Rockton, Illinois Population 2021

15,739
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Rockton is a city located in Winnebago County Illinois. Rockton has a 2020 population of 15,739. Rockton is currently declining at a rate of -0.39% annually and its population has decreased by -4.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,436 in 2010. Rockton reached it's highest population of 16,436 in 2010.

The average household income in Rockton is $81,080 with a poverty rate of 9.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $774 per month, and the median house value is $145,300. The median age in Rockton is 40 years, 40 years for males, and 40.1 years for females.

Rockton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rockton was:

  • White: 91.74%
  • Black or African American: 3.29%
  • Two or more races: 1.95%
  • Other race: 1.62%
  • Asian: 0.98%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Rockton, Illinois is 15,739 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,925.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,436.

Rockton, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,63491.74%
Black or African American5253.29%
Two or More Races3111.95%
Some Other Race2581.62%
Asian1570.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.12%
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Rockton Population by Race

Rockton Population Pyramid $2021

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Rockton Median Age

40


Total

40


Male

40.1


Female

Rockton Adults

There are 12,090 adults, (2,624 of whom are seniors) in Rockton.

Rockton Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockton Sex Ratio

Female

8,112

50.86%

Male

7,839

49.14%

Rockton Population by Age

Rockton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rockton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All78.1%21.9%
Non Family66.9%33.1%
Female59.3%40.7%
Male56.6%43.4%

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rockton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2952.5278.1
Married3,4923.1389.2
Non Family1,9461.1966.9
Female5783.2859.3
Male2792.6156.6

3.05

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Rockton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2782.53%
9th to 12th Grade5745.22%
High School Graduate3,76234.19%
Some College2,73724.87%
Associates Degree1,33612.14%
Bachelors Degree1,41412.85%
Graduate Degree9038.21%
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Rockton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rockton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,9649,3422,135
Hispanic54940362
Black33324956
Other Race1388929
Asian10710745
Native American4747
2+ Races444419

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 43.18%.

Rockton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,297$53,946$30,360
Less Than 9th Grade$22,857$30,776$12,685
High School Graduate$32,286$48,643$24,342
Some College$40,963$53,967$30,356
Bachelors Degree$50,625$75,380$35,606
Graduate Degree$80,167$103,472$59,653

$41,297

Average Earnings

$53,946

Average Male

$30,360

Average Female

Rockton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockton Language by Age

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Rockton Language

91.18% of Rockton residents speak only English, while 8.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.09% of the population.

Rockton Language

Rockton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,5841,0978.08%
Hispanic1,29128321.92%
Black52120940.12%
Other2587830.23%
Multiple3114915.76%
Islander1919100.00%

9.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.99%

Male Poverty Rate

9.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockton is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockton is White, with 8.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.99%.

Rockton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.18%
High School9.54%
Some College3.49%
Bachelors or Greater2.77%

Rockton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed24.44%
Male Unemployed17.75%
Male Employed6.26%
Female Employed3.49%

Rockton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,545$81,080
Families$81,028$94,897
Married Families$95,781-
Non Families$36,250$46,931
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Income by Household Type

Rockton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockton Married by Age and Sex

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Rockton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rockton Marital Status by Race

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Rockton Marital Status

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1,262

Number of Veterans

1,180

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam497
Second Gulf War219
First Gulf War195
Korea71
World War II41

Rockton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54340
65 to 74318
75+286
55 to 64176
18 to 34142

Rockton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,15010.19%
Black6820.18%
Hispanic447.35%
Other Race2815.82%
Asian1614.95%

Rockton Veterans by Race

Rockton Veterans by Education

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5.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockton Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Rockton Employment by Age

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Rockton Employment by Race

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Rockton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.82%

Born in Rockton

95.64%

Native Born

4.36%

Foreign Born

1.06%

Non Citizen

3.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.64% of Rockton residents were born in the United States, with 56.82% having been born in Illinois. 1.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rockton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,739-62-0.39%
202015,801-62-0.39%
201915,863-62-0.39%
201815,925-32-0.20%
201715,957-63-0.39%
201616,020-49-0.30%
201516,069-77-0.48%
201416,146-117-0.72%
201316,263-59-0.36%
201216,322-73-0.45%
201116,395-41-0.25%
201016,4360.00%

Rockton Population by Year