Income/capita 8%
Household income 12%
Unemployment 41%
IndexRock ValleyIowaNational
Income per capita$27,377$28,872$29,829
Median household income$61,944$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$67,109$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,893$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$50,987$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$14,857$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.8%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level14.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rock Valley is 8% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Rock Valley is 12% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rock Valley is 41% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rock Valley is 5% lower than the national average

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      Rock Valley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.8%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector30.1%4.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.8%6.3%
      Wholesale & retail services7.9%8.3%
      Public administration1.4%1.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.6%0.0%
      Education, health & social services11.2%52.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sioux Center, IA7,370$70,70328%
      Orange City, IA6,153$69,65326%
      Alton, IA1,325$64,63517%
      Boyden, IA794$58,7506%
      Alvord, IA236$55,8331%
      Rock Valley, IA3,623$61,94412%

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      Melody Hill, IN3,623$75,35736%
      Avenue B and C, AZ3,623$26,87051%
      Uniontown, OH3,624$62,00012%
      Stanley, WI3,621$35,97235%
      Genesee, CO3,625$144,732162%
      Rock Valley, IA3,623$61,94412%
      Source: The Rock Valley, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).