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Rock County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 161,620 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 152,307 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,808
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,572
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 41,710
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,525 (it was 16,907 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

32%

Land area: 720 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 224 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rock County: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Rock County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (83.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 79,531  (49.2%)
Females: 82,089  (50.8%)
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Rock County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Rock County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,729 ($45,517 in 1999)

This county:

$50,729
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $626 (lower quartile is $506, upper quartile is $745)
This county:

$626
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $138,800 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Rock:

$138,800
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,700 - $198,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $160,437
Here:

$160,437
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $239,941
Here:

$239,941
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $165,297
Here:

$165,297
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $142,134
Here:

$142,134
State:

$157,587

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $650,622
Here:

$650,622
State:

$204,898

Mobile homes: $26,436
Here:

$26,436
State:

$50,465
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,194
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $487

Institutionalized population: 1,400

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 72
  • Burglaries: 163
  • Thefts: 274
  • Auto thefts: 24

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 26
  • Burglaries: 162
  • Thefts: 232
  • Auto thefts: 29
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 410 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2008: 222 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2009: 157 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2010: 101 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2011: 95 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2012: 121 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2013: 114 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2014: 123 buildings, average cost: $201,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,948 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,825 (2.1%)

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: 13.3%
Rock County:

13.3%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents, 29.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.1% for American Indian residents, 23.5% for other race residents, 30.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.1 years old
(Males: 38.8 years old, Females: 42.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 31.9 years old, American Indian residents: 29.5 years old, Asian residents: 45.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.6 years old, Other race residents: 25.2 years old)

Area name: Janesville, WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rock County is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $627 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $821 a month.

Cities in this county include: Janesville, Beloit, Milton, Edgerton, Evansville, Rock, Fulton, Turtle, Harmony, Clinton.

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

2012 air pollution in Rock County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cherry County, Nebraska , Lafayette County , Loup County, Nebraska , Sheridan County, Nebraska , Thomas County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,280
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,890 (40.4% naturalized citizens)

Rock County:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,130
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,253
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,949
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,100
  • 1970 to 1979: 548
  • Before 1970: 884
Note: State values scaled to Rock County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 48,869
  • One, attached: 5,169
  • Two: 3,314
  • 3 or 4: 1,870
  • 5 to 9: 2,392
  • 10 to 19: 1,984
  • 20 to 49: 2,536
  • 50 or more: 1,197
  • Mobile homes: 1,135
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 47

Housing units in Rock County with a mortgage: 29,044 (1,768 second mortgage, 3,646 home equity loan, 229 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,695

Here:

67.4% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rock County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,15812
Mainline Protestant24,20848
Evangelical Protestant22,17780
Other1,34713
Black Protestant9414
None84,500-
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: 22
Rock County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Rock County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 130
This county:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rock County:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Rock County:

27.5%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Rock County:

Average size of farms: 225 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,242
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $229.61
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.41%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $72,321
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 80.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $77,699
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.07
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.25%
Corn for grain: 129285 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5293 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 94805 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7,478 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 158 acres

Earthquake activity:

Rock County-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% 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 297.0 miles away from Rock County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.0 miles away from the county 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 272.1 miles away from the county 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 329.7 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 295.8 miles away from Rock County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 285.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3285: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 3285, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1719: August 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3163: January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: 3163, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 05, 1998 to August 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1238: August 12, 1998, FEMA Id: 1238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: June 22, 1990 to July 19, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-874: July 13, 1990, FEMA Id: 874, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Hail, Flooding, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 07, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-559: July 07, 1978, FEMA Id: 559, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rock County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (53%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)

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

  • German (27%)
  • Norwegian (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Rock County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 55,780 (82.9%)
  • Carpooled: 6,948 (10.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 281 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 536 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 80 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,415 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,255 (3.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 972 people in nursing homes
  • 949 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 468 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 208 people in other group homes
  • 199 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 191 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 128 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 97 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 95 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 43 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 38 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 35 people in halfway houses
  • 30 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 9 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,137 people in college/university student housing
  • 872 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 420 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 132 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 119 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 110 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 81 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 33 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 23 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,092.

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Rock County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

2.24% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($18,459 average AGI)
1.90% relocated from other states ($15,843 average AGI)
Rock County:

1.90%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  0.76% ($37,595 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.43% ($30,690)
from Walworth County, WI  0.30% ($32,387)
from Green County, WI  0.21% ($32,851)
from Jefferson County, WI  0.18% ($33,851)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.12% ($27,779)
from Cook County, IL  0.10% ($39,688)


4.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,110 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($152 average AGI)
Rock County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

2.24% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($19,688 average AGI)
2.23% relocated to other states ($20,270 average AGI)
Rock County:

2.23%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  0.81% ($35,033 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.39% ($35,508)
to Walworth County, WI  0.24% ($37,582)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.18% ($32,737)
to Jefferson County, WI  0.15% ($33,083)
to Cook County, IL  0.13% ($26,337)
to Green County, WI  0.13% ($30,735)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Rock County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Rock County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rock County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.1%
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: 24,432 (20,497 aged, 3,935 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,039 (5%)

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, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,550)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,435)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,335)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (943)
  • Unspecified dementia (893)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (824)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (640)
  • Congestive heart failure (579)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (521)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (386)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,517
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 256
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,211

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,250
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 863
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

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

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.5
  • Suffocation - 33.3
  • Other - 24.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 161,620
  • In family households: 131,399 (19,002 male householders, 21,171 female householders)
    28,881 spouses, 48,072 children (45,433 natural, 945 adopted, 1,694 stepchildren), 2,098 grandchildren, 1,431 brothers or sisters, 1,695 parents, 3,558 other relatives, 5,491 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27,217 (10,199 male householders (8,418 living alone)), 12,850 female householders (11,558 living alone)), 4,168 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,004

Size of family households: 19,516 2-persons, 8,196 3-persons, 7,736 4-persons, 2,762 5-persons, 1,501 6-persons, 462 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,976 1-person, 2,609 2-persons, 266 3-persons, 198 4-persons.

21,695 married couples with children.
12,093 single-parent households (2,309 men, 9,784 women).

91.6% of residents of Rock speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $795,900,000 ($5,085 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $97,831,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $342,377,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $140,645,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,701,000
Federal grants: $168,544,000
Federal procurement contracts: $104,247,000 ($89,713,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,386,000 ($1,739,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,324,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $41,076,000
Federal Government insurance: $79,786,000

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

Births: 10,589
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,875
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,517
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +160
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rock County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 20.18 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 223
  • 2010 to 2013: 840
  • 2000 to 2009: 8,493
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,823
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,006
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,689
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,828
  • 1950 to 1959: 8,522
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,488
  • 1939 or earlier: 13,601
Note: State values scaled to Rock population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rock County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rock County population
  • 1 room: 50
  • 2 rooms: 85
  • 3 rooms: 453
  • 4 rooms: 4,591
  • 5 rooms: 8,190
  • 6 rooms: 10,254
  • 7 rooms: 7,018
  • 8 rooms: 5,543
  • 9+ rooms: 7,555
  • 1 room: 482
  • 2 rooms: 695
  • 3 rooms: 3,376
  • 4 rooms: 6,223
  • 5 rooms: 4,195
  • 6 rooms: 1,960
  • 7 rooms: 1,088
  • 8 rooms: 683
  • 9+ rooms: 781
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rock County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rock County population
  • no bedroom: 50
  • 1 bedroom: 532
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,420
  • 3 bedrooms: 24,729
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,857
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,151
  • no bedroom: 482
  • 1 bedroom: 4,500
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,304
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,891
  • 4 bedrooms: 951
  • 5+ bedrooms: 355
Cars and other vehicles available in Rock County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rock County population
  • no vehicle: 999
  • 1 vehicle: 11,587
  • 2 vehicles: 18,636
  • 3 vehicles: 8,952
  • 4 vehicles: 2,539
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,026
  • no vehicle: 2,732
  • 1 vehicle: 9,916
  • 2 vehicles: 5,433
  • 3 vehicles: 1,100
  • 4 vehicles: 264
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

86% of Rock County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Wisconsin.

Rock County:

85.6%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 114,687
  • Other state: 38,161
  • Northeast: 1,828
  • Midwest: 26,762
  • South: 5,515
  • West: 4,056

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rock County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (75.8%)
  • Electricity (10.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.6%)
  • Wood (2.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (54.4%)
  • Electricity (39.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,807
Here:

10.2%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 789
Here:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,019
Here:

40.5%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

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 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $93,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,915,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
    General - Other: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $35,926,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,435,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $18,567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,049,000
    Police Protection: $10,867,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,771,000
    Regular Highways: $5,116,000
    General - Other: $2,637,000
    Financial Administration: $2,510,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,924,000
    Libraries: $1,376,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,229,000
    Central Staff Services: $998,000
    Parks and Recreation: $776,000
    Air Transportation: $601,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $417,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $387,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $809,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $1,077,000
    General - Other: $578,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $263,000
    Regular Highways: $253,000
    Police Protection: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $2,211,000
    General - Other: $74,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,056,000

Rock County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,587,000
    Air Transportation: $306,000
    Parks and Recreation: $91,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
    Regular Highways: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,652,000
    Health and Hospitals: $315,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,177,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,971,000
    All Other: $1,503,000
    Public Welfare: $404,000
    Housing and Community Development: $59,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,430,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $654,000
    Rents: $445,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $203,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $199,000
    Sale of Property: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $33,172,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,470,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,511,000
    All Other: $8,741,000
    Highways: $4,687,000
    Housing and Community Development: $835,000
    Education: $105,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,143,000
    Other License: $585,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $473,000

Rock County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,385,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,765,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,905,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,285,000

Rock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,156,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,656,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,027
  • Number of aged recipients: 151
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,876
  • Number of recipients under 18: 618
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,050
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 359
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,051
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,413
Rock County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Rock County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED512$119,9301,000$101,7045,330$129,034308$46,48418$708,667404$90,01074$26,432
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$115,21158$91,293452$135,06637$46,6491$1,120,00024$92,12517$25,588
APPLICATIONS DENIED110$110,345157$80,0001,320$134,802147$28,3742$956,50074$93,33848$29,417
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN41$114,82977$115,143854$137,42729$38,9663$1,913,33347$136,3402$35,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$109,10026$109,808271$131,5319$96,0001$25,00015$90,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED239$125,632325$143,2151$95,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED44$152,955110$142,5640$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED35$119,40048$139,2291$230,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$110,30026$147,0770$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$119,3332$213,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Rock County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John99475.0 years
Robert90971.4 years
William87576.0 years
Mary85280.0 years
George61977.0 years
James57269.8 years
Margaret51680.5 years
Helen51379.7 years
Charles48876.1 years
Dorothy47578.7 years
Most common last names in Rock County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson43976.2 years
Anderson35277.3 years
Smith28177.4 years
Miller22875.5 years
Olson22277.0 years
Nelson20977.4 years
Brown18177.0 years
Hanson16777.2 years
Peterson16477.4 years
Thompson16277.7 years
Businesses in Rock County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1LensCrafters1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza3
Ace Hardware7Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts3Marriott1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets12
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Applebee's2Mazda1
Arby's3McDonald's9
AutoZone4Menards2
Baskin-Robbins1Microtel1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Baymont Inn1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike12
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King5OfficeMax1
CVS3Old Navy1
Carson Pirie Scott2Olive Garden1
Chevrolet3Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panda Express1
Cold Stone Creamery1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Cracker Barrel1Penske1
Cricket Wireless6Pier 1 Imports1
Curves1Pizza Hut5
DHL2Quiznos1
Dairy Queen5RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry1Red Robin1
Dennys1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts2SAS Shoes2
Econo Lodge2Sam's Club1
Famous Footwear1Sears3
FedEx14Slumberland1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
Ford2Staples2
GNC3Starbucks3
GameStop2Subaru1
Gap1Subway7
H&R Block7Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile3
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell4
Holiday Inn2Target1
Home Depot1Toyota1
HomeTown Buffet1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1True Value1
Hyundai1U-Haul8
IHOP1UPS18
JCPenney1Vans2
Jones New York3Verizon Wireless1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Volkswagen1
KFC2Walgreens6
Kmart1Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's3
La-Z-Boy3YMCA2
Lane Furniture2

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