Rockford Township, Winnebago County, Illinois

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Rockford Township
Location of Rockford Township
Location of Rockford Township
Rockford Township is located in Illinois
Rockford Township
Rockford Township
Coordinates: 42°14′54″N 89°04′27″W / 42.24833°N 89.07417°W / 42.24833; -89.07417Coordinates: 42°14′54″N 89°04′27″W / 42.24833°N 89.07417°W / 42.24833; -89.07417
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyWinnebago
Government
 • SupervisorJasper St. Angel
Area
 • Total112.8 sq mi (292.2 km2)
 • Land111 sq mi (287 km2)
 • Water2 sq mi (5 km2)
Elevation
734.9 ft (224.0 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
172,291
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
PIN815
FIPS code17-201-65013
Websitewww.twp.rockford.il.us

Rockford Township is located in Winnebago County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 178,527 and it contained 78,714 housing units.[2] It is the largest township, in terms of area, in Illinois.[3] The city of Rockford, along with the villages of Cherry Valley and New Milford are all located in Rockford Township.[4]

History[edit]

Township government for Winnebago County was formed on November 6, 1849.[5] The township government didn't become effective until the next year on April 1, 1850.[3] 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.[3][6]

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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016172,291[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c Rockford Township Assessor’s Office Retrieved on July 26, 2007
  4. ^ Rockford township, Winnebago County, Illinois Retrieved on July 26, 2007
  5. ^ Winnebago County Fact Sheet Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on July 26, 2007
  6. ^ Rockford Illinois History Retrieved on July 26, 2007
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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