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Rockford is a city in Blount County, in the Knoxville metro area.
The community was named for a ford across the Little River
The latitude of Rockford is 35.827N. The longitude is -83.94W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 827 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 816.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rockford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Blount County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Knoxville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37853 ZIP code.
13% of Rockford residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rockford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rockford was $19,938, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Rockford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rockford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $841.
Blount County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rockford political report.
The average commute time for Rockford workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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