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Population in 2012: 1,607 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +43.6%
Males: 854  (53.2%)
Females: 753  (46.8%)

Median resident age:  39.1 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 55069.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,748 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Rock Creek:

$50,748
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,425

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $146,264 (it was $98,800 in 2000)
Rock Creek:

$146,264
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $175,143; Detached houses: $187,588; Mobile homes: $101,123

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,108.

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  • White alone - 1,450 (93.4%)
  • Black alone - 36 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 27 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rock Creek: 89.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (25.8%), Swedish (19.3%), Norwegian (9.3%), Irish (4.9%), United States (4.1%), English (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 938 feet

Land area: 43.0 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Rock Creek:

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Creek city:

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 68.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

13 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,329 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,514 (0.8%)

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

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.76 N, Longitude: 92.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 320

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +76 (+7.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Rock Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 31% greater 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.

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

Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Rock Creek, MN

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

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 46 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,104)
  • Century Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 4,930)
  • Bethel University (about 50 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,411)
  • North Hennepin Community College (about 51 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 2,985)
  • Hennepin Technical College (about 52 miles; Brooklyn Park, MN; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Northwestern College (about 52 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,046)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 56 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)

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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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rock Creek and their reported violations in the past:

ROCK CREEK CITY CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-18-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-18-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUN-18-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-18-1999), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-18-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-1999)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.0%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.6% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 21.4% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rock Creek, MN

21 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Rock Creek compared to Minnesota state average:

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  • 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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 (16%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.91%
Here46.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaBaptist General Conference
Adherents36.3%29.6%12.8%3.2%2.9%
Congregations16.7%20.8%10.4%6.3%6.3%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.0%1.8%1.5%7.5%
Congregations4.2%6.3%2.1%2.1%25.0%
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: 7
Pine County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pine County:

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Pine County:

27.7%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

13.0%

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$153
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$4,173
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,920
Totals for Government 0$0 15$6,246

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $184,000 ($114.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $48,000 ($29.87)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($26.76)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($14.93)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($7.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($6.22)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($4.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($22.40)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($1.87)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $42,000 ($26.14)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($1.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $93,000 ($57.87)
  • Tax - Property: $66,000 ($41.07)
    NEC: $26,000 ($16.18)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,000 ($5.60)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $87,000 ($54.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $87,000 ($54.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($5.60)

7.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,396 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

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 Chisago County, MN  0.89% ($37,330 average AGI)
from Ramsey County, MN  0.66% ($55,046)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.64% ($37,365)


7.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

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 Kanabec County, MN  0.66% ($24,954 average AGI)
to Chisago County, MN  0.63% ($28,194)
to Carlton County, MN  0.57% ($27,232)

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 count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 74
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 189
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
See more detailed statistics of Rock Creek fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 50 meters (164ft)
Total costs: $34,000
Total average daily traffic: 47,725
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,894

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
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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