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People

Total Population 2,155
Male Share of the Population 58.8%
Female Share of the Population 41.2%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 780
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 43.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.9%
Median Earnings25+ $22,991
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $6,679
Median Earnings With High School Degree $13,690

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,350
% Above Poverty Level 83.5%
% Below Poverty Level 16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $480
Median House Value $63,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 15%

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

Rockwell City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Calhoun
Standard Zip Codes 50579
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.395
Longitude -94.633

Rockwell City 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 ROCKWELL CITY
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Station CARROLL
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station STORM LAKE 2 E
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lanedale (50579)

Lavinia (50579)

Piper (50579)

Rands (50579)

Richards (50579)

Sherwood (50579)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lake City 1,766 $56,935
Lohrville 371 $56,250
Lytton 315 $59,286

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

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Rockwell City Public Library
426 FIFTH ST.
Rockwell City, Iowa
(712) 297-8422

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Rockwell City High Schools

ROCKWELL CITY-LYTTON HIGH SCHOOL
1000 TONAWANDA AVE
712-297-8111
Serves 171 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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