Rock Falls, IL
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Rock Falls is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,087 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rock Falls is the 231st largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Rock Falls isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rock Falls are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rock Falls is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rock Falls who work in office and administrative support (14.64%), sales jobs (9.76%), and food service (7.12%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.17 minutes getting to work every day.

In Rock Falls, just 10.79% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rock Falls in 2010 was $19,439, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,756 for a family of four.

Rock Falls is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rock Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rock Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rock Falls also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rock Falls include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Rock Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.