Rockford Township, Winnebago County, Illinois

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Rockford 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; -89.07417Coordinates: 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)
Area code 815
Location in Winnebago County
Location of Rockford Township in Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States

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]


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]


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]


  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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