Rock Creek, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 1,600 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +43.0%
Males: 834  (52.2%)
Females: 766  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55069.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,528 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Rock Creek:

$54,528
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,093 (it was $17,281 in 2000)

Rock Creek city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $146,074 (it was $98,800 in 2000)
Rock Creek:

$146,074
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $159,588; Detached houses: $170,197; Mobile homes: $70,121

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,086.

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  • Races in Rock Creek, MN (2013)

    Rock Creek races chart
    • 1,55794.2%White alone
    • 291.8%Black alone
    • 201.2%Two or more races
    • 181.1%Asian alone
    • 90.5%American Indian alone
    • 80.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rock Creek: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.1%), Swedish (20.9%), Norwegian (7.9%), Irish (5.1%), Czech (4.0%), English (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 938 feet

Land area: 43.0 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

Rock Creek,MN real estate house value index trend

Rock Creek, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Rock Creek:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Creek city:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

20 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,387 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,491 (0.9%)

Rock Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coon Rapids, MN (44.6 miles , pop. 61,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (56.3 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (376.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pine City, MN (2.3 miles ), Rush City, MN (2.3 miles ), Anderson, WI (3.2 miles ), Grasston, MN (3.3 miles) , Harris, MN (3.4 miles ), Grantsburg, WI (3.5 miles ), Braham, MN (3.5 miles ), Henriette, MN (3.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $347,800
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $347,800
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $180,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.76 N, Longitude: 92.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

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

6.1%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +76 (+7.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Rock Creek, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rock Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.9 miles away from the Rock Creek city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/18/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock Creek-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 162.5 miles away from Rock Creek center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 334.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 113.4 miles away from Rock Creek center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 360.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pine County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rock Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rock Creek:

  • PINE CITY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; PINE CITY, MN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - RUSH CITY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RUSH CITY, MN)
  • HILLCREST HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RUSH CITY, MN)
  • RUSH CITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; RUSH CITY, MN)
  • LAKESIDE MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PINE CITY, MN)
  • CHISAGO CO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; NORTH BRANCH, MN)

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

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 46 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; Full-time enrollment: 5,918)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 49 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Century College (about 50 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Bethel University (about 50 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,061)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 50 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,943)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 52 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 4,515)
  • University of Northwestern-St Paul (about 52 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,680)

Public high schools in Rock Creek:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rock Creek:

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Notable locations in Rock Creek: Chalet Campground (A), Rock Creek (B), Rock Creek City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rock Creek: East Rock Creek Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: West Rock Cemetery (1), Rock Creek Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Long Meadows Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Rock Creek include: Rock Marsh State Wildlife Management Area (1), Rock Creek Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Pine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 28.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.194. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.194
U.S.:

0.303
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.5%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 78.6% for Black residents, 75.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
21 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Rock Creek, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Rock Creek compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rock Creek city (based on Pine County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,5538
Evangelical Protestant4,35132
Mainline Protestant4,06415
Other4513
None16,331-
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: 7
Pine County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pine County:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Pine County:

7.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pine County:

27.7%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

13.0%
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$326
Other Government Administration 0$0 15$8,579
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$7,255
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,447
Totals for Government 0$0 18$17,607

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $184,000 ($115.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $48,000 ($30.00)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($26.88)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($15.00)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($7.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($6.25)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($5.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($22.50)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($1.88)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $42,000 ($26.25)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $93,000 ($58.13)
  • Tax - Property: $66,000 ($41.25)
    NEC: $26,000 ($16.25)

Rock Creek government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,000 ($5.63)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $87,000 ($54.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $87,000 ($54.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($5.63)

5.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

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 Chisago County, MN  0.56% ($26,190 average AGI)
from Carlton County, MN  0.53% ($35,400)
from Kanabec County, MN  0.45% ($27,404)


6.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

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 Chisago County, MN  0.64% ($28,851 average AGI)
to Kanabec County, MN  0.46% ($29,979)
to Anoka County, MN  0.45% ($49,745)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Creek:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCMP (1350 AM; 1 kW; PINE CITY, MN; Owner: QUEST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Creek:

  • WCMP-FM (100.9 FM; PINE CITY, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KJZI (100.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WGVY (105.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KBEK (95.5 FM; MORA, MN; Owner: JOHN JAMES GODFREY)
  • KMKL (90.3 FM; NORTH BRANCH, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WXCX (105.7 FM; SIREN, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Creek:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W24CL (Channel 24; GRANTSBURG, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • Rock Creek, Minnesota
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:3
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Minnesota average
  • Fatal accident count76
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents119
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons28
  • Fatalities83
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents200
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents10
See more detailed statistics of Rock Creek fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 50m164ftTotal length
  • $34,000Total costs
  • 47,725Total average daily traffic
  • 3,894Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rock Creek, MN

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 45.763833 Lon: -92.987444, Call Sign: WPPD236
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.147 MHz, 153.252 MHz, 153.312 MHz, 159.637 MHz, 159.877 MHz, 159.937 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/27/2004, Expiration Date: 10/28/2014, Certifier: Hammond T Becken
    Registrant: Cohn And Marks LLP, 1920 N Street Nw - Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 452-4825, Fax: (202) 293-4827, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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