Rock City, Illinois

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Rock City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NW of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Stephenson
Standard Zip Codes 61070
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.413
Longitude -89.468

Rock City Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station AFTON
Distance 24.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
Distance 34.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Rock City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 313 100%
Male 151 48.2%
Female 162 51.8%
Under 18 97 31%
18+ 216 69%
65+ 54 17.3%
Median Age 33.5
Average Family Size 3.24
White 312 99.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Rock City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 318
Growth 5
Growth % 1.6%

Rock City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 46.5%
Swedish 15.8%
US/American 8.3%
Swiss 6.6%
Irish 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
Norwegian 3.7%
Italian 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
English 1.7%
Polish 1.7%
Dutch 1.2%
Portuguese 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Scottish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rock City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rock Grove (61070)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rock City 313 $51,750
Dakota 499 $50,357
Davis 662 $51,538
Durand 1,081 $51,042
Orangeville 751 $45,000
Pecatonica 1,997 $55,086
Ridott 159 $46,042
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