Sweetwater County is located in southwest Wyoming. The County Seat is Green River and the largest city is Rock Springs. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.sweet.wy.us . The 2014 population estimate is 45,010 and the 2010 census population was 43,806. The land area is 10,426.65 square miles and there are 4.2 persons per square mile.
94.2% of the population is White, 1.7% is Black or African American, 15.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 91% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $177,300, there are 16,682 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $30,517, the median household income is $71,525, and 11.3% of the persons in Sweetwater County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,052. Retail sales (in $1000) were $898,189, and sales per capita were $22,843. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.2%.
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