Rock Springs, Wyoming

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City of Rock Springs, Wyoming
City
Nickname(s): Home of 56 Nationalities
Motto: A Great Place to Work and Play!
Location in Wyoming
Coordinates: 41°35′27″N 109°13′21″W / 41.59083°N 109.2225°W / 41.59083; -109.2225Coordinates: 41°35′27″N 109°13′21″W / 41.59083°N 109.2225°W / 41.59083; -109.2225
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Sweetwater
Rock Springs 1888
Government
 • Mayor Carl Demshar
Area
 • Total 18.4 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 • Land 18.4 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 6,388 ft (1,947 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 18,708
 • Density 1,014/sq mi (391.7/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 82901, 82902, 82942
Area code(s) 307

Rock Springs is an American city in the state of Wyoming. It is in Sweetwater County. The city has about 18,708 people. The current mayor of Rock Springs is Carl Demshar. On September 2, 1885, a riot between the Chinese immigrant miners and white immigrant miners killed at least 26 people and it was caused because of racial tensions and labor dispute.

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