What you need to know about Rock Springs, WY

An outdoor lover's paradise, Rock Springs is just three hours from Salt Lake City. The nearby Green River and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Sweetwater County earned the city a spot on Livability.com's Top 10 Awesome Water Cities list. Home of Wyoming’s Big Show and several rodeo events, the city also has thriving energy industry that is a major contributor to its growing job market.

Top Industries in Rock Springs, WY
A diversity of energy and extraction companies brings jobs, spurs growth in Rock Springs, WY.
Best Places to Eat in Rock Springs, WY
There's a little taste of everything with the wide array of food options in Rock Springs, WY.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Rock Springs, WY
Enclosed by bright red canyon walls and green rolling hills lies one of the best trout fishing destinations in the country.

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Population

23,684
Up by 17.27%
White Mountain Mall in Rock Springs, WY.
Shopping at White Mountain Mall in Rock Springs, WY
White Mountain Mall draws shoppers from around the region
Bunning Hall at the Freight Station, 603 South Main Street, Rock Springs, WY. Exterior View.
New Amenities Enhance Sweetwater County Communities
Community adds amenities, re-habs historic buildings

Nearby Cities

Business

Interested in learning more about the business climate in the Rock Springs, Wyoming area? Visit BusinessClimate.com

Business Climate
Three staff members at Sweetwater Memorial Hospital. One is on the phone, the others are looking at a folder.
Sweetwater County, WY Health Overview
Hospital, spas, fitness centers contribute to overall wellness
Children gather for a ski lesson at White Pines Ski Resort
Skiing at White Pine Resort near Rock Springs, WY
Head for the hills all 12 months of the year at White Pine Ski Resort.

Housing

Homes Owned 67.47%
67.47% Complete
Homes Rented 32.53%
32.53% Complete

Real Estate

In Rock Springs, Wyoming


Ready to move to Rock Springs? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Rock Springs.
Jason Medler talks to customers at the Bike and Trike, which houses a coffee shop.
Best Restaurants in Rock Springs and Sweetwater County, WY
Top choices include coffee shops, classic diners, brewery

Median Home Price

$185,100
Lower than the state average
Simplot Fertilizer Plant at night
Sweetwater County, WY Sees Multimillions in Investment
Simplot, Tronox, Tata, Bridger Power Plant invest in major projects
The fishing here is absolutely phenomenal. We’ve got lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, all sorts of fish. It is absolutely a fisherman’s paradise.

Dave Hanks, Executive Director, Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce

Schools

In Rock Springs, Wyoming


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Rock Springs rates.

Median Household Income

$70,918
Higher than the national average

Business

In Rock Springs, Wyoming


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Rock Springs.

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old
A woman walks a dog along a black metal fence at the new Gunsight Estates development in Rock Springs.
Residential Development in Rock Springs, WY
New residential developments reflect desirable real estate options
Halliburton
Sweetwater County, WY Business Overview
Energy companies play major role in local economy
Rock Springs Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Sweetwater County, WY Arts & Culture
Galleries, theaters and festivals add to community’s livability
Sweetwater County, WY Sports & Recreation
Options include paddle boarding, off roading, biking and more

Health

In Rock Springs, Wyoming


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Rock Springs.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 19%
19% Complete
Graduated High School 90%
90% Complete
Varley Mercantile, Point of Rocks, WY
Point of Rocks, WY Serves Up Food, Fuel and History
The Varley family owns this entire tiny waypoint along Wyoming's rocky Interstate 80
Sweetwater Events Complex
Sweetwater, WY Events Complex Hosts Big and Small Successes
Sweetwater’s Events Complex keeps humming year round

Rock Springs, WY's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Staycation Cities 2012

More About Rock Springs, WY

Shopping at White Mountain Mall in Rock Springs, WY
White Mountain Mall draws shoppers from around the region
New Amenities Enhance Sweetwater County Communities
Community adds amenities, re-habs historic buildings
Sweetwater County, WY Health Overview
Hospital, spas, fitness centers contribute to overall wellness
Skiing at White Pine Resort near Rock Springs, WY
Head for the hills all 12 months of the year at White Pine Ski Resort.
Best Restaurants in Rock Springs and Sweetwater County, WY
Top choices include coffee shops, classic diners, brewery
Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Grows In Size, Services
School district increases in size, services
Sweetwater County, WY Sees Multimillions in Investment
Simplot, Tronox, Tata, Bridger Power Plant invest in major projects
Rock Springs Area Resorts Enhance Quality of Life
Five area retreats connect people with nature
Residential Development in Rock Springs, WY
New residential developments reflect desirable real estate options
Sweetwater County, WY Business Overview
Energy companies play major role in local economy
Sweetwater County, WY Arts & Culture
Galleries, theaters and festivals add to community’s livability
Sweetwater County, WY Sports & Recreation
Options include paddle boarding, off roading, biking and more
Point of Rocks, WY Serves Up Food, Fuel and History
The Varley family owns this entire tiny waypoint along Wyoming's rocky Interstate 80
Sweetwater, WY Events Complex Hosts Big and Small Successes
Sweetwater’s Events Complex keeps humming year round
Sweetwater County, WY Restaurants
The Rock Springs, Wyoming area boasts great dining destinations
Sweetwater County, WY Economy Bolstered by Trona
Ore mining industry generates billions
Western Wyoming Community College Expands to Meet the Needs of Growing Economy
New Workforce Training Center helps prepare students for jobs in oil, gas and mining industries
Sweetwater County, WY Education Opportunities
Multiple programs are available to students, community members
Aquatic Center Opens in Sweetwater County, WY
New Aquatic Center will have Sweetwater back in the swim of things
New Health-Care Facilities in Rock Springs, WY
Two new facilities provide Sweetwater residents with a full range of health-care services
Sweetwater County, WY Health & Wellness Overview
Rock Springs has the prescription for a healthy lifestyle
Sweetwater County, WY Lets Residents Live It Up
From fishing to riding buggies on sand dunes to exploring sandstone etchings, there's a lot to do in Sweetwater County
Discover Farson near Rock Springs, WY
If you’re looking for the authentic West, look no farther than the sage-brush beauty and graciousness of Farson.