Latest Data (2017)
Population 147,051
Nationwide Rank 177

Quick Facts

Rockford, Illinois is the 177th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Rockford, Illinois is a city.

Rockford, Illinois is currently 3.8% 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
2000-2017
167 Hollywood, Florida 153,627 9.9%
168 Pasadena, Texas 153,520 8.1%
169 Clarksville, Tennessee 153,205 47.3%
170 Pomona, California 152,939 3.2%
171 Kansas City, Kansas 152,938 4.1%
172 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 152,663
173 Escondido, California 151,969 13.1%
174 Paterson, New Jersey 148,678 -0.4%
175 Joliet, Illinois 148,462 37.1%
176 Naperville, Illinois 147,682 14.1%
177 Rockford, Illinois 147,051 -3.1%
178 Torrance, California 146,758 6.1%
179 Bridgeport, Connecticut 146,579 4.9%
180 Savannah, Georgia 146,444 10.3%
181 Killeen, Texas 145,482 61.3%
182 Bellevue, Washington 144,444 28.4%
183 Mesquite, Texas 143,949 15.1%
184 Syracuse, New York 143,396 -1.8%
185 McAllen, Texas 142,696 33.3%
186 Pasadena, California 142,647 6.0%
187 Orange, California 140,560 8.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Illinois

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
115 Aurora 200,965 39.0%
175 Joliet 148,462 37.1%
176 Naperville 147,682 14.1%
177 Rockford 147,051 -3.1%
247 Springfield 114,868 2.3%
256 Peoria 112,883 -0.1%
258 Elgin 112,456 18.4%
377 Waukegan 87,729 -0.7%
379 Champaign 87,432 24.0%
409 Cicero 82,552 -3.4%
443 Bloomington 77,934 18.6%
467 Arlington Heights 75,634 -1.1%
469 Bolingbrook 75,201 32.0%
471 Evanston 74,756 0.8%
478 Schaumburg 74,184 -1.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 147,051 177
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