Rockwood, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 39 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 24  (63.0%)
Females: 15  (37.0%)
Median resident age:

53.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip code: 62280

Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,158 (it was $61,250 in 2000)
Rockwood:

$68,158
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,549 (it was $9,387 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $57,250 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Rockwood:

$57,250
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $62,325; detached houses: $44,129; mobile homes: $74,175
March 2019 cost of living index in Rockwood: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.4%
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Ancestries: American (38.5%), English (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (7.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/25/1896

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 184 people per square mile   (very low).

Rockwood, Illinois map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Rockwood village:

2.1% ($700)
Illinois:

1.8% ($2,285)

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

Distribution of median household income in Rockwood, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rockwood, IL in 2017

Rockwood satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Illinois:

4.5%

Average climate in Rockwood, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.8. This is about average.

City:

70.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 1.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.19
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.95
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rockwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 92% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 107.2 miles away from the city center
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) 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 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 119.5 miles away from Rockwood center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.8 miles away from Rockwood center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rockwood:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (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)
  • THREE SPRINGS LODGE NURSING HOME, LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CHESTER, IL)
  • INDEPENDENCE CARE CENTER OF PERRY COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PERRYVILLE, MO)
  • PERRY COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PERRYVILLE, MO)
  • PERRY COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTERS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; PERRYVILLE, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockwood:

  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 28 miles; Carbondale, IL; Full-time enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 34 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 38 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Mineral Area College (about 43 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • Rend Lake College (about 48 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 49 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • McKendree University (about 54 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Rockwood:

Marital status in Rockwood, IL
  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 38.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 34.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rockwood:

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 23.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rockwood, IL (based on Randolph County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,74137
Catholic7,38110
Mainline Protestant4,35223
Black Protestant7073
Other2223
None11,073-
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: 8
Randolph County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Randolph County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.49 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Randolph County:

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.3%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.7%
Illinois:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$160
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$150
Financial Administration 0$0 1$50
Totals for Government 0$0 10$360

Rockwood government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($333.33)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($256.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($51.28)

Rockwood government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($51.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($25.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($179.49)
    Highways: $1,000 ($25.64)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($51.28)

Rockwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $87,000 ($2230.77)

3.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,407 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.94%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Clair County, IL  0.79% ($42,121 average AGI)
from Perry County, IL  0.47% ($34,709)
from Monroe County, IL  0.46% ($49,226)


4.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Clair County, IL  0.79% ($32,935 average AGI)
to Monroe County, IL  0.51% ($124,550)
to Jackson County, IL  0.39% ($31,022)

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.)

Rockwood fatal accident list:

Oct 3, 2015 05:00 PM, Sr-3 (Great River Rd), Lat: 37.841944, Lon: -89.704450, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.2mTotal length
  • $139,920,000Total costs
  • 8,935Total average daily traffic
  • 2,094Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,274Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Thomas E Jenkins, Rockwood Tower (Lat: 37.846111 Lon: -89.677778), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Us Army Corps Of Engineers, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, , Pitts-burgh, Phone: (412) 395-7231
  • Thomas Jenkins, Rockwood Tower (Lat: 37.846111 Lon: -89.677778), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Us Army Corps Of Engineers, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, , Pitts-burgh, Phone: (412) 395-7231
  • Thomas Jenkins, Rockwood Tower (Lat: 37.846111 Lon: -89.677778), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 17157 m, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: Us Army Corps Of Engineers, Thomas.E.Jenkins@usace.Army.Mil, , Pitts-burgh, Phone: (412) 395-7231
  • Gina Cacciatore, 1.3 Mi West (Lat: 37.803000 Lon: -89.649500), Type: 75.0, Structure height: 17077 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, Networkregulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Gina Cacciatore, 1.3 Mi West (Lat: 37.803000 Lon: -89.649500), Type: 75.0, Structure height: 17077 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, Networkregulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Gina Cacciatore, 1.3 Mi West (Lat: 37.803000 Lon: -89.649500), Type: 75.0, Structure height: 17077 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Registrant: Cellco Partnership, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2014, 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:
  • JONES RIDGE, 701 Smokey Rd (Lat: 37.803000 Lon: -89.649500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 79.3 m, Call Sign: WQUB608,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 05/28/2014, Expiration Date: 05/28/2024, Cancellation Date: 10/28/2014, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road #b3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, 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, Certifier: Steven L Renn, Registrant: Transportation Technology Center, Inc., 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (719) 584-0514, Fax: (719) 584-7145, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WB9WGA, Licensee ID: L01264152, Grant Date: 04/02/2007, Expiration Date: 05/05/2016, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2018, 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5353F , Serial Number: 28-7790096, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 08/12/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Av8rs LLC, 1550 Cemetery Rd, Rockwood, IL 62280

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rockwood, IL
  • 62.5%Electricity
  • 25.0%Wood
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rockwood compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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