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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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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.
20% of Rock Rapids residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Rock Rapids, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $245. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $634.
Libraries in Rock Rapids include Rock Rapids Public Library ... View libraries
Lyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rock Rapids political report.
The average commute time for Rock Rapids workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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