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Population in 2012: 41 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 

Males: 17  (42.2%)
Females: 24  (57.8%)

Median resident age:  46.5 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62280

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,247 (it was $61,250 in 2000)
Rockwood:

$40,247
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,145

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $11,177 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Rockwood:

$11,177
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $164,305; Detached houses: $164,305
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rockwood: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (29.5%), Irish (22.0%), Dutch (11.4%), French (3.8%), Polish (2.3%), United States (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/25/1896

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 194 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rockwood:

  • High school or higher: 62.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 37.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockwood village:

  • Never married: 45.8%
  • Now married: 2.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 36.1%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (2.0%)

Rockwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (62.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (296.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chester, IL (2.9 miles ), Campbell Hill, IL (3.2 miles ), Lithium, MO (3.2 miles) , Ava, IL (3.4 miles ), Willisville, IL (3.4 miles ), Steeleville, IL (3.4 miles ), Perryville, MO (3.5 miles ), Longtown, MO (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 37.84 N, Longitude: 89.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Rockwood household income distribution Rockwood home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-10.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (54%)
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Retail trade (71%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


Average climate in Rockwood, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Rockwood-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 186% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the Rockwood village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/22/2006, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.2 miles away from the village center injured 5 people and caused $7 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 47.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from Rockwood center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 43.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/6/2003 at 12:29:34, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.8 miles away from Rockwood center
On 8/26/1992 at 05:41:38, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 14.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockwood topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Rockwood:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, about 9 miles away; CHESTER, IL)
  • FMC - RANDOLPH COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; CHESTER, IL)
  • CHESTER REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CHESTER, IL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockwood:

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 28 miles; Carbondale, IL; Full-time enrollment: 16,261)
  • John A Logan College (about 34 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 38 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • Mineral Area College (about 46 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 49 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,638)
  • Jefferson College (about 56 miles; Hillsboro, MO; FT enrollment: 3,180)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 58 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 2,425)

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Randolph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.5. This is about average.
City:

34.5
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.28. This is significantly better than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.28
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 36.1%

Average household size:
This village:  2.8 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  66.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  13.3%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Rockwood compared to Illinois state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rockwood travel time to work - commute


Rockwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rockwood village (based on Randolph County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.33%
Here63.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church
Adherents29.7%29.2%12.5%8.6%6.5%
Congregations14.9%13.4%13.4%7.5%13.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.2%3.1%1.4%1.2%2.5%
Congregations9.0%3.0%4.5%3.0%17.9%
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: 8
Randolph County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Randolph County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Randolph County:

5.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Randolph County:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.7%
State:

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 0$0 10$276
Totals for Government 0$0 10$276

Rockwood government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($268.29)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($219.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($48.78)

Rockwood government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($97.56)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($48.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($121.95)
    Highways: $1,000 ($24.39)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($48.78)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $109,000 ($2658.54)

4.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,629 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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 St. Clair County, IL  0.92% ($31,609 average AGI)
from Monroe County, IL  0.57% ($30,971)
from Perry County, IL  0.31% ($27,351)


5.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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 St. Clair County, IL  0.84% ($27,891 average AGI)
to Monroe County, IL  0.54% ($34,185)
to Jackson County, IL  0.47% ($25,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockwood:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KSGM (980 AM; 1 kW; CHESTER, IL; Owner: DONZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WHCO (1230 AM; 1 kW; SPARTA, IL; Owner: HIRSCH COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING CO.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockwood:

  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBDZ (93.1 FM; PERRYVILLE, MO; Owner: D/B/A DONZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEZS-FM (102.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WKIB (96.5 FM; ANNA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS)
  • KRCU (90.9 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rockwood:

  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KCGI-CA (Channel 45; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,750
Total average daily truck traffic: 797
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 2,750


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Thomas E Jenkins, Rockwood Tower (Lat: 37.846111 Lon: -89.677778), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 4123957231, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, 1000 LIBERTY AVE.
  • Thomas Jenkins, Rockwood Tower (Lat: 37.846111 Lon: -89.677778), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 4123957231, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, 1000 LIBERTY AVE.

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • JONES RIDGE, 701 Smokey Road (Lat: 37.803000 Lon: -89.649500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WPQT340
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/2010, Expiration Date: 10/03/2020, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Approx 0.25 Mi S Of Intersection Of Levee Rd And Cora Rd (Lat: 37.806389 Lon: -89.673056), Type: Rig, Structure height: 13 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQB512
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.275 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.325 MHz, 156.675 MHz, 156.725 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.900 MHz, 156.950 MHz, 156.975 MHz, 157.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/03/2011, Expiration Date: 10/30/2021
    Registrant: Kinder Morgan, 370 Van Gordon St, Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: (303) 763-3558, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WB9WGA, Licensee ID: L01264152
    Grant Date: 04/02/2007, Expiration Date: 05/05/2016, Certifier: William C Rendleman Sr
    Registrant: William C Rendleman Sr, 364 Private Rd Fh, Rockwood, IL 62280
  • Call Sign: KC9QDQ, Licensee ID: L01505493
    Grant Date: 07/14/2009, Expiration Date: 07/14/2019, Certifier: Ricky A Grah
    Registrant: Ricky A Grah, 2181 Vinewood Lane, Rockwood, IL 62280


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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