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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rock Springs 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 82901 ZIP code.
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.
18% of Rock Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rock Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $933.
Libraries in Rock Springs include Rock Springs Branch Library, White Mountain Branch Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Rock Springs include KGWR.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUWZ.
Sweetwater County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rock Springs political report.
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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