Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $124,513 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2015:All housing units: $151,880; Detached houses: $156,458; Townhouses or other attached units: $196,806; In 2-unit structures: $118,426; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $108,313; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,838; Mobile homes: $18,854
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Ancestries: German (43.2%), Norwegian (13.2%), Irish (10.5%), American (9.7%), Kenyan (3.9%), English (3.8%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 07/9/1881
Elevation: 1119 feet
Land area: 2.97 square miles.
Population density: 345 people per square mile (very low).
For population 25 years and over in Rockwell:
High school or higher: 93.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Rockwell city:
Never married: 20.7%
Now married: 61.0%
16 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rockwell, Iowa as of April 30, 2017. The ratio of number of residents in Rockwell to the number of sex offenders is 1,039 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,601 (1.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,213 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (54.7 miles , pop. 68,747).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (136.3 miles , pop. 287,151).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (292.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Swaledale, IA (2.5 miles)
Sheffield, IA (2.5 miles ),
Burchinal, IA (2.7 miles)
Dougherty, IA (2.9 miles)
Thornton, IA (3.2 miles ),
Portland, IA (3.2 miles)
Chapin, IA (3.3 miles)
Mason City, IA (3.4 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rockwell-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Rockwell city center killed 13 peopleand injured 462 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 10/14/1966, a category F5 tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 peopleand injured 172 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Rockwell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 233.1 miles away from the 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 418.9 miles away from Rockwell 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 243.7 miles away from the city center On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 399.6 miles away from the 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 322.8 miles away from Rockwell center On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Cerro Gordo County (12) is near the US average (13). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Hubert Stanley Wall - Mathematician.
Hospitals and medical centers in Rockwell:
ROCKWELL COMMUNITY NURSING HOM (707 ELM STREET)
Other hospitals and medical centers near Rockwell:
IOWA ODD FELLOWS AND ORPHANS HOM (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
HERITAGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
HERITAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - MASON CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
AMERICANA HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
USA HEALTHCARE MASON CITY LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
CERRO GORDO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MASON CITY, IA)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockwell:
North Iowa Area Community College (about 13 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
Riverland Community College (about 49 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
University of Northern Iowa (about 50 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
Hawkeye Community College (about 59 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
Iowa Central Community College (about 62 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 69 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
Iowa State University (about 71 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
Public elementary/middle schools in Rockwell:
WEST FORK ELEMENTARY AT ROCKWELL (Location: 210 S 2ND ST, Grades: PK-4)
WEST FORK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 210 S 2ND ST, Grades: 5-8)
Library in Rockwell:
ROCKWELL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $63,269; Location: 307 MAIN ST E; 10,896 books; 272 audio materials; 843 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions)
Notable locations in Rockwell: Linn Grove Country Club (A), Rockwell Fire Department (B), Rockwell Police Department (C), Rockwell Public Library (D), Rockwell City Hall (E), Rockwell - Swaledale Emergency Medical Services (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
46 people in nursing homes in 2000
Banks with branches in Rockwell (2011 data):
First Security Bank and Trust Company: Rockwell Branch at 319 Main Street, branch established on 1917/05/01. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $430.7 mil, Deposits: $342.8 mil, headquarters in Charles City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Cedar Valley Bankshares, Ltd.
Religion statistics for Rockwell city (based on Cerro Gordo County data)
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
Call Sign: KA0WCW, Licensee ID: L01219444, Grant Date: 12/01/2006, Expiration Date: 02/26/2017, Certifier: Lawrence M Degen, Registrant: Lawrence M Degen, 120 Maple St W Box 319, Rockwell, IA 50469
Call Sign: N0GVO, Licensee ID: L00532029, Grant Date: 10/21/2015, Expiration Date: 11/28/2025, Certifier: Dorothy M Johnson, Registrant: Dorothy M Johnson, 12645 190th St, Rockwell, IA 50469
Call Sign: KE0IHO, Licensee ID: L02012821, Grant Date: 03/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/23/2026, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2016, Certifier: Adam V Wedmore, Registrant: Adam V Wedmore, 3 Walnut Crt, Rockwell, IA 50469
Call Sign: K0AAV, Previous Call Sign: KE0IHO, Licensee ID: L02012821, Grant Date: 04/12/2016, Expiration Date: 04/12/2026, Certifier: Adam V Wedmore, Registrant: Adam V Wedmore, 3 Walnut Crt, Rockwell, IA 50469
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle) N-Number: 13889 , Serial Number: 17263030, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/1974 Registrant (Individual): Brian J Carver, 2561 330th St, Rockwell City, IA 50579
Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 3017N , Serial Number: 13275, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 10/12/1955 Registrant (Individual): Darrell D Decker, 5853 Sandy Point Rd, Rockwell City, IA 50579
Aircraft: PIPER J5A (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 77 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 32996 , Serial Number: 5-420, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 04/12/1957 Registrant (Individual): Scott T Doherty, 2294 300th St, Rockwell City, IA 50579
Aircraft: VAVAK TIMOTHY QUICKSILVER MXII SPR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HKS 700E (60 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 456TV , Serial Number: 0690, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/2012 Registrant (Individual): Timothy Vavak, 2810 280th St, Rockwell City, IA 50579
Aircraft: DENNIS L KNISLEY DOMINATOR PERFORMANC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle N-Number: 571XK , Serial Number: DK-189 Registrant (Individual): Dennis L Knisley, 2452 280th St, Rockwell City, IA 50579
Aircraft: KNISLEY DENNIS L GYROPLANE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle) N-Number: 75364 , Serial Number: 188PK, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 03/01/2008 Registrant (Individual): Dennis L Knisley, 2452 280th St, Rockwell City, IA 50579
Aircraft: BEECH P35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 8625M , Serial Number: D-7298, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 11/12/1963 Registrant (Individual): Thomas D Decker, 3155 Norridge Ave, Rockwell City, IA 50579
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Most common first names in Rockwell, IA among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Rockwell, IA among deceased individuals
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Utility gas (70%)
Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
Rockwell compared to Iowa state average:
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Renting percentage below state average.
Length of stay since moving in below state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.