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Rockwell City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rockwell City had a population of 1,805 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Rockwell City is located at latitude 42.3981 and longitude -94.6289 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockwell City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The City of Rockwell City (GNIS ID: 2396412) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockwell City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Rockwell City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,805
Population in Households 1,752
Population in Familes 1,377
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 428
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 822
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 500
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 912 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 616 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $64,924
Average Home Value $79,822
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,772
Average Household Income $56,463
Per Capita Income $25,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 0.28%
Households 1.18% 0.34%
Families 1.14% 0.28%
Median Household Income   4.16%
Per Capita Income   3.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Rockwell City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockwell City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 179 82nd
Population Density1 # 693 31st
Diversity Index2 # 725 28th
Median Household Income # 798 21st
Per Capita Income # 528 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.