Latest Data (2014)
Population 149,123
Nationwide Rank 171

Quick Facts

Rockford, Illinois is the 171st largest city in the United States as of 2014.

Rockford, Illinois is a city.

Rockford, Illinois is currently 2.5% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Rockford, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Rockford, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2014
165 Pomona, California 3.5%
166 Alexandria, Virginia 16.3%
167 Escondido, California 11.8%
168 Sunnyvale, California 13.7%
169 Lakewood, Colorado 3.6%
170 Kansas City, Kansas 1.9%
171 Rockford, Illinois -1.7%
172 Torrance, California 7.4%
173 Hollywood, Florida 5.9%
174 Joliet, Illinois 36.6%
175 Bridgeport, Connecticut 5.7%
176 Clarksville, Tennessee 41.2%
177 Paterson, New Jersey -1.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2014 149,123 171
2013 150,251 164
2012 150,843 160
2011 151,735 159
2010 152,871 156
2009 157,280 149
2008 157,266 146
2007 156,400 145
2006 154,230 145
2005 153,063 145
2004 152,968 145
2003 153,124 141
2002 152,233 141
2001 151,655 139
2000 151,826 137
1990 143,942 124
1970 147,370 92
1960 126,706 98
1930 85,864 100