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The population of Green River is approximately 11,808 (2000), 12515 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,521 (1990), 4642 (2010).

The amount of land area in Green River is 29.031 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.816 sq kilometers.
The distance from Green River to Washington DC is 1790 miles. The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 249 miles. (as the crow flies)
Green River is positioned 41.51 degrees north of the equator and 109.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Green River elevation is 6,200 feet above sea level.
Green River per capita income is $30,400 (2002).
Green River median income is $46,537 (2002).

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Green River is 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. The area is usually invigorated by brisk winds in the afternoons each day.
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Green River average annual rainfall is 5.5 inches per year
Green River average annual precipitation is 8.7 inches per year.
Green River average annual snowfall is 34.9 inches per year.
Green River average annual humidity is 45%
Green River average temperature is 44.2 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 18.0 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 68.0 degrees F.
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Green River history:

Green River was incorporated in 1868 before Wyoming was even a state. It was then located in the Dakota Territory. It was incorporated again in May, 1891 due to statehood. Green River began as a railroad town with the Union Pacific Railroad. It became a Divison Point on the railroad in 1872. In 1875, Green River became the county seat of Sweetwater County. A large depot was built with a shop and yard. The town was named for the Green River that goes through the city.

Mining became a prominent part of the local economy during the 1950's with a steadily increasing prominance.

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