Rockwell City, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 2,082 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.0%
Males: 1,254  (60.2%)
Females: 828  (39.8%)
Median resident age:

40.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50579.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,911 (it was $31,071 in 2000)
Rockwell City:

$46,911
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,021 (it was $17,671 in 2000)

Rockwell City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,624 (it was $54,300 in 2000)
Rockwell City:

$67,624
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $78,649; detached houses: $78,925

Median gross rent in 2019: $622.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rockwell City: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.5%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rockwell City, IA (2019)
    • 2,05190.4%White alone
    • 783.4%Black alone
    • 773.4%Two or more races
    • 452.0%Hispanic
    • 80.4%Asian alone
    • 20.09%Other race alone

Races in Rockwell City 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 Rockwell City, Iowa as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rockwell City is 558 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (33.6%), American (12.2%), Irish (8.0%), Swedish (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), English (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/2/1882

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 4.21 square miles.

Population density: 494 people per square mile   (low).

Rockwell City, Iowa map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,289 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,045 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (57.3 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (106.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (358.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Twin Lakes, IA (2.4 miles ),
Jolley, IA (2.7 miles),
Rinard, IA (2.9 miles),
Lohrville, IA (3.1 miles ),
Knierim, IA (3.1 miles),
Lake City, IA (3.2 miles ),
Somers, IA (3.2 miles),
Manson, IA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.40 N, Longitude: 94.63 W

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Rockwell City, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rockwell City, IA in 2019
Rockwell City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.5%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +271 (+13.6%).
Most common industries in Rockwell City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Public administration (13.6%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Public administration (14.0%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
  • Food (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.7%)
  • Public administration (13.2%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Rockwell City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9.4%)
  • Registered nurses (8.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)

Average climate in Rockwell City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rockwell City, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Rockwell City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the Rockwell City city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 tornado 10.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockwell City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 197% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 430.8 miles away from Rockwell City center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 237.0 miles away from Rockwell City center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 271.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 218.6 miles away from Rockwell City center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 488.4 miles away from Rockwell City center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 447.7 miles away from Rockwell City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockwell City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rockwell City:

  • OPPORTUNITY LIVING #3 (612 EIGHTH STREET)
  • CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (501 COURT STREET)
  • SUNNY KNOLL CARE CENTRE (135 WARNER STREET)

Airports located in Rockwell City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockwell City:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 23 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 34 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa State University (about 57 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 71 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 71 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 75 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 88 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rockwell City:

  • SOUTH CENTRAL CALHOUN ELEMENTARY BUILDING (Location: 330 BROWER STREET, Grades: PK-3)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL CALHOUN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 1000 TONAWANDA AVENUE, Grades: 4-8)

Library in Rockwell City:

  • ROCKWELL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $66,841; Location: 424 MAIN ST; 20,326 books; 980 audio materials; 845 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rockwell City: Farmers Co-op Elevator (A), Rockwell City (B), Iowa State Reformatory for Women (C), Rockwell City Emergency Medical Services (D), Calhoun County Historical Library (E), Calhoun County Museum (F), Calhoun County Sheriff's Office (G), Calhoun County Courthouse (H), Rockwell City Fire Department (I), Rockwell City Library (J), Rockwell City Hall (K), North Central Correctional Facility (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Home Valley Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Rockwell City include: Saint Paul American Lutheran Church (A), Saint Francis Catholic Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Evangelical Free Church (E), Rockwell City United Methodist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rosehill Cemetery (1), Saint Francis Cemetery (2), Reformatory Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rockwell City include: Rockwell City Park (1), Site of Pioneer Children's Grave Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Fitzgerald Mark & JAYE (204 East High Street).

Courts: Iowa State of Juvenile Court Services (416 4th Street Suite 5), Calhoun County Court House - Engineer (Courthouse), Calhoun County Court House - Computer Room (Courthouse), Iowa State - Judicial Dept- Judicial Magistrate (Courthouse), Iowa State - Judicial Dept- Judges' Chambers (Courthouse), Calhoun County Court House - Recorder (Courthouse), Iowa State - Judicial Dept- Clerk Of District Court (Courthouse).

Calhoun 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 Rockwell City that have no violations reported:

  • TWIN LAKES GOLF CLUB (Population served: 39, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.9%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
34 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
20 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Rockwell City in 2000:

  • 408 people in state prisons
  • 41 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Rockwell City (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Union-Rockwell City Branch at 400 Main Street, branch established on 1929/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/30: Bank assets: $57.9 mil, Deposits: $44.6 mil, headquarters in Newell, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Newell Bancshares, Inc.
  • United Bank of Iowa: Rockwell City Branch at 417 - 4th Street, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Rockwell City:

Marital status in Rockwell City, IA
  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 21.7%

For population 25 years and over in Rockwell City:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rockwell City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rockwell City, IA (based on Calhoun County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,08119
Evangelical Protestant1,62510
Catholic1,5685
Other3082
None1,088-
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: 4
Calhoun County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Here:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Calhoun County:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

29.1%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.0%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rockwell City:

39.8%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.3%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rockwell City:

6.7
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rockwell City:

27.0%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Rockwell City:

55.5%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.9%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rockwell City, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$16,184$48,5520$0
Financial Administration 2$6,634$39,8040$0
Water Supply 1$7,059$84,7080$0
Sewerage 1$3,193$38,3160$0
Streets and Highways 1$8,290$99,4801$29
Local Libraries 1$2,498$29,9764$1,603
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$605
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$350
Totals for Government 10$43,858$52,6307$2,586

Rockwell City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,718,000 ($825.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($2.40)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $748,000 ($359.27)
    Sewerage: $546,000 ($262.25)
    Police Protection: $386,000 ($185.40)
    Regular Highways: $351,000 ($168.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $144,000 ($69.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $127,000 ($61.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000 ($57.64)
    General - Other: $115,000 ($55.24)
    Libraries: $85,000 ($40.83)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($8.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $16,000 ($7.68)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($5.28)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($4.32)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($0.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $72,000 ($34.58)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $11,000 ($5.28)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $494,000 ($237.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($8.17)

Rockwell City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $474,000 ($227.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $126,000 ($60.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($10.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $16,000 ($7.68)
    Other: $8,000 ($3.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $65,000 ($31.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000 ($26.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $34,000 ($16.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $31,000 ($14.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $20,000 ($9.61)
    Rents: $9,000 ($4.32)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($2.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $504,000 ($242.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $275,000 ($132.08)
    Other: $185,000 ($88.86)
  • Tax - Property: $781,000 ($375.12)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $176,000 ($84.53)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.92)

Rockwell City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,252,000 ($1561.96)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,195,000 ($1534.58)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,000 ($26.90)

Rockwell City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,134,000 ($1505.28)

Businesses in Rockwell City, IA

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockwell City:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockwell City:

  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rockwell City:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
Rockwell City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Rockwell City fatal accident list:

Sep 16, 2008 03:00 PM, 8th Street, Lat: 42.393180, Lon: -94.639880, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 13, 1986 03:10 PM, Hwy 20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 3, 1979 03:22 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Jul 27, 1977 09:00 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 15, 1977 06:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 36.9mTotal length
  • 3,990Total average daily traffic
  • 369Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,990Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rockwell City, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rockwell City, IA

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KC0DPO, Previous Call Sign: N0KDW, Grant Date: 05/27/1998, Expiration Date: 05/27/2008, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2010, Registrant: James G Johnson, 989 8th St, Rockwell City, IA 50579
  • Call Sign: WB0CUF, Grant Date: 01/12/1988, Expiration Date: 01/12/1998, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2000, Registrant: Roy R Ridge, 859 Court St, Rockwell City, IA 50579
  • Call Sign: KE0SEI, Licensee ID: L00414783, Grant Date: 06/15/2018, Expiration Date: 06/15/2028, Cancellation Date: 09/01/2018, Certifier: Tom D Decker, Registrant: Tom D Decker, 3155 Norridge Ave, Rockwell City, IA 50579
  • Call Sign: K0FBP, Previous Call Sign: KE0SEI, Licensee ID: L00414783, Grant Date: 09/01/2018, Expiration Date: 09/01/2028, Certifier: Tom D Decker, Registrant: Tom D Decker, 3155 Norridge Ave, Rockwell City, IA 50579-7402
  • Call Sign: KE0VYR, Licensee ID: L02270911, Grant Date: 06/06/2019, Expiration Date: 06/06/2029, Certifier: Darrell Decker, Registrant: Darrell Decker, 5853 Sandy Point Rd, Rockwell City, IA 50579
  • Call Sign: KE0ZVW, Licensee ID: L02334189, Grant Date: 03/17/2020, Expiration Date: 03/17/2030, Certifier: Jonathan R Wetter, Registrant: Jonathan R Wetter, 835 Pleasant St, Rockwell City, IA 50579
  • Call Sign: KE0ZVX, Licensee ID: L02334190, Grant Date: 03/17/2020, Expiration Date: 03/17/2030, Certifier: Justin T Wheeler, Registrant: Justin T Wheeler, 858 Lake St, Rockwell City, IA 50579

2003 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 12. The highest number of reported fires - 23 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Rockwell City, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.3%), and Structure Fires (36.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rockwell City, IA
    • 7540.3%Outside Fires
    • 6736.0%Structure Fires
    • 3518.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 94.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rockwell City, IA
Most common first names in Rockwell City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3380.6 years
William2878.8 years
Mary2682.1 years
Charles2478.5 years
Margaret1781.6 years
Frank1681.5 years
George1676.4 years
Hazel1684.9 years
James1676.5 years
Ruth1583.2 years
Most common last names in Rockwell City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2081.9 years
Miller1275.8 years
Anderson1281.0 years
Hendricks1179.1 years
Hildreth1174.9 years
Powers1085.5 years
Knapp1082.3 years
Smith980.5 years
Clark988.6 years
Onnen875.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rockwell City, IA
  • 80.2%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rockwell City, IA
  • 51.3%Utility gas
  • 40.6%Electricity
  • 6.0%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rockwell City compared to Iowa state average:

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

Rockwell City on our top lists:

  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
There are 8 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2021.