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Population in 2012: 150,843 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 

Males: 72,966  (48.4%)
Females: 77,877  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  35.6 years
Illinois median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 61088, 61101, 61102, 61104, 61107.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,363 (it was $37,667 in 2000)
Rockford:

$37,363
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,255

Rockford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,600 (it was $79,400 in 2000)
Rockford:

$95,600
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $122,673; Detached houses: $123,271; Townhouses or other attached units: $132,036; In 2-unit structures: $109,109; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $112,903; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $148,666; Mobile homes: $23,886

Median gross rent in 2012: $684.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 61101, 61102, 61103, 61104, 61107, 61108, 61109, 61114.

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  • White alone - 85,557 (56.7%)
  • Black alone - 30,450 (20.2%)
  • Hispanic - 26,002 (17.2%)
  • Two or more races - 4,535 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 4,287 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 107 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 80 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rockford: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (9.2%), Swedish (6.7%), United States (6.7%), Italian (5.5%), English (5.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/28/1880

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 56.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,693 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Rockford:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 15.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockford city:

  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

16,159 residents are foreign born (6.1% Latin America, 1.7% Europe, 1.5% Asia).

This city:  10.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 482 registered sex offenders living in Rockford, Illinois as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rockford to the number of sex offenders is 313 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,347 (3.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,664 (2.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (58.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (77.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Loves Park, IL (2.1 miles ), Cherry Valley, IL (2.4 miles ), New Millford, IL (2.4 miles ), Machesney Park, IL (2.5 miles ), Winnebago, IL (3.0 miles ), Roscoe, IL (3.2 miles ), Caledonia, IL (3.4 miles) , Belvidere, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 276 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2007: 157 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2008: 64 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2009: 32 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $95,300

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Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 89.07 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Forest City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +33,971 (+22.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 41,664 (70.1%)

Area code: 815

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Crime rates in Rockford by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 111120208191820212223219
per 100,000 7.37.313.313.25.312.511.812.913.414.014.713.75.9
Rapes 133145184184135141119106147123116112124
per 100,000 88.696.6122.6121.889.092.577.868.393.978.274.373.081.4
Robberies 5054465225225095375646295876141,6481,400499
per 100,000 336.4297.1347.7345.5335.5352.2368.8405.4374.8390.41055.2913.1327.7
Assaults 6956726316317147641,0131,0709979224965651,451
per 100,000 463.0447.7420.3417.7470.6501.1662.5689.7636.7586.2317.6368.5952.8
Burglaries 2,4582,5023,2003,2002,6072,3712,8042,3592,9382,5632,3801,8872,224
per 100,000 1637.41666.72131.72118.31718.21555.21833.71520.61876.21629.71523.91230.71460.3
Thefts 7,8798,1437,9307,9307,1126,7587,0715,8676,4125,8025,0174,7385,003
per 100,000 5248.65424.55282.65249.34687.44432.94624.13781.84094.63689.23212.33090.03285.1
Auto thefts 8691,0171,2251,2251,099977787628790482486438381
per 100,000 578.9677.5816.0810.9724.3640.9514.7404.8504.5306.5311.2285.7250.2
Arson 4334363602424846244906972
per 100,000 28.622.624.023.80.015.715.754.139.628.057.645.047.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 654.9663.4744.5739.8647.1647.1688.6634.9682.3615.7734.5671.1624.2

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Crime rate in Rockford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 301 (271 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Illinois average:

2.76

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Rockford, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Rockford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 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 F4 tornado 35.5 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 75 people.

Earthquake activity:

Rockford-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from Rockford center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Winnebago County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockford topographic map

Birthplace of: Robert C. Richardson III - General, Stewart Brand - Environmentalist, Paris Bennett - Singer, Michelle Williams (singer) - Singer, Ginger Lynn - aka Ginger Lynn Allen, (born 1962), adult film actress, Chad Knaus - NASCAR crew chief, James Cartwright - Marine Corps general, James Henry Breasted - Archaeologist, Dwight Johns - Army general in World War II, Margaret Cross Norton - First Illinois State Archivist.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Rockford: Fred E. Smith, Jerry Wayne Wickam, Leonard B. Keller.

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:

  • DAVITA - ROCKFORD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 3339 N. ROCKTON AVE)
  • DAVITA - ROXBURY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 622 ROXBURY ROAD)
  • DAVITA - STONE CREST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1302 E. STATE ST.)
  • DAVITA CHURCHVIEW DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 5970 CHURCHVIEW DRIVE)
  • ABLE HOME HEALTH, LLC (Home Health Center, 1946 DAIMLER ROAD)
  • SISTER'S HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, 117 S 3RD ST)
  • SWEDISHAMERICAN HH CARE MED S (Home Health Center, 2550 CHARLES ST.)
  • TRANSITIONS HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 310 7TH ST, STE 101-103)
  • VNA OF THE ROCKFORD AREA (Home Health Center, 4223 EAST STATE ST. SUITE 100)
  • CANTERBURY PLACE (Hospital, 2503 CANTERBURY LANE)
  • GLENWOOD VILLA (Hospital, 3247 GLENWOOD AVENUE)
  • H DOUGLAS SINGER MENTAL HLTH CTR (Hospital, 4402 N MAIN ST)
  • HALLAM TERRACE (Hospital, 1108 TAYLOR STREET)
  • HEARTLAND HOSPICE SERVICES, INC (Hospital, 4960 E STATE ST)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF AMERICA INC (Hospital, 483 N MULFORD ROAD)
  • MILESTONE - ELMWOOD HEIGHTS (Hospital, 2662 ELMWOOD ROAD)
  • MILESTONE - SUN VALLEY (Hospital, 3351 SUN VALLEY)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS HOSPICE ASSO (Hospital, 4215 NEWBURG ROAD)
  • OAKWOOD HOSPITAL OF ROCKFORD (Hospital, 5510 E STATE ST)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF ROCKFORD (Hospital, 6801 SPRING CREEK ROAD, SUITE 2C)
  • OLSON TERRACE (Hospital, 3006 ALIDA STREET)
  • OSF HOSPICE (Hospital, 6122 MULFORD VILLAGE DRIVE)
  • ROCKFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 2400 NORTH ROCKTON AVENUE)
  • ROCKTON COURT (Hospital, 2615 NORTH ROCKTON AVENUE)
  • SAINT ANTHONY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 5666 EAST STATE STREET)
  • SEARLES GROUP HOME (Hospital, 3310 SEARLES AVENUE)
  • SEBORG TERRACE (Hospital, 3024 ALIDA STREET)
  • SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1401 EAST STATE STREET)
  • VAN MATRE HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, 950 S MULFORD RD)
  • ALDEN ALMA NELSON MANOR (Nursing Home, 550 SOUTH MULFORD AVENUE)
  • ALDEN GARDENS OF ROCKFORD (Nursing Home, 310 ARNOLD AVENUE)
  • ALDEN PARK STRATHMOOR (Nursing Home, 5668 STRATHMOOR DRIVE)
  • AMBERWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2313 NORTH ROCKTON AVENUE)
  • ASTA CARE CENTER OF ROCKFORD (Nursing Home, 707 WEST RIVERSIDE BOULEVARD)
  • FAIRHAVEN CHRISTIAN RET CENTER (Nursing Home, 3470 NORTH ALPINE ROAD)
  • FAIRVIEW NURSING PLAZA (Nursing Home, 321 ARNOLD AVENUE)
  • LOCUSTWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 3520 SCHOOL STREET)
  • P A PETERSON CENTER FOR HEALTH (Nursing Home, 1311 PARKVIEW AVENUE)
  • PROVENA COR MARIAE CENTER (Nursing Home, 3330 MARIA LINDEN DRIVE)
  • PROVENA ST ANNE CENTER (Nursing Home, 4405 HIGHCREST ROAD)
  • RIVER BLUFF NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 4401 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • ROSEWOOD CARE CENTER OF ROCKFORD (Nursing Home, 1660 SOUTH MULFORD)
  • SINGER ZONE CENTER (Nursing Home, 4402 N MAIN ST PO BOX 62)
  • SPRINGWOOD NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 1920 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • WILLOWS HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 4054 ALBRIGHT LANE)
  • YORKDALE HEALTH CARE CENTRE INC (Nursing Home, 2313 N ROCKTON AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Rockford, IL

Airports and heliports located in Rockford:


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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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Rockford:

  • 14 miles: Byron 1 and 2 in Byron, IL.

Local government website: www.cityofrockford.net

Colleges/Universities in Rockford:

  • Rock Valley College (Full-time enrollment: 3,903; Location: 3301 N Mulford Rd; Public; Website: www.rockvalleycollege.edu)
  • Rasmussen College-Rockford (FT enrollment: 1,050; Location: 6000 East State Street, Fourth Floor; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rasmussen.edu)
  • Rockford College (FT enrollment: 827; Location: 5050 E State St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rockford.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Rockford Career College (FT enrollment: 227; Location: 1130 South Alpine Road; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rockfordcareercollege.edu)
  • Saint Anthony College of Nursing (FT enrollment: 130; Location: 5658 E State St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: sacn.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Rockford (FT enrollment: 124; Location: 657 Highgrove Place; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regencybeauty.com)
  • Educators of Beauty (FT enrollment: 55; Location: 128 S Fifth St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.educatorsofbeauty.com)
  • Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (FT enrollment: 45; Location: 5485 E State St; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rockford:

  • Kishwaukee College (about 26 miles; Malta, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 28 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • McHenry County College (about 36 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 3,149)
  • Elgin Community College (about 43 miles; Elgin, IL; FT enrollment: 4,230)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 43 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Waubonsee Community College (about 46 miles; Sugar Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 3,890)
  • American InterContinental University-Online (about 46 miles; Hoffman Estates, IL; FT enrollment: 25,208)

Public high schools in Rockford:

Private high schools in Rockford:

  • BOYLAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,250; Location: 4000 ST FRANCIS DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 1,178; Location: 1401 N BELL SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE SCHOOLS (Students: 978; Location: 5950 SPRING CREEK RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LUTHERAN HIGH AND JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 668; Location: 3411 N ALPINE RD; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • KEITH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 455; Location: 1 JACOBY PL; Grades: PK - 12)
  • BEREAN BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 5626 SAFFORD RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • NORTH LOVE CHRISTIAN (Students: 203; Location: 5301 E RIVERSIDE BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ROCKFORD BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 7007 FLORA RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Rockford:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Rockford:

  • HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 4407 HIGHCREST RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ROCKFORD LUTHERAN ACADEMY (Students: 364; Location: 4700 AUGUSTANA DR; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST PETER CATHEDRAL (Students: 272; Location: 1231 N COURT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST RITA SCHOOL (Students: 269; Location: 6284 VALLEY KNOLL DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JAMES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 409 N 1ST ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST EDWARD SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 3020 11TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SPECTRUM SCHOOL (Students: 212; Location: 2909 N MAIN ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • ST BERNADETTE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 2300 BELL AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RAINBOW ACADEMY (Students: 158; Location: 6413 FOREST HILLS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WEE CARE CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 122; Location: 1421 E STATE ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Rockford, map of school districts: ROCKFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT 205

Library in Rockford:

  • ROCKFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,287,379; Location: 215 NORTH WYMAN STREET; 507,804 books; 38 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private High School : Rockford Christian High School 1401 N. Bell School Road Rockford, IL 61107 (815) 399-3465 550 high students as of 8/05
  • The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford should be on your list of Universities/Colleges.
  • Our Motto is We Serve. Founded in 1920 We are the oldest Lions club in District 1-D. We Built the sinnissippi Band Shelter, The original Center for Sight & Hearing and Lions Park (Handicap accessible) at Rock Cut State Park. Our two primary service projects are students with vision and or hearing loss in the Rockford Schools and the Center for Sight & Hearing, We also support the Salvation Army through Bell ringing, Lions of Illinois Foundation, Give Scholarships to Rock Valley college, Rockford college and Rockford Business School to help student with vision or hearing loss. We meet at noon the first & third Wednesdays at the Salvation Army Millennium Center 200 S Madison St

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Notable locations in Rockford: East Rock Industrial Park (A), Rockford News Tower (B), Rockford Sanitary District Disposal Plant (C), Sinnissippi Golf Course (D), Rockford Pistol Range (E), Mauh Nah Tee-See Country Club (F), Sandy Hollow Golf Course (G), Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railroad Depot (H), Rockford Country Club (I), Alpine Business Park (J), Rockford Public Library (K), Luther Center (L), Talcott Building (M), Rock River Tower (N), Rockford Trust Building (O), OSF Lifeline Ambulance (P), Regional Emergency Acute Care Transport (Q), ATS Medical Service (R), Van Matre HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital (S), Rockford Fire Department Station 5 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Lincolnwood Shopping Center (1), Marchesano Shopping Center (2), Alpine Village Shopping Center (3), Edgebrook Shopping Center (4), Eleventh Street Plaza Shopping Center (5), Fairview Shopping Center (6), Colonial Village Shopping Center (7), Forest Plaza Shopping Center (8), High Crest Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rockford include: Aldersgate United Methodist Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B), Calvary Church (C), Calvary Church of Christ (D), Broadway United Methodist Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Deliverance Church of Rockford (G), First Evangelical Free Church (H), New Life Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery (1), Mount Auburn Cemetery (2), Cedar Bluff Cemetery (3), Marsh Cemetery (4), Saint James and Saint Marys Cemetery (5), Scandinavian Cemetery (6), Guilford Union Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Reuben Aldeen Park Lake (A), Rock River (B), Spring Lake (C), Levings Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Kent Creek (A), Keith Creek (B), Spring Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rockford include: Haight Village Historic District (1), Quarry Hill Park (2), Reuben Aldeen Park (3), Ridge Avenue Park (4), River Front Park (5), Searls Park Prairie Nature Preserve (6), Searls Memorial Park (7), Alpine Park (8), Andrews Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Burpee Museum of Natural History (737 North Main Street) (1), Ethnic Heritage Museum (313 Loomis Street) (2), Command Post Restaurant (Museums; 1004 Samuelson Road) (3), Northern Illinois Botanical Society (Botanical Gardens; 2701 Clifton Avenue) (4), Klehn Arboretum & Bontanic Gardclarcor Pavillion (Botanical Gardens; 1403 Iris Avenue) (5), Graham Ginestra House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1115 South Main Street) (6), Anderson Gardens (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2110 Stoneridge Close) (7), Apollo Amusements Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2934 11th Street) (8), Game Play Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1310 7th Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Extended Stay America - Rockford East (653 Clark Rd) (1), Courtyard Rockford (7676 E State St) (2), Hampton Inn Rockford (615 Clark Drive) (3), Holiday Inn (7750 East State Street) (4), Best Western Colonial Inn (4850 East State Street) (5), EXEL Inn of Rockford (220 South Lyford Road) (6), Cliffbreakers (700 West Riverside Boulevard) (7), Candlewood Suites (7555 Walton Street) (8), Baymont Inn Rockford (662 North Lyford Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Winnebago County Court House - Circuit Court Clerks- Family Division (400 West State Street Suite 619) (1), Winnebago County Court House - Circuit Court Clerks- Criminal Division (400 West State Street Suite 619) (2), Winnebago County Court House - C A S A (403 Elm Street) (3), Winnebago County Court House - Building Department (400 West State Street Suite 619) (4), Winnebago County Court House - Supervisor Of Assessments (400 West State Street Suite 619) (5), Winnebago County Court House - Board Of Review (400 West State Street Suite 619) (6), Winnebago County Court House - Auditor- Audit Division (400 West State Street Suite 619) (7), Winnebago County Court House - Treasurer (400 West State Street Suite 619) (8), Winnebago County Court House - Veteran's Assistance (400 West State Street Suite 619) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Winnebago County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.7. This is about average.
City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.45. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rockford and their reported violations in the past:

WHITE PINES FOREST STATE PARK (97295) (Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2000), St Intentional no-action (AUG-08-2000)
WHITE PINES FOREST STATE PARK (97303) (Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2000), St Intentional no-action (AUG-08-2000)
TURTLE CREEK REST AREA (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2004)
TWO WHEEL INN (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-23-2004)
LAKE CARROLL CAMPGROUND (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-25-2000), St Intentional no-action (JUL-31-2000)
FOREST HILLS DIAMONDS (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-20-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2004)
MAPLE AIRE CAMPGROUND (115469) (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-11-2000), St Intentional no-action (JUN-20-2001)
PORTER PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2005)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rockford that have no violations reported:

  • LAWRENCE PARK-OSP FILL SOURCE (Population served: 920, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITE PINES FOREST STATE PARK (93617) (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITE PINES FOREST STATE PARK (97287) (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITE PINES FOREST STATE PARK (97311) (Population served: 750, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TOPWAY FOODS (Population served: 725, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • FOREST HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (57422) (Population served: 590, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OCONNELLS YOGI BEAR CG (Population served: 560, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • I-39 SHELL EXPRESS (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPRINGBROOK SWIM CLUB (Population served: 396, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY RACETRACK (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.5%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.5% for Black residents, 33.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rockford, IL

People in group quarters in Rockford in 2010:

  • 1,728 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 963 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 379 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 253 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 246 people in college/university student housing
  • 229 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 189 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 74 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 57 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 47 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Rockford in 2000:

  • 1,875 people in nursing homes
  • 655 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 407 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 398 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 341 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 98 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 93 people in halfway houses
  • 90 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 88 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 75 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 60 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 60 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 27 people in religious group quarters
  • 24 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Rockford compared to Illinois state average:

Rockford, Illinois environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Rockford MetroCentre. Capacity: 10,000.

Banks with most branches in Rockford (2011 data):

  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Alpine Bank & Trust Co.: 8 branches. Info updated 2009/07/22: Bank assets: $1,039.0 mil, Deposits: $928.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Rockford Downtown Branch, Rockford - Edgebrook Branch, Rockford 11th St Highlander Branch, Rockford - Rockton Branch, Rockford - Five Points Branch, Rockford Perryville Branch. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Rockford Downtown Branch, Rockford Southgate Branch, Rockford East State Branch, Riverside Banking Center Branch, Eastrock Facility, Court & Jefferson Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Rockford North Main Branch, Rockford Downtown Branch, Jefferson Drive-Up Branch, Mulford Branch, Harrison Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Eleventh Street Branch, Perryville Branch, East State Branch, Church Street Branch, Harrison Avenue Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Riverside Community Bank: East State Street Branch, Harrison Avenue Branch, at 6855 East Riverside Boulevard. Info updated 2009/03/04: Bank assets: $318.9 mil, Deposits: $264.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Heartland Financial Usa, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Rockford Branch, Rockford Alpine Branch, Rockford Riverside Banking Center Br. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Northwest Bank of Rockford: Northwest Bank Of Rockford at 3106 North Rockton Avenue, branch established on 1972/04/21; Springstead Facility at 125 Phelps Avenue, branch established on 1982/10/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $245.9 mil, Deposits: $211.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Foresight Financial Group, Inc.
  • 9 other banks with 11 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rockford, Illinois:

  • Howard Johnson Hotel, 3909 11TH St, Rockford, IL 61109 , Phone: (815) 397-9000, Fax: (815) 397-4669
  • Best Western Clock Tower Resort & Conf CTR, 7801 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108 , Phone: (815) 398-6000, Fax: (815) 398-8062
  • Airport Budget Inn Of Rockford, 4419 11TH St, Rockford, IL 61109 , Phone: (815) 397-4000
  • Super 8, 7646 Colosseum Dr, Rockford, IL 61107 , Phone: (815) 229-5522, Fax: (815) 229-5547
  • Hampton Inn Rockford, 615 Clark Dr, Rockford, IL 61107 , Phone: (815) 229-0404, Fax: (815) 229-0175
  • Courtyard Inn By Marriott, 7676 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108 , Phone: (815) 397-6222, Fax: (815) 397-6254
  • Motel 6, 7712 Potawatomi Trl, Rockford, IL 61107 , Phone: (815) 397-8000, Fax: (815) 397-8183
  • Red Roof Inn Of Rockford, 7434 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108 , Phone: (815) 398-9750, Fax: (815) 398-9761
  • 28 other hotels and motels
All 36 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rockford, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rockford travel time to work - commute


Rockford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Neighborhoods in Rockford:

(Rockford, Illinois Neighborhood Map)


Religion statistics for Rockford city (based on Winnebago County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.99%
Here50.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLutheran Church
Adherents44.4%14.2%7.3%4.7%3.9%
Congregations7.7%11.7%11.7%3.6%4.6%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents2.8%2.4%2.2%1.7%16.4%
Congregations3.6%3.6%3.6%1.0%49.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 53
Here:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Winnebago County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 104
This county:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 221
Winnebago County:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Winnebago County:

8.6%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 40$171,102$51,3311$1,302
Other Government Administration 38$124,267$39,2426$3,799
Judicial and Legal 18$94,629$63,0860$0
Police Protection - Officers 297$1,850,891$74,7830$0
Police - Other 32$128,113$48,0423$1,362
Firefighters 273$1,559,440$68,5470$0
Fire - Other 59$303,743$61,7780$0
Streets and Highways 85$353,844$49,9542$3,040
Welfare 96$329,173$41,14713$19,990
Sewerage 3$10,629$42,5160$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 28$124,677$53,4330$0
Water Supply 67$310,823$55,6700$0
Local Libraries 73$228,095$37,49555$49,875
Other and Unallocable 45$198,642$52,9710$0
Totals for Government 1,154$5,788,068$60,18880$79,368

Rockford government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $18,180,000 ($120.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,794,000 ($31.78)
    General Public Buildings: $555,000 ($3.68)
    Sewerage: $150,000 ($0.99)
    Libraries: $45,000 ($0.30)
    Public Welfare - Other: $17,000 ($0.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($0.07)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $38,652,000 ($256.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $30,829,000 ($204.38)
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,339,000 ($95.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,856,000 ($91.86)
    Water Utilities: $11,002,000 ($72.94)
    Regular Highways: $9,427,000 ($62.50)
    Libraries: $7,235,000 ($47.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,480,000 ($42.96)
    Financial Administration: $5,350,000 ($35.47)
    General - Other: $4,342,000 ($28.78)
    Central Staff Services: $2,943,000 ($19.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,711,000 ($11.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,607,000 ($10.65)
    Parking Facilities: $1,334,000 ($8.84)
    Sewerage: $635,000 ($4.21)
    Health - Other: $137,000 ($0.91)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $43,665,000 ($289.47)
    Corporate Bonds: $21,380,000 ($141.74)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $17,873,000 ($118.49)
    Benefit Payments: $17,012,000 ($112.78)
    Withdrawals: $117,000 ($0.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,366,000 ($35.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $3,726,000 ($24.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $69,481,000 ($460.62)

Rockford government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,710,000 ($44.48)
    All Other: $4,769,000 ($31.62)
    Parking Facilities: $1,003,000 ($6.65)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($0.53)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $14,906,000 ($98.82)
    From Parent Local Government: $6,949,000 ($46.07)
    Local Employee Contribution: $3,295,000 ($21.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,724,000 ($44.58)
    Public Welfare: $4,831,000 ($32.03)
    General Local Government Support: $679,000 ($4.50)
    All Other: $354,000 ($2.35)
    Highways: $191,000 ($1.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,223,000 ($21.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,473,000 ($16.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,437,000 ($16.16)
    Interest Earnings: $1,775,000 ($11.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,510,000 ($122.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $46,697,000 ($309.57)
    Public Welfare: $8,778,000 ($58.19)
    Highways: $5,266,000 ($34.91)
    Water Utilities: $781,000 ($5.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $540,000 ($3.58)
    All Other: $470,000 ($3.12)
  • Tax - Property: $47,010,000 ($311.65)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,662,000 ($44.17)
    Other License: $5,315,000 ($35.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,821,000 ($12.07)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,272,000 ($8.43)

Rockford government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $124,220,000 ($823.51)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $114,290,000 ($757.68)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,500,000 ($142.53)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,570,000 ($76.70)

Rockford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $140,522,000 ($931.58)
    Total Federal Securities: $47,934,000 ($317.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $59,471,000 ($394.26)

5.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cook County, IL  0.65% ($38,299 average AGI)
from Boone County, IL  0.64% ($41,703)
from Ogle County, IL  0.27% ($38,233)


4.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,642 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($364 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cook County, IL  0.42% ($29,980 average AGI)
to Boone County, IL  0.41% ($85,064)
to Rock County, WI  0.28% ($33,808)

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.)
  • 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.)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLUV (1520 AM; 1 kW; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: ANGELO JOSEPH SALVI)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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.)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • 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)
  • WYCH (106.3 FM; GENOA, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WNIJ (90.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WNIE (89.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Rockford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 171
Total length: 845 meters (2,772ft)
Total costs: $33,755,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,680,712
Total average daily truck traffic: 132,178

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 3
  • 1900-1909: 9
  • 1910-1919: 7
  • 1920-1929: 4
  • 1930-1939: 6
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 20
  • 1960-1969: 61
  • 1970-1979: 15
  • 1980-1989: 17
  • 1990-1999: 9
  • 2000-2009: 12
  • 2010-2012: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rockford, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rockford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 400 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rockford, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 561 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockford)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rockford)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 214 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED574$95,309528$94,3223,471$105,308161$28,54218$438,848431$63,0233$57,033
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED37$94,23550$126,934343$113,80124$35,5010$030$65,8430$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED88$80,539101$73,335881$105,183160$21,6472$366,00083$66,5164$26,265
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$93,14857$80,781609$106,64315$54,1561$99,00038$74,2270$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$102,18410$57,942128$107,8877$47,1830$09$76,1110$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 54 tracts in Rockford, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED96$106,354133$120,0350$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$107,31048$128,2715$92,610
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$94,05817$127,2950$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$175,44417$134,5480$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$79,5584$109,4652$65,595

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 702
  • Hazardous Condition: 442
  • Service Call: 62
  • Good Intent Call: 17

Incident types - Rockford


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rockford, IL

Most common first names in Rockford, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,33475.6 years
Mary1,22979.8 years
Robert1,09971.2 years
William90974.4 years
James70970.8 years
Helen67880.5 years
Charles67174.7 years
George61775.8 years
Joseph57075.8 years
Ruth55480.8 years
Most common last names in Rockford, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1,59578.6 years
Anderson77779.5 years
Carlson54880.6 years
Peterson51879.1 years
Smith46575.0 years
Nelson46478.8 years
Larson30579.8 years
Olson27779.5 years
Brown25575.9 years
Williams24272.7 years
Businesses in Rockford, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware2LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza1
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Applebee's2Macy's1
Arby's4Marriott3
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls1
AutoZone4MasterBrand Cabinets9
BMW1Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins2McDonald's14
Bath & Body Works1Men's Wearhouse2
Baymont Inn1Menards1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motel 61
Best Western1Motherhood Maternity3
Blockbuster1New Balance2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike9
Burger King8Office Depot1
Burlington Coat Factory1OfficeMax1
CVS4Old Country Buffet1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chipotle1Panda Express2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panera Bread1
Cinnabon 1Papa John's Pizza3
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless4
Coldwater Creek1Penske2
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Cricket Wireless7Pizza Hut3
Curves3Popeyes2
DHL5Quality1
Dairy Queen3Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack4
Deb1Red Lobster1
Dennys2Red Robin1
Discount Tire1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza3Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Ethan Allen1Sam's Club1
Express1Sears3
Extended Stay America1Shoe Carnival1
Famous Footwear1Sleep Inn1
FedEx33Slumberland1
Finish Line1Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel2
Foot Locker1Starbucks3
GNC1Steak 'n Shake1
GameStop4Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Goodwill2Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile8
H&R Block10T.G.I. Driday's1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell5
Holiday Inn3Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1The Limited1
Hot Topic1The Room Place2
Howard Johnson1Toys"R"Us2
IHOP1U-Haul11
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular8
JoS. A. Bank1UPS48
Jones New York4Vans3
Journeys1Verizon Wireless3
Just Tires1Victoria's Secret1
KFC4Walgreens10
Kincaid2Walmart3
Kmart2Wendy's3
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
Kroger7YMCA5
La-Z-Boy2
Browse common businesses in Rockford, IL


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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment in 2009 (pop 50,000+)"
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Total of 785 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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