Rockwell, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Rockwell, Iowa

Comparing Rockwell 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
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Short Commute Times 8 6
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 6 5


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

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Rockwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 55 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Cerro Gordo
Standard Zip Codes 50469
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.985
Longitude -93.191

Rockwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Rockwell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 989 100%
Male 479 48.4%
Female 510 51.6%
Under 18 264 26.7%
18+ 725 73.3%
65+ 216 21.8%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 3.06
White 968 97.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 14 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 1.6%

Estimated Rockwell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 973
Growth -16
Growth % -1.6%

Rockwell 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
German 52.6%
Norwegian 12%
Irish 8.7%
English 5.9%
US/American 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
Danish 2.6%
Italian 1.4%
Swiss 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Dutch 1%
Swedish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Burchinal (50469)
Cartersville (50469)

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)
Rockwell 989 $47,167
Clear Lake 8,161 $45,589
Mason City 29,172 $45,160
Rockford 907 $40,875
Sheffield 930 $48,472
Swaledale 174 $34,167
Thornton 422 $43,750

Rockwell Public Libraries

Rockwell Public Library
PO BOX 419
Rockwell, Iowa
(641) 822-3268

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Rockwell High Schools (2004)

210 S 2ND ST
Serves 185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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