Rock City, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 314 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 
Males: 166  (53.0%)
Females: 148  (47.0%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61070.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,081 (it was $46,250 in 2000)
Rock City:

$56,081
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,955 (it was $20,920 in 2000)

Rock City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,732 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Rock City:

$99,732
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $148,525; Detached houses: $158,156; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,489; In 2-unit structures: $78,838; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,455; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $81,262; Mobile homes: $16,026

Median gross rent in 2013: $492.

  • Races in Rock City, IL (2010)

    Rock City races chart
    • 30596.8%White alone
    • 82.5%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Two or more races

Races in Rock City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rock City: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.8%), Swiss (11.1%), Irish (8.4%), Swedish (8.0%), Greek (4.2%), United States (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/20/1883

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 0.14 square miles.

Population density: 2,203 people per square mile   (low).

Rock City,IL real estate house value index trend

Rock City, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Rock City:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock City village:

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

1 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.3%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,370 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,407 (2.2%)

Rock City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (22.6 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (45.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (99.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Davis, IL (1.7 miles ), Dakota, IL (1.8 miles ), Lake Summerset, IL (2.1 miles ), Durand, IL (2.7 miles ), Ridott, IL (2.8 miles) , Cedarville, IL (3.0 miles ), Pecatonica, IL (3.0 miles ), Spring Grove, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $35,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.41 N, Longitude: 89.47 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Rock City household income distribution Rock City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +31 (+11.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Rock City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rock City, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rock City-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Rock City village center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 46.5 miles away from the village center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 286.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from Rock City center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 261.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 318.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 285.3 miles away from Rock City center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 274.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stephenson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rock City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rock City:

  • MEDINA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DURAND, IL)
  • PROVENA ST JOSEPH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • FHN HOME HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • FHN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • MANOR COURT OF FREEPORT (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • STEPHENSON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)
  • FREEPORT REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FREEPORT, IL)

Airports located in Rock City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rock City:

  • Rock Valley College (about 26 miles; Rockford, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,269)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 45 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Edgewood College (about 45 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 48 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 49 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)

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Stephenson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.6. This is about average.

City:

78.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.6%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  73.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  3.3%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Rock City compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with branches in Rock City (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Rock City Branch at 123 Main Street, branch established on 1931/07/03. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Illinois average:

12.4

Rock City travel time to work - commute Rock City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rock City village (based on Stephenson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,64043
Mainline Protestant8,03331
Catholic5,2515
Black Protestant1,3669
Other2753
Orthodox151
None15,131-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Stephenson County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Stephenson County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Stephenson County:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Stephenson County:

28.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$153
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$918
Water Supply 0$0 2$517
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,588

Rock City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($44.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($41.40)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($41.40)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($28.66)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($22.29)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($15.92)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($9.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($41.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($41.40)

Rock City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($63.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($41.40)
    All Other: $3,000 ($9.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($73.25)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($12.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($35.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $31,000 ($98.73)
    Highways: $9,000 ($28.66)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($9.55)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.18)

Rock City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $588,000 ($1872.61)

3.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.77%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Winnebago County, IL  0.71% ($32,187 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.27% ($36,269)
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.27% ($26,538)


4.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Winnebago County, IL  0.74% ($30,683 average AGI)
to Ogle County, IL  0.29% ($35,339)
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.25% ($35,128)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock City:

  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEKZ (1260 AM; 1 kW; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M. SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock City:

  • WNIE (89.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFPS (92.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WQLF (102.1 FM; LENA, IL; Owner: LENA RADIO BROADCASTING)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • W211AQ (90.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Rock City:

  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N9YUP, Licensee ID: L00031886
    Grant Date: 11/24/2004, Expiration Date: 10/18/2014, Certifier: John L Jeschke
    Registrant: John L Jeschke, 6696 E Rock Grove Rd, Rock City, IL 61070
  • Call Sign: N9ZBK
    Grant Date: 11/07/1994, Expiration Date: 11/07/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2006
    Registrant: Karl J Jeschke, 6696 E Rock Grove Rd, Rock City, IL 61070
  • Call Sign: KC9LOQ, Licensee ID: L01280256
    Grant Date: 05/07/2007, Expiration Date: 05/07/2017, Certifier: Donald L Woodruff
    Registrant: Donald L Woodruff, Rock City, IL 61070
  • Call Sign: KC9SUO, Licensee ID: L01582748
    Grant Date: 07/14/2010, Expiration Date: 07/14/2020, Certifier: Jean M Woodruff
    Registrant: Jean M Woodruff, Rock City, IL 61070

Most common first names in Rock City, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Harold881.9 years
Robert771.2 years
John678.7 years
Ralph579.2 years
Clara482.7 years
Helen479.2 years
Mabel483.8 years
Alice377.4 years
Fred374.6 years
Donald372.4 years
Most common last names in Rock City, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meinert1171.2 years
Fiene887.2 years
Toelke875.0 years
Zimmerman782.3 years
Bouray686.3 years
Nott682.7 years
Rockey675.5 years
Schlueter583.8 years
Keister468.5 years
Gill469.5 years

Rock City on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Lawyers"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Religious workers"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and metal products"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents"
  • #78 (61070) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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