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Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County.

The latitude of Rock Springs is 41.587N. The longitude is -109.202W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,388 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,400.


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Median household income
Local
$42,584
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rock Springs demographic reports
Rock Springs is on Bitter Creek.
Coal mining brought many immigrants to the region in the 1860s-1870s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 126. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Butch Cassidy, outlaw
Historic sites and museums: Natural History Museum of Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs Historical Museum

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14% of Rock Springs residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rock Springs ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rock Springs was $19,396, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Rock Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $933.


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Libraries in Rock Springs include Rock Springs Branch Library, White Mountain Branch Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Rock Springs include KGWR.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUWZ.

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

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The average commute time for Rock Springs workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rock Springs between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Rock Springs include Best Western Outlaw Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Rock Springs, Holiday Inn Hotels, Motel 6, Ramada.

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