Rockford, Minnesota

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Rockford is a city in Hennepin and Wright counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 3,484 at the 2000 census. While Rockford is mainly in Wright County, a small part of the city extends into Hennepin County. Minnesota State Highway 55 serves as a main route in the city.



The Crow River is formed at Rockford by the confluence of its North and South Forks.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (3.37%) is water.


The main school district is Rockford Public Schools. They include an elementary school (grades preschool to 5th grade) a middle school (grades 6 through 8) and a high school ( 9th and up). The elementary focuses mainly on an arts program, while the middle and high schools put more of an emphasis on technology. [ The high school has, for the past four years, scored lower than the State average in mathematics.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,484 people, 1,296 households, and 929 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,021.2 people per square mile (782.1/km²). There were 1,333 housing units at an average density of 773.3/sq mi (299.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.56% White, 0.40% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population. 38.1% were of German, 15.0% Norwegian, 8.4% Irish and 6.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,296 households out of which 44.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.17.

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