Rock Valley, Iowa

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Rock Valley, Iowa

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High Points

Rock Valley strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Rock Valley Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Rock Valley Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 7% Rock Valley Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Rock Valley Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Rock Valley, Iowa

Comparing Rock Valley to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Age of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
People Living Alone 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Rock Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles SE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sioux
Standard Zip Codes 51247
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.205
Longitude -96.294

Rock Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 27.4 inches
Station CANTON 4 WNW
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches
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Rock Valley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,702 100%
Male 1,299 48.1%
Female 1,403 51.9%
Under 18 686 25.4%
18+ 2,016 74.6%
65+ 603 22.3%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3
White 2,661 98.5%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 9 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 16 0.6%
Mixed Race 11 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 1%

Estimated Rock Valley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,852
Growth 150
Growth % 5.6%

Rock Valley Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Dutch 71.7%
German 9.1%
US/American 5.7%
Norwegian 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
Irish 1.8%
English 1.4%
Danish 1.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rock Valley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carmel (51247)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rock Valley 2,702 $45,074
Alvord 187 $41,786
Boyden 672 $43,971
Doon 533 $39,773
Hull 1,960 $43,919
Inwood 875 $41,667
Sioux Center 6,002 $51,039

Rock Valley Public Libraries

Rock Valley Public Library
1531 MAIN
Rock Valley, Iowa
(712) 476-5651

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Rock Valley Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1202 21ST AVENUE
(712) 476-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rock Valley High Schools (2004)

1712 20TH AVE
Serves 256 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

Rock Valley Colleges

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