Rockford, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 150,115. Estimated population in 2021: 152,916 (+1.9% change)
Males: 72,384 (48.2%), Females: 77,731 (51.8%)

Winnebago County

Zip codes: 61101, 61102, 61103, 61104, 61107, 61108, 61109, 61112, 61114.

Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $37,667
Median house value: $79,900

Races in Rockford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.4%)
  • Black (17.4%)
  • Hispanic (10.2%)
  • Other race (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Other Asian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (19.6%), Irish (11.2%), Swedish (9.8%), English (7.9%), Italian (7.0%), United States (4.2%).

Elevation: 740 feet

Land area: 56.0 square miles

Map of Rockford, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rockford

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockford city

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

8.7% Foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 1.9% Europe, 1.6% Asia).

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

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Rockford:

  • H DOUGLAS SINGER MENTAL HLTH CTR (4402 N MAIN ST)
  • ROCKFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2400 NORTH ROCKTON AVENUE)
  • SAINT ANTHONY MEDICAL CENTER (5666 EAST STATE STREET)
  • SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL (1400 CHARLES ST)
  • VAN MATRE HEALTHSOUTH (950 SO MULFORD ROAD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rockford:

  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 7 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • ROCK CO (about 24 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 56 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Rockford:

  • COTTONWOOD (about 5 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: 1C8)
  • BELOIT (about 17 miles; BELOIT, WI; Abbreviation: 44C)
  • POPLAR GROVE (about 17 miles; POPLAR GROVE, IL; Abbreviation: C77)
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.

Colleges/Universities in Rockford:

  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,200; Location: 3301 N MULFORD RD; Public; Website: www.rvc.cc.il.us)
  • ROCKFORD COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,094; Location: 5050 E STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rockford.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ROCKFORD BUSINESS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 218; Location: 730 N CHURCH ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.rbcsuccess.com)
  • SAINT ANTHONY COLLEGE OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 61; Location: 5658 E STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • EDUCATORS OF BEAUTY (Full-time enrollment: 59; Location: 128 S FIFTH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIOGRAPHY (Location: 1400 CHARLES ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF MEDICAL TECHN (Location: 1400 CHARLES ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RADIATION THER (Location: 1400 CHARLES ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • TAI TRAVEL ACADEMY (Location: 1100 S ALPINE RD; Private, for-profit)
  • ROCKFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF XRAY TECHN (Location: 2400 N ROCKTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rockford:

  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 27 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 45 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,493)
  • MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; CRYSTAL LAKE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,707)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; ELGIN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,077)
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 61 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)

Public high schools in Rockford:

  • GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,974; Location: 5620 SPRING CREEK RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,807; Location: 4145 SAMUELSON RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ROCKFORD EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,804; Location: 2929 CHARLES ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,665; Location: 5110 AUBURN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • REGIONAL LEARNING CTR (Students: 72; Location: 410 8TH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Rockford:

  • BOYLAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC H S (Students: 1,347; Location: 4000 ST FRANCIS DRIVE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE SCHOOLS (Students: 1,326; Location: 5950 SPRINGCREEK RD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 679; Location: 3411 NORTH ALPINE ROAD; Grades: 6 – 12)
  • KEITH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 1 JACOBY PLACE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 202; Location: 4000 PRAIRIE RD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • NORTH LOVE CHRISTIAN (Students: 161; Location: 5301 E RIVERSIDE BLVD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • ROCKFORD BAPTIST SCHOOLS (Students: 85; Location: 7007 FLORA ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Rockford:

  • ROCKFORD ENVRNMNTL SCIENCE ACAD (Students: 1,255; Location: 1800 OGILBY RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 981; Location: 1500 CHARLES ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BERNARD W FLINN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 931; Location: 2525 OHIO PKY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • EISENHOWER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 930; Location: 3525 SPRING CREEK RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 858; Location: 1900 N ROCKTON AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ELLIS ARTS ACADEMY (Students: 726; Location: 222 S CENTRAL AVE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 4664 N ROCKTON AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RIVERDAHL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 633; Location: 3520 KISHWAUKEE ST; Grades: PK – 02)
  • ROCKFORD SCIENCE & TECH ACADEMY (Students: 601; Location: 520 N PIERPONT AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • BARBOUR TWO-WAY LANG IMMERSION (Students: 588; Location: 1506 CLOVER AVE; Grades: KG – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Rockford:

  • HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 4407 HIGHCREST ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • LUTHER ACADEMY ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 4700 AUGUSTANA DR.; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ST BERNADETTE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 341; Location: 2300 NORTH BELL AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST RITA (Students: 313; Location: 6284 VALLEY KNOLL DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PETER CATHEDRAL (Students: 301; Location: 1231 NORTH COURT ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST EDWARD SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: 3020 11TH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • RAINBOW ACADEMY (Students: 269; Location: 6413 FOREST HILLS RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 409 NORTH FIRST STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • WEE CARE NURSERY (Students: 186; Location: 1421 E. STATE ST.; Grades: PK – KG)
  • SPECTRUM SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 2909 N MAIN ST; Grades: PK – UG)

Libraries

Library in Rockford:

  • ROCKFORD P.L. (Operating income: $5,745,970; Location: 215 NORTH WYMAN STREET; 581,794 books; 28,166 audio materials; 14,404 video materials; 930 serial subscriptions)

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