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Rock Creek
Official logo of Rock Creek
Location of the city of Rock Creekwithin Pine County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Rock Creek
within Pine County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Pine
Incorporated November 4, 1970
 • Total 43.32 sq mi (112.20 km2)
 • Land 43.01 sq mi (111.40 km2)
 • Water 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
938 ft (286 m)
 • Total 1,628
 • Estimate 
 • Density 38.41/sq mi (14.83/km2)
 • Demonym
Rock Creekite
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-54934
GNIS feature ID 0650185

Rock Creek is a city in Pine County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,628 at the 2010 census. Portions of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation are located within Rock Creek.

Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highway 70 are two of the main routes in the community. Rock Creek is mostly a rural area, made up of farm lands.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 890
1990 1,040 16.9%
2000 1,119 7.6%
2010 1,628 45.5%
2019 (est.) 1,652 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,628 people, 582 households, and 441 families living 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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