Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County, Wyoming

PO Box 730
Green River, WY 82935
Phone: (307) 872-6400
Fax: (307) 872-6337
www.co.sweet.wy.us

On the southern border of WY; largest county in WY. Created as Carter County Dec 27, 1867 (prior to statehood) from Laramie County; name changed Dec 13, 1869. Name Origin: For the Sweetwater River, which flows through Fremont County, at that time still a part of Sweetwater County. Originally named for Judge W.A. Carter

Area (sq mi):: 10491.17 (land 10425.30; water 65.87) Population per square mile: 3.60
Population 2005: 37,975 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 -3.10% Population 2000: 37,613 (White 86.90%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 9.40%; Asian 0.60%; Other 7.00%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 34.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,575; median household $46,537; Population below poverty level: 7.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,501-$32,941
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.10% Median travel time to work: 21.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rock Springs (18,746)
  • Green River County seat (11,807)

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    5 million 6-mile Interstate 80 eastbound lane surfacing contract between Granger Junction and Green River in Sweetwater County.
    E&P company Samson Resources II LLC said on Monday that its board of directors has approved the launch of its new drilling programme in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, as well as an accelerated permitting programme in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.
    It is estimated that only about 40 Wyoming pocket gophers exist today in Sweetwater county, Wyoming, and Carbon county, Pennsylvania.
    Western Wyoming Community College in Sweetwater County and Northwest College in Park County are expecting 22 percent and 23 percent drops from their local revenue, Petri said.
    Dr Brown is director of the hospitalist program and an infectious disease consultant at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, Rock Springs, Wyoming.
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    One northern route under consideration would follow the existing transmission line corridor from the Bridger Power Plant near Rock Springs in Sweetwater County to the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge.
    In 2008, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) decided to implement an electronic health-records (EHR) system, due to the time and cost clinicians and staff spent on maintaining a high level of patient care, while facing the administrative challenges of a paper-records system.
    Among these are the 99-bed Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, Wyo.
    an oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming and Colorado and the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana, is providing the following update on operations in Williston and Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has 13 new archery range projects planned, including the Sweetwater County Archery Park under construction on city land and the Montgomery County Shooting Complex costing $3 million.