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Rock Springs, Wyoming




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Location in Wyoming
Location in Wyoming
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)

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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