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Overview

Introduction to Roscoe, Illinois

Located in Winnebago county, Roscoe, Illinois, is 10 miles NE of Rockford, Illinois (center to center) and 70 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The village is included in the Rockford metropolitan area.

Roscoe History

The first settlers of Roscoe arrived in 1835 and set up an establishment along the Rock River. Soon after, Roscoe became a stopover for travelers heading westward; as well, the inter-urban railroad helped in the development of Roscoe. The area was officially incorporated as a village in 1965.

Roscoe and nearby Attractions

  • Anderson Garden
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • Palmer Park
  • Ledges Golf Course
  • Discovery Center Museum
  • Beckman Mill

Things To Do In Roscoe

The area is home to a number of golf courses such as the Ledges Golf Course, Victorian Golf Course, Red Barn Golf Course, and Atwood Homestead Golf Course. The Burpee Museum of Natural History, Beckman Mill, and Discovery Center Museum are housed in the city. The Anderson Garden and Palmer Park offer a host of recreational facilities.

Roscoe Transportation

Dane county Regional - Truax Field Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Roscoe Higher Education

Higher education is available at Rock Valley College, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Kishwaukee College.

People

Total Population 10,536
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,350
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 61.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,488
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.4%
Median Gross Rent $978
Median House Value $157,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.1%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Roscoe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NE of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Winnebago
Metro Area Rockford
Standard Zip Codes 61073
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.413
Longitude -89.009

Roscoe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BELOIT
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station AFTON
Distance 14.4 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
Station FREEPORT WASTE WTR PLT
Distance 31.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caledonia 219 $73,125

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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