Rockford, Minnesota

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Rockford, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Rockford Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Rockford Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Rockford Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Rockford People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Rockford, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 4 5
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
College Educated Adults 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Working at Home 4 1
Short Commute Times 2 1


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

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Rockford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles W of Maple Grove, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Wright
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55373
P.O. Box Zip Codes 55577
Phone Area Codes 763
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.088
Longitude -93.734

Rockford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DELANO
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
Station CHASKA
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Station CEDAR
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
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Rockford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,484 100%
Male 1,741 50%
Female 1,743 50%
Under 18 1,110 31.9%
18+ 2,374 68.1%
65+ 166 4.8%
Median Age 30.6
Average Family Size 3.17
White 3,399 97.6%
African-American 14 0.4%
Asian 16 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 0.5%
Other 5 0.1%
Mixed Race 29 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 1%

Estimated Rockford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,808
Growth 324
Growth % 9.3%

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 38.1%
Norwegian 15%
Irish 8.4%
Swedish 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
US/American 4.8%
English 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.5%
Finnish 2.4%
Polish 2%
Italian 1.4%
Dutch 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
French Canadian 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Austrian 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rockford 3,484 $56,607
Delano 3,837 $63,011
Greenfield 2,544 $86,032
Hanover 1,355 $79,809
Independence 3,236 $82,143
Loretto 570 $71,944
Maple Plain 2,088 $58,977
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Rockford High Schools (2004)

7600 CTY RD. 50
Serves 554 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

Rockford Colleges

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