Rock Rapids is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 2,580 people and just one neighborhood, Rock Rapids is the 128th largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Rock Rapids is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rock Rapids is a city of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rock Rapids who work in office and administrative support (15.47%), management occupations (14.52%) and sales jobs (12.39%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Rock Rapids is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rock Rapids a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rock Rapids has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rock Rapids’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rock Rapids spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.76 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Rock Rapids doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.