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Seward is a township in Winnebago County, in the Rockford metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Seward. For links to other places called Seward, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Seward is 42.253N. The longitude is -89.341W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 827 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 946.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Seward 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 61077 ZIP code.
41% of Seward residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Seward ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Seward was $21,804, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Seward residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Seward, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $307. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,200.
Winnebago County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Seward political report.
The average commute time for Seward workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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