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Rockton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Rockton had a population of 7,573 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rockton is located at latitude 42.4514 and longitude -89.0639 in Winnebago County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rockton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Winnebago County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 738 feet.

The Village of Rockton (GNIS ID: 2399106) 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 Rockton is located within Township of Rockton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Winnebago County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockton: Pecatonica.

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


Total Population 7,573
Daytime Population: Workers 3,227
Daytime Population: Residents 3,894
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,121
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 7,534
Population in Familes 6,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 1,379
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $73,163
Average Household Income $85,640
Per Capita Income $32,534


Total Housing Units 2,972 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,173 (73.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 649 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $156,100
Average Home Value $168,255


Total Households 2,822
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 2,092
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 -0.2% -0.35%
Households -0.14% -0.31%
Families -0.34% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Rockton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockton 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 # 272 80th
Population Density # 530 61st
Diversity Index # 475 65th
Median Household Income # 240 83rd
Per Capita Income # 302 78th

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