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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Rock Valley is a town in Iowa with a population of 3,712. Rock Valley is in Sioux County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Rock Valley offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Rock Valley and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rock Valley are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$676
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    26.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    132
    500.1
  • Theft
    105.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Rock Valley

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,625
National
$55,322

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I moved to Rock Valley, Iowa when I was 6 years old. It was a long time ago I know but I'll never forget it. Rock Valley is a small town in Northwest Iowa that has a lot of small towns surrounding it not that far away. The people in Rock Valley are very friendly. It seems that everyone knows everyone. I appreciate the religious aspect in my area also, because I feel this really makes everyone so much nicer and understanding. I don't plan on moving from Rock Valley anytime soon. I love it there!
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If you want to live in a community where your kids will be safe, the private and public school systems are great, and you are surrounded by Christian and American values then Rock Valley is a great option for you. The main downside is the weather. It's hot and humid in the summer and terribly cold in the winter.
Rock Valley is different than any other town. First of all, there are several job opportunities. There are a number of factories and businesses that are always looking for help. Second of all, everyone is so welcoming and kind. The people who live around you are almost always willing to help you out. There are two schools, and also many churches. The best thing about Rock Valley in my opinion is the campground and the bike trails. They are beautiful and family friendly. My experience living in Rock Valley has been great so far.