Rockford Winnebago County, Illinois

Rockford: County seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, United States

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Location of Rockford on Illinois map.


Rockford is a city located in the county of Winnebago in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 178,527 and a population density of 1,069 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 169,980 inhabitants.

The city was created 187 years ago in 1833.


Rockford is located at 42°16'16"N 89°5'38"W (42.2711300, -89.0940000).

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Overview of eastern downtown Rockford


Rockford forecast: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 96. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

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Rockford Quick Facts

Population : 169,980 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Winnebago County
Postal code : 61101-61110, 61112, 61114, 61125, 61126
Phone Area Codes : 815
Area : 167.01 km2
Official name : Rockford
Altitude : 715 feet / 218 meters
Capital city : Rockford is capital of Winnebago County
Establishment : January 01, 1834 (187 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 17:52:55 (27th July 2021)
Density : 1,018 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -5.03% (2010-2019)
Weather : 92℉ Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

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According to census records, the population of Rockford decreased by 5.03% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 178,527 - census
2011 177,307 -0.69% estimation process
2012 176,318 -0.56% estimation process
2013 175,574 -0.42% estimation process
2014 174,153 -0.82% estimation process
2015 173,120 -0.6% estimation process
2016 172,379 -0.43% estimation process
2017 171,490 -0.52% estimation process
2018 170,736 -0.44% estimation process
2019 169,980 -0.44% estimation process

Rockford zip code is 61101. County name: Winnebago, County fips: 17201

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People born in Rockford (200)

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College & universities near Rockford

Code Name City ZIP
148399 Madison Media Institute-Rockford Career College Rockford (IL) 61108
148405 Rockford University Rockford (IL) 61108-2311
455008 Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Rockford Rockford (IL) 61108
448673 Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford (IL) 61108-2513
260965 Educators of Beauty College of Cosmetology-Rockford Rockford (IL) 61114

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rockford

Code Name Address Type
RCK Rockford, Illinois 7559 Walton St. BUS
BET South Beloit, Illinois 15766 Manchester Road BUS
JVL Janesville, Wisconsin 3120 North Pontiac Drive BUS
MDT Mendota station 783 Main Street RAIL
PLO Plano 101 West Main Street RAIL

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Other cities in Winnebago County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Winnebago County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Harlem 38,913 Township in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States
Loves Park 23,371 City north of Rockford, Illinois
Machesney Park 22,677 Village in the U.
Roscoe 10,510 Town
South Beloit 7,624 City in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States
Rockton 7,441 Illinois village near the Wisconsin border
Winnebago 2,991 City in Minnesota, United States
Cherry Valley 2,877 Township in Winnebago County, Illinois
Pecatonica 2,078 City in Illinois, United States of America
Lake Summerset 2,048 Census designated place
Durand 1,394 Village in the United States
Shirland 951 Township in Winnebago County, Illinois
Seward 876 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
New Milford 699 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Rockford distances to largest Illinois cities

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