Rock Springs, Wyoming - Facts & Figures
Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The population was 23,036 at the 2010 census, making it the 4th most populated city in the state. Rock Springs is the principal city of the Rock Springs micropolitan statistical area, which has a population of 37,975.
Rock Springs is known as the home of 56 nationalities because of the influx of immigrants from all over the world who came to work in the coal mines that supplied the fuel to power the steam engines of the Union Pacific Railroad. The city's rich cultural heritage is celebrated each summer on International Day, a festival where the foods, costumes and traditions of residents' ancestors are recreated and enjoyed at Bunning Park in downtown Rock Springs.Rock Springs is the site of Western Wyoming Community College and Wyoming's Big Show, a yearly event with a carnival and concerts which is held at the Sweetwater County Events Complex. Rock Springs is located in an energy-rich region with many oil and natural gas wells.
- Population: 23,036
- Industries: Mining, Railroad
- Area Codes: 307
- ZIP Codes: 82901, 82902, 82942
- Surrounding Cities: Green River, WY, Lander, WY , Evanston, WY , Rawlins, WY , Riverton, WY