Rockdale, Illinois

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Motto: "Harmony And Industry"
Country United States
State Illinois
County Will
Coordinates 41°30′27″N 88°6′55″W / 41.50750°N 88.11528°W / 41.50750; -88.11528Coordinates: 41°30′27″N 88°6′55″W / 41.50750°N 88.11528°W / 41.50750; -88.11528
Area 0.80 sq mi (2 km2)
 - land 0.80 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,976 (2010)
Density 2,470 / sq mi (954 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60436
Area code 815
Location in Will County and the state of Illinois.
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Rockdale is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,976 at the 2010 census.


Rockdale is located at 41°30′27″N 88°6′55″W / 41.50750°N 88.11528°W / 41.50750; -88.11528 (41.507480, -88.115233).[1] It is immediately south of the city of Joliet, and is about 36 miles southwest of Chicago.

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.1 km2), all land.[2] Rockdale was founded in 1894 by a group of local businessmen.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,888 people, 762 households, and 473 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,377.4 people per square mile (922.7/km²). There were 826 housing units at an average density of 1,040.1 per square mile (403.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 82.89% White, 0.85% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 10.86% from other races, and 4.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.98% of the population.

There were 762 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,954, and the median income for a family was $47,232. Males had a median income of $35,761 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,738. About 7.7% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Emergency service[edit]

The village's fire suppression services are operated by the Rockdale Fire Protection district. EMS is provided by Kurtz Ambulance Service, and law enforcement by Rockdale Police.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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