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Rockwell, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rockwell had a population of 1,052 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rockwell is located at latitude 42.98 and longitude -93.1871 in Cerro Gordo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cerro Gordo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,119 feet.

The City of Rockwell (GNIS ID: 2396411) 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.

The City of Rockwell is located within Township of Geneseo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cerro Gordo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockwell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rockwell, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,052
Population in Households 1,018
Population in Familes 853
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 353
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 434
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $128,795
Average Home Value $143,768


Median Household Income $51,396
Average Household Income $58,230
Per Capita Income $24,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.02%
Households 0.53% 0.18%
Families 0.42% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
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.

Rockwell, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockwell to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 281 72nd
Population Density1 # 744 26th
Diversity Index2 # 650 36th
Median Household Income # 561 44th
Per Capita Income # 735 27th

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