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Rock County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 163,354 (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: 227 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rock County: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.7%), Educational, health and social services (22.3%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 85%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Rock County, WI (2019)
    • 134,28982.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 14,7649.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,0474.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,3072.6%Two or more races
    • 2,0901.3%Asian alone
    • 4070.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 790.05%Some other race alone
    • 310.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 79,912  (48.9%)
Females: 83,442  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Rock County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,243 ($45,517 in 1999)
This county:

$61,243
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $728 (lower quartile is $597, upper quartile is $880)
This county:

$728
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $162,800 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Rock:

$162,800
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,900 - $235,500

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $184,297
Here:

$184,297
State:

$243,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $161,738
Here:

$161,738
State:

$212,164

In 2-unit structures: $180,135
Here:

$180,135
State:

$191,549

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,421
Here:

$151,421
State:

$185,896

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $630,934
Here:

$630,934
State:

$204,140

Mobile homes: $28,187
Here:

$28,187
State:

$56,469

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,268
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $530

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
Rock County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 514 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 1998: 565 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 1999: 611 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2000: 528 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2001: 496 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2002: 577 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2003: 639 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2004: 716 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2005: 676 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2006: 571 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 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
  • 2015: 184 buildings, average cost: $223,600
  • 2016: 229 buildings, average cost: $202,700
  • 2017: 242 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2018: 310 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2019: 321 buildings, average cost: $235,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Rock, WI residents
Average permit cost in Rock, WI
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,135 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,038 (1.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Rock, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rock, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rock, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.5%
Rock County:

13.5%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.2% for American Indian residents, 16.0% for other race residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.3 years old
(Males: 38.4 years old, Females: 41.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.3 years old, Black residents: 32.7 years old, American Indian residents: 34.2 years old, Asian residents: 26.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.6 years old, Other race residents: 25.1 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

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

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Rock, WI
County total employment by year in Rock, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Rock, WI

Current college students: 6,280
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,906 (41.6% naturalized citizens)

Rock County:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,3622010 or later
  • 1,8852000 to 2009
  • 2,3031990 to 1999
  • 1,1001980 to 1989
  • 5481970 to 1979
  • 884Before 1970

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: 50,459
  • One, attached: 2,562
  • Two: 5,445
  • 3 or 4: 1,699
  • 5 to 9: 1,665
  • 10 to 19: 928
  • 20 to 49: 3,123
  • 50 or more: 2,251
  • Mobile homes: 1,241
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 56

Housing units in Rock County with a mortgage: 28,205 (1,067 second mortgage, 3,454 home equity loan, 57 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,609

Here:

63.6% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rock County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 43% greater 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, 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 (4.2 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 297.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from Rock County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 329.7 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rock County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rock

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 58,911 (82.9%)
  • Carpooled: 7,348 (10.3%)
  • Bus: 344 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 799 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 178 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 981 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 2,492 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (55%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • Cambodia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rock County


  • German (23%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (3%)
  • African (3%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $63,395.

4.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,328 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.59%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.53% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($29,230 average AGI)
2.05% relocated from other states ($19,098 average AGI)
Rock County:

2.05%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  0.86% ($51,355 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.53% ($40,424)
from Walworth County, WI  0.37% ($37,942)
from Jefferson County, WI  0.23% ($49,550)
from Green County, WI  0.21% ($41,236)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.16% ($29,821)
from Cook County, IL  0.14% ($31,656)


4.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.58% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($25,449 average AGI)
2.07% relocated to other states ($20,804 average AGI)
Rock County:

2.07%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  0.90% ($49,909 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.44% ($41,640)
to Walworth County, WI  0.24% ($40,610)
to Jefferson County, WI  0.23% ($45,242)
to Green County, WI  0.21% ($36,949)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.17% ($36,675)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.10% ($49,750)

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 2019: 12.2

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 2019: 9.0

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 population in Rock County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rock County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rock County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rock County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rock County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rock County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Rock County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,019)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,812)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,639)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,257)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,193)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,163)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (804)
  • Congestive heart failure (755)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (613)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (500)

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: 163,354
  • Male householders: 31,581 (7,372 living alone), Female householders: 33,735 (12,337 living alone)
  • 29,762 spouses (29,496 opposite-sex spouses), 7,393 unmarried partners, (6,865 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 44,855 children (41,436 natural, 1,063 adopted, 2,356 stepchildren), 2,985 grandchildren, 516 brothers or sisters, 1,721 parents, 229 foster children, 1,322 other relatives, 6,283 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,972

Size of family households: 18,234 2-persons, 8,350 3-persons, 7,510 4-persons, 3,161 5-persons, 1,451 6-persons, 780 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,709 1-person, 4,788 2-persons, 921 3-persons, 290 4-persons, 122 5-persons.

22,312 married couples with children.
9,657 single-parent households (2,001 men, 7,656 women).

91.5% of residents of Rock speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 3% 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:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • 1,3702014 or later
  • 9922010 to 2013
  • 6,4102000 to 2009
  • 9,4321990 to 1999
  • 5,0731980 to 1989
  • 11,3001970 to 1979
  • 7,8651960 to 1969
  • 9,2881950 to 1959
  • 5,2141940 to 1949
  • 12,4851939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rock County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • 351 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 7303 rooms
  • 2,9124 rooms
  • 8,6865 rooms
  • 11,0136 rooms
  • 8,3657 rooms
  • 6,0208 rooms
  • 7,0539+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • 5211 room
  • 1,5552 rooms
  • 3,6523 rooms
  • 6,3764 rooms
  • 3,6055 rooms
  • 2,6106 rooms
  • 8237 rooms
  • 6058 rooms
  • 7559+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rock County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • 35no bedroom
  • 4091 bedroom
  • 7,9662 bedrooms
  • 25,3223 bedrooms
  • 8,9334 bedrooms
  • 2,1495+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock County, Wisconsin
  • 521no bedroom
  • 4,5921 bedroom
  • 8,9052 bedrooms
  • 5,3523 bedrooms
  • 1,0194 bedrooms
  • 1135+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rock County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rock County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rock County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 733no vehicle
  • 12,0721 vehicle
  • 19,4822 vehicles
  • 8,8883 vehicles
  • 2,4214 vehicles
  • 1,2185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rock County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rock County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,642no vehicle
  • 9,5341 vehicle
  • 6,1432 vehicles
  • 1,4853 vehicles
  • 4314 vehicles
  • 2675+ vehicles

86.0% 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, 49% lived in Wisconsin.

Rock County:

86.0%
State average:

86.0%

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

  • This state: 113,517
  • Other state: 41,338
  • Northeast: 2,377
  • Midwest: 26,982
  • South: 7,720
  • West: 4,259
Year householders moved into unit in Rock County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rock County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 77.2%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Electricity
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 44.6%Electricity
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,230
Here:

7.7%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 345
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,917
Here:

23.7%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Rock County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $7,211,000
    Air Transportation: $411,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,851,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,464,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $775,000
    Air Transportation: $559,000
    Correctional Institutions: $483,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $35,656,000
    Health - Other: $27,124,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $16,830,000
    Police Protection: $16,117,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,019,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,021,000
    Regular Highways: $7,238,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,480,000
    General - Other: $2,466,000
    Financial Administration: $2,430,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,274,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,783,000
    Libraries: $1,678,000
    Air Transportation: $886,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $295,000
    Parks and Recreation: $247,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $28,872,000
    Other: $8,469,000
    Housing and Community Development: $600,000
    Health and Hospitals: $260,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,247,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,458,000
    Other: $644,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,915,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,370,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,785,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,240,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $514,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $161,000
    Rents: $132,000
    General Revenue - Other: $76,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,931,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,591,000
    Highways: $5,298,000
    Public Welfare: $3,928,000
    Education: $2,268,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $65,677,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,397,000
    Other License: $652,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $439,000

Rock County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $7,211,000
    Air Transportation: $411,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,851,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,464,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $775,000
    Air Transportation: $559,000
    Correctional Institutions: $483,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $35,656,000
    Health - Other: $27,124,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $16,830,000
    Police Protection: $16,117,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,019,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,021,000
    Regular Highways: $7,238,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,480,000
    General - Other: $2,466,000
    Financial Administration: $2,430,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,274,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,783,000
    Libraries: $1,678,000
    Air Transportation: $886,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $295,000
    Parks and Recreation: $247,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $28,872,000
    Other: $8,469,000
    Housing and Community Development: $600,000
    Health and Hospitals: $260,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,247,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,458,000
    Other: $644,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,915,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,370,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,785,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,240,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $514,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $161,000
    Rents: $132,000
    General Revenue - Other: $76,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,931,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,591,000
    Highways: $5,298,000
    Public Welfare: $3,928,000
    Education: $2,268,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $65,677,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,397,000
    Other License: $652,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $439,000

Rock County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $7,211,000
    Air Transportation: $411,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,851,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,464,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $775,000
    Air Transportation: $559,000
    Correctional Institutions: $483,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $35,656,000
    Health - Other: $27,124,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $16,830,000
    Police Protection: $16,117,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,019,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,021,000
    Regular Highways: $7,238,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,480,000
    General - Other: $2,466,000
    Financial Administration: $2,430,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,274,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,783,000
    Libraries: $1,678,000
    Air Transportation: $886,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $295,000
    Parks and Recreation: $247,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $28,872,000
    Other: $8,469,000
    Housing and Community Development: $600,000
    Health and Hospitals: $260,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,247,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,458,000
    Other: $644,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,915,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,370,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,785,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,240,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $514,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $161,000
    Rents: $132,000
    General Revenue - Other: $76,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,931,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,591,000
    Highways: $5,298,000
    Public Welfare: $3,928,000
    Education: $2,268,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $65,677,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,397,000
    Other License: $652,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $439,000

Rock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $7,211,000
    Air Transportation: $411,000
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,851,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,464,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $775,000
    Air Transportation: $559,000
    Correctional Institutions: $483,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $35,656,000
    Health - Other: $27,124,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $16,830,000
    Police Protection: $16,117,000
    Correctional Institutions: $16,019,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,021,000
    Regular Highways: $7,238,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,480,000
    General - Other: $2,466,000
    Financial Administration: $2,430,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,274,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,783,000
    Libraries: $1,678,000
    Air Transportation: $886,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $295,000
    Parks and Recreation: $247,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $28,872,000
    Other: $8,469,000
    Housing and Community Development: $600,000
    Health and Hospitals: $260,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,247,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,458,000
    Other: $644,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,915,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,370,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,785,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,240,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $514,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $161,000
    Rents: $132,000
    General Revenue - Other: $76,000
    Sale of Property: $4,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $6,931,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,591,000
    Highways: $5,298,000
    Public Welfare: $3,928,000
    Education: $2,268,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $65,677,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,397,000
    Other License: $652,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $439,000

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
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 in Rock, WI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rock, WI - 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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