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Welcome to Rockton ...
The pronunciation of Rockton: RAHK-tuhn<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Rockton, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Rockton has a population of 7,516 people<3> (see below for details).
Rockton is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Rockton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Rockton: (815) and (779)<5>
The ZIP code for Rockton: 61072<6>
Websites for Rockton ...
Official Website: www.rockton.ws/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockton had an population of 7,516 people. This is a decrease of 2.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.92% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockton had a population of 7,685 people. This makes Rockton the county's 6th most populous community.
The population of Rockton represents 0.06% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 260th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 7,685 people, the population of Rockton increased 45.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,296 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Rockton.
Communities Also Named Rockton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Rockton - they are located in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rockton.
Communities near Rockton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rockton.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rockton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockton.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rockton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rockton.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockton. See our Newspapers Page for Rockton.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockton ...
Looking for more information about Rockton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Rockton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rockton.
Adding Rockton to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Rockton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Rockton was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).
We also found Rockton on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.
For more details, see References and Mentions for Rockton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Rockton: www.rockton.ws/
The official website for Winnebago County: www.co.winnebago.il.us/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Sep 2023