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Green River is a city in Sweetwater County, in the Rock Springs metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Green River is 41.528N. The longitude is -109.465W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,115 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,541.


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Median household income
Local
$53,164
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Green River demographic reports
Green River is on the Green River.
Area mines provide most of the nation's supply of trona, a mineral used in the manufacture of baking soda, glass and detergent.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Green River Rendezvous Days & Pagent - July 12-14, 2007
  • Flaming Gorge Days - June 21-23, 2007
  • Tall Tails Celebration - Aug. 11, 2007
  • Art on the Green - Aug. 24-25, 2007
  • Kite Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • River Festival - Aug. 24-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Green River web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Expedition Island Park
Historic routes: Overland Trail
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Green River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sweetwater County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 82935 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Green River residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Green River ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Green River was $20,398, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Green River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Green River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $376.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $970.


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Libraries in Green River include Sweetwater County Library System ... View libraries

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Sweetwater County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Green River political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Green River workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Green River between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Green River include Oak Tree Inn Green River.

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