For population 25 years and over in Rockwood:
For population 15 years and over in Rockwood village:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (1.4%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-10.9%).
Average climate in Rockwood, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Rockwood:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockwood:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.28. This is significantly better than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.
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.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 30.8%
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Rockwood compared to Illinois state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Rockwood (based on Randolph County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.33%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rockwood government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,629 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:
5.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,192 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: