Rock Falls, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 618. Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 319  (51.6%)
Females: 299  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  50.3 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54442.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,679 (it was $46,875 in 2000)
Rock Falls:

$57,679
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,870 (it was $18,865 in 2000)

Rock Falls town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $137,857 (it was $94,800 in 2000)
Rock Falls:

$137,857
WI:

$163,000
  • Races in Rock Falls, WI (2010)

    Rock Falls races chart
    • 60998.5%White alone
    • 40.6%Two or more races
    • 20.3%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rock Falls: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (48.8%), Polish (10.0%), English (8.7%), French (7.9%), Irish (5.7%), Norwegian (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 861 feet

Land area: 47.8 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

Rock Falls,WI real estate house value index trend

Rock Falls, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Rock Falls:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Falls town:

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 72.6%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.3%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Rock Falls town:  1.8% ($1,695)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Rock Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (92.6 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (155.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (260.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Birch, WI (2.3 miles ), Harding, WI (2.6 miles ), Merrill, WI (2.9 miles ), Skanawan, WI (3.0 miles ), Schley, WI (3.2 miles ), Corning, WI (3.4 miles ), Tomahawk, WI (3.4 miles ), Pine River, WI (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $55,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.30 N, Longitude: 89.73 W

Area code: 715

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

7.2%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +100 (+20.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Paper (13%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Wood products (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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

Average climate in Rock Falls, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rock Falls-area historical tornado activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/25/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Rock Falls town center killed 2 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1958, a category F4 tornado 32.6 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock Falls-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 97% 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 307.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 269.1 miles away from Rock Falls center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 319.3 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 248.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 426.8 miles away from Rock Falls center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 500.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rock Falls topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rock Falls:

  • DAVITA - PRAIRIE RIVER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; MERRILL, WI)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HLTH CTR Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; MERRILL, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; TOMAHAWK, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-GOLDEN AGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TOMAHAWK, WI)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-RIVERVIEW (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; TOMAHAWK, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HSPTL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; TOMAHAWK, WI)

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

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 23 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 55 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 64 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 94 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 94 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 95 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 96 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)

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Notable locations in Rock Falls: Camp Birch Trail (A), Rock Falls Townhall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Olivotti Lake (A), Tug Lake (B), Hat Lake (C), Heart Lake (D), Grandfather Flowage 2295 (E), Grandmother Flowage 2269 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Alery Creek (A), Berry Creek (B), Ripley Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rock Falls include: Camp New Wood County Park (1), Tug Lake County Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lincoln County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.6%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.6%
Whole state:

3.7%

Rock Falls compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rock Falls town (based on Lincoln County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,29727
Catholic6,2014
Mainline Protestant4,55014
Other62
None9,689-
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: 6
Lincoln County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Lincoln County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lincoln County:

28.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.0%

3.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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 Marathon County, WI  1.27% ($34,033 average AGI)
from Oneida County, WI  0.30% ($31,444)
from Dane County, WI  0.13% ($43,133)


4.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,393 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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 Marathon County, WI  1.46% ($31,017 average AGI)
to Oneida County, WI  0.30% ($38,278)
to Brown County, WI  0.18% ($23,318)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Falls:

  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WJMT (730 AM; 1 kW; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRIG (1390 AM; 10 kW; SCHOFIELD, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WJJQ (810 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TOMAHAWK, WI; Owner: GREGORY A & MARGARUITE S ALBERT)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLKD (1570 AM; 5 kW; MINOCQUA, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBL (930 AM; 5 kW; AUBURNDALE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Falls:

  • WMZK (104.1 FM; MERRILL, WI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYCO (107.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHRM (90.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WDEZ (101.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: W R I G, INC.)
  • WIFC (95.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WRLO-FM (105.3 FM; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WLBL-FM (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WXPW (91.9 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WHDG (97.5 FM; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: RAVEN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCLQ (89.5 FM; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJJQ-FM (92.5 FM; TOMAHAWK, WI; Owner: GREGORY A & MARGARUITE S ALBERT)
  • WOFM (94.7 FM; MOSINEE, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Falls:

  • WYOW (Channel 34; EAGLE RIVER, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFXS (Channel 55; WITTENBERG, WI; Owner: DAVIS TELEVISION WAUSAU, LLC)
  • WJFW-TV (Channel 12; RHINELANDER, WI; Owner: NORTHLAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTPX (Channel 46; ANTIGO, WI; Owner: PAXSON WAUSAU LICENSE, INC.)
  • WAOW-TV (Channel 9; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WAOW-WYOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSAW-TV (Channel 7; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WHRM-TV (Channel 20; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • W31CI (Channel 31; WHITING, WI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 24m79ftTotal length
  • 12,005Total average daily traffic
  • 1,288Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Rock Falls (MWW), N668 870th Street (Rock Falls - 140004387) (Lat: 44.704083 Lon: -91.718750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN396
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/14/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Dennis Miller
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • James E McDonald, N668 870th Street (Rock Falls - 140004387) (Lat: 44.704083 Lon: -91.718750), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F2-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • James E McDonald, N668 870th Street (Rock Falls - 140004387) (Lat: 44.704083 Lon: -91.718750), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B2F2-A, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Jerri L Janjua, N668 870th Street (Rock Falls - 140004387) (Lat: 44.704083 Lon: -91.718750), Type: 59.4, Overall height: 54.8 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG

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