Rock Falls is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,789 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rock Falls is the 245th largest community in Illinois.
When you are in Rock Falls, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.26% of Rock Falls’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Rock Falls is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rock Falls who work in sales jobs (8.79%), food service (8.52%), and office and administrative support (6.85%).
The percentage of people in Rock Falls with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.15% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rock Falls in 2018 was $26,743, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,972 for a family of four. However, Rock Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 22.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rock Falls include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rock Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.