Rockwell City, Iowa

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Rockwell City is a city in Calhoun County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,264 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Calhoun County[1].



Rockwell City is located at 42°23′45″N 94°37′59″W / 42.39583°N 94.63306°W / 42.39583; -94.63306 (42.395906, -94.632946)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,264 people, 818 households, and 503 families residing in the city. The population density was 537.5 people per square mile (207.6/km²). There were 951 housing units at an average density of 225.8/sq mi (87.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.99% White, 3.09% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 818 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 125.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 132.9 males.

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