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Winnebago County, Illinois


Page Contents for Rockford, Illinois

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Rockford is approximately 150,115 (2000), 152871 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 63,570 (2000), 59973 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rockford is 116.487 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rockford is 56.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.616 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rockford to Washington DC is 700 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 174 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rockford is positioned 42.27 degrees north of the equator and 89.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rockford elevation is 740 feet above sea level.
Rockford median income is $ 37,667 (2000).
The Rockford median home price is $ 79,900 (2000).
Rockford average annual precipitation is 45.3 inches peryear.
Rockford average annual snowfall is 37.1 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 18.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 47.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 50.9 degrees F.


in north-central Illinois about 100 miles north of Chicago. Other nearby communities include Loves Park, New Millford, Machesney Park, Cherry Valley, Roscoe, Davis Junction, Winnebago and Rockton.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a chronological history for Rockford.

Here is a page on the Swedish immigration to Rockford.
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Learn all about Rockford at this informative site.

Klehm Arboretum and Botanical Garden
2701 Clifton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61102
Phone: 815-965-8146
Enjoy this living museum year-round on over 150 acres of trees, plants and more.

Anderson Japanese Gardens
318 Spring Creek Road
Rockford, Illinois 61107
Phone: (815) 229-9390
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Rockford City Government

City of Rockford
425 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Phone: 815-987-5590
Fax: 815-967-6952

Rockford Historical Events

Rockford celebrated its 150th birthday in 2002!

Rockford Chamber

Rockford Area Chamber Of Commerce
515 N Court St
Rockford, IL 61103-6807
Phone: 815-987-8100

Rockford Organizations

Rockford Area Chamber Of Commerce
515 N Court St
Rockford, IL 61103-6807
Phone: 815-987-8100

Rockford Libraries

Rockford Public Libraries
215 N Wyman St
Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: 815-965-6731
Fax: 815-965-0866

Northern Illinois Library System
4034 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108-2006
Phone: 815-229-0330

Rockford Schools

Rockford Public School District #205
201 S Madison St
Rockford, IL 61104-2061
Phone: 815-966-3000

Catholic Diocese
1260 N Church St
Rockford, IL 61103-6241
Phone: 815-962-7791


Rockford College
5050 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108-2311
Phone: 815-226-4000

Northern Illinois University-Rockford Education Center
8500 East State
Rockford, Illinois
Phone: 815.332.7339
Northern Illinois University's Rockford Education Center, offers upper level undergraduate courses in Education, Business, and Nursing, and graduate level courses in Business, Education, and Visual and Performing Art. In addition to offering university courses, the Center also serves as a conference and meeting center for a variety of corporate clients.

St Anthony College Of Nursing
5658 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108-2425
Phone: 815-395-5091 Rockford


The population of Rockford was:
1990 - 139,426
2000 - 150, 115
2002 - 151,068 (estimate)

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