Rock Springs, Wyoming

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City of Rock Springs, Wyoming
City
Nickname(s): Home of 56 Nationalities
Motto(s): A Great Place to Work and Play!
Location in Wyoming
Location in Wyoming
Coordinates: Coordinates: 41°35′27″N 109°13′21″W / 41.59083°N 109.22250°W / 41.59083; -109.22250
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountySweetwater
Rock Springs1888
Government
 • MayorCarl Demshar
Area
 • Total18.4 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 • Land18.4 sq mi (47.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation6,388 ft (1,947 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total18,708
 • Density1,014/sq mi (391.7/km2)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes82901, 82902, 82942
Area code(s)307
Websitehttp://www.rswy.net

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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