Rock Island, OK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rock Island, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Rock Island had a population of 672 as of July 1, 2017. Rock Island ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rock Island is located at latitude 35.1849 and longitude -94.4826 in Le Flore County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rock Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Le Flore County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Town of Rock Island (GNIS ID: 2412560) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Rock Island is located within Cameron Division of Le Flore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rock Island population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Rock Island, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 672
Daytime Population: Workers 114
Daytime Population: Residents 401
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 515
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 660
Population in Familes 566
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $36,669
Average Household Income $50,404
Per Capita Income $19,740


Total Housing Units 303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 215 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $90,789
Average Home Value $136,332


Total Households 273
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.38%
Households 0.36% 0.29%
Families 0.63% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Rock Island, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rock Island to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 308 58th
Population Density # 626 15th
Diversity Index # 640 13th
Median Household Income # 573 22nd
Per Capita Income # 550 25th

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