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Rockford township, NE map Land area: 35.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 311 (all rural)
Males: 170  (54.7%)
Females: 141  (45.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 311 (256 owner occupied, 55 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Rockford township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%

Median age of males: 42.6
Median age of females: 42.3

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Average household size: 2.45

Rockford township:

2.5 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.77

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,707 ($37,054 in 1999)
This township:

$44,707
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $318 (lower quartile is $288, upper quartile is $355)
Here:

$318
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,080 (it was $68,900 in 2000)
Rockford township:

$89,080
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,504 - $124,349

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $176,931
Here:

$176,931
State:

$147,392

Mobile homes: $32,251
Here:

$32,251
State:

$29,187
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

12.5%
Whole state:

9.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

11.4%
Whole state:

4.0%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rockford township: Holmesville (A), Searcey Grain Company Elevator (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rockford township: Brethren Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Brethren Cemetery (1), Stark Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Rockford Lake (A), Holmesville Power Plant Reservoir (B), Mud Creek Reservoir 4-8 (C), Mud Creek Reservoir 4-J (D), Mud Creek Reservoir 3-A (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bloody Run (A), Cedar Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rockford township: Rockford Lake State Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

59% of Rockford township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 87% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Nebraska.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 305
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 32
  • South: 7
  • West: 6

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Rockford township, Nebraska satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 0.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 135
  • 20 to 49: 5
  • Mobile homes: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,000


Housing units in Rockford township with a mortgage: 28 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 12
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1980 to 1989: 11
  • 1970 to 1979: 26
  • 1960 to 1969: 7
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 75

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rockford township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 30
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 22

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rockford township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 3
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 13

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rockford township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 32
  • 3 bedrooms: 46
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rockford township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Rockford township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 13
  • 2 vehicles: 46
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Rockford township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 13
  • 2 vehicles: 3
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Social assistance (19%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Food and beverage stores (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Child care workers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Rockford township:

  • German (65.6%)
  • Irish (11.1%)
  • Swedish (3.6%)
  • English (2.3%)
  • Italian (2.3%)
  • Czech (2.0%)
  • Danish (2.0%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 172 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 9 (4%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (12%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

86.6% of residents of Rockford township speak English at home.
6.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
6.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 352
  • In family households: 290 (87 male householders, 16 female householders)
    89 spouses, 77 children (77 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 14 parents, 2 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 62 (31 male householders (27 living alone)), 21 female householders (18 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 54 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 7 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 45 1-person, 7 2-persons,

51 married couples with children.
10 single-parent households (5 men, 5 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Rockford township:

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