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Welcome to Roscoe ...

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

We aren't confident of the location of Roscoe, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Roscoe has a population of 10,454 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Roscoe.

Roscoe is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Roscoe: (815) & (779)<5>

The ZIP code for Roscoe: 61073<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Roscoe had an population of 10,454 people. This is a decrease of 3.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 67.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roscoe had a population of 10,785 people. This makes Roscoe the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Roscoe represents 0.08% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 211st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,785 people, the population of Roscoe increased 72.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,244 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Roscoe.

Communities Also Named Roscoe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Roscoe - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Roscoe.

Communities near Roscoe ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Roscoe.

  • Rockford [Winnebago County]
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    • Rockford [Winnebago County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Roscoe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,835 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<8>
  • Janesville [Rock County]
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    • Janesville [Rock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Roscoe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
  • Beloit [Rock County]
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    • Beloit [Rock County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Roscoe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,637 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beloit
  • Belvidere [Boone County]
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    • Belvidere [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Roscoe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,731 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Harvard [McHenry County]
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      • Harvard [McHenry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Roscoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvard<8>
    • Poplar Grove [Boone County]
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      • Poplar Grove [Boone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Roscoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,075 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplar Grove<8>
    • Winnebago [Winnebago County]
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      • Winnebago [Winnebago County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Roscoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnebago
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnebago<8>
    • Cherry Valley [Winnebago County]
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      • Cherry Valley [Winnebago County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Roscoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,853 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry Valley<8>
    • Clinton [Rock County]
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      • Clinton [Rock County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Roscoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,119 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Pecatonica [Winnebago County]
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      • Pecatonica [Winnebago County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Roscoe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecatonica have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecatonica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pecatonica<8>

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 Roscoe. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roscoe.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Roscoe. 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 Roscoe.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roscoe. See our Newspapers Page for Roscoe.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roscoe ...

Looking for more information about Roscoe? 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 Roscoe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Roscoe.

Adding Roscoe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Roscoe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Roscoe was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Roscoe in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Roscoe on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roscoe. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Roscoe.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roscoe - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<6>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 Roscoe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Roscoe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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- Roscoe) 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 Roscoe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RoscoeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roscoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4163, Longitude: -89.0095       In this case, the coordinates for Roscoe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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