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Population in 2012: 2,593 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 

Males: 1,297  (50.0%)
Females: 1,296  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  42.1 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 51246.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,879 (it was $35,135 in 2000)
Rock Rapids:

$46,879
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,783

Rock Rapids city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,803 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Rock Rapids:

$95,803
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $98,241; Detached houses: $100,088; Townhouses or other attached units: $124,308; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,573; Mobile homes: $23,195

Median gross rent in 2012: $467.

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  • White alone - 2,479 (97.3%)
  • Hispanic - 45 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rock Rapids: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Rock Rapids, Iowa on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Rock Rapids is mentioned 13 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (40.1%), Dutch (21.9%), Norwegian (7.7%), Irish (5.1%), English (3.9%), United States (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/8/1885

Elevation: 1345 feet

Land area: 3.96 square miles.

Population density: 655 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rock Rapids:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Rapids city:

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

25 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Rock Rapids, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rock Rapids to the number of sex offenders is 324 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,348 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,394 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (29.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (150.1 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (445.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Steen, MN (2.8 miles) , Lester, IA (2.9 miles ), Alvord, IA (3.0 miles) , Ellsworth, MN (3.1 miles ), George, IA (3.2 miles ), Doon, IA (3.3 miles ), Hills, MN (3.4 miles ), Larchwood, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $239,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $235,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $181,300

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Latitude: 43.43 N, Longitude: 96.17 W

Area code: 712

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Crime rates in Rock Rapids (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (38.9 per 100,000)
  • 8 burglaries (311.3 per 100,000)
  • 38 thefts (1478.6 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (38.9 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 95.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime rates in Rock Rapids (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 assaults (77.5 per 100,000)
  • 8 burglaries (309.8 per 100,000)
  • 27 thefts (1045.7 per 100,000)
  • 3 auto thefts (116.2 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 91.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

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

0.39
Iowa average:

1.72

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Rock Rapids, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.6%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -157 (-5.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Rock Rapids-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 176% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Rock Rapids city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/7/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock Rapids-area historical earthquake activity is below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from Rock Rapids center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Rock Rapids:

  • HEALTH SERVICES OF LYON COUNTY (Home Health Center, 315 FIRST AVENUE)
  • SANFORD ROCK RAPIDS MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 801 SOUTH GREENE STREET)
  • LYON MANOR NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, 1010 SOUTH UNION)
  • ROCK RAPIDS HEALTH CENTRE (Nursing Home, 703 SOUTH UNION)

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Local government website: WWW.ROCKRAPIDS.COM

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

  • University of South Dakota (about 59 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 5,598)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 67 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • South Dakota State University (about 69 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • Buena Vista University (about 73 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 74 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Wayne State College (about 93 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Northeast Community College (about 114 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)

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Library in Rock Rapids:

  • ROCK RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $125,961; Location: 102 S GREENE ST; 37,399 books; 2,222 audio materials; 857 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Rock Rapids: Lyon County Fairgrounds (A), Island Park Campground (B), Westside Park Campground (C), Farmers Cooperative Exchange Elevator (D), Lyon County Ambulance (E), Rock Rapids Fire Department (F), Rock Rapids Police Department (G), Lyon County Historical Society Museum Complex (H), Lyon County Courthouse (I), Rock Rapids Public Library (J), Lyon County Sheriffs Office (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rock Rapids include: Christian Reformed Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Peace Lutheran Church (C), Holy Name Catholic Church (D), Christian Church (E), First Reformed Church (F), Immanuel Lutheran Church (G), Congregational United Church (H), Faith Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Moon Creek (A), Tom Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rock Rapids include: Emma Sater Park (1), Westside Park (2), Island Park (3), Kiwanis Park (4), Site of First White Mans Home in Lyon County Historical Marker (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Winegar Roger and Valerie (810 1st Avenue), Jay's Western Motel (810 1st Avenue).

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(7.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 40.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rock Rapids, IA

68 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
104 people in nursing homes in 2000

Rock Rapids compared to Iowa state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Rock Rapids (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Rock Rapids Branch at 203 South 2nd Avenue, branch established on 1945/12/07. 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
  • Frontier Bank: at 301 First Avenue, branch established on 1994/06/24. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $155.6 mil, Deposits: $110.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Premier Bank: Rock Rapids Branch at 710 First Avenue, branch established on 2004/01/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $236.5 mil, Deposits: $188.1 mil, headquarters in Rock Valley, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Holdings, Ltd

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rock Rapids travel time to work - commute


Rock Rapids mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rock Rapids city (based on Lyon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 87.57%
Here87.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameReformed Church in AmericaEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents19.7%16.8%14.8%9.2%8.5%
Congregations16.2%13.5%8.1%5.4%10.8%
Name Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchNorth American Baptist ConferenceOther
Adherents6.9%5.3%4.8%3.8%10.3%
Congregations2.7%5.4%8.1%8.1%21.6%
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
Here:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Lyon County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lyon County:

7.8%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
Iowa:

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
Other Government Administration 2$6,571$39,4267$754
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,676$46,0561$136
Streets and Highways 5$14,167$34,0010$0
Sewerage 1$3,226$38,7120$0
Water Supply 3$9,177$36,7080$0
Electric Power 4$15,024$45,0720$0
Gas Supply 4$14,021$42,0630$0
Local Libraries 1$2,555$30,6605$2,171
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$357
Totals for Government 22$72,417$39,50017$3,418

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $240,000 ($92.56)
    Electric Utilities: $199,000 ($76.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $179,000 ($69.03)
    Water Utilities: $128,000 ($49.36)
    Sewerage: $96,000 ($37.02)
    Gas Utilities: $19,000 ($7.33)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,108,000 ($427.30)
    Gas Utilities: $766,000 ($295.41)
    Water Utilities: $227,000 ($87.54)
    General - Other: $227,000 ($87.54)
    Regular Highways: $186,000 ($71.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $161,000 ($62.09)
    Police Protection: $151,000 ($58.23)
    Sewerage: $148,000 ($57.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000 ($45.89)
    Libraries: $112,000 ($43.19)
    Financial Administration: $108,000 ($41.65)
    Air Transportation: $47,000 ($18.13)
    Fire Protection: $35,000 ($13.50)
    Transit Utilities: $16,000 ($6.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($5.40)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($3.47)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $125,000 ($48.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $10,000 ($3.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $155,000 ($59.78)
    Sewerage: $66,000 ($25.45)
    Libraries: $51,000 ($19.67)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($18.13)
    Electric Utilities: $32,000 ($12.34)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($9.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000 ($6.17)
    Gas Utilities: $13,000 ($5.01)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($2.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $899,000 ($346.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.16)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $7,000 ($2.70)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $170,000 ($65.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $123,000 ($47.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000 ($15.04)
    All Other: $34,000 ($13.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $126,000 ($48.59)
    General Support: $10,000 ($3.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $165,000 ($63.63)
    Interest Earnings: $85,000 ($32.78)
    Rents: $40,000 ($15.43)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,436,000 ($553.80)
    Gas Utilities: $959,000 ($369.84)
    Water Utilities: $385,000 ($148.48)
    Transit Utilities: $6,000 ($2.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $206,000 ($79.44)
    General Support: $63,000 ($24.30)
    All Other: $52,000 ($20.05)
  • Tax - Property: $932,000 ($359.43)
    Total General Sales: $134,000 ($51.68)
    NEC: $6,000 ($2.31)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($19.28)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,759,000 ($1064.02)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $600,000 ($231.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,526,000 ($974.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $545,000 ($210.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $288,000 ($111.07)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($19.28)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $565,000 ($217.89)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,733,000 ($1053.99)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $18,000 ($6.94)

4.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,609 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.26%
Iowa average:

6.30%

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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.91% ($29,395 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.60% ($31,840)


5.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,238 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Iowa average:

6.47%

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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.55% ($30,727 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.66% ($47,500)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.56% ($29,125)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Rapids:

  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQAD (800 AM; 1 kW; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Rapids:

  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KNSW (91.7 FM; WORTHINGTON-MARSHALL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Rapids:

  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K56GF (Channel 56; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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

Rock Rapids, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Rock Rapids fatal accident list:

Dec 30, 2005 03:20 PM, Us-75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 4, 2001 09:25 PM, Sr-9, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 28, 1991 02:38 PM, 9, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 14, 1979 06:18 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rock Rapids)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Rock Rapids, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, 315 1st Ave (Lat: 43.432722 Lon: -96.169500), Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WNTK488
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.150 MHz, 932.512 MHz, 932.662 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2001, Expiration Date: 03/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2012
    Registrant: Phone: (712) 472-2556
  • 2 Mi S 3 Mi W .5 Mi S (Lat: 43.396556 Lon: -96.235028), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPNB681
    Assigned Frequencies: 941.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2001, Expiration Date: 03/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2012
    Registrant: Phone: (712) 472-2556
  • 2 Mi S 3 Mi W .5 Mi S (Lat: 43.396556 Lon: -96.235028), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPNB683
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.556 MHz, 952.556 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2001, Expiration Date: 03/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2012
    Registrant: Phone: (712) 472-2556
  • ROCK RAPIDS, 2 Mi Sw Of Rock Rapids (Lat: 43.410833 Lon: -96.215278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPNN482
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 09/22/2018, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Rock Rapids, Lat: 43.428306 Lon: -96.170194, Call Sign: WQBQ303, Licensee ID: L00902826
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.306 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2004, Expiration Date: 11/22/2014, Certifier: James Hoye
    Registrant: Rock Rapids Municipal Utilities

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Rock Rapids Municipal Airport (Lat: 43.453583 Lon: -96.178639), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: KHU3
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 01/12/2019
    Registrant: City Of Rock Rapids, 310 S 3rd Ave, Rock Rapids, IA 51246, Phone: (712) 472-2553, Fax: (712) 472-2560, Email:
  • Rock Rapids Municipal Airport (Lat: 43.451083 Lon: -96.179194), Call Sign: WRLB2756, Licensee ID: L00080645
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.51551 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/22/2002, Expiration Date: 04/21/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2007
    Registrant: City Of Rock Rapids, 310 S 3rd Ave, Rock Rapids, IA 51246

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rock Rapids)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rock Rapids)


Most common first names in Rock Rapids, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6577.6 years
William3380.6 years
Henry3380.7 years
Mary1983.8 years
Anna1984.6 years
George1880.9 years
Helen1882.8 years
Robert1763.9 years
Jennie1686.2 years
Walter1679.5 years
Most common last names in Rock Rapids, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kahl1481.9 years
Huisman1471.9 years
Johnson1481.7 years
Vogel1289.3 years
Anderson1078.3 years
Borman1078.2 years
Menage971.9 years
Timmerman973.4 years
Dirks978.8 years
Brown976.6 years
Businesses in Rock Rapids, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Curves1UPS1

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