Rockford, TN Population

Population: 798. Estimated population in July 2020: 813 (+1.9% change)
Males: 385 (48.2%), Females: 413 (51.8%)

Blount County

Zip code: 37853

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $43,816
Median house value: $112,500

Races in Rockford:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (1.4%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (26.9%), English (11.3%), German (10.9%), Irish (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%), Italian (2.4%).

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 3.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rockford

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockford city

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+8.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rockford:

  • BLOUNT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; MARYVILLE, TN)
  • PENINSULA HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; LOUISVILLE, TN)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rockford:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 4 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 102 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 104 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rockford:

  • KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN ISLAND (about 10 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: DKX)
  • POWELL (about 14 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: 9A2)
  • GATLINBURG-PIGEON FORGE (about 30 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: GKT)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockford:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 11 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 37 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
Public primary/middle school in Rockford:

  • ROCKFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 3728 WILLIAMS MILL RD; Grades: KG – 05)

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