Rock Valley is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,626 people and just one neighborhood, Rock Valley is the 111th largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rock Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rock Valley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rock Valley who work in sales jobs (11.83%), office and administrative support (11.73%) and personal care services (8.85%).
A relatively large number of people in Rock Valley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.28% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Rock Valley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rock Valley 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 Valley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rock Valley’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the benefits of Rock Valley is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.08 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.