Income/capita 11%
Household income 1%
Unemployment 72%
IndexRock RapidsIowaNational
Income per capita$26,418$28,872$29,829
Median household income$54,891$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,110$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,292$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$38,182$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,660$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level6.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rock Rapids is 11% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Rock Rapids is 1% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rock Rapids is 72% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rock Rapids is 56% lower than the national average

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      Rock Rapids employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector20.1%13.1%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%10.4%
      Wholesale & retail services13.5%11.9%
      Public administration2.7%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.6%2.6%
      Education, health & social services13.9%35.6%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lester, IA269$71,25029%
      Matlock, IA71$63,75015%
      Alvord, IA236$55,8331%
      Beaver Creek, MN375$54,8211%
      Larchwood, IA865$54,6431%
      Rock Rapids, IA2,569$54,8911%

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      Tahoka, TX2,570$40,29827%
      South Dos Palos, CA2,568$41,99224%
      Salmon Brook, CT2,568$87,45258%
      Lake City, AR2,570$40,99526%
      Rock Rapids, IA2,569$54,8911%
      Source: The Rock Rapids, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).