The City of Rock Rapids had a population of 2,496 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Rock Rapids is located at latitude 43.4259 and longitude -96.1657 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rock Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,388 feet.
The City of Rock Rapids (GNIS ID: 2396402) 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 Rock Rapids population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||2,413|
|Population in Familes||1,969|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||83|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||1,214 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||795 (65.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||262 (21.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||157 (12.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$106,327|
|Average Home Value||$128,742|
|Median Household Income||$48,935|
|Average Household Income||$62,739|
|Per Capita Income||$26,624|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.09%|
|Per Capita Income||2.31%|
The table below compares Rock Rapids 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.
|Total Population||# 135||87th|
|Population Density1||# 543||46th|
|Diversity Index2||# 452||55th|
|Median Household Income||# 650||36th|
|Per Capita Income||# 525||48th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.