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Population in 2012: 7,635 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +44.2%
Males: 3,835  (50.2%)
Females: 3,800  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  38.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61072, 61080.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $80,600 (it was $57,292 in 2000)
Rockton:

$80,600
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,166

Rockton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $158,546 (it was $119,500 in 2000)
Rockton:

$158,546
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $179,153; Detached houses: $178,148; Townhouses or other attached units: $199,939; In 2-unit structures: $176,482

Median gross rent in 2012: $678.

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  • White alone - 7,101 (92.4%)
  • Hispanic - 278 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 106 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 101 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 84 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

Races in Rockton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rockton: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.4%), Irish (15.1%), English (7.7%), Norwegian (5.8%), United States (5.8%), Swedish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/14/1902

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 3.52 square miles.

Population density: 2,170 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rockton:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockton village:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

219 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This village:  3.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Rockton, Illinois as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rockton to the number of sex offenders is 1,527 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,312 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,624 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (12.5 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (46.3 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (82.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: South Beloit, IL (1.6 miles ), Roscoe, IL (1.9 miles ), Beloit, WI (2.2 miles ), Machesney Park, IL (2.6 miles ), Turtle, WI (2.8 miles ), Newark, WI (2.9 miles ), Loves Park, IL (3.0 miles ), Caledonia, IL (3.2 miles) .

Latitude: 42.45 N, Longitude: 89.06 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -711 (-9.6%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 495 (14.5%)

Area code: 815

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Crime rates in Rockton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1011134112100
per 100,000 18.90.018.918.415.738.153.813.413.426.918.30.00.0
Robberies 11001250011551
per 100,000 18.918.90.00.015.725.467.20.00.013.4274.064.913.1
Assaults 344439407656008
per 100,000 56.675.575.573.5611.8507.994.180.667.280.60.00.0104.5
Burglaries 16201616342725241717171520
per 100,000 302.1377.6302.1294.1533.3342.9336.0322.6228.5228.5310.6194.6261.2
Thefts 74739393103781081351351541118899
per 100,000 1397.31378.41756.01709.21615.7990.51451.61814.51814.52069.92027.81141.71293.1
Auto thefts 3233344213111
per 100,000 56.637.856.655.147.150.853.826.913.440.318.313.013.1
Arson 0100000111121
per 100,000 0.018.90.00.00.00.00.013.413.413.418.325.913.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 119.1110.4132.1128.6257.0217.2175.8130.1119.2150.5210.783.6100.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Illinois average:

2.76

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,279 (+75.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Rockton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 128% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Rockton village center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/7/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the village center injured 5 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% 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 69.0 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 53.9 miles away from Rockton 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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Rockton:

  • FAIR OAKS REHAB AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SOUTH BELOIT, IL)
  • ABARIS CTR FOR CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • PREMIER REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELOIT, WI)

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Airports located in Rockton:


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Amtrak stations near Rockton:

  • 4 miles: BELOIT (HWY. 75 & HWY. 51) - Bus Station . Services: call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: 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.
  • 16 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)

Local government website: WWW.ROCKTON.WS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockton:

  • Rock Valley College (about 11 miles; Rockford, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,903)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 32 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 9,532)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 37 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • McHenry County College (about 38 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 3,149)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 39 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rockton:

See full list of schools located in Rockton, map of school districts: ROCKTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 140, HONONEGAH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 207

Library in Rockton:

  • TALCOTT FREE LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $444,064; Location: 101 EAST MAIN STREET; 56,027 books; 790 e-books; 6,324 audio materials; 3,824 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 145 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Rockton: Talcott Free Public Library (A), Floberg Home for Children (B), Rockton Fire Protection District (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rockton include: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (A), Old Stone Congregational Church (B), Rockton United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rockton Township Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Rock River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Pecatonica River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Rockton include: Rockton Historic District (1), Walt Williamson Park (2). Display/hide their 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
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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. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.5%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rockton, IL

52 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
50 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children in 2000

Rockton compared to Illinois state average:

Rockton, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Rockton (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank and Trust Company: Rockton Branch at 300 East Main Street, branch established on 1958/05/24. Info updated 2009/12/03: Bank assets: $834.5 mil, Deposits: $661.8 mil, headquarters in Beloit, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rockton travel time to work - commute


Rockton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rockton village (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
Other Government Administration 2$8,161$48,9666$1,827
Police Protection - Officers 13$54,230$50,0580$0
Police - Other 1$3,142$37,7041$443
Streets and Highways 1$6,421$77,0521$1,594
Sewerage 1$3,567$42,8040$0
Water Supply 4$12,425$37,2750$0
Totals for Government 22$87,946$47,9718$3,864

Rockton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $744,000 ($97.45)
    Police Protection: $684,000 ($89.59)
    Regular Highways: $297,000 ($38.90)
    Water Utilities: $287,000 ($37.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $147,000 ($19.25)
    Sewerage: $102,000 ($13.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($13.10)
    General Public Buildings: $89,000 ($11.66)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($1.70)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($1.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $208,000 ($27.24)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($1.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $947,000 ($124.03)

Rockton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $166,000 ($21.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000 ($20.69)
    All Other: $142,000 ($18.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $55,000 ($7.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $149,000 ($19.52)
    Interest Earnings: $81,000 ($10.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $525,000 ($68.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $564,000 ($73.87)
    Highways: $145,000 ($18.99)
    All Other: $49,000 ($6.42)
    Public Welfare: $11,000 ($1.44)
  • Tax - Property: $553,000 ($72.43)
    NEC: $120,000 ($15.72)

Rockton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $67,000 ($8.78)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $67,000 ($8.78)

Rockton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,248,000 ($425.41)

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 Rockton:

  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WGEZ (1490 AM; 1 kW; BELOIT, WI; Owner: REGO, LTD.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WLUV (1520 AM; 1 kW; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: ANGELO JOSEPH SALVI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockton:

  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, 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)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W220BL (91.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBCR-FM (90.3 FM; BELOIT, WI; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES/BELOIT COLLEGE)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • W233AD (94.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNIE (89.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • W289AB (105.7 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Rockton:

  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • W25CL (Channel 25; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rockton, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 36
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 108 meters (354ft)
Total average daily traffic: 43,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,589

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rockton, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rockton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 13571 Aspland Dr (Lat: 42.457056 Lon: -89.053000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.3 m, Call Sign: WPSX341
    Assigned Frequencies: 857.412 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/09/2011, Expiration Date: 08/04/2021, Certifier: Robin J Glenny
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • SHIRLAND REPEATER, 16530 Boswell Road (Lat: 42.493056 Lon: -89.196944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 8.5 m, Overall height: 11.3 m, Call Sign: KA90483
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/14/2004, Expiration Date: 03/02/2015
    Registrant: Kwik Kall Communications, 1008 Elm Street, Rockford, IL 61102, Phone: (815) 964-7871, Fax: (815) 874-6016, Email:
  • Fire Station (Lat: 42.453083 Lon: -89.074556), Call Sign: KRC799, Licensee ID: L00090933
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.5000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/22/2003, Expiration Date: 11/16/2013
    Registrant: Winnebago County Emergency Services & Disaster Agency, 420 W State St, Rockford, IL 61101, Phone: (815) 987-5990
  • 4639 Rockton Rd (Lat: 42.458917 Lon: -89.134556), Call Sign: KFT761, Licensee ID: L00647490
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2003, Expiration Date: 05/05/2013
    Registrant: Phelps, Stanton:phelps, Robert Dba Phelps Farms, 4639 W Rockton Rd, Rockton, IL 61002
  • Bates Dr (Lat: 42.415306 Lon: -89.159833), Call Sign: KIQ322, Licensee ID: L00767487
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/25/2003, Expiration Date: 01/09/2014
    Registrant: Roger Bates, 10794 Bates Rd, Rockton, IL 61072, Phone: (815) 629-2210
  • (Sr-75) & Freeport Rd (Lat: 42.425417 Lon: -89.174944), Type: Upole, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQJK969
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.405 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2008, Expiration Date: 10/17/2018, Certifier: Lt Brad Fitz
    Registrant: Kwik Kall Communications, 1008 Elm St, Rockford, IL 61102, Phone: (815) 964-7871, Fax: (815) 964-4505, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Research Center 1165 Prarie Hill Rd (Lat: 42.469444 Lon: -89.066750), Structure height: 17.1 m, Overall height: 20.1 m, Call Sign: WNTI246
    Assigned Frequencies: 23225.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2001, Expiration Date: 01/26/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2011
    Registrant: Phone: (608) 364-7915
  • Hononegah, 307 Salem St (Lat: 42.453861 Lon: -89.065500), Type: Building, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQMK636
    Assigned Frequencies: 23320.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/03/2010, Expiration Date: 09/03/2020, Certifier: Tom R Eighmy
    Registrant: Metro Fiber Solutions, Rockford, IL 61105, Phone: (815) 316-6422, Email:
  • CH33XC014, 11958 N. Main Rd (Lat: 42.432833 Lon: -89.082750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQPT998
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2012, Expiration Date: 08/15/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • ROCKTON WT, 12527 Wagon Wheel Road (Lat: 42.441944 Lon: -89.078056), Type: Tank, Structure height: 33.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQQL372
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/17/2013, Expiration Date: 01/17/2023, Certifier: Patrick Jacobs
    Registrant: Entre\' Computer Solutions, 705 E Lincoln, Normal, IL 61761, Phone: (309) 825-2692, Fax: (815) 399-5717, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rockton)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$135,40914$106,810129$114,0766$14,4325$92,882
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$187,9409$129,2610$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$016$123,1643$13,2030$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$132,4100$016$135,7841$10,8700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$91,2500$03$182,8900$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0040.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$117,5276$146,648
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$133,5802$97,850
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$173,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$161,920
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0040.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 46
  • Hazardous Condition: 22
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Rockton


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

Most common first names in Rockton, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert3874.0 years
John3678.3 years
William2875.4 years
Mary2681.7 years
Ruth2482.0 years
Donald2372.5 years
George2179.2 years
Richard1772.1 years
James1773.4 years
Charles1676.6 years
Most common last names in Rockton, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2180.3 years
Anderson1086.1 years
Brown1074.4 years
Smith980.5 years
Baker876.5 years
Hopkins783.4 years
Conklin783.7 years
Carpenter779.2 years
Black783.7 years
White780.3 years

Rockton on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2000-2002 average to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population increases in the 1990s) (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage increase in population in the 1990s (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (61072) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Total of 104 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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