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Rockton is a township in Winnebago County, in the Rockford metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Rockton. For links to other places called Rockton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rockton is 42.453N. The longitude is -89.098W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,534.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rockton 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 61080 ZIP code.
28% of Rockton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rockton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rockton was $21,320, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Rockton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rockton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $452. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,058.
Winnebago County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rockton political report.
The average commute time for Rockton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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