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Rockdale, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Rockdale had a population of 2,030 as of July 1, 2017. Rockdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rockdale is located at latitude 41.5058 and longitude -88.1181 in Will County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rockdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Will County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 551 feet.

The Village of Rockdale (GNIS ID: 2399104) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Rockdale is located within Township of Joliet, a minor civil division (MCD) of Will County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Rockdale, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,030
Daytime Population: Workers 1,366
Daytime Population: Residents 1,034
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,400
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 2,030
Population in Familes 1,518
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,554
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $50,515
Average Household Income $62,751
Per Capita Income $25,455


Total Housing Units 882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 390 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 429 (48.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $137,023
Average Home Value $139,487


Total Households 819
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 471
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.37% 0.44%
Households 0.45% 0.51%
Families 0.03% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Rockdale, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockdale to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 511 63rd
Population Density # 175 87th
Diversity Index # 55 96th
Median Household Income # 812 41st
Per Capita Income # 808 41st

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