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Rockton is a village 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 42.452N. The longitude is -89.072W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,348.


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Median household income
Local
$57,292
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rockton demographic reports
Rockton is at the junction of the Rock and Pecatonica rivers
Former and merged names include:
· Macktown
· Pekatonica
Local festivals include:
  • Old Settlers Days - July 5-8, 2007
  • Rhubarb Fest - May 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rockton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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, Rockford area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61080 ZIP code.

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30% of Rockton residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $24,078, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Rockton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rockton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $504.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,172.


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Libraries in Rockton include Talcott Free L.D. ... View libraries

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Winnebago County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rockton political report.

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The average commute time for Rockton workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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