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Rock Rapids is a city in Lyon County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location on the Rock River

The latitude of Rock Rapids is 43.427N. The longitude is -96.175W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,388 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,661.


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Median household income
Local
$35,135
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rock Rapids demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Lyon County Fair - July 23-26, 2007
  • Heritage Days - June 14-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rock Rapids web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Lyon County Historical Society Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Rock Rapids demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lyon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 51246 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

40% of Rock Rapids residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rock Rapids ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rock Rapids was $18,035, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Rock Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rock Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $245.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $634.


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Libraries in Rock Rapids include Rock Rapids Public Library ... View libraries

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Lyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rock Rapids political report.

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The average commute time for Rock Rapids workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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