|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Rock Rapids is 2,617. Rock Rapids, Iowa is the 6,685th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Rock Rapids was in 1990, when its population was 2,723. In 1990, Rock Rapids was the 5,825th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 6,685th largest city in the US. Rock Rapids is currently 3.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
Rock Rapids has grown 1.9% since the 2000. Rock Rapids, Iowa's growth is about average. 53% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|6680||Lake Arthur, Louisiana||2,622||-12.6%|
|6681||Tobaccoville, North Carolina||2,622||14.7%|
|6683||Forest Heights, Maryland||2,620||1.2%|
|6684||Sylva, North Carolina||2,618||7.4%|
|6685||Rock Rapids, Iowa||2,617||1.9%|
|6686||Yorkville, New York||2,617||-1.9%|
|6687||Sugar City, Idaho||2,616||101.8%|
The total voting age population of Rock Rapids, Iowa, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,844. The voting age population is 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 20.9% of the residents of Rock Rapids are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Rock Rapids are 97.5% White, 1.1% Two or more races, 0.9% Other, 0.3% Black and 0.3% Asian. Additionally, 0.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Rock Rapids, 4.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 4.6%. On a per-household basis, 2.3% of families are below the poverty line in Rock Rapids.
Among those aged 16 and older, 67.3% of Rock Rapids residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.4% of Rock Rapids residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 27.7% have a bachelor's degree and 9.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Rock Rapids residents aged 5 and older, 2.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Rock Rapids is 2.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Rock Rapids, 21.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Rock Rapids is $58,387.
In Rock Rapids, 85.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 14.7% of housing units in Rock Rapids.
Of all the housing units in Rock Rapids, 21.4% of them were build before 1940.
In Rock Rapids, 8.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Rock Rapids is $561.
In Rock Rapids, 86.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.