Income/capita 31%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 70%
IndexRock FallsIllinoisNational
Income per capita$20,493$31,502$29,829
Median household income$40,543$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$49,565$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,328$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$29,342$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,426$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate7.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level16.3%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rock Falls is 31% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Rock Falls is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rock Falls is 70% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rock Falls is 8% higher than the national average

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      Rock Falls employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.2%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector29.2%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.5%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services18.3%15.6%
      Public administration7.0%3.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.7%2.9%
      Education, health & social services6.7%37.9%

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      Grand Detour, IL489$98,85479%
      Deer Grove, IL39$80,25045%
      Walnut, IL1,601$56,7503%
      Como, IL408$52,6565%
      Lyndon, IL690$52,2226%
      Rock Falls, IL9,104$40,54327%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      New Baltimore, VA9,097$120,786118%
      Grinnell, IA9,112$45,94817%
      Rawlins, WY9,114$57,3684%
      Frankfort Square, IL9,116$94,12770%
      Triangle, VA9,092$68,42324%
      Rock Falls, IL9,104$40,54327%
      Source: The Rock Falls, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).