Rockwell City, Iowa Population 2024

2,131

Rockwell City is a city located in Calhoun County Iowa. Rockwell City has a 2024 population of 2,131. It is also the county seat of Calhoun County.Rockwell City is currently declining at a rate of -1.71% annually and its population has decreased by -5.2% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,248 in 2020.

The average household income in Rockwell City is $62,824 with a poverty rate of 12.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rockwell City is 38 years, 36.9 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Rockwell City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rockwell City was:

  • White: 88.87%
  • Two or more races: 5.99%
  • Black or African American: 2.6%
  • Other race: 1.76%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
504.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.2% (-117)
The current population of Rockwell City, Iowa is 2,131 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,248.

Rockwell City, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,12388.87%
Two or more races1435.99%
Black or African American622.6%
Other race421.76%
Asian190.8%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rockwell City Population by Race

Rockwell City Population Pyramid 2024

Rockwell City Median Age

38

Total

36.9

Male

41.5

Female

Rockwell City Adults

There are 1,885 adults, (414 of whom are seniors) in Rockwell City.

Rockwell City Age Dependency

62.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockwell City Sex Ratio

Female1,02242.78%
Male1,36757.22%

Rockwell City Population by Age

Rockwell City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7532.4270.729.3
Married3442.988.411.6
Non Family2971.116337
Female954.4331.668.4
Male174.1864.735.3
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3.15

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rockwell City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rockwell City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rockwell City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40%.

Rockwell City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$26,000

Average Earnings

$18,819

Average Male

$28,640

Average Female

Rockwell City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockwell City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rockwell City Language

97.75% of Rockwell City residents speak only English, while 2.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.82% of the population.

Rockwell City Language

Rockwell City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,73620912.04%
Black88100%
Multiple51713.73%
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12.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.1%

Male Poverty Rate

15.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockwell City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockwell City is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockwell City is White, with 12.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.85%.

Rockwell City Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.54%
High School16.67%
Bachelors or Greater3.57%
Some College1.91%
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Rockwell City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.65%
Male Employed2.37%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Rockwell City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockwell City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rockwell City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockwell City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rockwell City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rockwell City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rockwell City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

105

Number of Veterans

105

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Rockwell City Veterans by War

count

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Rockwell City Veterans by Age

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Rockwell City Veterans by Race

Rockwell City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockwell City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

37.6%

Labor Force Participation

36.5%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Rockwell City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rockwell City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rockwell City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.51%

Born in Rockwell City

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

0.13%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of Rockwell City residents were born in the United States, with 74.51% having been born in Iowa. 0.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Rockwell City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,946-37-1.87%
20281,983-37-1.83%
20272,020-37-1.8%
20262,057-37-1.77%
20252,094-37-1.74%
20242,131-37-1.71%
20232,168-37-1.68%
20222,205-37-1.65%
20212,242-6-0.27%
20202,2481808.7%
20192,068-16-0.77%
20182,084-19-0.9%
20172,103-18-0.85%
20162,121-7-0.33%
20152,128-9-0.42%
20142,137-17-0.79%
20132,154-7-0.32%
20122,161-29-1.32%
20112,190-25-1.13%
20102,215
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Rockwell City Population by Year