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Rock Falls is a city in Whiteside County, in the Sterling metro area.

The latitude of Rock Falls is 41.779N. The longitude is -89.688W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,447.


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Median household income
Local
$34,442
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rock Falls demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Rapids
· Rapids City
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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28% of Rock Falls residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rock Falls ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rock Falls was $16,524, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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6% of Rock Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rock Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $362.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $718.


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Libraries in Rock Falls include Coloma Twp-Rock Falls Public Library ... View libraries

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Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rock Falls political report.

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The average commute time for Rock Falls workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Rock Falls include Country Inns & Suites, Holiday Inn of Rock Falls, Super 8.

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