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ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County WINNEBAGO      
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 139,712 139,426 150,115 152,871 150,843 Avg. Winter Temp 24.20 F -4.33 C County 250,884 252,913 278,418 295,266 292,069 Avg. Summer Temp 71.80 F 22.11 C Labor 0 0 168,515 172,772 165,984 Avg. Annual Rainfall 36.24 In 92.05 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 36.70 In 93.22 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government ALDERMEN / CITY               Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2007       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 2     in city  4     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department          282          8          0
    Police Department          285          3          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations  17
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels   6
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   3 Daily    8 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops  90  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die  45  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks  19  Assets $  3,770,583,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives YES     Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone YES
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   9 State
Interstates Serving Community I-90, I-39, I-88, I-43                            
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     1 MI    2 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  37
               Local Carriers  21
          Interstate Carriers  40
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service YES

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO ROCKFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local YES    0 MI  0 KM
       Commercial Airlines    2   Flights per day    4

    Nearest Public Airport CHICAGO ROCKFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local YES   0 MI    0 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway 10,000 FT   3,050 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    87 MI    0 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           761     1,218       5         2
Chicago            90       141       1         1
Cleveland         422       675       4         1
Dallas            830     1,328       3         3
Denver            909     1,454       4         3
Detroit           373       597       4         1
Kansas City       412       659       2         1
Los Angeles     1,967     3,147       6         4
Memphis           617       987       4         2
Minneapolis       353       565       3         1
New Orleans       999     1,598       5         3
New York          889     1,422       5         3
St. Louis         300       480       2         1
Seattle         1,926     3,082       6         3

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
UNION PACIFIC              DAILY       
CANADIAN NATIONAL          DAILY       
IOWA, CHGO & EASTERN RR    DAILY       
ILLINOIS RAILWAY           DAILY       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    65 MI  104 KM
Container Service NO    65 MI  104 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity       62,900,000         239,020,000
            Treatment Capacity       40,000,000         152,000,000
          Average Daily Demand       26,000,000          98,800,000
             Peak Daily Demand       46,400,000         176,320,000
               Excess Capacity       37,000,000         140,600,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process CHLOR/VAC.FLT/DEHYD 
            Treatment Capacity       40,000,000         152,000,000
                  Present Load       29,500,000         112,100,000
               Excess Capacity       10,500,000          39,900,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COM ED                   
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T                                              
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT   

Remarks
ADDITIONAL LONG DISTANCE CARRIERS: WINDSTREAM 
COMMUNICATIONS, ONECOMMUNICATIONS, QWEST.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  3    Total Number of Beds    983
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   0 MI    0 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community   802
            Dentists in Community   170
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
ROCKFORD IS SITE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT ROCKFORD 3-YEAR PROGRAM.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary               42       847      14,281
Junior High               6       436       5,916
High School               4       382       7,590
Trade & Technical         6        78         876
Community College         1       139       8,145
Four-Yr College           1        89       1,376
University                1     1,367      25,208

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 18.4

Remarks
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT DEKALB IS 30 
MINUTES AWAY.  MORE THAN 40 DAY-CARE CENTERS IN 
THE AREA.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
ROCKFORD SCHOOL            EDUCATION               3,710  REA-IEA             0
DISTRICT #205            
ROCKFORD HEALTH            HEALTHCARE              3,000  NONE                0
SYSTEM                   
SWEDISH AMERICAN           HEALTHCARE              2,988  NONE                0
MEDICAL GROUP            
UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS      AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS     2,200  UAW                 0
                         
CITY OF ROCKFORD           GOVERNMENT              1,122                      0
                         
OSF HEALTHCARE             HEALTHCARE              1,800  NONE                0
                         
ROCKFORD PARK DISTRICT     GOVERNMENT              1,739                      0
                         
WINNEBAGO COUNTY           GOVERNMENT              1,731                      0
                         
UPS                        PARCEL SORTING HUB      1,200  TEAMSTERS           0
                         
PACKAGING COORDINATORS     PHARMACEUTICAL PKG      1,100  NONE                0
INC.                     

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for ROCKFORD MSA                            
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force   165,984
             Unemployed  18,979
             Percentage  11.40%
         Total Employed   147,005
          Manufacturing  18.30%
      Non-Manufacturing  81.70%
            Agriculture   0.60%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years  12
            Number won by union   5
          Number won by company   7
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   1
   Number of employees involved     136

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the EDR 5 NORTHERN STATELINE 

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.66  $ 32.78   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 17.68  $ 26.54
Assembler-Electronic     $ 11.02  $ 17.84   Office Clerk             $  9.60  $ 15.17
Assembler-Production     $ 10.33  $ 21.97   Secretary                $  9.77  $ 15.60
Computer Operator        $ 13.29  $ 21.96   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 14.49  $ 19.79
Computer Programmer      $ 15.59  $ 38.42   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.06  $ 16.82
Data Entry Operator      $  9.69  $ 14.97   Systems Analyst          $ 19.39  $ 41.98
Drill or Punch Press     $ 10.03  $ 15.06   Technician               $ 18.67  $ 30.74
Engineer                 $ 26.08  $ 36.54   Tool & Die Maker         $ 14.09  $ 23.29
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  9.00  $ 14.15   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.55  $ 15.52
Laborer                  $ 10.91  $ 25.28   Welder                   $ 13.12  $ 19.61
Machinist                $ 11.21  $ 19.76   Word Processor           $ 10.86  $ 16.08

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2012 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.  MAJOR EMPLOYEES ARE FOR REGION.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      32        Protestant Churches 269
                 Number of Rooms   3,248          Catholic Churches  22
                     Restaurants     576          Jewish Synagogues   2
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   1,200              Country Clubs   6
             Public Golf Courses      21               Health Clubs   9
            Public Tennis Courts       3      Public Swimming Pools   6
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River ROCK RIVER                                        

Remarks
BIKE/JOGGING PATH; LOCAL THEATRE; SYMPHONY; DANCE 
COMPANY; ART GALLERY; 10,000 SEAT ARENA.  105 CITY
 PARKS, 10 MUSEUMS.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2012          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  8.25%
    City  2.8178%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9423%          2011       2010              Electricity  5.00%
  School  6.6884%        12.1825%   11.3239%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  2.4531%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total 12.9016%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
C. Mark Williams                     Thomas V. Bona                     
Economic Dev. Mgr.                   Client Solutions Coord.  
City of Rockford                     Rockford Reg ED Distr              
425 E. State St.                     100 Park Ave, Ste 100              
Rockford, IL  61104                  Rockford, IL  611011099
Phone (815) 967-6729                 Phone (815) 967-4257
  Fax (815) 967-6933                   Fax (815) 987-8129

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61101  61102    Rep Dist           69    68    67               
            61103  61104    Senate Dist        35    34                     
            61105  61106    Congressional Dist 16    17         
            61107  61108
            61109  61110


Remarks
Zip Codes 61101 through 61132.
Web Site: www.rockfordil.gov and 
www.rockfordil.com, E-mail: 
Mark.Williams@rockfordil.gov.

Last updated 01/22/2014
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