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Rockwell City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rockwell City had a population of 2,262 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Rockwell City is located at latitude 42.3953 and longitude -94.6339 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockwell City 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.

The City of Rockwell City is located within Township of Twin Lakes, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.


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Rockwell City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rockwell City, IA Housing Affordability Index is 313
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rockwell City, IA Wealth Index is 63
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,262 (100%)
Population in Households 2,069 (91.5%)
Population in Families 1,631 (72.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 193 ( 8.5%)
Population Density 535
Diversity Index2 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,310
Average Household Income $56,132
Per Capita Income $24,530
Wealth Index4 63

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $68,070
Housing Affordability Index3 313
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 806
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 487
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 3.08% -0.02%
Households 0.45% 0.07%
Families 0.36% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Rockwell City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockwell City to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 151 85th
Population Density # 617 39th
Diversity Index # 299 71st
Median Household Income # 949 6th
Per Capita Income # 886 12th

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