Rockford, Ohio

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Rockford is a village in Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,126 at the 2000 census.



Rockford is located at 40°41′28″N 84°38′55″W / 40.69111°N 84.64861°W / 40.69111; -84.64861 (40.691022, -84.648627)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,126 people, 453 households, and 298 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,747.9 people per square mile (679.3/km²). There were 489 housing units at an average density of 759.1/sq mi (295.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.11% White, 0.27% African American, 0.53% Native American, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 453 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,574, and the median income for a family was $45,735. Males had a median income of $30,980 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,699. About 4.8% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

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