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Rockford, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rockford is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Floyd County at latitude 43.0524 and longitude -92.9478. Floyd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Rockford, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rockford, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Rockford indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Rockford (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Rockford, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 813
Population in Households 813
Population in Familes 647
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,288
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 359
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 228
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $71,107
Average Home Value $80,268


Median Household Income $45,842
Average Household Income $51,236
Per Capita Income $22,647
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.31% -0.83%
Households -0.96% -0.73%
Families -0.71% -0.89%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rockford, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockford to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 353 65th
Population Density1 # 161 84th
Diversity Index2 # 977 3rd
Median Household Income # 757 25th
Per Capita Income # 807 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.