Rock Falls, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 9,580. Estimated population in 2021: 9,470 (-1.1% change)
Males: 4,560 (47.6%), Females: 5,020 (52.4%)

Whiteside County

Zip code: 61071

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

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%).

Elevation: 641 feet

Land area: 3.3 square miles

Map of Rock Falls, IL

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rock Falls:

  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 4 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • CLINTON MUNI (about 44 miles; CLINTON, IA; Abbreviation: CWI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 51 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Rock Falls:

  • DIXON MUNI-CHARLES R. WALGREEN FIELD (about 19 miles; DIXON, IL; Abbreviation: C73)
  • ERIE AIR PARK (about 28 miles; ERIE, IL; Abbreviation: 3H5)
  • BARNETT MEMORIAL (about 28 miles; MOUNT MORRIS, IL; Abbreviation: C55)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • BLACK HAWK COLLEGE (about 60 miles; MOLINE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,891)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • SAINT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,310)
  • EASTERN IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 64 miles; DAVENPORT, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,180)
  • AUGUSTANA COLLEGE (about 64 miles; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Full-time 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)

Libraries

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)

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