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Welcome to Rockford ...

The town of Rockford is located in Spokane County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Rockford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rockford has a population of 485 people<2> (see below for details).

Rockford is 2,440 feet [744 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Rockford is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Rockford lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rockford is located in the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Rockford: 99030<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockford had an population of 485 people. This is an increase of 3.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockford had a population of 470 people. This makes Rockford the county's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 470 people, the population of Rockford increased 13.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 413 people).

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

Communities Also Named Rockford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 27 communities that are also named Rockford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Rockford ...

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

  • Spokane
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Spokane Valley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Liberty Lake
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Millwood
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
    • Millwood is located in Spokane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,801 people
  • Tekoa
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Fairfield
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Rosalia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Spangle
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Worley
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worley
    • Worley is located in Kootenai County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worley <5>
  • Harrison
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
    • Harrison is located in Kootenai County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrison <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockford ...

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

Adding Rockford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rockford 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 Rockford was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Rockford post office opened in 1880.

We also found Rockford in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rockford.

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

The official website for Spokane County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Spokane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as Rockford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rockford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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