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Welcome to Rockton ...

The village of Rockton is located in Winnebago County<1>.

The location of Rockton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Rockton: RAHK-tuhn<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rockton has a population of 7,441 people<4> (see below for details).

Rockton is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Rockton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Rockton: (815) & (779)<6>

The ZIP code for Rockton: 61072<7>

Websites for Rockton ...

Official Website: www.rockton.ws/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockton had an population of 7,441 people. This is a decrease of 3.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.5% 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 total 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 (with 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 have 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.

  • Rockford [Winnebago County]
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    • Rockford [Winnebago County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the south of Rockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 145,609 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<9>
  • Janesville [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janesville
    • Janesville [Rock County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the north of Rockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 64,575 people
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  • Belvidere [Boone County]
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    • Belvidere [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Rockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,143 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<9>
  • Loves Park [Winnebago County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loves Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loves Park
    • Loves Park [Winnebago County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Rockton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,371 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loves Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loves Park<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Machesney Park [Winnebago County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machesney Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machesney Park
      • Machesney Park [Winnebago County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the south of Rockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,677 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Machesney Park<9>
    • Beloit [Rock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beloit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beloit
      • Beloit [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the north of Rockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beloit
    • Poplar Grove [Boone County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Rockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplar Grove<9>
    • Janesville [Rock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janesville
      • Janesville [Rock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the north of Rockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,612 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
    • Brodhead [Green County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brodhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brodhead
      • Brodhead [Green County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the northwest of Rockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,247 people
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    • Rock [Rock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock
      • Rock [Rock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the north of Rockton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,191 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Winnebago County

About Illinois

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Winnebago, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Rockton. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<7>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Rockton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rockton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4500, Longitude: -89.0630       In this case, the coordinates for Rockton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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