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Rock River, Wyoming

Rock River, Wyoming
Town
Entering Rock River from the West on U.S. Route 30.
Entering Rock River from the West on U.S. Route 30.
Location in Albany County and the state of Wyoming.
Location in Albany County and the state of Wyoming.
Rock River, Wyoming is located in USA
Rock River, Wyoming
Rock River, Wyoming
Location in the United States
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Albany
Area[1]
 • Total 2.33 sq mi (6.03 km2)
 • Land 2.33 sq mi (6.03 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 6,896 ft (2,102 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 245
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 244
 • Density 105.2/sq mi (40.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 82058, 82083
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-67090[4]
GNIS feature ID 1609147[5]

Rock River is a town in Albany County, Wyoming, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 245.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • 2010 census 2.1
    • 2000 census 2.2
  • Education 3
  • Recreation 4
  • References 5

Geography

Rock River is located at (41.740770, -105.974602).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.33 square miles (6.03 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 245 people, 94 households, and 72 families residing in the town. The population density was 105.2 inhabitants per square mile (40.6/km2). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 54.1 per square mile (20.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.4% White, 0.8% Native American, 2.4% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.0% of the population.

There were 94 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.4% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the town was 47.5 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 37% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 235 people, 94 households, and 67 families residing in the town. The population density was 100.1 people per square mile (38.6/km²). There were 123 housing units at an average density of 52.4 per square mile (20.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.17% White, 3.40% Native American and 0.43% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.53% of the population.

There were 94 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 117.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,306, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $25,250 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,602. About 14.1% of families and 24.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 26.3% of those sixty five or over.

Education

Public education in the town of Rock River is provided by Rock River school, which is a part of Albany County School District #1. Grades 9 through 12 are expected to contain about 8 total students per grade through the 2010-2011 school year.[9]

Recreation

The town has one restaurant, The Longhorn Restaurant, owned by a longtime couple who also run a lodge and the only store in town, and it is run and managed by a local family. The food is classic American Diner/Comfort food, all home-cooked. Open year round, with varying hours for the seasons, it caters to the locals as well as tourists, seasonal visitors, and hunters. It is the only restaurant on the stretch of road between Laramie and Medicine Bow.

References

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