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Rock Springs
Sweetwater County, Wyoming

ZipCodes
82901

Motto
Gateway to the West



Page Contents for Rock Springs, Wyoming

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Wyoming state capital is Cheyenne.
The population of Rock Springs is approximately 18,708 (2000), 23036 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,056 (1990), 8762 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rock Springs is 47.699 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rock Springs to Washington DC is 1777 miles.
The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 237 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rock Springs is positioned 41.59 degrees north of the equator and 109.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rock Springs elevation is 6,242 feet above sea level.
Rock Springs per capita income is $ 30,400 (2002).
Rock Springs median income is $ 46,537 (2002).
Rock Springs average annual precipitation is 8.7 inches peryear.
Rock Springs average annual snowfall is 34.9 inches per year.
Rock Springs average temperature is 44 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 18 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 68 degrees F.

Location

in southwest Wyoming at the juncture of Interstate 80 and US Highway 191. Here is a map of the city.
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Climate


seasonal with all four seasons represented. Most of the yearly moisture comes in the form of snow rather than rain. There is an average of 244 days of sunshine each year.
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Weather


enjoyable. Here is a current weather page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

The nickname, Gateway to the West, is well earned. It is here where many pioneer and exploration groups crossed the Rockies and others traversed the Green River. Many of the original wagon ruts and trails may still be seen today.

Check this historical information for the area.
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Attractions

The largest sand dunes in North America are just minutes from Rock Springs.

Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport
P.O. Box 1987
Rock Springs, WY 82901
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Rock Springs City Government

City of Rock Springs
212 D Street
Rock Springs, WY 82901
Phone: (307) 352-1500

Rock Springs has a Mayor-Council form of government

Rock Springs Chamber

Wyoming's High Desert Country

Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 398
1897 Dewar Drive
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Phone: 307-362-3771
Toll-free: 800-GO-DUNES

Rock Springs Organizations

Wyoming's High Desert Country

Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 398
1897 Dewar Drive
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Phone: 307-362-3771
Toll-free: 800-GO-DUNES

Rock Springs Libraries

Sweetwater County Libraries

Rock Springs Library
400 C St
Rock Springs, WY 82901-6225
Phone: 307-352-6667



Western Wyoming Library
2500 College Dr
Rock Springs, WY 82901-5802
Phone: 307-382-1700


White Mountain Library
2935 Sweetwater Dr
Rock Springs, WY 82901-4331
Phone: 307-362-2665

Rock Springs Schools

Sweetwater School District 1
3550 Foothill Blvd
Rock Springs, WY 82901-4851
Phone: 307-352-3400


Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Drive
Rock Springs, WY 82901
Phone: (307) 382-1600 Rock Springs

Miscellany

The population of Rock Springs was:
1970 - 11,700
1990 - 19,050
2000 - 18,708

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