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Population in 2012: 314 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 

Males: 167  (53.5%)
Females: 147  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  37.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61070.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,311 (it was $46,250 in 2000)
Rock City:

$60,311
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,370

Rock City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,119 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Rock City:

$96,119
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,914; Detached houses: $107,914

Median gross rent in 2012: $567.

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  • White alone - 305 (96.8%)
  • Hispanic - 8 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rock City: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.9%), Irish (11.9%), Swiss (11.1%), Swedish (10.1%), United States (6.0%), Dutch (3.4%).

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).

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For population 25 years and over in Rock City:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock City village:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 58.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 10.6%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rock City, Illinois as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rock City to the number of sex offenders is 314 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,294 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,192 (2.0%)

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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
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $26,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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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 July 2013:
Here:

10.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +31 (+11.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (23%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Art and design workers (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Rock City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 129% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.9 miles away from Rock City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

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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: 3,903)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 45 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 48 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 49 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 50 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 5,928)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.7. This is about average.
City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.4%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rock City, IL

Rock City compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rock City travel time to work - commute


Rock City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.24%
Here58.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents29.3%19.9%9.0%8.1%6.9%
Congregations5.5%28.8%8.2%8.2%4.1%
NameAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of America Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.2%4.7%2.9%2.0%12.1%
Congregations1.4%6.8%1.4%4.1%31.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Here:

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
This county:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Stephenson County:

9.5%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
State:

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

14.0%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$77
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$612
Sewerage 0$0 1$153
Water Supply 0$0 2$173
Totals for Government 0$0 12$1,015

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)

4.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Winnebago County, IL  0.93% ($38,394 average AGI)
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.30% ($48,250)
from Ogle County, IL  0.29% ($28,204)


5.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Winnebago County, IL  1.03% ($40,118 average AGI)
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.32% ($38,115)
to Cook County, IL  0.27% ($26,769)

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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