Rockford, Tennessee

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Rockford, Tennessee

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Rockford Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Rockford Low Violent Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 13% Rockford People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 15% Rockford Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 16% Rockford Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 18% Rockford College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Rockford, Tennessee

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 5 3
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Senior Citizens 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 6 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Rockford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 146 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Blount
Metro Area Knoxville
Standard Zip Codes 37853
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.827
Longitude -83.94

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 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 87 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
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Rockford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 798 100%
Male 385 48.2%
Female 413 51.8%
Under 18 182 22.8%
18+ 616 77.2%
65+ 106 13.3%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 2.84
White 772 96.7%
African-American 9 1.1%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 13 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.8%

Estimated Rockford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 813
Growth 15
Growth % 1.9%

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
US/American 38.4%
English 12.5%
German 10%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
Scotch-Irish 7.5%
Irish 7%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Italian 2%
British 1.3%
Czech 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Scottish 0.9%
Polish 0.9%
European 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Turkish 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rockford 798 $50,074
Alcoa 7,734 $44,333
Farragut 17,720 $91,423
Friendsville 890 $48,000
Knoxville 173,890 $37,708
Louisville 2,001 $53,558
Maryville 23,120 $49,182
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