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 152,871 and a population density of 915 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 144,835 inhabitants.

The city was created 187 years ago in 1833.

Overview of eastern downtown Rockford image
Overview of eastern downtown Rockford
Overview of eastern downtown Rockford image


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

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Rockford Quick Facts

Population : 144,835 (2020)
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 : 23:42:09 (16th October 2021)
Density : 867 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.55% (2010-2020)
Weather : 59℉ Sunny 7-days weather

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According to census records, the population of Rockford decreased by 5.55% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 152,871 - census
2011 152,166 -0.46% estimation process
2012 151,302 -0.57% estimation process
2013 150,663 -0.42% estimation process
2014 149,440 -0.82% estimation process
2015 148,530 -0.61% estimation process
2016 147,871 -0.45% estimation process
2017 147,021 -0.58% estimation process
2018 146,307 -0.49% estimation process
2019 145,573 -0.5% estimation process
2020 144,835 -0.51% 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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Schools in Rockford

College & universities near Rockford, IL

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, IL

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

Post offices near Rockford

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Rockford Post Office Rockford (IL) 61101
East Rockford Post Office Rockford (IL) 61107
Broadway Post Office Rockford (IL) 61104
Kilburn Rockford Post Office Rockford (IL) 61101
New Towne Rockford Carr Annx Post Office Rockford (IL) 61125

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Other cities in Winnebago County

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

City Name Population Title
Loves Park 23,382 City north of Rockford, Illinois
Machesney Park 22,678 Village in the U.
Roscoe 10,406 Town
South Beloit 7,540 City in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States
Rockton 7,477 Illinois village near the Wisconsin border
Winnebago 2,973 City in Minnesota, United States
Cherry Valley 2,853 Township in Winnebago County, Illinois
Harlem 2,114 Township in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States
Lake Summerset 2,048 Census designated place
Pecatonica 1,926 City in Illinois, United States of America
Durand 1,387 Village in the United States
Shirland 944 Township in Winnebago County, Illinois
Seward 874 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
New Milford 851 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Rockford distances to largest Illinois cities