US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Rock Springs
Sweetwater County, Wyoming


Gateway to the West

Page Contents for Rock Springs, Wyoming

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




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.


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


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.
Return to Index


enjoyable. Here is a current weather page for the area.
Return to Index

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.
Return to Index


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
Return to Index

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


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

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search