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Rock Creek township, KS map Land area: 35.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 243 (all rural)
Males: 123  (50.6%)
Females: 120  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 243 (214 owner occupied, 29 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

31%


Races in Rock Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.61

Rock Creek township:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.22

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,645 ($34,531 in 1999)
This township:

$40,645
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $401 (lower quartile is $210, upper quartile is $428)
Here:

$401
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $56,349 (it was $38,900 in 2000)
Rock Creek township:

$56,349
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,060 - $85,753

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $225,000
Here:

$225,000
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,204,480
Here:

$1,204,480
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $34,338
Here:

$34,338
State:

$34,057

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,154
Here:

$6,154
State:

$58,726
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

13.1%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Widener Cemetery (1), Stalter Cemetery (2), Brookshire Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Polecat Creek (A), Eightmile Creek (B), Muddy Creek (C), Rock Creek (D), Sanford Creek (E), Spring Creek (F), Stalter Branch (G), Durham Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1 (100% naturalized citizens)

Rock Creek township:  0.4%
State:  5.0%

70% of Rock Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 190
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 9
  • South: 49
  • West: 21

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500

Rock Creek township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 77
  • One, attached: 2
  • Mobile homes: 21
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,600


Housing units in Rock Creek township with a mortgage: 18 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 16
  • 1970 to 1979: 18
  • 1960 to 1969: 3
  • 1950 to 1959: 13
  • 1940 to 1949: 8
  • 1939 or earlier: 37

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rock Creek township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 11
  • 5 rooms: 23
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock Creek township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 3
  • 5 rooms: 3
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rock Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 39
  • 3 bedrooms: 28
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rock Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 5
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Rock Creek township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 32
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 1

Cars and other vehicles available in Rock Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 3
  • 3 vehicles: 1
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (26%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (15%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Engineers (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Rock Creek township:

  • German (33.7%)
  • United States or American (28.1%)
  • English (16.3%)
  • Irish (5.6%)
  • Dutch (2.8%)
  • European (2.8%)
  • Scottish (1.1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 103 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 13 (10%)
  • Walked: 2 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 6 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (5%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 275
  • In family households: 237 (70 male householders, 9 female householders)
    64 spouses, 83 children (80 natural, 2 adopted, 1 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38 (23 male householders (17 living alone)), 9 female householders (9 living alone)), 6 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 37 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 26 1-person, 6 2-persons,

63 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (0 men, 8 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Rock Creek township:

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