347.83%
Male12,18852.17%

Rock Springs Population by Age

Rock Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,0172.5571.128.9
Married4,2333.4185.214.8
Non Family3,3271.1963.336.7
Female7393.2251.648.4
Male7183.1144.755.3
showing: 5 rows

3.24

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rock Springs Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rock Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rock Springs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 35.24%.

Rock Springs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,995

Average Earnings

$61,742

Average Male

$39,109

Average Female

Rock Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rock Springs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rock Springs Language

89.49% of Rock Springs residents speak only English, while 10.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.85% of the population.

Rock Springs Language

Rock Springs Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,5692,21412.6%
Hispanic3,63666118.18%
Other1,05025824.57%
Multiple1,96724912.66%
Native2366728.39%
Black5026112.15%
Asian2846021.13%
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13.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.46%

Male Poverty Rate

15.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rock Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rock Springs is Native, with 28.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rock Springs is Black, with 12.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.17%.

Rock Springs Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.45%
High School14.48%
Some College12.59%
Bachelors or Greater5.29%
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Rock Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.68%
Female Unemployed17.62%
Female Employed8.52%
Male Employed5.86%
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Rock Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rock Springs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rock Springs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Rock Springs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rock Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rock Springs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rock Springs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,847

Number of Veterans

1,662

Male Veterans

185

Female Veterans

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Rock Springs Veterans by War

count

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Rock Springs Veterans by Age

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Rock Springs Veterans by Race

Rock Springs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rock Springs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Rock Springs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rock Springs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rock Springs Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.72%

Born in Rock Springs

93.12%

Native Born

6.88%

Foreign Born

4.86%

Non Citizen

2.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.12% of Rock Springs residents were born in the United States, with 45.72% having been born in Wyoming. 4.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rock Springs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,076-135-0.61%
202822,211-135-0.6%
202722,346-135-0.6%
202622,481-135-0.6%
202522,616-135-0.59%
202422,751-135-0.59%
202322,886-135-0.59%
202223,021-135-0.58%
202123,156-335-1.43%
202023,4914541.97%
201923,037-61-0.26%
201823,098-298-1.27%
201723,396-371-1.56%
201623,767-226-0.94%
201523,993220.09%
201423,971-115-0.48%
201324,0861600.67%
201223,9265802.48%
201123,3463291.43%
201023,0174,30923.03%
200018,708-342-1.8%
199019,050-408-2.1%
198019,4587,80166.92%
197011,6571,28612.4%
196010,371-486-4.48%
195010,8571,03010.48%
19409,8271,38716.43%
19308,4401,98430.73%
19206,45667811.73%
19105,7781,41532.43%
19004,36395728.1%
18903,406
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Rock Springs Population by Year