Rockton, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 7,613 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +43.8%
Males: 3,738  (49.1%)
Females: 3,875  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 61072, 61080.

Rockton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $76,232 (it was $57,292 in 2000)
Rockton:

$76,232
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,320 (it was $24,078 in 2000)

Rockton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $155,246 (it was $119,500 in 2000)
Rockton:

$155,246
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $646.

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  • Races in Rockton, IL (2010)

    Rockton races chart
    • 7,10192.4%White alone
    • 2783.6%Hispanic
    • 1061.4%Two or more races
    • 1011.3%Black alone
    • 841.1%Asian alone
    • 90.1%American Indian alone
    • 50.07%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rockton: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.1%), Irish (15.9%), English (8.7%), Norwegian (5.9%), United States (5.2%), Swedish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/14/1902

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 3.52 square miles.

Population density: 2,164 people per square mile   (low).

Rockton,IL real estate house value index trend

Rockton, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Rockton:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockton village:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

271 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.6% North America).

This village:

3.7%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Rockton, Illinois as of July 30, 2015.
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 2013: $4,443 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,757 (2.3%)

Rockton satellite photo by USGS

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: -571 (-7.8%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 538 (15.0%)

Area code: 815

Rockton household income distribution Rockton home values distribution

Crime rates in Rockton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 011134112100N/A
per 100,000 0.018.918.415.738.153.813.413.426.918.30.00.0N/A
Robberies 10012500115510
per 100,000 18.90.00.015.725.467.20.00.013.4274.064.913.10.0
Assaults 444394076560083
per 100,000 75.575.573.5611.8507.994.180.667.280.60.00.0104.539.4
Burglaries 2016163427252417171715207
per 100,000 377.6302.1294.1533.3342.9336.0322.6228.5228.5310.6194.6261.291.9
Thefts 739393103781081351351541118899114
per 100,000 1,378.41,756.01,709.21,615.7990.51,451.61,814.51,814.52,069.92,027.81,141.71,293.11,496.3
Auto thefts 2333442131110
per 100,000 37.856.655.147.150.853.826.913.440.318.313.013.10.0
Arson 1000001111210
per 100,000 18.90.00.00.00.00.013.413.413.418.325.913.10.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 110.4132.1128.6257.0217.2175.8130.1119.3150.5210.783.6100.477.7

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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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,279 (+75.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Rockton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rockton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rockton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 53% 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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 283.4 miles away from the city center
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 Rockton center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 258.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 316.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 282.3 miles away from Rockton center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 271.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rockton:

  • FAIR OAKS REHAB AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SOUTH BELOIT, IL)
  • ABARIS CTR FOR CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • PREMIER REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT HEALTH SYSTEM - DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT MEM HSPTL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BELOIT, WI)

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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockton:

  • Rock Valley College (about 11 miles; Rockford, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,269)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 32 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 37 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • McHenry County College (about 39 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 39 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • Edgewood College (about 46 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 47 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.6. This is about average.

City:

78.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

9.14

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

ST ANDREW LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • RIVERS EDGE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 275, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.4%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic 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
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, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Rockton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Illinois average:

12.4

Rockton travel time to work - commute Rockton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rockton village (based on Winnebago County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic59,37316
Evangelical Protestant55,069149
Mainline Protestant28,60270
Black Protestant5,54418
Other4,62424
Orthodox1,2483
None140,806-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 53
Winnebago County:

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.
State:

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
Winnebago County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Winnebago County:

26.1%
Illinois:

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

15.9%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,201$38,41211$4,308
Police Protection - Officers 15$82,445$65,9564$1,401
Police - Other 1$2,480$29,7601$492
Streets and Highways 2$9,719$58,3140$0
Sewerage 1$3,051$36,6120$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$3,775
Water Supply 3$8,103$32,4120$0
Totals for Government 23$108,999$56,86919$9,976

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $744,000 ($97.73)
    Police Protection: $684,000 ($89.85)
    Regular Highways: $297,000 ($39.01)
    Water Utilities: $287,000 ($37.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $147,000 ($19.31)
    Sewerage: $102,000 ($13.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $100,000 ($13.14)
    General Public Buildings: $89,000 ($11.69)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($1.71)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($1.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $208,000 ($27.32)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($1.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $947,000 ($124.39)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $166,000 ($21.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $158,000 ($20.75)
    All Other: $142,000 ($18.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $55,000 ($7.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $149,000 ($19.57)
    Interest Earnings: $81,000 ($10.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $525,000 ($68.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $564,000 ($74.08)
    Highways: $145,000 ($19.05)
    All Other: $49,000 ($6.44)
    Public Welfare: $11,000 ($1.44)
  • Tax - Property: $553,000 ($72.64)
    NEC: $120,000 ($15.76)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $67,000 ($8.80)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $67,000 ($8.80)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,248,000 ($426.64)

3.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.55%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($180 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

0.02%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Boone County, IL  0.43% ($36,191 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.40% ($28,890)
from Ogle County, IL  0.22% ($31,418)


4.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.41%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($302 average AGI)
Winnebago County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Boone County, IL  0.43% ($43,807 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.42% ($34,205)
to Rock County, WI  0.24% ($30,690)

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)
Rockton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Rockton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 108m354ftTotal length
  • 43,000Total average daily traffic
  • 1,589Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 81960-1969
  • 11990-1999
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

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  • #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+)"
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  • #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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