Rockford, Iowa

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Rockford, Iowa

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High Points

Rockford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Rockford Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Rockford Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Rockford, Iowa

Comparing Rockford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 4
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 2
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Short Commute Times 6 3
Public Transportation Use 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
People Living Alone 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Rockford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Floyd
Standard Zip Codes 50468
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.052
Longitude -92.948

Rockford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Station OSAGE
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Rockford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 907 100%
Male 440 48.5%
Female 467 51.5%
Under 18 253 27.9%
18+ 654 72.1%
65+ 160 17.6%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 2.94
White 894 98.6%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Rockford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 899
Growth -8
Growth % -0.9%

Rockford 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 54.8%
Irish 9.3%
Norwegian 7.1%
US/American 4.8%
Swedish 3.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Dutch 2.3%
English 1.9%
Italian 1.9%
Russian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Polish 1.3%
Estonian 1%
Danish 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Eastern European 0.6%
French Canadian 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rockford 907 $40,875
Floyd 361 $36,458
Marble Rock 326 $38,750
Nora Springs 1,532 $43,516
Rock Falls 170 $42,917
Rockwell 989 $47,167
Rudd 431 $43,750

Rockford Public Libraries

Rockford Public Library
"202 W MAIN, PO BOX 496"
Rockford, Iowa
(641) 756-3725

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Rockford High Schools (2004)

1460 HIGHWAY 147E
Serves 325 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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