A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Welcome to Rock Springs ...
A typical abbreviation for Rock Springs: Rock Spgs. (or less commonly used: Rock Spngs. or Rock Sprngs.)
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Rock Springs has a population of 23,037 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Rock Springs.
Rock Springs is 6,320 feet [1,926 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Rock Springs is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Rock Springs lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Rock Springs: (307)
The ZIP code for Rock Springs: 82901<4>
Websites for Rock Springs ...
Official Website: www.rswy.net/
Chamber of Commerce: www.rockspringswyoming.net/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rock Springs had an population of 23,037 people (or an increase of 23.14% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Rock Springs had a population of 23,036 people (which is 52.59% of the total population of Sweetwater County). This makes Rock Springs the county's most populous community.
The population of Rock Springs represents 4.09% of the total population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 23,036 people, the population of Rock Springs increased 23.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,708 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Rock Springs.
Adding Rock Springs to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Rock Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rock Springs was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Rock Springs on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rock Springs on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Rock Springs ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Rock Springs - they are located in Alabama (5), Arizona, Arkansas (3), California, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Missouri (2), Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina (3), Ohio, Tennessee (6), Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rock Springs.
Communities near Rock Springs ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rock Springs.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rock Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rock Springs.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rock Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rock Springs.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Springs. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rock Springs.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rock Springs ...
Looking for more information about Rock Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Rock Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rock Springs.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Rock Springs: www.rswy.net/
The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.wy.us/
The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/
This page was last modified: 11 Oct 2021