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Rock Springs
Rock Springs
Wyoming
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Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 23,036 at the 2010 census, making it the 5th most populated city in the state of Wyoming. Rock Springs is the principal city of the Rock Springs micropolitan statistical area, which has a population of 37,975. Rock Springs is known as the Home of 56 Nationalities because of the influx of immigrants from all over the world who came to work in the coal mines that supplied the fuel to power the steam engines of the Union Pacific Railroad. The city's rich cultural heritage is celebrated each summer on International Day, a festival where the foods, costumes, and traditions of residents' ancestors are recreated and enjoyed at Bunning Park in downtown Rock Springs. Rock Springs is the site of Western Wyoming Community College and Wyoming's Big Show, a yearly event with a carnival and concerts which is held at the Sweetwater County Events Complex. Rock Springs is located in an energy-rich region with many oil and natural gas wells.

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How did Wyoming earn the grade of A+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Wyoming has a state sales tax of 4.00%. Of particular interest is that Wyoming does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Wyoming has an effective property tax rate of 0.61%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Wyoming earned its state tax grade of A+.

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