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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rock Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rock Falls is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rock Falls who work in office and administrative support (16.01%), sales jobs (9.42%), and healthcare suport services (5.67%).

One of the benefits of Rock Falls is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.14 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.

In Rock Falls, just 9.97% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rock Falls in 2010 was $18,991, 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 $75,964 for a family of four.

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 14.72% 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.