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Rock Creek Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
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Population: 
Rock Creek (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 815 890 1,040 1,119 1,628 +509 +45.49
Land Area (sq. mile) 44.00 42.44 42.98 42.97 42.97 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 18.5 21.0 24.2 26.0 37.9 +11.89 +45.49
Housing Units 256 339 369 417 635 +218 +52.28
Households -- 282 319 389 582 +193 +49.61
Persons Per Household -- 3.16 3.26 2.88 2.80 -0.08 -2.78

Geography:

Rock Creek is a city in Pine County, Minnesota. Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highway 70 are two of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.32 square miles (112.20 km2), of which 43.01 square miles (111.40 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) is water. It is by far the largest city by area in Pine County. The elevation is 938 ft (286 m) above sea level. 

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,628 people, 582 households, and 441 families residing in the city. The population density was 37.9 inhabitants per square mile (14.6/km2). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 14.8 per square mile (5.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 582 households of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 39.1 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.6% male and 47.4% female.

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History:  

ROCK CREEK Township, settled in 1872, organized March 2, 1874, and its city in section 22, bear the name of the creek that here flows south into the northeast corner of Chisago County, tributary to the St. Croix River. The city was incorporated as a village on November 4, 1970; it was established soon after the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad built through the area in 1870 and was a lumbering and sawmill center, having five mills in the area. The post office began in 1874; its name was Rockcreek, 1894-1950.

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Government:
Rock Creek City Hall
7080 State Highway 70
PO Box 229
Rock Creek, MN 55067
Phone: (320) 629-2736
Fax: (320) 629-8934

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name  and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Dick Johnson
10020 560th Street
Pine City, MN 55063
  (320) 298-0176
Administrator appointed Sandra Pangerl
PO Box 229
Rock Creek, MN 55067
Email (320) 629-2736
Treasurer appointed Nancy Runyan
PO Box 229
Rock Creek, MN 55067
Email (320) 629-2736
Council Member 12/31/2022 Dan Saumer
5161 State Highway 70
Pine City, MN 55063
  (320) 364-3698
Council Member 12/31/2022 Josiah (Joe) Babolik
55777 Government Road
Rush City, MN 55069
  (763) 227-7733
Council Member 12/31/2020 Pamela K Hinze
57576 Forest Blvd
Pine City, MN 55063
  (847) 814-2636
Council Member 12/31/2020 Sam Christenson
55742 Ivy Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069
  (651) 785-5560

Post Office:

Post Office closed in 1950
Now served by Pine City and Rush City Post Offices


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Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1111
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