For population 25 years and over in Rockwell:
For population 15 years and over in Rockwell city:
12 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,221 (1.1%)
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 ), Dougherty, IA (2.9 miles) , Thornton, IA (3.2 miles ), Mason City, IA (3.4 miles ), Rockford, IA (3.6 miles ), Aredale, IA (3.7 miles) , Clear Lake, IA (3.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.98 N, Longitude: 93.19 W
Area code: 641
Population change in the 1990s: +188 (+23.5%).
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Average climate in Rockwell, Iowa
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rockwell-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 200% 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 people and injured 462 people and caused between $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 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Cerro Gordo County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Hubert Stanley Wall - Mathematician.
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. There were 2 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 23.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.4. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.292. This is about average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 4.3%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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No gay or lesbian households reported
46 people in nursing homes in 2000
Rockwell compared to Iowa state average:
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Religion statistics for Rockwell (based on Cerro Gordo County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.18%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
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5.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,614 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,927 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Rockwell fatal accident list:
Mar 13, 1991 06:50 AM, N.2nd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 29, 1987 06:10 PM, Hwy 65, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rockwell)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rockwell, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rockwell)
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