The City of Rock Rapids had a population of 2,509 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Rock Rapids is located at latitude 43.4272 and longitude -96.1759 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rock Rapids 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 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.
|Total Population||2,509 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,425 (96.7%)|
|Population in Families||1,967 (78.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||84 ( 3.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$61,032|
|Average Household Income||$77,480|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$32,636|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,225 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||877 (71.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||187 (15.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||161 (13.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$161,154|
|Average Home Value||$177,338|
|Housing Affordability Index3||194|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.96%|
|Per Capita Income||1.56%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.02%|
The table below compares Rock Rapids to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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||# 139||86th|
|Population Density||# 564||44th|
|Median Household Income||# 464||54th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 367||36th|
|Per Capita Income||# 381||62nd|
|Diversity Index||# 621||39th|
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