Rock Falls, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 8,911 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.0%
 
Males: 4,417  (49.6%)
Females: 4,494  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61071.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,139 (it was $34,442 in 2000)
Rock Falls:

$46,139
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,548 (it was $16,524 in 2000)

Rock Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,511 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Rock Falls:

$81,511
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $138,338; detached houses: $137,726; townhouses or other attached units: $191,269; in 2-unit structures: $218,555; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,858; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,390; mobile homes: $64,701

Median gross rent in 2017: $703.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rock Falls: 75.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.5%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.0% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rock Falls, IL (2017)
    • 6,86477.5%White alone
    • 1,49516.9%Hispanic
    • 3303.7%Black alone
    • 1191.3%Two or more races
    • 120.1%American Indian alone
    • 40.05%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 55 registered sex offenders living in Rock Falls, Illinois as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rock Falls is 165 to 1.


Crime rates in Rock Falls by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.1)
1
(10.6)
5
(53.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(116.4)
5
(52.8)
7
(74.1)
5
(53.6)
11
(118.2)
7
(76.6)
1
(10.8)
2
(21.6)
4
(44.0)
6
(65.4)
3
(33.4)
1
(11.1)
1
(11.2)
2
(22.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(105.8)
3
(31.7)
4
(42.3)
1
(10.7)
4
(43.0)
13
(142.2)
9
(96.8)
3
(32.4)
3
(33.0)
5
(54.5)
2
(22.3)
4
(44.3)
2
(22.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
34
(359.8)
37
(390.7)
21
(222.3)
22
(235.9)
33
(354.6)
1
(10.9)
3
(32.3)
24
(259.4)
14
(153.8)
27
(294.5)
21
(233.8)
30
(332.3)
15
(168.0)
9
(101.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(634.9)
103
(1,088)
68
(719.7)
60
(643.4)
84
(902.5)
91
(995.7)
54
(581.0)
74
(799.7)
53
(582.4)
64
(698.0)
56
(623.5)
60
(664.7)
32
(358.5)
23
(260.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
165
(1,746)
170
(1,795)
132
(1,397)
125
(1,340)
195
(2,095)
283
(3,097)
59
(634.8)
355
(3,837)
90
(989.0)
69
(752.5)
83
(924.1)
57
(631.4)
66
(739.3)
61
(689.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(95.2)
14
(147.8)
5
(52.9)
11
(118.0)
10
(107.4)
7
(76.6)
6
(64.6)
17
(183.7)
5
(54.9)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.2)
2
(22.4)
5
(56.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(52.9)
1
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.4)
2
(21.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
1
(10.8)
4
(44.0)
4
(43.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)318.7331.9248.1308.6333.9305.8115.3303.0160.5207.4160.8162.2105.788.8

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City-data.com crime index in Rock Falls, IL

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:

2.67
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Ancestries: American (21.1%), German (14.7%), English (4.0%), Scandinavian (3.4%), Italian (3.4%), Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/08/1889

Elevation: 641 feet

Land area: 3.32 square miles.

Population density: 2,686 people per square mile   (average).

Rock Falls, Illinois map

306 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America).

This city:

3.5%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,909 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,547 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.77 N, Longitude: 89.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -789 (-8.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 987 (25.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 815

Distribution of median household income in Rock Falls, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rock Falls, IL in 2017
Rock Falls satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $62,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $156,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Rock Falls, IL residents
Average permit cost in Rock Falls, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Rock Falls, IL
Historical housing units in Rock Falls, IL
Most common industries in Rock Falls, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (20.4%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (26.1%)
  • Construction (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
  • Machinery (4.1%)
  • Food (3.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Rock Falls, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Rock Falls, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rock Falls-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 54% 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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.9 miles away from Rock Falls center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 225.4 miles away from Rock Falls center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.3 miles away from Rock Falls center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 280.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 248.1 miles away from Rock Falls center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from Rock Falls center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whiteside County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rock Falls topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rock Falls:

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

Other hospitals and 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)
  • EXCEPTIONAL CARE AND TRAINING CTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STERLING, IL)
  • COVENTRY LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STERLING, IL)
  • STERLING PAVILION (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STERLING, IL)
  • GAFFEY HOME NURSING AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; STERLING, IL)

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

  • Ashford University (about 27 miles; Clinton, IA; Full-time enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 44 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Black Hawk College (about 45 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)
  • Illinois Valley Community College (about 45 miles; Oglesby, IL; FT enrollment: 2,747)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 47 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Augustana College (about 49 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 49 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)

Public high schools in Rock Falls:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rock Falls:

Private elementary/middle school in Rock Falls:

  • ST ANDREW CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 173, 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:

  • WZZT is now on the frequency 102.7 FM

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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 monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-02-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - 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)
JOHNSON OIL CO (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
PJS SKYBOX (Address: 1118 E ROUTE 30 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LOGAN PARK (Address: 508 E 11TH ST , Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
HARVEST TIME BIBLE CH-AUDITOR (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
HARVEST TIME BIBLE CHURCH EDUCATION (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
SUMA HUMA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
HARVEST TIME BIBLE CH-FELLOWSH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)

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

  • MISSISSIPPI RAPIDS REST AREA (Population served: 930, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCK RIVER GOLF AND POOL (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEISURE LAKE CAMPGROUND/E SIDE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEISURE LAKE CAMPGROUND (97972) (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEISURE LAKE CAMPGROUND (124412) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LONG SHOT SPORTS BAR & GRILL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SAV A LOT ROCK FALLS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Rock Falls:

Marital status in Rock Falls, IL
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Rock Falls:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rock Falls
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Religion statistics for Rock Falls, IL (based on Whiteside County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,16243
Evangelical Protestant10,75754
Catholic10,2359
Other5053
None23,839-
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: 8
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

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

8.7%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Whiteside County:

25.7%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Whiteside County:

12.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.1%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rock Falls:

43.9%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Rock Falls:

28.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.8%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rock Falls:

11.8%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rock Falls:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Rock Falls:

54.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Rock Falls:

77.0%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rock Falls, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$103,686$46,0836$2,502
Firefighters 14$66,486$56,9887$1,000
Electric Power 13$77,134$71,2010$0
Water Supply 6$29,262$58,5240$0
Sewerage 5$25,147$60,3530$0
Streets and Highways 5$21,168$50,8030$0
Financial Administration 3$7,180$28,7200$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,447$37,7880$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,900$47,4009$3,400
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 78$347,410$53,44822$6,902

Rock Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $2,808,000 ($315.12)
    Sewerage: $2,594,000 ($291.10)
    Water Utilities: $278,000 ($31.20)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,823,000 ($877.90)
    Police Protection: $1,730,000 ($194.14)
    Sewerage: $1,133,000 ($127.15)
    Central Staff Services: $1,089,000 ($122.21)
    Financial Administration: $1,089,000 ($122.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $998,000 ($112.00)
    Water Utilities: $870,000 ($97.63)
    Regular Highways: $768,000 ($86.19)
    General - Other: $545,000 ($61.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $520,000 ($58.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $216,000 ($24.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($1.68)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($2.92)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $2,474,000 ($277.63)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,301,000 ($146.00)
    Other Investments - Other: $996,000 ($111.77)
    Benefit Payments: $390,000 ($43.77)
    Withdrawals: $9,000 ($1.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $179,000 ($20.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,120,000 ($462.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($3.25)

Rock Falls government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,914,000 ($327.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $563,000 ($63.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $61,000 ($6.85)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $297,000 ($33.33)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $124,000 ($13.92)
    Local Employee Contribution: $59,000 ($6.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,108,000 ($236.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,615,000 ($181.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $216,000 ($24.24)
    Interest Earnings: $94,000 ($10.55)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $8,210,000 ($921.33)
    Water Utilities: $1,355,000 ($152.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,369,000 ($265.85)
    Highways: $230,000 ($25.81)
    Other: $150,000 ($16.83)
  • Tax - Property: $940,000 ($105.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $343,000 ($38.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $164,000 ($18.40)
    Other License: $91,000 ($10.21)

Rock Falls government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,524,000 ($2527.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,264,000 ($2274.04)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,023,000 ($451.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,763,000 ($197.85)

Rock Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,190,000 ($133.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,157,000 ($1364.27)

3.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.92%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lee County, IL  0.60% ($41,394 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IA  0.48% ($43,035)
from Carroll County, IL  0.26% ($40,656)


4.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lee County, IL  0.70% ($37,353 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IA  0.42% ($33,530)
to Rock Island County, IL  0.31% ($38,000)
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

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)
Rock Falls fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Rock Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 312ft / 94.5mTotal length
  • $710,000Total costs
  • 186,550Total average daily traffic
  • 45,106Total average daily truck traffic
  • 186,950Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rock Falls, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rock Falls, IL

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 88. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 125 took place in 2003, and the least - 61 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Rock Falls, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.9%), and Outside Fires (33.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rock Falls, IL
    • 77551.9%Structure Fires
    • 49933.4%Outside Fires
    • 17811.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 412.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rock Falls, IL

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

  • Rock Falls Hotel, 2105 First Ave, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 , Phone: (815) 626-5500, Fax: (815) 626-5501
  • Super 8 Motel, 2100 1st Ave, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 , Phone: (815) 626-8800, Fax: (815) 626-9522
  • All Seasons Motel, 1904 First Ave, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 , Phone: (815) 625-3700
  • John Hiland Motel, 1012 E Rt 30, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071 , Phone: (815) 625-2466
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 301 E 2nd St, Rock falls, Illinois 61071 , Phone: (815) 622-4000
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rock Falls, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rock Falls, IL
  • 94.7%Utility gas
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rock Falls, IL
  • 69.4%Utility gas
  • 28.2%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel


Rock Falls compared to Illinois state average:

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

Rock Falls on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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