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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Green River is a town in Wyoming with a population of 12,278. Green River is in Sweetwater County. Living in Green River offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Green River there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Green River and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Green River are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Green River Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    116.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    183
    500.1
  • Theft
    648.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Green River

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,784
National
$55,322
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My experience in Green River has been nothing but positive. Since moving from Williston, North Dakota, a rather unfriendly community, my family and I have felt so welcomed. There is such an emphasis on community service and involvement. I have seen more volunteer groups, projects, committees, and even public school participation than anywhere else I've been. The only drawbacks deal with availability to shopping and a large night-life scene. You should expect to commute for some jobs and activities in the neighboring city of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
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I was born and raised here so my opinion may be biased. I love this cute and quiet little town. This is a wonderful place to raise children and settle down. The community is supportive and respectful. In the summertime, there are plenty of events happening here and a beautiful lake that lies just south of the town giving a lot of things to do in and around town.
It's a nice small town with friendly people. It's a great place to live if you enjoy spending time in the outdoors. There are many great places to camp and if you want to go up into the mountains they aren't far away. There are a few cool local events that happen every year like the Flaming Gorge Days, and the Art on The Green. It's close to Rock Springs which also has it's own small-town charm. There aren't a lot of places to shop in Green River but Rock Springs has more of a selection. If you can't find what you are looking for locally it is only a 2 hour drive to Salt Lake City, Utah and you can get whatever you want there. The winters are long and cold and there isn't much of spring, but the summers are nice.