Rock Valley, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 3,746 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: +38.6%
Males: 1,780  (47.5%)
Females: 1,966  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

33.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51247.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,857 (it was $36,967 in 2000)
Rock Valley:

$54,857
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,843 (it was $19,660 in 2000)

Rock Valley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $140,383 (it was $77,300 in 2000)
Rock Valley:

$140,383
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $190,281; detached houses: $195,605; townhouses or other attached units: $184,004; in 2-unit structures: $171,208; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $135,379; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,431; mobile homes: $14,583

Median gross rent in 2017: $805.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rock Valley: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Black residents, 50.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Rock Valley, IA (2010)
    • 2,90286.5%White alone
    • 40912.2%Hispanic
    • 190.6%Two or more races
    • 130.4%Asian alone
    • 90.3%Black alone
    • 10.03%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Rock Valley, Iowa as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rock Valley is 914 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: Dutch (55.8%), German (13.0%), American (7.4%), Norwegian (4.7%), English (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/26/1886

Elevation: 1252 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 2,218 people per square mile   (low).

Rock Valley, Iowa map

133 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

3.6%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,400 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,011 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (31.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (135.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (449.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Doon, IA (2.5 miles ),
Hull, IA (2.9 miles ),
Hudson, SD (3.1 miles ),
Alvord, IA (3.1 miles),
Fairview, SD (3.1 miles),
Inwood, IA (3.2 miles ),
Sioux Center, IA (3.3 miles ),
Boyden, IA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 43.20 N, Longitude: 96.30 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Rock Valley, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rock Valley, IA in 2017
Rock Valley satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $201,600
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2009: 18 buildings, average cost: $172,800
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $222,100
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $202,800
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Rock Valley, IA residents
Average permit cost in Rock Valley, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Rock Valley, IA
Historical housing units in Rock Valley, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in Rock Valley, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Machinery (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (11.6%)
  • Machinery (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.5%)
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Social assistance (8.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Food (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Rock Valley, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Rock Valley, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rock Valley, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Rock Valley-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.6 miles away from the Rock Valley city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/22/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 171.1 miles away from Rock Valley center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 116.6 miles away from Rock Valley center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.0 miles away from Rock Valley center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from Rock Valley center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sioux County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rock Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rock Valley:

  • HEGG MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1202 21ST AVENUE)
  • WESTVIEW HOMES (1006 14TH STREET)
  • HEGG HOME HEALTH CARE (1202 21ST AVENUE)
  • HEGG MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER (2116 14TH STREET)

Heliports located in Rock Valley:

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

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 36 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 43 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 50 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Buena Vista University (about 68 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 75 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Wayne State College (about 76 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • South Dakota State University (about 82 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

Public high school in Rock Valley:

Private high school in Rock Valley:

Public elementary/middle school in Rock Valley:

Private elementary/middle school in Rock Valley:

See full list of schools located in Rock Valley

Library in Rock Valley:

  • ROCK VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $180,006; Location: 1531 MAIN ST; 33,071 books; 2,756 audio materials; 4,219 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rock Valley: Rock Valley Elevator Company Elevator (A), Farmers Elevator Company Elevator (B), Rock Valley Ambulance Association (C), Rock Valley Public Library (D), Rock Valley Police Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rock Valley include: Netherland Reformed Christian Church (A), Faith Reformed Church (B), Our Saviors Lutheran Church (C), Saint Marys Catholic Church (D), First Christian Reformed Church (E), First Reformed Church (F), Grace Community Church (G), Netherland Reformed Church (H), Calvin Christian Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Four Seasons Retirement Living Community (1305 22nd Avenue), Super 8 Motel (2111 10th Street), Motel Super 8 (2111 10th Street).

Birthplace of: Stephen A. Mitchell (politician) - Lawyer.

Sioux County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.4%
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: 0.2% of all households
59 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
33 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
30 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Rock Valley (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Drive-Up Facility at 1005 Main Street, branch established on 1975/12/01; Rock Valley Branch at 1321 Main Street, branch established on 1913/01/01. 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
  • Peoples Bank: at 1230 Valley Drive, branch established on 1945/06/01. Info updated 2008/03/27: Bank assets: $362.4 mil, Deposits: $309.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp
  • Premier Bank: at 1004 21st Avenue, branch established on 1997/02/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $236.5 mil, Deposits: $188.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Holdings, Ltd

For population 15 years and over in Rock Valley:

Marital status in Rock Valley, IA
  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Rock Valley:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rock Valley
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rock Valley, IA (based on Sioux County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant13,31632
Evangelical Protestant12,98841
Catholic2,4716
Other1-
None4,928-
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: 9
This county:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Here:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.5%
Iowa:

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

15.0%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rock Valley:

47.9%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rock Valley:

42.1%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.2%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rock Valley:

34.3%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

51.8%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.4%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rock Valley, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$18,357$44,0573$2,214
Streets and Highways 4$14,599$43,7979$4,247
Financial Administration 3$8,897$35,5880$0
Water Supply 1$3,499$41,9880$0
Local Libraries 1$3,236$38,8324$1,325
Parks and Recreation 1$3,517$42,20450$6,370
Other Government Administration 1$6,035$72,4206$730
Sewerage 1$3,965$47,5800$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$5,654$67,8480$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 32$510
Totals for Government 18$67,759$45,173104$15,396

Rock Valley government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $966,000 ($257.88)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $791,000 ($211.16)
    General - Other: $600,000 ($160.17)
    Water Utilities: $498,000 ($132.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000 ($119.59)
    Police Protection: $432,000 ($115.32)
    Sewerage: $397,000 ($105.98)
    Regular Highways: $300,000 ($80.09)
    Libraries: $164,000 ($43.78)
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000 ($42.98)
    Financial Administration: $94,000 ($25.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $94,000 ($25.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $71,000 ($18.95)
    Health - Other: $41,000 ($10.95)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($5.87)
    General Public Buildings: $9,000 ($2.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $365,000 ($97.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,074,000 ($286.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($13.08)

Rock Valley government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $607,000 ($162.04)
    Sewerage: $487,000 ($130.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $451,000 ($120.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000 ($37.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $61,000 ($16.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $28,000 ($7.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $598,000 ($159.64)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($2.94)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($2.67)
    Rents: $9,000 ($2.40)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($1.33)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($1.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $626,000 ($167.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $321,000 ($85.69)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.27)
  • Tax - Property: $2,422,000 ($646.56)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $375,000 ($100.11)
    Other License: $5,000 ($1.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($0.80)

Rock Valley government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,988,000 ($3467.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,770,000 ($2875.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,048,000 ($813.67)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $830,000 ($221.57)

Rock Valley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $642,000 ($171.38)

3.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
Iowa average:

5.97%

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 Lyon County, IA  0.35% ($78,366 average AGI)
from Plymouth County, IA  0.30% ($38,472)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.29% ($64,543)


4.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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 O'Brien County, IA  0.48% ($44,772 average AGI)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.40% ($39,646)
to Lyon County, IA  0.31% ($48,595)
Businesses in Rock Valley, IA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Super 81
Curves1True Value1
RadioShack1UPS1
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Valley:

  • 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.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSOU (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Valley:

  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Valley:

  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
Rock Valley fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Rock Valley fatal accident list:

Mar 4, 2003 09:15 PM, 12th St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 21, 2000 06:40 AM, 17th St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 14, 1990 09:30 AM, 18, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 18, 1978 07:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 26, 1978 02:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 20, 1976 07:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 20, 1975 07:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 266ft / 81.3mTotal length
  • 26,451Total average daily traffic
  • 4,315Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,451Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rock Valley, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rock Valley, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rock Valley)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, 10.4 Mi Sww Of (Lat: 43.066917 Lon: -96.400583), Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WNEM530,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.362 MHz, 952.362 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/2010, Expiration Date: 01/10/2021, Registrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 106 E. 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801, Phone: (563) 333-8567, Email:
  • ROCK VALLEY, 2648 310th St (Hwy 18) (Lat: 43.203806 Lon: -96.265611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 86.8 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WPXA881,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 02/24/2023, 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:
  • 51247745800008, Lat: 43.225278 Lon: -96.254972, Type: Pole, Structure height: 5.2 m, Overall height: 6.7 m, Call Sign: WQJC234,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: James C Vaughn, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: (801) 437-0781, Fax: (801) 437-3904, Email:
  • 51247750900008, Lat: 43.227611 Lon: -96.242694, Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 5.2 m, Call Sign: WQJC234,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: James C Vaughn, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: (801) 437-0781, Fax: (801) 437-3904, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0JIU, Grant Date: 07/02/1991, Expiration Date: 07/02/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/03/2003, Registrant: Justin D Van Ningen, 1802 9th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247
  • Call Sign: WB0WKB, Grant Date: 05/07/1996, Expiration Date: 05/07/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2008, Registrant: Benjamin L Mathison, 1644 14th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247
  • Call Sign: KD0QOZ, Licensee ID: L00878489, Grant Date: 01/27/2012, Expiration Date: 01/27/2022, Cancellation Date: 04/03/2014, Certifier: Terry L Van Driel, Registrant: Terry L Van Driel, 1225 15th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247
  • Call Sign: AD0HZ, Previous Call Sign: KD0QOZ, Licensee ID: L00878489, Grant Date: 01/27/2012, Expiration Date: 01/27/2022, Certifier: Terry L Van Driel, Registrant: Terry L Van Driel, 1221 15th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O-360-C4P (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5546Z , Serial Number: 18-7848, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 01/04/2007
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John C Kooima, 2638 310th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247, Other Owners: Phillip G Kooima
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 669CJ , Serial Number: P76DCG22016374, Certificate Issue Date: 04/26/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Ati Products, 1020 22nd Ave, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 11. The highest number of reported fires - 28 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Rock Valley, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (38.4%), and Structure Fires (37.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rock Valley, IA
    • 7338.4%Outside Fires
    • 7137.4%Structure Fires
    • 3417.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 126.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rock Valley, IA
Most common first names in Rock Valley, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7179.5 years
Gerrit3283.1 years
Anna3084.7 years
Henry2980.1 years
William2676.7 years
Peter2078.2 years
Gertrude1887.9 years
Marie1584.7 years
Nellie1481.2 years
Jennie1488.5 years
Most common last names in Rock Valley, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kooima2076.0 years
Vanbeek1479.5 years
Mulder1483.1 years
Miller1385.5 years
Vanmaanen1374.9 years
Dykstra1279.8 years
Deboer1173.7 years
Gerritsen1081.4 years
Bakker1081.9 years
Vandentop1075.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rock Valley, IA
  • 46.8%Utility gas
  • 45.1%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rock Valley, IA
  • 61.5%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity


Rock Valley compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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