Latest Data (2016)
Population 147,651
Nationwide Rank 175

Quick Facts

Rockford, Illinois is the 175th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Rockford, Illinois is a city.

Rockford, Illinois is currently 3.4% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Rockford, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Rockford, Illinois Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
165 Springfield, Massachusetts 154,074 1.4%
166 Pasadena, Texas 153,351 8.0%
167 Sunnyvale, California 152,771 15.8%
168 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 152,555
169 Pomona, California 152,494 2.9%
170 Hollywood, Florida 151,998 8.8%
171 Kansas City, Kansas 151,709 3.3%
172 Escondido, California 151,613 12.8%
173 Clarksville, Tennessee 150,287 44.5%
174 Joliet, Illinois 148,262 36.9%
175 Rockford, Illinois 147,651 -2.7%
176 Torrance, California 147,195 6.4%
177 Naperville, Illinois 147,122 13.7%
178 Paterson, New Jersey 147,000 -1.5%
179 Savannah, Georgia 146,763 10.5%
180 Bridgeport, Connecticut 145,936 4.5%
181 Mesquite, Texas 143,736 14.9%
182 Killeen, Texas 143,400 59.0%
183 Syracuse, New York 143,378 -1.8%
184 McAllen, Texas 142,212 32.8%
185 Pasadena, California 142,059 5.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
111 Aurora 201,110 39.1%
174 Joliet 148,262 36.9%
175 Rockford 147,651 -2.7%
177 Naperville 147,122 13.7%
241 Springfield 115,715 3.0%
244 Peoria 114,265 1.0%
256 Elgin 112,123 18.1%
367 Waukegan 88,182 -0.1%
381 Champaign 86,637 22.9%
404 Cicero 82,992 -2.9%
433 Bloomington 78,005 18.7%
460 Arlington Heights 75,525 -1.2%
463 Evanston 74,895 1.0%
467 Bolingbrook 74,518 30.8%
468 Schaumburg 74,446 -1.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 147,651 175
2015 148,278 175
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