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Rock Creek Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Rock Creek Minnesota population sign Location of Rock Creek, Minnesota

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 arterial routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.3 square miles (112.2 km˛), of which, 43.0 square miles (111.3 km˛) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km˛) of it (0.79%) 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 census2 of 2000, there were 1,119 people, 389 households, and 301 families residing in the city. The population density was 10.1/km˛ (26.0/mi˛). There were 417 housing units at an average density of 3.7/km˛ (9.7/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city was 98.30% White, 0.09% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.45% Asian, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 389 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 109.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,000, and the median income for a family was $48,482. Males had a median income of $33,523 versus $20,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,281. About 6.8% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

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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.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Rock Creek City Hall
7080 State Highway 70
Rock Creek, MN 55067
Phone: (320) 629-1006

Hours: 8:00-12:00 Monday - Friday

 
Title Term Ends Name  and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2012 Steve Olson
5203 Olson Memorial Drive
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-7419
Administrator appointed Sandra Pangerl
PO Box 229
Rock Creek, MN 55067
(320) 629-2736
Treasurer appointed Janet E. Peters
6915 560th Street
Rock Creek, MN 55067
(320) 629-2694
Council Member 12/31/2014 Dick Johnson
10020 560th Street
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629- 3309
Council Member 12/31/2012 Donald Moulton
55340 Ivy Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069
(320) 358-3231
Council Member 12/31/2014 Christine Heintz
55751 Forest Blvd.
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-
Council Member 12/31/2012 Craig Saari
57249 Forest Blvd
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-3217

Post Office:

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


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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity

East Central Energy

(800) 254-7944
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1111
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Rock Creek Motor Stop & Cafe Full-Service Restaurants 7
Time Out Sports Bar & Grill Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 7
Cricket Liquors Beer, Wine, & Liquor Stores 6
Heineman's L & G Products Other Specialty Trade Contractors 5
Anderson Relics & Antiques Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 4
Federated Propane Natural Gas Distribution 3
Melon Vine Organic Farming Other Crop Farming 3
Rock Creek Country Store Gasoline Stations 3
St. Croix Scenic Riverways Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water 3
Chalet Motel Hotels (exc. Casino Hotels) & Motels 2
Colors by Craig Sign Mfg. 2
H & H Glass Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2
Kingdom Hall of Jehova's Witness Religious Organizations 2
L & S Service Car Repair General Auto Repair 2
Rock Creek Post Office Other General Government Suppt. 2


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