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People

Total Population 3,553
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,863
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 55.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,615
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,401

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,915
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $765
Median House Value $142,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 3.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SIOUX CENTER 2 SE
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
Station ROCK RAPIDS
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Alvord 231 $69,375
Boyden 752 $63,409
Doon 538 $71,250
Hull 2,317 $59,519
Inwood 817 $60,577

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rock Valley Public Libraries

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

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Rock Valley Hospitals

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

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Rock Valley High Schools

ROCK VALLEY JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL
1712 20TH AVE
712-476-2701
Serves 256 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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