Rock Rapids demographics profile

StatisticRock RapidsIowaNational
Population2,5693,106,589318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)6065591
Median age39.938.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)76%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%44%43%
Speak English98%92%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%
Rock Rapids, IA has a population of 2,569 and is the 9,680th largest city in the United States. The population density is 606 per sq mi which is 1009% higher than the Iowa average and 569% higher than the national average. The median age in Rock Rapids is 40 which is approximately 5% higher than the Iowa average of 38. In Rock Rapids, 76% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 52% of Rock Rapids residents were born in Iowa, 47% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Rock Rapids is 1009% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Rock Rapids is 5% higher than Iowa.
  • In Rock Rapids 99.73% of the population is White.
  • In Rock Rapids 0.16% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Rock Rapids 0.08% of the population is Asian.

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Rock Rapids population breakdown by race

RaceRock RapidsIowaNational
White99.73%90.90%73.35%
Black or African American0.16%3.32%12.63%
Asian0.08%2.14%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race0.00%1.97%3.06%
Other race0.04%1.27%4.75%
In Rock Rapids, 0.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Rock Rapids, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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