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Rock Creek, Ohio
Village
Rock Creek School
Rock Creek School
Location of Rock Creek, Ohio
Location of Rock Creek, Ohio
Location of Rock Creek in Ashtabula County
Location of Rock Creek in Ashtabula County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Ashtabula
Area
 • Total 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Land 0.89 sq mi (2.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
804 ft (245 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 529
 • Estimate 
(2019)
507
 • Density 570.30/sq mi (220.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44084
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-67846
GNIS feature ID 1061619

Rock Creek is a village in Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The population was 529 at the 2010 census.

The principal village festival is the Ox Roast. Its local elementary school, Rock Creek Elementary, had 285 students beginning the 2004–2005 school year, and the school's mascot is the Roadrunner.

In 2011, Rock Creek was featured in a comedic music video called "Rock Creek (My Town)" created by Kevin Cedar and directed by Chris Cedar. The video has reached over 10.000+ views and sarcastically mocks the idea of a rapper wanting to represent the small town of Rock Creek, OH. It was seen as controversial to some residents, while others use it as an anthem to show people what it's like to be from Rock Creek, OH.

Geography

Rock Creek is located at 41°39′39″N 80°51′13″W / 41.660786°N 80.853646°W / 41.660786; -80.853646, at the confluence of Rock Creek and the Grand River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 443
1870 491 10.8%
1880 558 13.6%
1890 448 −19.7%
1900 478 6.7%
1910 455 −4.8%
1920 483 6.2%
1930 476 −1.4%
1940 492 3.4%
1950 604 22.8%
1960 673 11.4%
1970 731 8.6%
1980 652 −10.8%
1990 553 −15.2%
2000 584 5.6%
2010 529 −9.4%
2019 (est.) 507 −4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 529 people, 196 households, and 137 families living in the village. The population density was 594.4 inhabitants per square mile (229.5/km2). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 244.9 per square mile (94.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 1.5% African American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 196 households, of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.1% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the village was 36.8 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

Notable People

  • Lewis Sperry Chafer, theologian, founder of Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Theodore Newcomb, American social psychologist, professor and author
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