Rockford, Tennessee

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Rockford is a city in Blount County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 798 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Rockford is located at 35°50′21″N 83°56′32″W / 35.83917°N 83.94222°W / 35.83917; -83.94222 (35.839243, -83.942221)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.65%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 798 people, 317 households, and 245 families residing in the city. The population density was 259.2 people per square mile (100.0/km²). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 117.6/sq mi (45.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.74% White, 1.13% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 317 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,816, and the median income for a family was $50,074. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,938. About 6.9% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

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