Poverty in Rock Springs, Wyoming

What is the poverty rate in Rock Springs, Wyoming?
The poverty rate in Rock Springs is 11.8%. One out of every 8.5 residents of Rock Springs lives in poverty.

How many people in Rock Springs, Wyoming live in poverty?
2,765 of 23,411 Rock Springs residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Rock Springs compare to the rest of Wyoming?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Wyoming is 11.1%, meaning Rock Springs has a slightly higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Wyoming.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Rock Springs, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

18,188

9.0% 10.3% 76.4%

Hispanic

3,751

22.7% 22.2% 15.7%

What's the Poverty Rate in Rock Springs, Wyoming By Race?

9.0% of White residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Rock Springs, Wyoming is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 1,629 of 18,188 white Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 76.4% of the total population of Rock Springs, Wyoming are white.

22.7% of Hispanic residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Rock Springs, Wyoming is the same as than the national average. 851 of 3,751 hispanic Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 15.7% of the total population of Rock Springs, Wyoming are hispanic.

Rock Springs, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Rock Springs, Wyoming?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Rock Springs, Wyoming is 8.7%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Rock Springs, Wyoming is 15.2%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming

Female residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming are dramatically(74%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

1,057 of 12,194 males in Rock Springs live below the poverty line.

1,708 of 11,217 females in Rock Springs live below the poverty line.

Rock Springs, Wyoming Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Rock Springs can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Rock Springs, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 13.0%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Rock Springs, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 10.6%.

Poverty for younger ages in Rock Springs is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Rock Springs, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 17.4%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Rock Springs, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 18.9%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Rock Springs can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Rock Springs, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 5.8%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Rock Springs, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.6%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Rock Springs, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 10.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Rock Springs, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 3.4%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Rock Springs, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Rock Springs, Wyoming?

Rock Springs, Wyoming Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Rock Springs, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

20.6%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

16.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

6.8%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

11.4%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

4.2%

75 to 84 Years Old

12.9%

Over 85 Years Old

6.4%

Rock Springs, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States is 11.2%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 23.2%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 22,308 residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States, 2,509 (11.2%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 256 (23.2%) of 1,103 residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Rock Springs, Wyoming

The poverty rate in Rock Springs is 11.8%.
Rock Springs is in Sweetwater County.
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City Poverty Rate
Clearview Acres 19.2%
Green River 12.3%
North Rock Springs 11.8%
Purple Sage 23.6%
Rock Springs 11.8%

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