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Rockford, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Rockford had a population of 4,460 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockford: City of Rockford.

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Rockford, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,460
Daytime Population: Workers 1,152
Daytime Population: Residents 1,907
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,059
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 4,460
Population in Familes 3,757
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,711
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $66,717
Average Household Income $87,190
Per Capita Income $32,102


Total Housing Units 1,744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,384 (79.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $242,175
Average Home Value $299,964


Total Households 1,674
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 1,204
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.45% 0.54%
Households 0.44% 0.52%
Families 0.67% 0.48%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2017 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 # 161 82nd
Population Density # 105 89th
Diversity Index # 341 62nd
Median Household Income # 183 80th
Per Capita Income # 251 72nd

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