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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A-
Rock Rapids is a town in Iowa with a population of 2,559. Rock Rapids is in Lyon County. Living in Rock Rapids offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rock Rapids there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Rock Rapids and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rock Rapids are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$524
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Rock Rapids

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,146
National
$55,322

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Rock Rapids Reviews

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Rock Rapids is a town that provides so much for its community. The local grocery store is one of the main attractions in Rock Rapids. Every year they host a heritage days parade. This parade helps bring the community closer together while celebrating the towns history. Rock Rapids has a phenomenal school system. They focus on making their students the best they can be and preparing them for the real world.
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It has a nice small town atmosphere, and our community really has each other's backs through the good and the bad times.
One of the things that our town struggles with is opportunities for young adults. There aren't a lot of internship opportunities or many job options.
Born and raised here it is a nice place to grow up. It is close to Sioux Falls which has many activities to explore and always has new places to try.