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Overview

Introduction to Loves Park, Illinois

Loves Park, Illinois, in Winnebago county, is 3 miles NE of Rockford, Illinois (center to center) and 76 miles SW of Milwaukee,Wisconsin.The city is part of the Rockford metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Loves Park History

Loves Park was named after Malcolm Love who was an industrialist in the adjacent city of Rockford. Mr. Love purchased 236 acres of land three miles North of Rockford, alongside the Rock River. He used this property to hold social events where he invited his industrialist friends. The area became known as Love’s Park and saw commercial, as well as residential, development in the following years.

Loves Park and nearby Attractions

  • Rockford Speedway
  • Carlson Arctic Ice Arena
  • Rock River Recreation Path
  • Loves Park Playground
  • Pierce Lake
  • Rock Cut State Park

Things To Do In Loves Park

The Rockford Park District manages the vast areas of parkland. People can participate in a wide range of activities in any of the several parks. The park district also has an ice skating rink and a walking trail running alongside Rock River. The Harlem Community Center regularly organizes recreational programs and various sporting events.

Loves Park Transportation

Greater Rockford Airport is a short drive away.

Loves Park Higher Education

Rock Valley College is nearby. Kishwaukee College and Northern Illinois University are some distance away.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,499
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+11,598
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.8%
Median Earnings25+$33,291
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,614
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,995

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,569
% Above Poverty Level88.2%
% Below Poverty Level11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.9%
Median Gross Rent$787
Median House Value$113,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.7%
Irish12.2%
Italian9.3%
English9.3%
Swedish8.6%
Polish4.4%
Norwegian3.5%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque2.3%
Dutch1.9%
Swiss1%
Russian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Icelander0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
African0.2%
German0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Somali0.1%
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Loves Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Winnebago County
Standard Zip Codes61111, 61115
P.O. Box Zip Codes61130, 61131, 61132
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.33
Approximate Longitude-89.01

Loves Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationROCKFORD AP
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp11 to 27 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.6 inches
StationBELOIT
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip35.2 inches
StationAFTON
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caledonia232$87,500
Cherry Valley3,129$79,297
Machesney Park23,002$62,521
Rockford149,597$49,365
Rockton7,596$88,846
Roscoe10,666$84,538

Loves Park Public Libraries

North Suburban Public Library District
6340 NORTH SECOND STREET
Loves Park, Illinois
(815) 633-4247

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Loves Park Hospitals

Osf Center For Health-rock Cut-er
9951 Rock Cut Xing
(815) 639-8500

Loves Park Public Schools

Harlem Middle School
735 Windsor Rd
ZIP: 61111
(815) 654-4510
Middle
Total Enrollment 1086
Loves Park Elem School
344 Grand Ave
ZIP: 61111
(815) 654-4501
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Maple Elem School
1405 Maple Ave
ZIP: 61111
(815) 654-4502
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Rock Cut Elem School
7944 Forest Hills Rd
ZIP: 61111
(815) 654-4506
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Windsor Elem School
935 Windsor Rd
ZIP: 61111
(815) 654-4507
Primary
Total Enrollment 431

Loves Park Private Schools

St Bridget School
604 Clifford Ave
ZIP: 61111
Elementary
Total Enrollment 400
Walter Lawson Childrens Home
1820 Walter Lawson Dr
ZIP: 61111
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
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