Rock Valley scrambles to keep up with growth

ROCK VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — The northwest Iowa city of Rock Valley is scrambling to deal with a growing population.

The Sioux City Journal reports ( ) city officials credit a strong local economy for the 24 percent population growth from 2000 to 2010. The increase made the Sioux County city the second fastest-growing in northwest Iowa, behind Sergeant Bluff.

Rock Valley now has a population of 3,354.

The city is expanding to the east and plans to begin construction of a new street in May.

Development Director Jim Vander Velde says the city’s business growth makes it hard to provide enough housing.

About 900 people commute to jobs in Rock Valley.


Information from: Sioux City Journal,

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