Rockford Township, Winnebago County, Illinois

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Coordinates: 42°14′54″N 89°04′27″W / 42.24833°N 89.07417°W / 42.24833; -89.07417
Rockford Township
Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Winnebago
Elevation 735 ft (224 m)
Coordinates 42°14′54″N 89°04′27″W / 42.24833°N 89.07417°W / 42.24833; -89.07417
Area 112.83 sq mi (292.2 km2)
 - land 110.96 sq mi (287 km2)
 - water 1.87 sq mi (5 km2)
Population 178,527 (2010)
Organized November 6, 1849
Mayor Michael J. Goral
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code XXXXX
Area code 815
Location in Winnebago County
Location of Rockford Township in Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website: http://www.twp.rockford.il.us/

Rockford Township is located in Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 178,527 and it contained 78,714 housing units.[1] It is the largest township, in terms of area, in Illinois.[2] The city of Rockford, along with the villages of Cherry Valley and New Milford are all located in Rockford Township.[3]

History[edit]

Township government for Winnebago County was formed on November 6, 1849.[4] The township government didn't become effective until the next year on April 1, 1850.[2] Rockford Township would later annex two of the original sixteen townships of the county. On May 1, 1916, New Milford Township annexation was approved, followed by Guilford Township in 1929.[2][5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 112.83 square miles (292.2 km2), of which 110.96 square miles (287.4 km2) (or 98.34%) is land and 1.87 square miles (4.8 km2) (or 1.66%) is water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ a b c Rockford Township Assessor’s Office Retrieved on July 26, 2007
  3. ^ Rockford township, Winnebago County, Illinois Retrieved on July 26, 2007
  4. ^ Winnebago County Fact Sheet Retrieved on July 26, 2007
  5. ^ Rockford Illinois History Retrieved on July 26, 2007

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