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Rock County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2016: 9,675 (48% urban, 52% rural); it was 9,721 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,778
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,253
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,997
Renter-occupied apartments: 887 (it was 846 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

27%

Land area: 483 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rock County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (37.0%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Rock County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
Minnesota median age:  37.9 years
Males: 4,733  (48.9%)
Females: 4,942  (51.1%)
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Rock County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Rock County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,825 ($38,102 in 1999)

This county:

$54,825
Minnesota:

$65,599

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $501 (lower quartile is $377, upper quartile is $625)
This county:

$501
State:

$830


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $145,661 (it was $73,500 in 2000)
Rock:

$145,661
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,908 - $212,058
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,086
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Institutionalized population: 226

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 36
  • Auto thefts: 9

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 13
  • Thefts: 30
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2008: 19 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $322,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,013 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,105 (0.8%)

Rock County household income distribution in 2009 Rock County home values distribution Rock County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.7%
Rock County:

9.7%
Minnesota:

9.9%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.3% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.2% for American Indian residents, 19.3% for other race residents, 48.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.7 years old
(Males: 40.5 years old, Females: 43.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.9 years old, Black residents: 28.2 years old, American Indian residents: 33.3 years old, Asian residents: 25.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.5 years old, Other race residents: 28.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rock County is $402 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $641 a month.

Cities in this county include: Luverne, Hills, Beaver Creek, Hardwick, Magnolia, Steen, Kenneth.

Rock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rock County: Brake Farms (A), Sas Farms (B), Brake Feed Yard (C), Prairie View Golf Links (D), G and J Hog Farms (E), Knips Hog Farms (F), Nystrom Orchard (G), Ocheda Orchard (H), Crickside Farm (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rock County include: Lighthouse Alliance Church (A), Bethel Presbyterian Church (B), Brethren Church (C), Church of Saint Kilian (D), Emmanuel Church (E), Indian Lake Church (F), Immanuel Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Adrian Cemetery (1), Westside Cemetery (2), Wilmont Cemetery (3), Emmanuel Presbyterian Cemetery (4), Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery (5), Saint Mary's Cemetery (6), Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: West Graham Lake (A), Jack Lake (B), Indian Lake (C), East Graham Lake (D), Iowa Lake (E), Lake Bella (F), Ocheda Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: East Branch Kanaranzi Creek (A), Little Rock Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rock County include: Fulda State Wildlife Management Area (1), Fury Island Park (2), Fury State Wildlife Management Area (3), Groth State Wildlife Management Area (4), Fred Hoffenkamp State Wildlife Management Area (5), Maka-Oicu County Park (6), West Graham State Wildlife Management Area (7), Eagle Lake State Wildlife Management Area (8), Schweigert State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Buffalo County, South Dakota , Faribault County , Lincoln County, South Dakota , Howard County, Iowa , Minnehaha County, South Dakota , Waseca County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.7%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 276
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 179 (38.3% naturalized citizens)

Rock County:

1.9%
Whole state:

8.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 7
  • 2000 to 2009: 45
  • 1990 to 1999: 44
  • 1980 to 1989: 17
  • 1970 to 1979: 1
  • Before 1970: 39
Note: State values scaled to Rock County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.8%

Rock County marital status for males Rock County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,512
  • One, attached: 107
  • Two: 91
  • 3 or 4: 103
  • 5 to 9: 120
  • 10 to 19: 52
  • 20 to 49: 119
  • 50 or more: 102
  • Mobile homes: 79

Housing units in Rock County with a mortgage: 1,598 (49 second mortgage, 137 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,328

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

67.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rock County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,58410
Catholic1,9432
Evangelical Protestant1,7948
Other31
None1,363-
Rock County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Rock County:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Rock County:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

4.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rock County:

7.5%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Rock County:

28.0%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.9%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Rock County:

Average size of farms: 415 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $211,395
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $214.86
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.08%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $190,978
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 85.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,508
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.45
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.21%
Corn for grain: 119252 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 143 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 118397 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Rock County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Minnesota state average. It is 1494353.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 35 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/16/1992, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 74% 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 138.8 miles away from Rock County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 162.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 138.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 111.8 miles away from Rock County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 717.5 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4182: July 21, 2014, FEMA Id: 4182, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 09, 2013 to April 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4113: May 03, 2013, FEMA Id: 4113, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1941: October 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1941, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to February 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1158: January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: 1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Heavy Snow, Incident Period: November 14, 1996 to November 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1151: January 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1151, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Minnesota Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 06, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-993: June 11, 1993, FEMA Id: 993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Minnesota Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3013: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3013, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Minnesota Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: August 05, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-268: August 05, 1969, FEMA Id: 268, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Minnesota FLOODING, Incident Period: April 18, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-255: April 18, 1969, FEMA Id: 255, Natural disaster type: Flood

The number of natural disasters in Rock County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (37%)
  • Laos (17%)
  • Guatemala (16%)
  • South Africa (7%)
  • Austria (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Portugal (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rock County (%):

  • German (37%)
  • Dutch (21%)
  • Norwegian (10%)
  • American (5%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Scandinavian (1%)

Rock County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,134 (77.9%)
  • Carpooled: 306 (7.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 36 (0.9%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 26 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 119 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 392 (9.7%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Rock County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 192 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Rock County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 189 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 30 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 5 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,770.

5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.11% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($12,719 average AGI)
2.96% relocated from other states ($19,083 average AGI)
Rock County:

2.96%
Minnesota average:

1.96%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Minnehaha County, SD  1.03% ($28,359 average AGI)
from Pipestone County, MN  0.58% ($22,455)
from Nobles County, MN  0.50% ($33,211)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.89% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($9,065 average AGI)
3.78% relocated to other states ($22,306 average AGI)
Rock County:

3.78%
Minnesota average:

2.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.44% ($31,618 average AGI)
to Pipestone County, MN  0.42% ($22,250)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.29% ($26,909)
to Nobles County, MN  0.26% ($21,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Rock County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Rock County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rock County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rock County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rock County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,973 (1,773 aged, 200 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 80 (3%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Rock County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (162)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (143)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (139)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (108)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (82)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (69)
  • Congestive heart failure (67)
  • Unspecified dementia (67)
  • Parkinson's disease (55)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.44
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,429
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 292
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,341

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,197
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,418
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,675
  • In family households: 7,995 (1,502 male householders, 1,129 female householders)
    2,284 spouses, 2,775 children (2,538 natural, 142 adopted, 89 stepchildren), 53 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 19 other relatives, 164 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,413 (607 male householders (550 living alone)), 707 female householders (667 living alone)), 94 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 254

Size of family households: 1,337 2-persons, 447 3-persons, 484 4-persons, 262 5-persons, 77 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,218 1-person, 89 2-persons, 9 3-persons.

1,932 married couples with children.
404 single-parent households (130 men, 274 women).

96.4% of residents of Rock speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $55,309,000 ($5,774 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $874,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,131,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,877,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,952,000
Federal grants: $8,872,000
Federal procurement contracts: $460,000 ($12,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,018,000 ($252,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $742,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,454,000
Federal Government insurance: $55,318,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 659
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 721
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -134
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rock County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.85 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.3
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 12
  • 2010 to 2013: 77
  • 2000 to 2009: 301
  • 1990 to 1999: 350
  • 1980 to 1989: 259
  • 1970 to 1979: 555
  • 1960 to 1969: 421
  • 1950 to 1959: 580
  • 1940 to 1949: 374
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,298
Note: State values scaled to Rock population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rock County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rock County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 35
  • 4 rooms: 201
  • 5 rooms: 360
  • 6 rooms: 501
  • 7 rooms: 448
  • 8 rooms: 449
  • 9+ rooms: 934
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 75
  • 3 rooms: 135
  • 4 rooms: 216
  • 5 rooms: 232
  • 6 rooms: 124
  • 7 rooms: 76
  • 8 rooms: 95
  • 9+ rooms: 51
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rock County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rock County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 42
  • 2 bedrooms: 486
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,203
  • 4 bedrooms: 910
  • 5+ bedrooms: 284
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 242
  • 2 bedrooms: 387
  • 3 bedrooms: 280
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5+ bedrooms: 32
Cars and other vehicles available in Rock County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rock County population
  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 618
  • 2 vehicles: 1,218
  • 3 vehicles: 645
  • 4 vehicles: 292
  • 5+ vehicles: 139
  • no vehicle: 103
  • 1 vehicle: 474
  • 2 vehicles: 310
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 44

86% of Rock County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 20% lived in Minnesota.

Rock County:

86.0%
State average:

85.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5,323
  • Other state: 4,118
  • Northeast: 155
  • Midwest: 3,362
  • South: 288
  • West: 290

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rock County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (37.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.0%)
  • Electricity (19.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (2.4%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (41.9%)
  • Electricity (36.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 166
Here:

14.7%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

9.5%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 31
Here:

12.2%
Minnesota:

22.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Rock County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,473,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $1,524,000
    Regular Highways: $1,206,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $908,000
    Police Protection: $660,000
    Financial Administration: $481,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $394,000
    Parks & Recreation: $367,000
    Solid Waste Management: $348,000
    Central Staff Services: $341,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $302,000
    Libraries: $98,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $72,000
    Health Services - Other: $66,000
    General - Other: $32,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Welfare: $330,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resource - Other: $17,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,056,000

Rock County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,187,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $342,000
    Highways: $129,000
    All Other: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $287,000
    Interest Earnings: $207,000
    Special Assessments: $203,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,931,000
    Public Welfare: $1,051,000
    General Support: $625,000
    All Other: $497,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,780,000
    NEC: $17,000

Rock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,132,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 76
  • Number of aged recipients: 9
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 67
  • Number of recipients under 18: 6
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 52
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 18
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 37
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 42
Rock County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Rock County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Rock County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8979.3 years
Anna5687.2 years
William5480.7 years
Henry4779.8 years
George4779.0 years
Donald3570.9 years
Mary3282.7 years
Albert3178.6 years
Robert3071.0 years
Helen3081.1 years
Most common last names in Rock County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson3979.2 years
Nelson3980.4 years
Johnson3576.3 years
Anderson3280.6 years
Hamann2879.1 years
Hansen2482.9 years
Remme2379.3 years
Aanenson2081.1 years
Meyer1781.2 years
Petersen1773.8 years
Businesses in Rock County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Super 81
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1UPS1