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Population (year 2000): 9,580. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,470 (-1.1% change)
Males: 4,560 (47.6%), Females: 5,020 (52.4%)

Whiteside County

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Median resident age: 36.1 years
Median household income: $34,442 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,800 (year 2000)

Rock Falls, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Rock Falls:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.2%)
  • Hispanic (11.5%)
  • Other race (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (28.1%), Irish (15.4%), English (9.1%), United States (7.6%), Italian (4.2%), Dutch (3.3%).

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Elevation: 641 feet

Land area: 3.3 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Rock Falls

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Falls city

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

3.3% Foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -89 (-0.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Rockford, (54.7 miles www.RealEstate.com/GraniteFalls )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (92.2 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (138.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL Sterling, (1.5 miles Nelson, IL (6.1 miles) , Harmon, IL (10.1 miles) , Deer Grove, IL (11.5 miles) , IL Tampico, (11.9 miles Coleta, IL (12.0 miles) , IL (14.3 miles Milledgeville, IL Dixon, (15.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $203,900

Latitude: 41.77 N, Longitude: 89.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 815


Rock Falls, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (34.6%), Educational,health and social services (17.0%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,155 (-12.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,031 (23.8%)


 

Crime in Rock Falls by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 6 6 7 7 7 4
    per 100,000 62.6 62.6 73.1 73.1 73.1 41.8
Robberies 4 1 5 2 5 1
    per 100,000 41.8 10.4 52.2 20.9 52.2 10.4
Assaults 18 27 34 32 34 26
    per 100,000 187.9 281.8 354.9 334.0 354.9 271.4
Burglaries 71 48 59 60 59 106
    per 100,000 741.1 501.0 615.9 626.3 615.9 1106.5
Thefts 217 174 177 180 177 177
    per 100,000 2265.1 1816.3 1847.6 1878.9 1847.6 1847.6
Auto thefts 12 7 12 16 12 19
    per 100,000 125.3 73.1 125.3 167.0 125.3 198.3
227.7 198.1 242.9 234.7 242.9 241.3


Average climate in Rock Falls, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rock Falls-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1981, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Rock Falls city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1995, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Bryan Boerjan - College basketball player (Samford Bulldogs).


Hospitals/medical centers near Rock Falls:
  • CGH MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; STERLING, IL)
  • KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; DIXON, IL)
  • MORRISON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; MORRISON, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rock Falls:
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 4 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; ID: SQI)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 44 miles; CLINTON, IA; ID: CWI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 51 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rock Falls:
  • DIXON MUNI-CHARLES R. WALGREEN FIELD (about 19 miles; DIXON, IL; ID: C73)
  • ERIE AIR PARK (about 28 miles; ERIE, IL; ID: 3H5)
  • BARNETT MEMORIAL (about 28 miles; MOUNT MORRIS, IL; ID: C55)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 2 $6,808 $40,848 2 $1,835
Other Government Administration 1 $4,428 $53,136 10 $7,103
Police Protection - Officers 21 $68,461 $39,120 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $16,049 $24,073 9 $3,038
Firefighters 15 $48,907 $39,125 11 $4,915
Financial Administration 6 $14,681 $29,362 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $23,367 $40,057 0 $0
Electric Power 17 $65,984 $46,576 0 $0
Water Supply 7 $24,075 $41,271 0 $0
Streets and Highways 7 $26,437 $45,320 0 $0
Totals for Government 91 $299,198 $39,454 32 $16,891


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rock Falls:
  • ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; OGLESBY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 57 miles; MALTA, IL; FT enrollment: 2,289)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 60 miles; MOLINE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,891)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; FT enrollment: 2,310)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 64 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; FT enrollment: 4,180)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 64 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 2,220)
Public high school in Rock Falls:
  • ROCK FALLS TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 741; Location: 101 12TH AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rock Falls:
  • DILLON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 365; Location: 1901 8TH AVE; Grades: PK - 02)
  • MERRILL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 600 4TH AVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • ROCK FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 1701 12TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MONTMORENCY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 9415 HOOVER RD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • EAST COLOMA ELEM SCH DIST 12 (Students: 279; Location: 1602 DIXON RD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • RIVERDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 3505 PROPHET RD; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Rock Falls:
  • ST ANDREW CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 102; Location: 701 11TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Rock Falls:
  • ROCK FALLS P.L.D. (Operating income: $357,767; Location: 1007 7TH AVENUE; 36,397 books; 1,279 audio materials; 304 video materials; 148 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Rock Falls: Louis J Pignatelli Municipal Complex (A), Coloma Township-Rock Falls Public Library (B).

Churches in Rock Falls include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Berean Baptist Church (B), First Christian Church of Rock Falls (C), First Pentecostal Church of Rock Falls (D), First Southern Baptist Church (E), Rock Falls United Methodist Church (F), Rock River Christian Center (G), Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (H).

Reservoir: Crystal Lake (A).

Parks in Rock Falls include: Liberty Bell Monument (1), Dillon Park (2), Optimist Park (3), Riverside Park (4), Rock Falls Rotary Park (5), Centennial Park (6), Bennett Park (7), Kiwanis Park (8), Lower Dam Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Rock Falls compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Falls:
  • WSDR (1240 AM; 1 kW; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WIXN (1460 AM; 1 kW; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Falls:
  • WSSQ (94.3 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNIQ (91.5 FM; STERLING, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WRCV (101.7 FM; DIXON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZZT (95.1 FM; MORRISON, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KUUL (101.3 FM; EAST MOLINE, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Falls:
  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W48CK (Channel 48; STERLING, IL; Owner: BLACK HAWK COLLEGE)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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