Demographics

Welcome to Sweetwater County! Based on our most frequently requested information, we’ve compiled the data here to help you get a feel for what it’s like to be part of our community. 

Population

Green River

Rock Springs

Sweetwater County

Population by age

%

Under 19

%

20 - 64

%

65+

Median age (years)

36.4

Source: http://eadiv.state.wy.us/Wy_facts/Sweetwater2019.htm

Income

%

Poverty Level

Median household income

Cost of living stats

4th Quarter 2020 
(Statewide average = 100)

Source: WY Economic Analysis Division

959710 

County

All Items

Food

Housing

Apparel

Transportation

Medical

Personal Care & Recreation

Sweetwater

 95

94 

93 

86 

102 

104 

95 

Uinta

 91

88 

84 

95 

99 109 100

Lincoln

 92

 97

 79

 93

102 120 102

Carbon

 95

 96

 91

 93

 100

 117

91 

Sublette

 102

 111

 99

 114

 105

98 

 102

Sweetwater County Workforce Stats  

Source: WY Dept. of Workforce Services

 

2021

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed Number

Unemployment Rate 

September

19,488

18,823

665

3.4%

 

 

 

Top employers

Note: These numbers do not reflect recent COVID-19 reductions in employment. 

Sweetwater School District #1

Genesis Alkali

Western Wyoming Community College

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County

Tata Chemicals

Sweetwater School District #2

Ciner

Solvay Chemicals

Jim Bridger Power Plant

JR Simplot Co.

City of Rock Springs

Black Butte Coal Co.

City of Green River

Source: Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition

Education

Educational attainment

%

High school grad or higher

%

Bachelor’s Degree or higher

Source: US Census Bureau

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