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Rockford is a township in Winnebago County, in the Rockford metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Rockford. For links to other places called Rockford, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rockford is 42.248N. The longitude is -89.074W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 169,428.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rockford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Winnebago County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61104 ZIP code.
19% of Rockford residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $20,237, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% 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 $424. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $922.
Winnebago 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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