Rock Falls, Illinois

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Rock Falls is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,580 at the 2000 census. This charming town is located on the scenic Rock River.

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Geography

Rock Falls is located at 41°46′29″N 89°41′29″W / 41.77472°N 89.69139°W / 41.77472; -89.69139 (41.774753, -89.691328)[1].

The city is separated from its sister city, Sterling, to the North by the Rock River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (3.21%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,580 people, 3,895 households, and 2,559 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,888.0 people per square mile (1,114.1/km²). There were 4,098 housing units at an average density of 1,235.4/sq mi (476.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.78% White, 0.88% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 4.71% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.54% of the population.

There were 3,895 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

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