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Rockford, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Rockford had a population of 4,358 as of July 1, 2016. Rockford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rockford is located at latitude 45.0925 and longitude -93.7455 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockford (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 915 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Rockford are located in Wright County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hennepin County.

The City of Rockford (GNIS ID: 2396406) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockford: City of Rockford.

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Rockford, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,358
Population in Households 4,358
Population in Familes 3,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,672
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,620
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,721 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,344 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $228,571
Average Home Value $294,271


Median Household Income $63,723
Average Household Income $85,375
Per Capita Income $31,104
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.37%
Households -0.02% 0.25%
Families 0.26% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockford to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 163 82nd
Population Density1 # 109 88th
Diversity Index2 # 340 62nd
Median Household Income # 181 80th
Per Capita Income # 234 74th

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