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)

35.8

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

Income

%

Poverty Level

Median household income

Cost of living stats

2nd Quarter 2020 
(Statewide average = 100)

Source: WY Economic Analysis Division

 

County

All Items

Food

Housing

Apparel

Transportation

Medical

Personal Care & Recreation

Sweetwater

96

93

93

83

102

105

99

Uinta

90

83

82

103

101

108

100

Lincoln

91

97

79

100

102

117

103

Carbon

97

96

93

89

101

117

94

Sublette

100

107

95

117

104

98

102

Sweetwater County Workforce Stats  

Source: WY Dept. of Workforce Services

 

2021

Labor Force

Employment

Unemployed Number

Unemployment Rate 

January

20,521

18,928

1,593

7.8%

February

20,457

18,901 

1,556 

7.6%

 

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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