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Population (year 2000): 150,115. Estimated population in July 2005: 152,916 (+1.9% change)
Males: 72,384 (48.2%), Females: 77,731 (51.8%)

Winnebago County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $37,667 (year 2000)
Median house value: $79,900 (year 2000)

Rockford, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Rockford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.4%)
  • Black (17.4%)
  • Hispanic (10.2%)
  • Other race (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Other Asian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (19.6%), Irish (11.2%), Swedish (9.8%), English (7.9%), Italian (7.0%), United States (4.2%).Illinois

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 56.0 square miles

Rockford,

For population 25 years and over in Rockford

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockford city

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

8.7% Foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 1.9% Europe, 1.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,851 (+4.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (60.0 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (100.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park, IL Loves (4.9 miles Millford, IL (6.0 miles New Park, IL Machesney (6.2 miles Valley, IL Cherry (7.7 miles IL Roscoe, (10.8 miles Junction, IL (11.7 miles Davis IL (11.7 miles Winnebago, IL Rockton, (12.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 268 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 1997: 222 buildings, average cost: $59,500
  • 1998: 160 buildings, average cost: $64,700
  • 1999: 205 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2000: 212 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2001: 225 buildings, average cost: $79,400
  • 2002: 280 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2003: 226 buildings, average cost: $65,400
  • 2004: 219 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2005: 347 buildings, average cost: $80,700

Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 89.07 W

Area code: 815

Rockford, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.5%), Educational,health and social services (20.1%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +30,146 (+20.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 49,135 (73.8%)

Crime in Rockford by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 17 11 20 11 20 8
    per 100,000 11.3 7.3 13.3 7.3 13.3 5.3
Rapes 164 133 184 145 184 135
    per 100,000 109.2 88.6 122.6 96.6 122.6 89.9
Robberies 473 505 522 446 522 509
    per 100,000 315.1 336.4 347.7 297.1 347.7 339.1
Assaults 792 695 631 672 631 714
    per 100,000 527.6 463.0 420.3 447.7 420.3 475.6
Burglaries 2,961 2,458 3,200 2,502 3,200 2,607
    per 100,000 1972.5 1637.4 2131.7 1666.7 2131.7 1736.7
Thefts 7,894 7,879 7,930 8,143 7,930 7,112
    per 100,000 5258.6 5248.6 5282.6 5424.5 5282.6 4737.7
Auto thefts 894 869 1,225 1,017 1,225 1,099
    per 100,000 595.5 578.9 816.0 677.5 816.0 732.1
651.1 607.2 676.5 612.5 676.5 607.8

Average climate in Rockford, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rockford,

Rockford-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Rockford city center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 tornado 47.5 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 75 people.

Birthplace of: Ginger Lynn - aka Ginger Lynn Allen, (born 1962), adult film actress, Jodi Benson - (born 1961), voice actress and singer, John Bayard Anderson - (born 1922), politician, Mike Gandy - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Jan 3, 1979), Aaron Robinson - College basketball player (Minnesota Golden Gophers), Ginger Lynn Allen - (born 1962), actress, Mike Morgan - College basketball player (Oral Roberts Golden Eagles), Pat Nelson - College basketball player (Ball State Cardinals), Tenetria Michelle Williams.

Main business address for: CLARCOR INC (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES), AMCORE FINANCIAL INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), WOODWARD GOVERNOR CO (ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIAL APPARATUS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Rockford:
  • H DOUGLAS SINGER MENTAL HLTH CTR (4402 N MAIN ST)
  • ROCKFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2400 NORTH ROCKTON AVENUE)
  • SAINT ANTHONY MEDICAL CENTER (5666 EAST STATE STREET)
  • SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL (1400 CHARLES ST)
  • VAN MATRE HEALTHSOUTH (950 SO MULFORD ROAD)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rockford:
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 7 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
  • ROCK CO (about 24 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; ID: JVL)
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 56 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; ID: SQI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rockford:
  • COTTONWOOD (about 5 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: 1C8)
  • BELOIT (about 17 miles; BELOIT, WI; ID: 44C)
  • POPLAR GROVE (about 17 miles; POPLAR GROVE, IL; ID: C77)

Amtrak station:
ROCKFORD (7559 WALTON ST.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 2 $5,781 $34,686 0 $0
Welfare 100 $273,921 $32,870 0 $0
Streets and Highways 96 $339,267 $42,408 2 $950
Fire - Other 70 $299,335 $51,314 0 $0
Firefighters 256 $1,346,302 $63,107 0 $0
Police - Other 34 $107,859 $38,067 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 16 $74,964 $56,223 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 289 $1,732,907 $71,954 0 $0
Other Government Administration 29 $82,412 $34,101 0 $0
Financial Administration 42 $155,713 $44,489 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 46 $144,915 $37,803 0 $0
Local Libraries 89 $225,666 $30,426 51 $39,823
Water Supply 69 $260,738 $45,345 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 32 $120,935 $45,350 0 $0
Totals for Government 1170 $5,170,715 $53,032 53 $40,773
Colleges/Universities in Rockford:
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,200; Location: 3301 N MULFORD RD; Public; Website: www.rvc.cc.il.us)
  • ROCKFORD COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,094; Location: 5050 E STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rockford.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • ROCKFORD BUSINESS COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 218; Location: 730 N CHURCH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rbcsuccess.com)
  • SAINT ANTHONY COLLEGE OF NURSING (FT enrollment: 61; Location: 5658 E STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • EDUCATORS OF BEAUTY (FT enrollment: 59; Location: 128 S FIFTH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY (Location: 1400 CHARLES ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF MEDICAL TECHN (Location: 1400 CHARLES ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIATION THER (Location: 1400 CHARLES ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • TAI TRAVEL ACADEMY (Location: 1100 S ALPINE RD; Private, for-profit)
  • ROCKFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF XRAY TECHN (Location: 2400 N ROCKTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rockford:
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 27 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; DeKalb, IL; FT enrollment: 19,477)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 45 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; FT enrollment: 9,493)
  • MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,707)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; ELGIN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,077)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; FT enrollment: 3,834)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 61 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 37,607)
Public high schools in Rockford:
  • GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,974; Location: 5620 SPRING CREEK RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,807; Location: 4145 SAMUELSON RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ROCKFORD EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,804; Location: 2929 CHARLES ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,665; Location: 5110 AUBURN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • REGIONAL LEARNING CTR (Students: 72; Location: 410 8TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Rockford:
  • BOYLAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC H S (Students: 1,347; Location: 4000 ST FRANCIS DRIVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE SCHOOLS (Students: 1,326; Location: 5950 SPRINGCREEK RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 679; Location: 3411 NORTH ALPINE ROAD; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • KEITH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 1 JACOBY PLACE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 202; Location: 4000 PRAIRIE RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • NORTH LOVE CHRISTIAN (Students: 161; Location: 5301 E RIVERSIDE BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ROCKFORD BAPTIST SCHOOLS (Students: 85; Location: 7007 FLORA ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Rockford:
  • ROCKFORD ENVRNMNTL SCIENCE ACAD (Students: 1,255; Location: 1800 OGILBY RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 981; Location: 1500 CHARLES ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BERNARD W FLINN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 931; Location: 2525 OHIO PKY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EISENHOWER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 930; Location: 3525 SPRING CREEK RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 858; Location: 1900 N ROCKTON AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ELLIS ARTS ACADEMY (Students: 726; Location: 222 S CENTRAL AVE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 4664 N ROCKTON AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RIVERDAHL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 633; Location: 3520 KISHWAUKEE ST; Grades: PK - 02)
  • ROCKFORD SCIENCE & TECH ACADEMY (Students: 601; Location: 520 N PIERPONT AVE; Grades: PK - 08)
  • BARBOUR TWO-WAY LANG IMMERSION (Students: 588; Location: 1506 CLOVER AVE; Grades: KG - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Rockford:
  • HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 4407 HIGHCREST ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LUTHER ACADEMY ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 4700 AUGUSTANA DR.; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ST BERNADETTE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 341; Location: 2300 NORTH BELL AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST RITA (Students: 313; Location: 6284 VALLEY KNOLL DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER CATHEDRAL (Students: 301; Location: 1231 NORTH COURT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST EDWARD SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: 3020 11TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RAINBOW ACADEMY (Students: 269; Location: 6413 FOREST HILLS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 409 NORTH FIRST STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WEE CARE NURSERY (Students: 186; Location: 1421 E. STATE ST.; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SPECTRUM SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 2909 N MAIN ST; Grades: PK - UG)
Library in Rockford:
  • ROCKFORD P.L. (Operating income: $5,745,970; Location: 215 NORTH WYMAN STREET; 581,794 books; 28,166 audio materials; 14,404 video materials; 930 serial subscriptions)

Church in Rockford: Family Christian Fellowship Church (A).

Park in Rockford: Kennedy Park (1).


Rockford compared to Illinois state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Rockford:
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNTA (1330 AM; 1 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WLUV (1520 AM; 1 kW; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: ANGELO JOSEPH SALVI)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Strongest FM radio stations in Rockford:
  • W233AD (94.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W289AB (105.7 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W220BL (91.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WNIU (89.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WDKB (94.9 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: DEKALB COUNTY RADIO, LIMITED)
TV broadcast stations around Rockford:
  • W25CL (Channel 25; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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