Green River is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. The population was 952 at the 2010 census.
The city is located on the banks of the Green River, a major tributary of the Colorado River. The San Rafael Swell region is to the west of the city, while Canyonlands National Park lies to the south. Today located exclusively in Emery County, the city was split between Emery and Grand counties until January 6, 2003, when Emery County’s boundaries were expanded to follow the city limits.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Green River has a total area of 12.6 square miles (32.6 km), of which 12.5 square miles (32.3 km) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km), or 0.87%, is water.
Interstate 70 passes just south of the city, with access from Exits 160 and 164. Grand Junction, Colorado lies 102 miles (164 km) to the east and Cove Fort, I-70’s western terminus, is 162 miles (261 km) to the west. Price lies 64 miles (103 km) to the northwest on US Routes 6 and 191.
Crystal Geyser, a cold water “geyser”—actually a carbon-dioxide driven, erupting well—is located about nine miles southeast of town (Glennon, J.A. and Pfaff R.M. 2005).
As of the census of 2000, there were 973 people, 329 households, and 238 families residing in the city. The population density was 77.8 people per square mile (30.0/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 30.0 per square mile (11.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.3% White, 0.9% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 7.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.6% of the population.
There were 329 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.48.
In the city, the population was spread out with 35.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,000, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $28,417 versus $16,477 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,326. About 12.5% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.