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Population in 2012: 9,139 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.6%
 

Males: 4,518  (49.4%)
Females: 4,621  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61071.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,363 (it was $34,442 in 2000)
Rock Falls:

$34,363
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,359

Rock Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,636 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Rock Falls:

$70,636
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,683; Detached houses: $82,665; In 2-unit structures: $139,996; Mobile homes: $68,443

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 7,636 (84.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1,272 (14.0%)
  • Black alone - 82 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 43 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 34 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rock Falls: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.4%), Irish (12.5%), United States (9.3%), English (7.5%), Swedish (4.5%), Italian (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/08/1889

Elevation: 641 feet

Land area: 3.32 square miles.

Population density: 2,755 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Rock Falls:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Falls city:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

379 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe).

This city:  4.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Rock Falls, Illinois as of December 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rock Falls to the number of sex offenders is 261 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,888 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,842 (2.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (46.8 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (91.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (103.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sterling, IL (1.2 miles ), Como, IL (2.0 miles ), Nelson, IL (2.2 miles) , Harmon, IL (2.8 miles) , Coleta, IL (3.3 miles) , Tampico, IL (3.3 miles ), Deer Grove, IL (3.4 miles) , Dixon, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $203,900
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $249,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.77 N, Longitude: 89.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -226 (-2.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,076 (27.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Rock Falls household income distribution Rock Falls home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Rock Falls by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000002150000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.021.110.653.60.00.00.00.0
Rapes 677741157511712
per 100,000 62.673.173.173.942.3116.452.874.153.6118.276.610.821.6
Robberies 125511034141393
per 100,000 10.420.952.252.810.6105.831.742.310.743.0142.296.832.4
Assaults 273234342634372122331324
per 100,000 281.8334.0354.9359.1275.2359.8390.7222.3235.9354.610.932.3259.4
Burglaries 4860595910660103686084915474
per 100,000 501.0626.3615.9623.21122.0634.91087.6719.7643.4902.5995.7581.0799.7
Thefts 17418017717717716517013212519528359355
per 100,000 1816.31878.91847.61869.51873.61745.81795.11397.11340.52095.23096.6634.83836.6
Auto thefts 716121219914511107617
per 100,000 73.1167.0125.3126.7201.195.2147.852.9118.0107.476.664.6183.7
Arson 0011151022011
per 100,000 0.00.010.410.610.652.910.60.021.421.50.010.810.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 228.0269.6278.0281.3267.3325.5339.0253.4315.3341.1312.4117.8309.6

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Crime rate in Rock Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 26 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Illinois average:

2.76

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Rock Falls, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -89 (-0.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Rock Falls-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 129% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Rock Falls city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock Falls-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 95% 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 46.3 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 13.8 miles away from Rock Falls center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whiteside County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Louie Bellson - Composer and musician, Arlene Becker - Politician, Bryan Boerjan - College basketball player (Samford Bulldogs), Cal Howe - Baseball player, Gary Kolb - Baseball player, Zelma O'Neal - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Rock Falls:

  • ROCK FALLS REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, 430 MARTIN ROAD)
  • TRANSITIONS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1000 DIXON AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Rock Falls:

  • STERN SQUARE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; STERLING, IL)
  • CASA WILLIS (Hospital, about 2 miles away; STERLING, IL)
  • HAMMETT HOUSE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; STERLING, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Rock Falls, IL

Local government website: WWW.ROCKFALLS61071.COM

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

  • Ashford University (about 27 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 46,717)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 44 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Black Hawk College (about 45 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 2,715)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 45 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Kaplan University (about 47 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 8,162)
  • Augustana College (about 49 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 49 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)

Public high school in Rock Falls:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rock Falls:

Private elementary/middle school in Rock Falls:

  • ST ANDREW CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 207; Location: 701 11TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Rock Falls:

  • ROCK FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $263,448; Location: 1007 SEVENTH AVENUE; 36,732 books; 701 audio materials; 1,269 video materials; 79 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Rock Falls: Coloma Township-Rock Falls Public Library (A), Louis J Pignatelli Municipal Complex (B), Rock Falls Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rock Falls include: Berean Baptist Church (A), Community Church of Christ (B), Evangelical Congregational Church (C), First Christian Church of Rock Falls (D), First Pentecostal Church of Rock Falls (E), First Southern Baptist Church (F), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (G), Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rock Falls (H), Rock Falls United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Crystal Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Rock Falls include: Dillon Park (1), Centennial Park (2), Bennett Park (3), Hinders Field (4), Kiwanis Park (5), Liberty Bell Monument (6), Lower Dam Park (7), Optimist Park (8), Riverside Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: All Seasons Motel (1904 1st Avenue), Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-Rock Falls (2106 1st Avenue), Holiday Inn (2105 1st Avenue).

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

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

COUNTRY ACRES MHP (WHITESIDE COUNTY) (Population served: 265, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-21-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-21-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-31-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-23-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-21-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-1997)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between JUL-01-2005 and SEP-06-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2005), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between DEC-13-2003 and APR-09-2004, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2004)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between DEC-13-2003 and APR-09-2004, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2003), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-21-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-31-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-23-2004)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
LOGAN PARK (Address: 508 E 11TH ST , Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rock Falls that have no violations reported:

  • WHITESIDE EFFICIENCIES RMS 22- (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.8%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.7% for Black residents, 11.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 5.7% for other race residents, 11.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
23 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Rock Falls in 2000:

  • 81 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Rock Falls compared to Illinois state average:

Rock Falls, Illinois environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Rock Falls (2011 data):

  • Sterling Federal Bank, F.S.B.: 821 First Ave Branch at 821 First Avenue, branch established on 1885/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $474.7 mil, Deposits: $409.3 mil, headquarters in Sterling, IL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Midland States Bank: Rock Falls Center Facility at 941 First Avenue, branch established on 1977/03/17. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community State Bank of Rock Falls: Community State Bank Of Rock Falls at 1801 First Avenue, branch established on 1975/04/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $244.0 mil, Deposits: $220.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Community Illinois Corporation
  • Freedom Bank: Rock Falls Branch at 1609 1st Avenue, branch established on 2007/12/19. Info updated 2010/09/02: Bank assets: $81.8 mil, Deposits: $67.3 mil, headquarters in Sterling, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: River Valley Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sauk Valley Bank & Trust Company: Rock Falls Branch at 904 First Avenue, branch established on 2007/07/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $242.1 mil, Deposits: $202.0 mil, headquarters in Sterling, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sv Financial, Inc.
  • First Federal Savings Bank: Rock Falls Branch at 701 First Avenue, branch established on 2000/03/27. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $398.1 mil, Deposits: $355.1 mil, headquarters in Ottawa, IL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Rock Falls Branch at 300 First Avenue, branch established on 1945/08/25. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rock Falls, Illinois:

  • Rock Falls Hotel, 2105 First Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071 , Phone: (815) 626-5500, Fax: (815) 626-5501
  • Super 8 Motel, 2100 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071 , Phone: (815) 626-8800, Fax: (815) 626-9522
  • Rock Falls Motel, 510 W Rt 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071 , Phone: (815) 625-2324
  • All Seasons Motel, 1904 First Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071 , Phone: (815) 625-3700
  • John Hiland Motel, 1012 E Rt 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071 , Phone: (815) 625-2466
  • Country Inns & Suites, 2106 1ST Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071 , Phone: (815) 625-3200
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rock Falls, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rock Falls travel time to work - commute


Rock Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (14%)

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Religion statistics for Rock Falls city (based on Whiteside County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.67%
Here66.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents34.1%12.6%10.0%8.4%4.8%
Congregations9.1%14.1%7.1%8.1%4.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaOther
Adherents4.0%3.4%2.5%2.3%18.0%
Congregations2.0%5.1%4.0%3.0%43.4%
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: 8
Here:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Whiteside County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
This county:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Whiteside County:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

8.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.7%
State:

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

12.4%
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$461
Other Government Administration 1$4,968$59,61610$9,436
Police Protection - Officers 18$70,312$46,8750$0
Police - Other 7$16,291$27,9275$2,608
Firefighters 13$50,098$46,2447$5,679
Streets and Highways 6$27,436$54,8720$0
Sewerage 5$19,461$46,7060$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$5,061$30,3660$0
Water Supply 6$23,522$47,0440$0
Electric Power 14$66,511$57,0090$0
Other and Unallocable 6$16,519$33,0380$0
Totals for Government 78$300,179$46,18123$18,184

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $460,000 ($50.33)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($1.97)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $5,793,000 ($633.88)
    Police Protection: $1,379,000 ($150.89)
    Central Staff Services: $925,000 ($101.21)
    Sewerage: $836,000 ($91.48)
    Fire Protection: $818,000 ($89.51)
    Regular Highways: $651,000 ($71.23)
    Water Utilities: $629,000 ($68.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $435,000 ($47.60)
    Housing & Community Development: $207,000 ($22.65)
    General - Other: $153,000 ($16.74)
    General Public Buildings: $152,000 ($16.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $120,000 ($13.13)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $69,000 ($7.55)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $668,000 ($73.09)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $582,000 ($63.68)
    Benefit Payments: $321,000 ($35.12)
    Withdrawals: $5,000 ($0.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $158,000 ($17.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,147,000 ($125.51)
    Water Utilities: $1,044,000 ($114.24)
    Central Staff: $652,000 ($71.34)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,317,000 ($362.95)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $43,000 ($4.71)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $953,000 ($104.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $199,000 ($21.77)
    All Other: $189,000 ($20.68)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $148,000 ($16.19)
    Local Employee Contribution: $117,000 ($12.80)
    From Other Government: $21,000 ($2.30)
    Interest Revenue: $-7,000 ($-0.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $59,000 ($6.46)
    All Other: $17,000 ($1.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,493,000 ($163.37)
    Interest Earnings: $330,000 ($36.11)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,539,000 ($715.50)
    Water Utilities: $939,000 ($102.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,823,000 ($199.47)
    Highways: $268,000 ($29.32)
    All Other: $6,000 ($0.66)
  • Tax - Property: $721,000 ($78.89)
    Public Utilities: $264,000 ($28.89)
    NEC: $142,000 ($15.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $1,149,000 ($125.72)
    Water Utilities: $715,000 ($78.24)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,635,000 ($288.32)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $986,000 ($107.89)
    Water Utilities: $560,000 ($61.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,483,000 ($162.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,013,000 ($110.84)
    Water Utilities: $650,000 ($71.12)
    Electric Utilities: $441,000 ($48.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,125,000 ($123.10)
    Electric Utilities: $708,000 ($77.47)
    Water Utilities: $625,000 ($68.39)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($0.22)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $4,835,000 ($529.05)
    Total Other Securities: $2,727,000 ($298.39)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,626,000 ($396.76)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $183,000 ($20.02)

4.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
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 Lee County, IL  0.71% ($25,689 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IA  0.46% ($30,787)
from Carroll County, IL  0.24% ($33,684)


5.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
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 Lee County, IL  0.61% ($27,104 average AGI)
to Rock Island County, IL  0.38% ($38,444)
to Clinton County, IA  0.34% ($24,354)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Falls:

  • WSDR (1240 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIXN (1460 AM; 1 kW; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Falls:

  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZZT (95.1 FM; MORRISON, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCQQ (106.5 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXG (96.1 FM; CLINTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Falls:

  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)
  • KWQC-TV (Channel 6; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF DAVENPORT, INC.)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WBQD-LP (Channel 26; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: FOUR SEASONS PEORIA, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rock Falls, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 24
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 43
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

See more detailed statistics of Rock Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total costs: $710,000
Total average daily traffic: 21,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,243

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rock Falls)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rock Falls, IL)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rock Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL 112A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 128 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0-360-B1E (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1299J , Serial Number: 299, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): Jkm Enterprises Inc, 1109 W Rt 30, Rock Falls, IL 61071
  • Aircraft: BEECH N35 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1388Z , Serial Number: D-6807, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 08/10/1961
    Registrant (Partnership): Gary J Schopp, 2118 Melvin Dr, Rock Falls, IL 61071, Other Owners: Gregory W Dempsey
  • Aircraft: KLOMANN BOB CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX SEE BOMBADIER (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 251BK , Serial Number: CH2-0502-2213, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 06/08/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Bob Klomann, 703 Wiker Dr, Rock Falls, IL 61071
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3931T , Serial Number: 28R-30270, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/07/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Terry R Gisi, 28094 Logan St, Rock Falls, IL 61071
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7269P , Serial Number: 24-2445, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1971
    Registrant (Corporation): Radio Ranch Inc, 10924 Hoover Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-220T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8443L , Serial Number: 34-8133252, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): M & M Aviation Services Ltd, 10950 Hoover Rd, Rock Falls, IL 61071
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 931FS , Serial Number: 28R-7918230, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/1979
    Registrant (Corporation): M & M Aviation Services Ltd, 10950 Hoover Rd, Rock Falls, IL 61071


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 70
  • Hazardous Condition: 71
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Rock Falls


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rock Falls, IL

Most common first names in Rock Falls, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William10972.9 years
John10371.8 years
Robert8170.3 years
Mary7977.4 years
Helen7079.9 years
James6767.3 years
Charles5773.0 years
Dorothy5277.0 years
Donald5168.4 years
George4874.7 years
Most common last names in Rock Falls, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3974.7 years
Smith3774.3 years
Anderson2972.1 years
Williams2975.8 years
Jones2671.7 years
Miller2574.2 years
Schultz2471.2 years
Baker2074.9 years
Thompson1970.1 years
Wright1876.4 years
Businesses in Rock Falls, IL
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Subway1
Burger King1Super 81
Dairy Queen1U-Haul2
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1

Rock Falls on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products"
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  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2000-2002 average to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
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  • Matthew Len Moeller (4)
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  • Michael Carrier (1)
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  • Richard A. Duke (1)
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Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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